History of The Piano

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One of the most complete instruments is the piano, this means that even by itself, it produces a full sound filled with bright tones and a great bass due to its incredible range. It also feels very good to play, which goes beyond just sound. Pianist John Cage talked about hs works in 1930s with… Read more »

Coping with Performance Anxiety

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by Jamey Mann, The Catoctin School of Music Performance anxiety is something that all performers, students, and teachers will have to deal with at some point. For many people anxiety is manageable and a normal part of performance. However, for others performance anxiety is near crippling and may keep a musician from reaching their full… Read more »

How to Avoid Making More of The Same?

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This is an obvious theme for every creator in any way, for artists, engineer, musician and in many ways for every human being on earth. For this article we will narrow it down to music of course, but the idea of getting this full picture is that human beings create things from what they learn… Read more »

What Is 8 Bit Music?

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There is somewhat of a genre that has been on the internet for quite sometime now, mostly as versions of other songs transforming them into a “videogame” like soundtrack. Older videogames such as the ones on Supernintendo and the Sega Genesis had everything recorded through a synthesizer, so music was all made with one instrument… Read more »

Experimental Musical Instruments

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These days we’ve come to understand and learn how to play instruments that have been around for many years, some as old as flutes and drums, others a bit more new like the violin and the piano, to the more modern ones such as electric guitars, synthesizers and computers. The origin of how every instrument… Read more »

Music And Chemistry

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Maybe you could think it’s a stretch, to believe that music and chemistry can be related to eachother. We know mathematics and music are very intertwined in many ways but how could it work with the science of the elements? In 1865 there was a proposition made by John Newlands which consisted in dividing 62… Read more »

#Stay at Home With Me and PRACTICE!

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by Alyssa Cowell, The Catoctin School of Music While everyone is at home under quarantine, now is the time to get in some extra practice! Build practice into your new routine: As the days at home feel longer and longer, try creating a new schedule that incorporates scheduled practice time. See how many days in… Read more »

Musicians Side and Solo Projects

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We usually see musicians having different musical projects at a time, or a few at the same time, this is not only interesting for listeners as they get to enjoy different music from their favourite artists, but the musicians themselves experience different things while working with different people or in different ways. This allows them… Read more »

Spaghetti Western Music

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When we think about cowboys, it’s hard not to hear that classic western music inside our heads, the whistles, well placed guitars, banjos, harmonicas and much more. The truth is that all of this comes from spaghetti westerns which became a big thing around the 1960s. These westerns were special, they were produced and directed… Read more »

History Made In Isolation

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While today’s context gives us a very negative view on isolation, sometimes it has proven useful and interesting to some artists out there who willingly chose to distance themselves from the rest of the people in order to work on music and record an album like that. Radiohead – Ok Computer (Made in Isolation) Radiohead… Read more »