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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 ›

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 ›

Musical Criticism

What is Musical Criticism? The Encyclopedia Britannica defines Musical Criticism as a branch of philosophical aesthetics concerned with making judgements about composition or performance or both (1).  It has its beginnings in the eighteenth century when it was designed to provide commentary on “classical music.”   Today music journalists review songs, albums and live concerts, profiles… Read More ›

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Music and Mathematics

Study of Sound Music and mathematics, can they be classified into the same category?  To make music, you must know how to break “sound” into elements of pitch, rhythm and tempo (1). Science teaches us that sound is vibration, and the frequency of vibration is what makes different sounds. Music then is the study of… Read More ›

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