Most preschoolers love listening or singing along to music. Studies show that parents who create a rich musical environment do not only entertain their kids but also help them to develop essential music skills. Music plays a very important part in our culture. When thinking about everyday life, music is present in a variety of socialContinue reading “The Importance of Music in Early Childhood Development”
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Why is RCM Grade 5 Theory so important?
In the last few weeks I have repeatedly been asked about the Grade 5 theory exam, so much so that it has inspired me to write this post. I am talking about the RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) theory exam. The Grade 5 theory exam is significant to pupils because, according to the RCM’s rules,Continue reading “Why is RCM Grade 5 Theory so important?”
The importance of learning Music Theory
If you’re playing a musical instrument, you may have been advised to learn music theory – the study of the grammar of music. Music theory examines the elements that construct a piece of music, including notation, key signatures, time signatures and chord progressions. Many teachers will insist that music theory is a fundamental tenet ofContinue reading “The importance of learning Music Theory”
Why Music makes you cry?
Ever find yourself moved to tears by music? Mascagni’s “Intermezzo” from Caballeria Rusticana does it for me. How about you? Many types of music can move people to tears; blubbering in the balcony is iconic in opera. The phenomenon of crying sparked by music is an interesting, but little-studied behaviour. According to some studies, whether musicContinue reading “Why Music makes you cry?”
Fun Facts about Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is arguably one of the most well-known composers of all times. From his deafness and notoriously angry look to the movie dog who got his name from howling at the famous first four notes of the Fifth Symphony, Beethoven is still recognizable in today’s culture. His music and life are incrediblyContinue reading “Fun Facts about Beethoven”
Musical Instruments and their Families Series: The Percussion Family
For the last three blogs we have been talking about musical instruments families. This families of instruments are related because they are often made of the same types of materials, look similar to one another, and produce sound in comparable ways. Today will be our last blog on this topic and will be dedicated toContinue reading “Musical Instruments and their Families Series: The Percussion Family”
The History of the Violin
Have you ever wonder where is the violin coming from or when it was created? If your answer is yes, then keep reading and today you will learn a bit more about the history of that so popular string instrument! Origins The violin’s birth still remains shrouded in mystery. It would take several centuries beforeContinue reading “The History of the Violin”