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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: How To Listen To And Understand Great Music: Part II

Great Courses:  How To Listen To And Understand Great Music:  Part II:  The High Baroque, taught by Professor Robert Greenberg One of the pleasures of listening to this series of lectures, which in its entirety goes on for 48 lectures … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: How To Listen To And Understand Great Music: Part III

Great Courses:  How To Listen To And Understand Great Music:  Part III:  The Classical Era I, taught by Professor Robert Greenberg There is a certain joy in listening to this particular talk about chamber music, a joy that only increases … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: How To Listen To And Understand Great Music: Part I

Audiobook Review:  Great Courses:  How To Listen To And Understand Great Music:  Part I, taught by Prof. Robert Greenberg Forty-eight lectures of 45 minutes apiece may not be enough time to explain the history of Western music and encourage its … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Charlie Daniels

I’m not gonna lie, I love the smash hit song “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” and have enjoyed seeing Charlie Daniels shred strings and bow hairs on his fiddle playing this classic tune of outsmarting the devil.  Yet I … Continue reading

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Half-Life

As someone who is fascinated by one-hit wonders [1], from time to time I ponder the career of Duncan Sheik.  Most people will likely not have any idea who he is, as someone whose only appearance on the pop charts … Continue reading

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On The Difference Between Hate And Criticism

Recently I watched a video from an online music critic who was lamenting the fact that a great many people simply do not criticize music, but simply act as if everything released by artists is the best thing ever.  He … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Aaliyah

Her career blazed like a meteor in the sky, starting out bright and ending far too soon, and leaving behind a body of work that any artist, much less one who died at the age of 22 in a plane … Continue reading

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Place In This World

1991 was a banner year for Christian contemporary music [1].  Amy Grant had several hits, giving her a place in the pop mainstream that she would be able to maintain through the next few albums throughout the rest of the … Continue reading

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On The Apportionment Of Musical Space

Like many other areas of life, musical space is a scarce resource in which trade-offs must occur when one is creating music.  A healthy young person who has good hearing can hear a range from about 20 Hz (cycles per … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Usher

Admittedly, Usher missed a nomination in his first year of eligibility for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so he has not been snubbed to nearly the same degree as that of other artists, even within his own genre … Continue reading

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