How to Think Like a Composer

2020-07-10T09:56:50-07:00

How to think like a composer Any musical composition begins with sound. A melody is nothing more than a "community of coexisting sounds". Such a "community of sounds", perceived and comprehended by human consciousness, marks the beginning of a musical idea. Thus, any piece of music is the focus of musical ideas. Such ideas can be very simple or very complex, but, in essence, they all come down to a set of sounds that are perceived by the human mind as a melody, or, in their higher development, as music. In this way, composer's thinking basically assumes the [...]

How to Think Like a Composer2020-07-10T09:56:50-07:00

Music is magic we can all access.

2020-04-10T21:46:33-07:00

Music is magic we can all access. “Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Music is a magic we can all access, whether it be through singing, playing, or simply listening.  J.K.Rowling must have written this based on experience. You see – music has a very special way of touching our heart and soul. It even has restorative healing properties for the mind, body, and soul. We can’t see music, but we can certainly feel music when it touches us and release feelings [...]

Music is magic we can all access.2020-04-10T21:46:33-07:00

Meet Nora – the Concert Cat

2020-04-10T21:46:41-07:00

Nora the Concert Cat If you adore felines and music, here is a light-hearted post that will make your heart leap with joy. A one of a kind cat received her own dedicated concerto piece with some help from a Lithuanian composer!  Mindaugas Piecaitis, the a-mew-sing composer, got this idea after he received a link to a video of Nora the cat playing the piano. Piecaitis is said to have been “enchanted by Nora’s abilities,” and as time progressed he questioned his sanity, writing a concert piece for a cat.  This four legged musical talent who goes by [...]

Meet Nora – the Concert Cat2020-04-10T21:46:41-07:00

The importance of a music education.

2020-04-10T21:48:17-07:00

The importance of a music education. In a day and age where both youth and adults pursue instant gratification, is music education important? Is there even a point in practicing an instrument (that will steal our precious hours), when social media is prominent and economy seem to be of most importance? The short answer is definitely yes. The longer answer is somewhat more complex, but all the more interesting. Musical Training = Academic Success There are real data from scientific studies, that show direct correlations between musical training and academic success. I would like to emphasize this by [...]

The importance of a music education.2020-04-10T21:48:17-07:00

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