As the name implies, a Theme is a musical form which is repeated over and over but has changed somewhat with each repetition. The changes may evolve around the melody, harmony, rhythm, or tones of the composition. Often the theme's..
The word Toccata comes from the Italian 'toccare' meaning "to touch." The toccata is written for keyboard to offer keyboardists the opportunity to 'show off' their musical abilities.Originally, the form was written for organists. As the form increased in 16th...
I just wanted to ask you what in the world is a "genre?" This is one of the strangest terms I've ever heard applied to music. What is it, some new French term used by European queers or what? Yeh, […]
Sounds Like Timing is Everything Each day, for many years, I wake up in the wee hours of the night to go pee. No big deal, it's perfectly normal and healthy behavior, done it all my life. But before I […]
Key Enharmonics & Diatonics A chromatic key is described as the pitch of a tone measured in vibrations per second or the pitch range of a scale, instrument, or composition, that range being the distance from the primary keynote […]
Chromatic Intervals A chromatic interval is described as the number of steps between tones, a step being the distance of pitch from one tone of the scale to the next or the distance between two notes of a scale and […]
The Musical Staff & Various Clefs Reading between the lines We begin learning to read sheet music by breaking down the various attributes and notation used. I'll explain each symbol's function and common use individually with illustrated images. Let's start […]
Natural Music We aren't the only beings making music. We merely put it to print and invent instruments to make up for our imperfections of tone creation. The universe makes its own music, has its own spirit. It entertains itself […]
The Musical Staff & Various Clefs Reading between the lines We begin learning to read sheet music by breaking down the various attributes and notation used. I'll explain each symbol's function and common use individually. Let's start by referring to […]
Primitive Music It seems that since the discovery of fire men have been singing and dancing in different sorts of celebration and worship. We start off drumming fingers out of pure boredom and the next thing you know, somebody's humming […]