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!
Do you ever come home from a lesson and just want to collapse? You have four pieces in progress, one you’re trying to polish for a concert, and now your teacher just gave you a new one. Where on earth are you supposed to start? Continue reading
Felix Borowski, composer and teacher, wrote more than 60 pieces in a variety of styles, including 3 symphonies, 3 string quartets, and 3 organ sonatas. But it is neither Borowski’s symphonies nor his string quartets that made him famous. His biggest claim-to-fame is a violin piece called Adoration. Continue reading
Musicians 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
Recently, Maggie and I got to talking about modern music – specifically, beautiful modern melodies. We agreed that film scores have greatly contributed to the “melody” world – and then there are the pieces that have pretty melodies but sound “film-y”.
For our 50th post, we thought we’d do something fun – a joint post of 25 of our favorite things! Enjoy! Continue reading
This week we’re doing another joint post! To start us out, Cammi will share her favorite musical websites/blogs, and Maggie will weigh in next.