Jul 1, 2019 • 6 min read
Two of the most influential and celebrated pianists and composers of all time crossed paths in an event that is largely unknown to the public. Franz Liszt describes in detail his meeting with Ludwig Van Beethoven in 1823.
Jun 9, 2019 • 7 min read
The word ‘Prelude’ comes directly from the Latin praeludere – "to play beforehand". And that, for several centuries, was its function.
May 20, 2019 • 9 min read
Maybe you've heard about these two terms, may not. Regardless, you have for sure listened and/or played them many many times. Let's dive in to understand what they are!
May 8, 2019 • 8 min read
Whether you play piano, guitar or any other instrument, chances are you have heard about chords. If symbols such as C7 or G°b5 make you scratch your head then you've come to the right place!
May 1, 2019 • 20 min read
The men on this list have created some beautiful and complex music, yet they were troubled souls, whose eccentricities and obsessions led to some decidedly odd behavior.
Apr 28, 2019 • 8 min read
Let's talk about imposter’s syndrome and the culture of fear in music: sensations that make you feel you just aren't good enough.
Apr 27, 2019 • 8 min read
Played by great composers like Mozart and Bach, the harpsichord has been forgotten and gradually disappeared from the mainstream musical scene with the rise of the piano.
Apr 20, 2019 • 7 min read
Music have a powerful effect on us, it affects our emotions and our body. Listening to the right music can quiet your mind, relax your body and bring you in connection with your inner self.
Apr 17, 2019 • 20 min read
The distance between two notes in music is just like the distances between objects in the "real world". Being familiar with this measuring system is fundamental to understanding how music works behind the curtains.
Apr 17, 2019 • 11 min read
One of the first things that a beginner pianist has to do is learn to read music. If you think it's a daunting, unachievable task, then you are in the right place. This post will teach you how to read music in few simple steps.
Mar 28, 2019 • 5 min read
From Elvis Presley to Aladdin, pop culture is full of (not so obvious) references to classical music. Have you ever had that feeling of having "heard that tune before" but couldn't quite know where? Here is a list you might like.
Mar 25, 2019 • 3 min read
To maintain your mind active, and keep pain and discomfort away during your playing time, it’s good to add to your daily routine these 5 stretching exercises. And remember “Mens sana in corpore sano”!
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