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July 6   -  

Which Is Your Favorite Minor Key

Always A Basically B Constantly C Definitely D Easily E or Forever F You may choose more than one. No granular definitions needed, that's for sure what these are. Pure and simple. :)

July 6   -  

What's your age?

What's your age? (http://bitecharge.com/play/guessage) No, not your real age, just another bit of fun. I got something ridiculous - 25! Young...

July 6   -  

Adieu mon frere

I wrote this piece a few years ago. It is for Oboe and Piano. I would really like some feedback, please. Especially about the difficulty of the oboe part.

July 5   -  

Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano (performed by Gloria Cheng)

Hi all, In early 2015, a new CD and short film will be released. It will feature brand new concert works for solo piano written by John Williams, Michael Giacchino, Randy Newman, Don Davis and Bruce Broughton, and performed by Gloria Cheng. If ...

July 5   -  

Penderecki's Paradise Lost

Wait -- wait -- WAIT! Penderecki made a composition based on Paradise Lost? (I will follow his wishes and not call it an opera.) Why did I not know of this!? Who can recommend me a good recording? I must get this as soon as possible!

July 5   -  

By any means necessary!

Yes, he's using his chin to play notes that would otherwise be impossible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5VkklI7xwE

July 5   -  

The glory of Queen!

I have a long history with the band Queen, who are one of the many classic rock bands I was exposed to in early childhood, and were one of the bands that I was heavily listening to when I first got really into music in middle school. I recently have ...

July 4   -  

Tuvan Throat Singing

I recently started listening to throat singers from such places as Tuva. These performers have the most powerful voices I have ever heard and their music sounds much more interesting to me than most European classical music (maybe because of its ...

July 4   -  

Bach St. John Passion

I found this recording on youtube and liked it. Very intense and sincere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Hi9PSs7og But some comments thought it was disrespectful. What do you think? I thought the sound quality was excellent.

July 4   -  

Amateur Opera groups

I recently started blogging about amateur opera singing - resources, advice, etc. - and I am curious to hear what is the general opinion about the avocational performers of this art form. Have you seen such a production? If you have - was it any good? ...
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