Tempo: Musical Order and Emotion

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In music there is a lot of structure and melodies, all of these fall into place thanks to the tempo set for the piece.This not only gives order and structure to the overall sound, it also sets the tone for what is trying to be expressed, for example, sadness is usually slow, happiness is fast,… Read more »

Cello, Bass and Double bass: The Role of the Bass

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Who says that lows are not important or not heard? In music you have three frequencies that have to be balanced in order to be able to hear a composition the best way possible, there are highs, mids and lows, or treble, mids and bass. In order to achieve this balance every instrument has to… Read more »

Why You Should Listen to Electronic Music

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The 20th century gave birth to many dreams and ideas about the future, how it could look like and wether it was good or bad, it always seemed a little alien compared to what we are used to. This started happening in many areas including of course technological research and different areas of cience. As… Read more »

Live Performances: From Rock to Classical

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There is nothing like a live performance, while making records and streaming music is usually the way that music gets to a large amount of people, there is something about it being played and heard in the moment that makes a deeper bond and greater connection with the audience. Jack White has an interesting “rule”… Read more »

The Spanish Art of Flamenco

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There are many forms of music all around the world, each with its own origins and stories, and Flamenco, has a very interesting story, composition and dancing that has been kept alive through time in many ways, as tradition and inspiration for new music. Flamenco is composed of three main distinct sounds, one coming from… Read more »

Music: Mind, Body and Health

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There has been lots of research surrounding music’s healing capabilities, some spiritual and some medical and cientific, but this is an ongoing dialogue that never ceases to amaze, because there are indeed some uses of music that can help with our health. The human brain and nervous system are hard-wired to distinguish music from noise… Read more »

Melodies as a Time Machine

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Music has it’s way of getting to people through feelings in a very strong way, and those melodies are also timeless in way. Everyone has felt some nostalgia or flashbacks whenever a certain song is played, we see memories and feel what we felt in a specific moment or part of our lives and that… Read more »

Muse and Inspiration in Music

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There are lots of myths and conversation surrounding what makes the first spark of creativity and inspiration, some say it’s a natural thing and others say it’s something you learn, however the truth is that there has never been a time when this was not an important subject. The Mistery of Inspiration Human beings have… Read more »

Music In Common Places: Ringtones and Tools

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Music doesn’t have to be the main protagonist or serve as a soundtrack for some great story, music can also be ambient, cues, and tools for the every day life. This is an interesting aspect of music, because it shows how important music is to us as human beings that unless you are completely isolated… Read more »