When it comes to musical instruments, the string instruments are amongst the best. Not only do they create the most beautiful sounds, but they really help to elevate an orchestra. While many people are familiar with the violin, some people may not have a large understanding of the cello. It is a truly wonderful instrument […]
What Is Phrasing In Music?
You may be familiar with phrasing in your language class. Yet, when it comes to music, you might feel a bit confused with musical phrasing. Musical phrasing, of course, is how a musician shapes and colors the note sequence in a music passage. He does this to relay an impression or emotion. He achieves this […]
Saxophone Reed Strength Chart
I was asked the other day by one of my students about tips on improving his saxophone’s sound, and as an obliging instructor, I casually reminded him of the importance of having the right reed for his saxophone. I also told him that he needs to choose the right strength of reed carefully. But what […]
How To Mic A Grand Piano Live
A grand piano offers an extensive dynamic range from pianissimo to fortissimo, varied substantial tonality, and deep resonance with its 88 touch-responsive keys, long horizontal strings that extend away from the keys, large horizontally-mounted sounding board, and pedals for changing the volume and tone as well as sustaining notes. This acoustic, stringed instrument comes in […]
What Is An Accent In Music?
Music, in its nature, is a language performed by an artist or a group. Like any spoken language, there exists an element that changes its composition – and that’s we call “accent.” Accent also is used as a term to indicate any notes and signs that require sound emphasis. On musical instruments with a range […]