No doubt you have at least heard of it. The opera singer belts out a note and, all of a sudden, people find their tuxedos and dresses soiled by the champagne that just spilled out of their broke glasses. Yes, it can be done. But the question is how. What elements is it in a human voice that is capable of accomplishing this feat? Disclaimer: Although I am giving you […]

Chances are you have heard of metronomes. Perhaps you have even used one. But where did they originate, how do they work, and what are they really used for? Different Types of Metronomes There are a few different types of metronomes on the market today. Mechanical Metronomes: These types of metronomes could very well be considered “classical” metronomes. They typically come in a pyramid shape and use an inverted pendulum […]

For many people, key signatures can be a somewhat daunting prospect. You look at a piece of music with 5 flats on a page and you have no idea what to say. Maybe you have been playing this song by yourself and now you are playing it with a group. They ask you what key it is in, and you can’t answer, you don’t know. Well I am here to […]

Walk through any semi-crowded area and you are bound to see several people with headphones in, on, or somewhere in between. Back in the day, music wasn’t portable. There was no way to carry around a band in your pocket. Now there is. People have taken this option. Now we as a society listen to music far more then we used to, and much of it is through tiny ear […]

Yes, it really has been that long since I last posted. And yes, as unlikely as it may seem. I have returned. Life is full of roadblocks. Although I can’t give you exact details. I hit one in September. It fundamentally changed my day-to-day life. Blogging got pushed out. But now I am back. Here are a few things I have learned in the past month or so that will […]