I put this video up today for my students of my Introduction to Conducting class (I'm sure it's been around the internet circles for a while, but it was the first time I saw it). I showed it to them mainly for a bit comic relief, and that was really all. However, after we watched […]
The Genius of Bach
This graphic demonstration of Bach’s “Crab Canon” from the Musical Offering has been making the rounds in my various social networks recenty. A great visual demonstration is offered here, and will make an appearance in my music appreciation course this fall! If you haven’t seen it before – I hope you enjoy it!
Tongue in Cheek
Here’s an interesting video for your Thursday morning. Perhaps put your coffee and muffin down if medical videos make you at all squeamish. A view of the tongue working, as through the eyes of the MRI, of an opera soprano, and a beatbox emcee. The video was featured at the Sounds and […]
Bobby McFerrin and the Pentatonic Scale
Watch as McFerrin teaches an unsuspecting audience how to sing a pentatonic scale:
Singing with Accents
I was listening to an absolutely excellent interview with Veronica Lee of the UK’s Guardian on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio show “Q”, with host Jian Ghomeshi. (The podcast for this interview is available here – search for the 2010-02-09 episode “Julie Powell” – Veronica Lee was the first interview on the program – […]
Will the Apple “iPad” Revolutionize Music Publishing?
After the much anticipated announcement of the release of the Apple tablet, the “iPad“, yesterday – it got me thinking – will this finally be the step that makes digital music stands a reality? Perhaps with the price tag starting at $499 per iPad, maybe not just yet. However, I can’t help but to think […]