Young Musicians Now Seek Learning Variety

Young Musicians Now Seek Learning Variety

by Paul Cassarly

It’s no secret that every successful musician in the world has had at least one influential teacher in their life. However, it also isn’t surprising to learn that the world’s best musicians have had multiple teachers throughout their career.  So why do private teachers insist that their students only listen to them?  Continue reading Young Musicians Now Seek Learning Variety

New crossroads on and beyond musical paths – Part II

Cutting edges of violin playing  

Last week we wrote about Malwina Sosnowksi and her adventures in Brazil. When she returned to Switzerland she found herself within 10 days ending up booking a flight to New Delhi and heading off to beautiful India. This time as a backpacker and attached to it, an old and modest but playable violin inside a very moderate but light violin case, both perfectly fitting her violin playing plans for the coming two months. Continue reading New crossroads on and beyond musical paths – Part II

Composer Michael Fine, Grammy Award winning producer

Interview with Grammy Award winning producer Fine about composing

We asked composer Michael Fine: when did you discover your vocation for composing:
“I began composing four years ago. Although the act of composition was prompted by my wife’s diagnosis with Multiple Myeloma and her suggestion that I do something ‘creative,’ it was also the logical next step after a lifetime love for music which began in early childhood listening to recordings with my grandfather, a half-century as a clarinetist, Continue reading Composer Michael Fine, Grammy Award winning producer

Cogito Ergo Music – a Question of Method in Classical Music

A reflection about classical music by Mattia Rondelli

Mattia Rondelli is a young  Italian conductor,  who had already many occasions to work on opera concerts, and he is passionate for the Italian composer Giuseppe Sarti. Being asked about the perspective of which classical music is something that no one would eliminate from his life (even for those who never listen to it), this is what he answered: Continue reading Cogito Ergo Music – a Question of Method in Classical Music

Understanding Generation Management in the Performing Arts

Exploring effects of Generation Management in Music and Art

By Irma de Jong

Today we have more different generations working in companies, conservatories,  universities and orchestras, than before. In fact, in the year 2020, we’ll have 5 different generations all together on the work floor. The differences are very much determined by the latest 20 years of developments in technology and digitalisation. Especially the internet has changed our society drastically. So how could generation management serve us? Continue reading Understanding Generation Management in the Performing Arts

Classical guitar recording – secrets from professionals

Classical guitar recording like a pro

To learn something it’s always very useful to see professionals at work.

We normally write about how to record your own music at home but consider that the most efficient methods are often brought from professional experience, and this is one of the cases.

Before going to the video, we want to mention some precious indications that come from

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E-LEARNING EVOLUTION – ULTIMATE METHODS

MUSIC E-Learning evolution, latest techniques, and ultimate systems and methods

Under the very renown word “E-learning” we can find several millions of articles, videos, blogs, vlogs, and many more modalities through which people communicate their knowledge to others. And the same happens for music e-learning in particular.  It’s a very logical consequence of the native attitude that people have to share. Continue reading E-LEARNING EVOLUTION – ULTIMATE METHODS

Jascha Heifetz “Your mother is not your date”

Rudolf Koelman’s legendary phone conversation with Jascha Heifetz – on video

Rudolf Koelman was one of Jascha Heifetz last pupils. In the eighties and nineties, he was one of the major violin talents in the Netherlands. He studied with Herman Krebbers. Later, as a most beloved student of Jascha Heifetz, the god among violinists, he made his international breakthrough. Continue reading Jascha Heifetz “Your mother is not your date”

History of Fender Electric Guitar: John Mayer and the “Black 1”

John Mayer shows it all in person (video)

Fender Guitar Stratocaster Black 1 review

By Gianriccardo Pera

Everyone who likes Fender Vintage Guitars and blues guitarists know about the quite famous “Black 1”, the Stratocaster which John Mayer usually plays both for studio recording and live performances. Amongst the scenario of the most particular Fender Guitar icons, this is undoubtedly one of the most sophisticated, despite its so rather strange details.

John Mayer's Black 1
John Mayer’s Black 1

Some say it’s ugly, some others think that in the end, the matter Continue reading History of Fender Electric Guitar: John Mayer and the “Black 1”

Why Online Music Lessons Are So Effective

Why Online Music Lessons Are So Effective

by Paul Casserly

With the dawn of the internet, there is now a decades-old argument as to whether or not learning an instrument or piece of music online is better, or if musicians should merely stick with the traditional in-person approach. This article will attempt to shed light on both sides of this debate.  Continue reading Why Online Music Lessons Are So Effective

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