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What are Timpani?

What is a Timpano A Timpanist is a person who plays a kind of kettle drum or timpani in an orchestra. Timpani are different from other drums because they are tuned to certain musical notes.  A pair pf timpani are normally an octave from F below middle C downward.  With three the kettles are tuned… 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 ›

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.

Never too Late to Play an Instrument

You’re all grown up but for some reason, never learned to play an instrument.  Don’t give up.  It’s never too late.  Despite the many myths about music and musicians, there seems to be general agreement that anyone can acquire skill to some level of competence.   According to John Powell, everyone is musical.  It’s just a… Read More ›

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