This blog post discusses the anatomy of the ear, the perils of hearing loss, and the methods of active listening. Also covered are strategies for hearing protection and details about the art and craft of music production.
If you are interested in music technology as a career, then this blog post will be useful to you. It covers activities, like audio recording, devices like synthesizers, and concepts like AI-enabled composition. It is introductory in nature and designed to help you decide which area of this field you like best.
This blog post offers a synopsis of jazz history. It covers the origin, character, and trajectory of the genre, and it briefly describes the context in which jazz music evolved.
This blog post introduces three influential musicians who were operating in New Orleans during the earliest years of jazz: Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, and Louis Armstrong. It covers the contributions each man made to jazz music.
This blog post covers Avant-garde music. It discusses the definition of that term, the concept of Modernism, and three important composers operating within the genre: John Cage, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass.
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) invented the Impressionist style of Western art music. For this accomplishment, he is usually considered to be France’s greatest composer. Listening to his music is like hearing the auditory component of a unicorn’s dream about clouds. Debussy’s approach to composition was beset by vague suggestion and a tendency to wander without destination.