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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 ›

Modern Forms of Instrumental Music

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.

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Concertos Described

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 ›

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Opera and Musical Differences

Operas and Musicals Given the similarities and differences between an opera and a musical one has to conclude there is a hazy boundary between the two.  Once you think you have a definition for each you find exceptions that make distinctions difficult.  One thing that is clear is that is they come out of the… Read More ›

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