Tag: classical music
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 ›
Virtually all types of music forms are being written today. Technology continues to play an important role in the development of 21st century music. Composers use recording tapes as a compositional tool. Electronically generated sounds are used both on their own and in combination with traditional instruments. Some are manipulating the performance of instruments in real time.
Origin of the Term Concerto What does the term “Concerto” mean? How would you describe one? What is it about them that make them fun to listen to? In earlier times the term “concerto” was “concert” in Italian. Use of the term described works that involved voices and instruments in which the instruments had independent… Read More ›
Part 2 in this series describes Western music created in the Renaissance period (15th to 16th Centuries), Baroque period (1700 to 1750), and Classical period (1750 to 1820). Take time to listen to one of the great pieces of music from this period. The version below is of Pachelbel-Canon in D available at https://www.wonderofsound.com/product/dreams-beyond-the-twilight-mp3/ Buy… Read More ›
Meditation Given today’s hectic pace many are looking to meditation for relief. What is meditation? In its current usage the word “Meditation” refers to a broad range of spiritual practices designed to promote relaxation through mental activity. Properly done, it produces a state of deep relaxation and a sense of balance or equanimity. According to… Read More ›