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Christmas In Pajamas 2016
Feliz Navidad

Florentin : January 17, 2017 10:14 am : Guitar

Christmas In Pajamas 2016. Come inside to see more…

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First Patented Electric Guitar:
August 10, 1937

Florentin : August 10, 2015 4:38 pm : Guitar, Music History, Music Technology

The guitar has been around for many centuries, and in earlier less-developed forms, for millennia. The electric guitar we know today, however, is a relatively new instrument, with the first patent 78 years ago today: August 10, 1937.

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From Honor To Shame:
Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius
Agrippina The Elder
Agrippina The Younger

Florentin : August 6, 2015 10:38 am : God & Bible, Random Thoughts

 

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Tiberiu Alexandru (1914-1997)
Romanian Ethnomusicologist

Florentin : August 5, 2015 3:58 pm : Music History, Musicians Spotlight

Tiberiu Alexandru began his musical study at the Bucharest Coservatory (1931-1936) and continued by working closely with Constantin Brailoiu.

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MATTEO CARCASSI OP.60
STUDY #10
FLORENTIN TISE • CLASSICAL GUITAR

Florentin : August 5, 2015 2:30 pm : Guitar - Carcassi Op. 60

A great piece for left-hand slurs, Carcassi’s 10th study offers great position-shifting work along with quite a pleasant melody/harmony.

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Alfred Alessandrescu: Romanian Composer, Pianist, Conductor (1893-1959)

Florentin : April 25, 2015 2:09 pm : Composition, Music History, Musicians Spotlight

Alfred Alessandrescu was a Romanian composer, pianist, and conductor who lived during the first half of the 20th century. He studied with D.G. Kiriac and D. Dinicu, just to name two of his teachers, at the Bucharest Conservatory (1903-1911).

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Earth Day: Striking A Good Balance?

Florentin : April 21, 2015 6:05 pm : Random Thoughts

Every year towards the end of April (usually April 22), nations around the world celebrate Earth Day. How does the Christian community respond to this celebration? Should they respond? Is there a good balance, or a biblically correct position the Christian can take, regarding Earth Day?

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Aleatory Music

Florentin : April 20, 2015 8:41 pm : Composition, Music Dictionary, Music Education, Music History

Aleatory music is a type of composition where the composer leaves certain aspects of the performance totally up to the performer. The three examples I would like to use to explain this concept are outside of the music world.

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MiC 96K from Apogee

Florentin : April 18, 2015 8:36 am : Music Technology

 

The MiC 96K from Apogee is a wonderful option for recording Acoustic Guitar and Vocal tracks. For the freelance musician who has no access to a full-line recording studio, this can provide the needed technology to record Audio tracks.

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Nursing Home Visit 3.25.15

Florentin : March 26, 2015 11:17 am : Music Education

Every year, my school chorus serves the community in some way, besides singing at our school concerts. One of our favorite community-service activities is visiting the neighborhood nursing home.

 

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Spring Concert 2015
An Evening of Patriotic Music

Florentin : March 5, 2015 1:26 pm : Music Education

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On March the 3rd, my students presented their Spring Concert. It was a wonderful evening of patriotic music. The performers included students in grades 1-3, as well as my Chorus students (grades 5-6).

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Composer Quotes

Florentin : February 4, 2015 11:56 am : Composition, Music History

Remembered for their musical work, composers go down in history and continue to be celebrated for being great men and women who shaped humanity’s journey. Their music work, however, is not the only area where they excelled.

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The Wisdom of Christ vs.
The Wisdom of the World

Florentin : February 2, 2015 5:38 pm : God & Bible, Random Thoughts

Being a follower of Christ does not always guarantee fitting in and being accepted by one’s contemporary secular society. In fact, more often than not, the opposite is true. The wisdom that is associated with being a follower of Christ often goes against the logic of secular society – a wisdom one could call upside-down wisdom, because it often goes against already-established patterns.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes And Insight

Florentin : January 19, 2015 2:05 pm : Random Thoughts

I had a hard time narrowing Martin Luther King Jr.’s quotes down to a top five. I tried though. Here’s a top five that I like a lot, along with some personal insight on each one.

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MATTEO CARCASSI OP.60
STUDY #9
FLORENTIN TISE • CLASSICAL GUITAR

Florentin : January 17, 2015 10:47 pm : Guitar, Guitar - Carcassi Op. 60

I do not know why this study is not played more often. While in school, I cannot remember anyone that played it. Everyone was playing #1, #2, and #7, and maybe #18, from Carcassi’s Opus 60.

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Hadrian’s Wall Vallum Aelium
Movie: The Eagle

Florentin : January 17, 2015 9:06 pm : Random Thoughts

Recently I watched the movie “The Eagle” which is about a Rome’s Ninth Legion who loses its golden eagle during one of its marches in Britain. Flavius Aquila, the commander of the legion, along with some 5,000 men under his command, never return from this march.

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Radu Aldulescu (1922-2006)
Romanian-Born Cellist

Florentin : January 16, 2015 9:54 pm : Music Education, Music History, Musicians Spotlight

Not to be confused with the Romanian novelist that carries the same name, Radu Aldulescu was a Romanian-born cellist.

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Book Review: Wheat Belly

Florentin : January 15, 2015 10:53 am : Books Books Books, Random Thoughts

Wheat Belly, written by William Davis, M.D., totally challenges the claim that wheat in general, and especially whole wheat products, are a normal part of the human diet.

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Andrae Crouch (1942-2015)

Florentin : January 14, 2015 6:15 pm : Music News, Musicians Spotlight, Sacred Music


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Andrae Crouch has died on January 8, at age 72. He was admitted to the hospital a few days earlier with heart complications. The famous gospel singer and pastor has shaped the world of Gospel music for the last few decades, while introducing his talents to secular artists via collaborations with the likes of Michael Jackson and Madonna.

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Acropolis

Florentin : January 13, 2015 6:38 pm : Random Thoughts

Acropolis was the name given to the strongholds around which many Greek towns were built. Besides providing protection from enemy attacks, the walls of an acropolis also housed temples of worship, as well as important temples containing works of art, sacred and secular.

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