What’s That Musical Lingo?

Op. 13, No. 3? Theme and Variations? G major? 1st violin? What?! I admit, musician's talk can be pretty confusing to a non-musician. So, in this blogpost, I'm going to compile some common terms and give a brief description of each. I know some of it is a little hard to grasp, but you'll be … Continue reading What’s That Musical Lingo?

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A Compendium of Classical Ornaments

Long ago, before the piano was invented, ornaments were the mainstay of keyboard works. The harpsichord was a popular instrument at that time, but it was limited in its tones' durations, so ornaments were created to fill up the space between chords. Ornaments were not just helpful for the harpsichord's short tones, though - they're pleasing to the ear on … Continue reading A Compendium of Classical Ornaments