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 ›
The term Orchestration is also used by some to identify what instruments will be assigned to play specific parts of a composition.
Listen to Track 3 from the album Celtic Fantasy as you read the review. Buy it Now Reprint of an AllMusic Review of Daniel Kobialka’s Celtic Fantasy by Larry Belanger “Daniel Kobialka takes his violin techniques, which incorporate a special warmth and subtlety of phrasing and intonation described by Arthur Fiedler, and adds a bit of Celtic structure… Read More ›
Music’s Power to Adjust and Shift the Collective Consciousness Lilly B. Gardner D.P.A. and Daniel Kobialka , D.M.A. This post deals with Music’s Power and its ability to shift the collective consciousness. Buy Now “Science needs art because it teaches us how to live with mystery. Science needs art to frame the… Read More ›
For a composition to be effective it must contain two of music’s basic elements – tone color and dynamics. They 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 instruments form music.