Samba is an Afro-Brazilian rhythm.
The kick drum rhythm pattern in Bossa Nova is precisely that of a heart beat. The bumbo samba school bass drum rhythm pattern is slightly more complex due...Read More
ALL scales repeat the same pattern up and down in tone. C major scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. Numbers are given to correspond to the major scale degrees or positions.
C Major Scale: C=1/Root,...Read More
CONCEPTS AND PRECEPTS
Why Do You Want To Sing?
As you peruse this question, let us address why you should want to sing. In order be a successful singer you must have an incessant desire to sing. As...Read More
Have you ever recorded a message on your voicemail, only to go back to review it an be shocked that what you hear isn't what you thought you sounded like? Singing is the same. We have so much tissue...Read More
Every lesson or practice session starts with relaxation and breathing. Singing or playing an instrument cannot commence properly without waking up and energizing our senses and engaging the...Read More
Reamping is a creative tool in itself. It just cannot accomplish what some are trying to use it for: To replace recording the amplifier with microphones as the artist plays it live, in real...Read More
Tania Stavreva, Pianist
Rhythmic Movement: A Modern View of the Classical Music Recital in the 21st Century
The Metropolitan Room, July 27, 2011
by Steve Holtje, CultureCatch.com...Read More
I haven't had the opportunity to hear cellist Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976) in a live concert. A good colleague of mine attended his concerts and described a scene where this big Russian man would...Read More
by Michele Thomas
Singing is something you do. Your voice is the instrument in which you use to do it.
That being said, the difference between a voice and a singing lesson will ultimately lie...Read More
A Fantastic Resource For Students (and players) of 18th and 19th Century Postcolonial Irish Dance Music
There was a blog about Irish music - "Ceol Alainn - Rare Recordings of Traditional Irish...Read More