Welcome back to the Candid Brilliance Music blog, today we looked through our great classical music database and found some famous classical music that you may not even realize you know.
But don't take our word for it, but see if you know these pieces, as well!
As one of America's most respected art forms, jazz music got it start in the late 19th century and early 20th century as American and European classical music was mixed with African and slave, folk songs. These songs have a special rhythm that feels a little bit off, called syncopation. Since it's inception jazz has the broadest amounts interpretations, out of all the genres that are why we have defined some criteria on why we picked the musicians we did!
Criteria: Artists are judged by the influence of their music, by their artistic skills and inspiration, by the greatness of the music that they helped create, and the contributions that they made to that music.
Most of us have fallen in love with a piece of music in a minor key. No matter what the genre, most of us feel that the minor mode is particularly expressive and even a little pessimistic or emotional. Music theorists, musicians and music enthusiasts ask this question often but it has no definitive answer. I will not answer the question, but I can explain why we hear a minor key differently than a major key culturally and theoretically.
By: Lucas Horvath
A lot of songwriters go through what many call a “writer’s block;” where you can’t think of anything good to write. And many think that there is no way out of it. Well guess what, there is! Overcoming a slump is not as hard as you think. Believe me, once you read this blog, you’ll be hammering out hit song after hit song!
I’m sure you know that person who picked up an instrument three months ago and can already play three dozen songs; all without taking any lessons. They may inspire you to start playing an instrument too; that is until you realize it’s not as easy as they made it seem. As you get farther and farther into playing, it’ll become clear to you that you’re simply not a natural. That’s normal. Most musicians didn’t even try to teach themselves their instrument when they started, instead they started taking lessons.