Exploring Music's Complexities

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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 ›

Classical Music Period Part 2 – Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Periods

Part 2 in this series describes Western music created in the Renaissance period (15th to 16th Centuries),  Baroque period (1700 to 1750), and Classical period (1750 to 1820).  Take time to listen to one of the great pieces of music from this period.  The version below is of Pachelbel-Canon in D available at  https://www.wonderofsound.com/product/dreams-beyond-the-twilight-mp3/ Buy… Read More ›

I love Paris

Enjoy Paris with Daniel Kobialka and Lilly B. Gardner

Buy the Album Paris In the event you missed this video previously take a few minutes and listen to a relaxing track from Lisem Enterprises  album, Livin’ and Lovin’ with Cole Porter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9tRvvG4p8k Happy Listening   Buy it now

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