On Rhythm and Meter

On Rhythm and Meter graphic.pngThis week, I was going to post on musical forms such as the symphony, gavotte, etc, but I soon realized that that post would have quite a bit of meter in there. Meter is kind of a tricky concept to grasp—I didn’t fully understand it for a long time, myself—so I thought it would be appropriate to write about rhythm and meter as a sort of preparatory post to the one on musical forms.

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An Intriguing Bach

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A few months ago, I posted a collection of intriguing bits of information about Mozart.(You can read that post here.) My post consisted of several sections, including quotes by and about Mozart, some fun stories about him, and of course, a selection of his most beloved music. Today, I’m going to post along those same lines, but with Bach instead of Mozart! Hope you enjoy!

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My Top 6 Exercises and Stretches for Musicians

Top 6Musicians are stuck in relatively unnatural positions for hours at a time nearly every day, so it’s no wonder we have aches and pains sometimes! I thought it was time for a post on some stretches to ease your pain, so here it is – my top six exercises and stretches to help you improve at your instrument, warm up, or ease away any tension in your muscles after a long practice. Continue reading