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Exploring the Role of Percussion Instruments

Exploring the Role of Percussion Instruments For a composition to be effective it must contain two of music’s basic elements – tone color (timbre) and dynamics.   These two elements contribute to the feeling of motion and movement in music.  Musical instruments provide the tone colors.  The combination of rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, tone color and… Read More ›

analog and digital music

Comparison of Analog and Digital Recordings

Analog or Digital Sound? It just takes a stroll through an antique shop to make one aware of the changes that have taken place in the music world for both the listener and the performer.  Looking back to the time prior to Thomas Edison and Emil Berliner creating the first devices for recording and playing… Read More ›

Lullabies for Children of All Ages

Lullabies for Children of All Ages This post, Lullabies for Children of All Ages, is truly a great post created by one of the most highly recognized Music Therapists along with one of the finest violinists in the country.   Listen to Dr. Kobialka‘s super rendition of When You wish Upon a Star as you read.  I hope you… Read More ›

Great Jazz Musicians Dorothy Donegan

Dorothy Donegan This post is to acquaint you with one great jazz pianists, Dorothy Donegan.  More than fifteen years have passed since the flamboyant jazz pianist Dorothy Donegan died.  Sadly, few jazz fans, either then or now, are aware of what enormous orchestral capacity she had at the keyboard (1). Love it? Buy it Now Dorothy… Read More ›

A Tribute to Alfred Tomatis and Helen Bonny— Two Great Pioneers of Music Therapy

Tomatis and Bonny Daniel Kobialka, DMA Alfred Tomatis Alfred Tomatis is recognized as one of the greatest pioneers to work to understand how music can help all humans in a positive way. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the Paris School of Medicine. His alternative medicine theories of hearing are known as the Tomatis… Read More ›


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