Oct 8, 2019
Do you ever listen to a piece of music that gives you the shivers?
Maybe it's something about the musical instruments that are used, or maybe you associate a certain song with a spooky scene in a movie.
In today's episode, we're going to explore three famous classical music songs that are...well...spooky.
Aug 1, 2019
One of the oldest instruments in the orchestra is the flute. Rich and melodic in sound, the flute is used in special and unique ways as part of the orchestra. In this episode, we'll listen to some examples of how the flute is used in a couple of famous musical compositions. We'll also learn a bit about the origins...
Jul 28, 2019
Perhaps around Halloween time, you'll start to hear a familiar tune. It starts out softly, with the bassoon playing low, short notes. Gradually it gets louder and faster and louder and faster until there is a big CRASH of instruments at the end!
This popular tune is "In the Hall of the Mountain King", the most famous...
Jul 25, 2019
If I asked you to tell me what rhythm is, would you be able to define it?
Sometimes there are words that we hear a lot, but we aren't exactly sure what they mean.
In this episode, I'll teach you what, exactly, rhythm is. We'll practice clapping a rhythm, and listen to lots of examples of rhythms from famous works of...