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Military Bugler History

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April 20, 2021

Much of the military music has been composed to announce military events as with bugle calls and fanfares, or accompany marching formations with drum cadences, or mark special occasions as by military bands. 

An Opinionated Guide to Building a Classical Music Library

If you are new to classical music you may find a good way to develop a love for Western music is by creating a Starter Kit for each of the “greats”.   Pick an artist and take a listen. If you enjoyed it then go back and explore more.  Start with the greats.  For me, the… Read More ›

How do Spatial and Surround Sound Music Work?

Spatial Music When a composer intentionally arranges a composition to incorporate sound location it becomes Spatial music or Surround Sound. Not a new technique, it can be found as chants in Christian western music dating back to biblical times.  The term, if used as a component specific to new musical techniques, is often translated as… Read More ›

What is Top 40?

What does Top 40 mean ? Individuals associated with the music world may choose the term “Top 40” countdown to label mainstream pop music played on the radio.  The term first appeared in the early 1950s (1) and contained a list of frequently aired songs.   It was during this period that this new approach was… Read More ›

The Modern-day Viola

  What is a Viola? The modern-day viola, like the violin, evolved from the viola da braccio and came into its own in the 18th century, when the now obsolete tenor viola began to die out (1).  The names of all the instruments in the violin family – violin, violoncello, viola – come from the… Read More ›

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