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Stravinsky’s Road to Minimalism

The Road to Minimalism in Music

Genre Identifies a Song’s Style

What is Genre? Musicians find their marketing efforts are greatly improved if they assign the piece a genre.  So, what is genre? According to vocabulary.com, genre refers to a musical style (not form) (1). The term provides a conventional groping that identifies a song as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions (1). Music… Read More ›

Big Band Sounds

What is a Big Band Sound? Merriam Webster defines a Big Band as a band that is larger than a combo and that usually features a mixture of ensemble playing and solo improvisation typical of jazz or swing (1). Jazz bands come in all sizes and usually don’t need a conductor.  Small jazz bands or… Read More ›

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What is an Orchestra?

Oρχήστρα The word “orchestra” has its roots in the Greek word, ορχήστρα, which defined the section of the stage that was reserved for the Greek chorus (1). It’s history, however, dates back to Ancient Egypt. At that time orchestras consisted of a small groups of musicians gathered for festivals, holidays and funerals. Early images of… Read More ›

I love Paris

Enjoy Paris with Daniel Kobialka and Lilly B. Gardner

Buy the Album Paris In the event you missed this video previously take a few minutes and listen to a relaxing track from Lisem Enterprises  album, Livin’ and Lovin’ with Cole Porter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9tRvvG4p8k Happy Listening   Buy it now

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