There are two kickstarters that have caught my attention this week. One is trying to record Beethoven on period instruments and the other is trying to invent a completely new kind of instrument. Here’s the breakdown. The Beethoven project proposes to record all of Beethovens sonatas for Fortepiano and violin on period instruments Over the … Read more
Higher education for music.
Lately, I’ve been thinking more and more about how I started learning music when I was a kid. I started with piano lessons in elementary school, which quickly evolved into playing percussion in middle school and high school. Looking back, I realize how important it was that my parents encouraged my music lessons. I wasn’t … Read more
Here’s a pro-tip: if you ever want anything from your parents/siblings/etc., start by getting them to say “yes” to easy questions before you ask them for the really BIG thing that you want.
Trying to explain tempo markings to a non-musician.