Writing Music Like Mozart


[Classmates, if you want to hear my final project and see the submitted score, please scroll down to the bottom of this article.]

For the past six weeks I have been taking a Coursera class called, “Writing Music Like Mozart”. I’ll not bore non-music theorists with the details of what was covered, but I do want to address certain people in this world. Continue reading

A Peace Corps for Music

A Peace Corps for Music

I was asked to help along a National Geographic project by submitting a video presentation for their Expedition Granted competition so there would be some submissions live before the project started. Basically, people have a pet project they want funded and the winner will be granted $50,000.00 toward that end. You might be able to see my submission on the main page for this project, just go there and scroll down a little, under “ADVISOR PICKS”, and then click on the “Find Out More” text to view the video. Here’s the site:

—> Expedition Granted <—

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American Idol Finalists 2013

AIFinal2013Two words: Told ya.

I called this a while back, although you can’t usually rely on the voting public to pick the best talent. For once the best two are in the final. Candice, on the right, should win if there is any justice left in the world.

The best competition show is coming up soon and if you only ever follow one it should be: So You Think You Can Dance. The auditions are usually particularly amazing. I highly recommend this particular show above all others of the genre. It starts May 14 & 15 on FOX.

I’m working on a video that might be really funny and I hope it doesn’t offend anyone that doesn’t deserve offending. Coming soon!

Animated Music – smalin


Hey, Stephen Malinowski posted what follows in a comment on my Piano Lessons page. You should really go and check this out. Stravinsky might not be your bag, but there are many other pieces visually rendered in completely different ways. Here’s three different examples of the many on his YouTube channel: Continue reading