Beethoven was an amazing composer. He was also rather arrogant, though history seems to have decided it was warranted. Beethoven's music is incredibly popular in the classical world, a popularity that began during his life time and has endured until today. His music never really went out of style or was abandoned as earlier composers … Continue reading Classical Lore -Beethoven
I've noticed that the overwhelming majority of people in the U.S. don't know very much about classical music. We all take singing in elementary school, but we never study the history of it unless you happen to be a classical music major in college. I find this to be very sad. The majority of people … Continue reading Welcome to Classical Lore!
The long awaited Multiphonics part 2! A very long time ago, I wrote a post about multiphonics and why everyone should practice them all the time, promising another post with some tips and tricks I've figured out in my own personal practicing with some pieces to motivate you to actually practice them. Here are a … Continue reading Multiphonics part 2
I thought that after finishing the Dec. 1 deadline applications, I would have all this free time to clean my apartment, blog, practice, and be a generally productive human being. That is totally not how it turned out. The laundry that had piled up did not get washed all at once, but I instead washed … Continue reading Happy New Year’s Eve! (or obligatory reflection on the past year)
This is not "Multiphonics part 2." It's coming. I know you're all eagerly awaiting seeing me practice multiphonics and give you all the little tips I've figured out over the past couple years, but this is not that. Soon, I promise. This week, I've been thinking about teaching. I'm about to start a new teaching … Continue reading Teaching