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How many instruments can you Hear?

How many instruments can you Hear?

 


Listen closely to this piece.  Most eyes and ears will focus on the vocals.  However, to make a great composition, there are usually a couple elements.

In this case, how many different instruments do you hear?
Keyboard?
Trumpet?
Drums?
Trombone?
Of course, there’s the vocalists singing too.   Hard work, dedication and an interest in learning go a long way into putting it all together.  Just like a basketball or football team, there are many different working parts that have their own purpose for composing a great piece of music.

So when you’re driving home from work some day, listen to a song and see how many different sounds from how many different sources that you can identify!

Piano Lesson Critique

Piano Lesson Critique

Sometimes I receive special requests, whether from friends, student’s families or others.  This particular instance, we had friends visiting from out of town, and their boys had been learning piano.  They had a recital coming up but being out of town, no where to practice.  So we opened up the studio and let them rehearse, and receive a critique from Laurie.

It’s always fun to see how other students are learning, and for the student, it’s interesting to get a second perspective on how they are being taught.

Thanks to our friends for sharing this video with us!

 

 

Movies without Music

Movies without Music

You’re sitting out the couch at night, watching a great movie.  Next scene, there’s only background noises, voices, or the sounds of nature.  You get this awkward feeling of no music in the background.   It really makes the movie kind of boring.

It’s amazing what a difference music makes to bring the movie to life.  Here’s a great example of what a movie would be like without music.  We enjoyed this, for the point it is trying to prove, to the comical standpoint.  Watch the ending scene of the original Star Wars Episode I movie, had it been produced without the music composed by John Williams.