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What are Timpani?

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January 1, 2021

What is a Timpano A Timpanist is a person who plays a kind of kettle drum or timpani in an orchestra. Timpani are different from other drums because they are tuned to certain musical notes.  A pair pf timpani are normally an octave from F below middle C downward.  With three the kettles are tuned… Read More ›

Daniel Kobialka Musician Extraordinary

With One of the Greats Violinist, composer, producer and performer Daniel Kobialka, DMA has been involved in the music industry for over 40 years as a soloist, Principal Second violinist, and composer. Daniel’s career began at the age of thirteen when he debuted in Carnegie Hall in New York and has taken him on a… Read More ›

What is a Musical Audition

Auditioning A musical  audition has been defined as a short performance given by an actor, dancer, or musician so that a director or conductor can decide if they are good enough to be in a play, film, or orchestra (1).  The audition provides a systematic process in which industry professionals select performers.  In some ways… Read More ›

Introducing John Milton Cage, Jr.

John Milton Cage The early road to contemporary music is paved with the works of John M. Cage, an American avanat-garde composer whose works display inventiveness and unorthodox ideas. A college dropout, Cage traveled to Europe where he fell in love with abstract art and music.  His career in music began by teaching ladies about… Read More ›

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The Importance of Violin Bowing

What is Violin Bowing Violin bowing is the term used to describe the way in which a musical phrase or passage is to be executed or the signs by which the phrase or passage is usually marked.   Appropriate violin bowing is absolutely necessary if the musical phrase or passage is to be rendered correctly and… Read More ›

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