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Rock and Pop Ripped from Classical Music

I have always said that without church music there would be no secular music (baroque, classical, etc.), and without classical music, there would be no rock or pop music.  There are so many great rock and pop artists who write great melodies.  Some pop artists are excellent composers in their…

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Myths of Classical Music Debunked (Mostly)

For those of us who make our living performing classical music, loving it is a no-brainer.  Explaining it to the uninitiated is another matter completely.  It has become increasingly more difficult for the general population to take the plunge and listen to classical music.  Personally, I think it’s because of…

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5 Things to Remember Now That Summer Is Here

Summer is here (at least in Georgia where I live) and that means school is out, kids run wild, and the weather is nasty.  High temperatures mean sunburn and dehydration while you’re in the pool or at the beach.  You need to be aware of the ways hot weather and…

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Final Four – Tournament of Classical Music

Well, here we are.  I’ve been out of town performing and that’s made me a little negligent when it comes to writing for my blog.  I’m going to fix that with a bunch of posts this week before I go out of town again.  Today, we’re going to get our…

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Another Tournament Update – Bach and Mozart

The other two brackets have completed their games so it’s time to get the results.  If you missed the other results, you can see them here.  Will there be any big upsets like the Stravinsky bracket provided?  Will Mozart and Bach have the same drama as the other brackets?  Let’s…

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