Identity Through Musical Instruments

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There is an idea that some musicians share that the instrument a musician plays is related to the player’s personality and attitude, or can even change it transforming the person just like a superhero changes when they put ther suits on. It changes depending on the person but it can go one way or the… Read more »

Slow Down

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by Jamey Mann, Catoctin School of Music Something I say several times a day to students is please slow down. Students playing too fast is an issue students of all abilities must work on. Many listen to their favorite songs or artist and are eager to play just as fast as them. In addition, students… Read more »

A.I. and Programming In Music

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There has been a great amount of progress in terms of artificial inteligence (A.I.) in the last ten years, and it’s begining to get into the realm of music in several ways, and as we get more deeply involved in new technologies and new ways to create, it’s a good idea to think about the… Read more »

Functions of Music

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We know why we listen to music right? because it gives us pleasure, whether it is by making us feel happy, energetic or even help us through tough times while embracing feelings of sadness and nostalgia. We do not however, think about why music is so important to us and has been for so many… Read more »

Different Language, Different Music

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On one hand, many of us can agree that music is to some extent a universal language, and that there are actually quite a few things that can be said and felt through music even if we can’t understand the lyrics sometimes. On the other hand, the language still has some direct consecuences to the… Read more »

Quarantine Musical Activities

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by Alyssa Cowell, The Catoctin School of Music More Music Activities for Quarantine! While we are all hanging in there waiting to go life as it was before COVID-19, here are a few more stay-at-home music activities to fill up the time! Music Scavenger Hunt: Look around the house and see if you can find… Read more »

Musical Genres and Their Reactions

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Music has almost infinite braches of genres, this is an obvious thing but at the same time, it’s a very fascinating fact, and something that surely makes music be very alive. It’s a wonder to discover how these genres came to be, and how there is a constant movement of sounds and places which endlessly… Read more »

Music Breaks Boundaries

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In times of war, civil unrest and fear, music has always been a safe haven, no matter which time period, history has shown us that music has the power to bring people together. It’s a beautiful image to have, that an aspiring musician writing some things in a small bedroom can potentially reach millions of… Read more »

Ear Exercises

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There is more than just learning how to play an instrument, sometimes you can see musicians tune their instruments very easily or improvise like it’s a walk in the park, well this has a lot to do with having a good ear, which can go as far as having perfect pitch which we will talk… Read more »