Exploring Music's Complexities

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New-Age Music

What is New-Age Music While there appears not to be an exact definition of New-Age Music there does appear to be agreement that it is music created by composers and musicians whose aim is to focus on providing a peaceful, meditative, and relaxing environment.  It had its beginnings in the 1970s in conjunction with the… Read More ›

An Opinionated Guide to Building a Classical Music Library

If you are new to classical music you may find a good way to develop a love for Western music is by creating a Starter Kit for each of the “greats”.   Pick an artist and take a listen. If you enjoyed it then go back and explore more.  Start with the greats.  For me, the… 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 ›

Role of Music Orchestration

The term Orchestration is also used by some to identify what instruments will be assigned to play specific parts of a composition.

celtic fantasy song structure

Celtic Influences in Song Structure

  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 ›

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