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May 18, 2021

  What is a Playlist? Today playlists are a common commodity.  What is a playlist?  Simply put, a playlist is a list of songs that can be played back on a media player.  However, the term also has several specialized meanings. These meanings dwell in the areas of television broadcasting, radio broadcasting, and personal computers. Radio… Read More ›

What are Timpani?

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 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 ›

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 ›

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