By Brendan Lai-Tong
There are few instruments more familiar to the public than the trumpet. Influential artists such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Maurice Andre and Phillip Smith helped bring the trumpet into the public spotlight. The trumpet is a versatile instrument that is present in a wide variety of musical genres such as classical, jazz, rock and more. As a result, there is an extensive amount of music composed for trumpet from solo repertoire to chamber music. Here are some facts about the trumpet that you may not know: more “Top 10 Facts About The Trumpet”
By Ryan Jobes
The disc record developed over the fist half of the 20th century and gained in popularity as radios and home stereos became an important part of family entertainment. By the 1940’s, thick 78 rpm records began to give way to crisper higher fidelity sound of records pressed on vinyl. During the 50’s and more “History of the B-Side”
By Brendan Lai-Tong
There are few activities more rewarding than learning to play the piano. While it is an amazingly complex instrument that takes years to master, it can also be fun for players of all levels. One of the greatest aspects about the piano is that it is immediately approachable and very versatile.
This is due in part to the wide selection of music available for piano, which spans many different styles and genres. There will most certainly be piano sheet music to play whether your interests are tuned to classical, jazz, pop or rock. Additionally, there are many great piano method books that make it really easy to teach yourself how to play piano.
Here are 10 unique and interesting facts about the piano that you may not know: more “Top 10 Little Known Facts About The Piano”
By Charles Moehnke
As musicians we all are familiar with Italian musical terminology. From our first glimpse of sheet music we are exposed to words like andante, crescendo, accelerando and meno mosso until they become a natural part of our lexicon.
However, many composers choose to write instructions in their native language, which can lead to more “Glossary of Non-Italian Musical Terms”