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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.
Tiberiu Alexandru began his musical study at the Bucharest Coservatory (1931-1936) and continued by working closely with Constantin Brailoiu.
A great piece for left-hand slurs, Carcassi’s 10th study offers great position-shifting work along with quite a pleasant melody/harmony.
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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not to be confused with the Romanian novelist that carries the same name, Radu Aldulescu was a Romanian-born cellist.
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.
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.
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.