It's been awhile! We finally have a few new videos for you. We would post videos more often, but as (relatively) young musicians, we never stop learning new pieces and moving forward - that makes it difficult to record very often. You know, too, that we want to publish only our best music for you. Of course, that … Continue reading Tidbit #9: New videos
For every key on the piano, we have a scale. However, the number of scales we commonly see in music does not match the number of keys we have to play them with. We have twelve keys in total, but we have fifteen major scales (I'll also address minor scales a bit in this post) … Continue reading Tidbit #8 – Theoretical Keys
Alfredo Casella was a relatively recent Italian composer born in 1883. He had classical music in his blood from the start - his father, two brothers, and grandfather (who knew Paganini!) played cello. Furthermore, Casella's mother was a pianist who gave him his first music lessons. Later, Casella was surrounded by other great musicians. He … Continue reading Tidbit #7 – Alfredo Casella and His Symphony No. 2
It may come as a surprise to you to learn that the British don't call quarter notes quarter notes - they call them crotchets. In fact, the Brits have their own system of music terminology when it comes to note values. Their whole note is a "semibreve", their half note is a "minim" , and their … Continue reading Tidbit #6 – the Absurdity of British Terminology
Hello! Just wanted to let y'all know that there will be a livestream concert tomorrow night (January 19th) at 9:00pm. It should be an interesting concert, as the performers will be playing two trios for clarinet, cello, and piano, and also a sonata for two clarinets. You can get the full details and watch it … Continue reading Tidbit #5 – Late Night Rose Concert Livestream
Hello! We're working on a special post this week, so there will be a delay while we prepare it. To make up for it, we've got a sensational tidbit to keep you occupied in the meantime. Starting on September 28th, there will be a series of lectures which you can stream live from anywhere in … Continue reading Tidbit #4 – Live Streaming!
Today's tidbit - overtone singing! Overtone singing is a fascinating art which can be achieved by manipulating certain resonant cavities so you can sing two notes at the same time. Here's a slightly technical explanation, courtesy of Wikipedia: "Overtone singing is a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances created as air … Continue reading Tidbit #3 – Overtone Singing