Way beyond candlelit dinners, Romantic-era composers fascinated new audiences with extreme musical tales of love, death, nature, and the supernatural.
What does traditional music mean in the 21st century? Paul Green explores his Jewish roots as the klezmer wedding tradition transforms into a concert art.
The tonic rules, or does it? Sometimes, even when we know the tonic the notes don’t “fit”. Key changes, alien notes, and modes may be behind the madness.
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, isn’t it about time you added some genre-bending Celtic Punk, Irish Trad, or Pirate Metal to your playlist?
Is there an ear training course in your future? Don’t go there without being prepared! Just Another Flutist gives five tips on how to be ready for class.
Modal improvisation sounds scary and hard. Though it’s loved by monsters like John Coltrane and Steve Vai, modal improv can be very easy, fun and beautiful.
Does ear training seem impossible? Worried that you’re naturally unmusical or just don’t have what it takes? Here’s the truth: what’s been holding you back.
The tonic gives us the key and chords of a song for playing by ear, solfa, and transcription. But what happens when the actual notes in the song don’t fit?
Classical Era composers mastered musical form to frame their myriad thoughts and emotions. Learn how to listen for form in the music of Beethoven and Haydn.
Paul Green lives in two worlds – as his early musical love of jazz meets his Jewish roots, creating a new expression of the old tradition of klezmer music.
With roots stemming from the musical styles of American immigrants, the country music sound we know today has a storied past. Learn more about its start.