A couple of days ago, I wrote about how music builds self confidence. Today, I’m going to focus in on another important factor that music brings. Feeling. No matter what instrument you’re playing, music isn’t always happy or sad. It’s sometimes both emotions (and much more) in the same piece of music. Our role asContinue reading “Music brings feeling”
There are so many things that I love about making music and teaching music. One of the biggest one that I love is that it makes you self confident. That self confidence works in the music rehearsal space, but it also works outside and in so many other aspects of life. When I was atContinue reading “Music Gives You Self Confidence!”
For the last post this week of Star Wars week, I thought we’d have some fun. What is your Star Wars name? Mine, since my first name is Craig, would be Jar Jar (UGH!) and the 3rd letter of my last name is R, would be Solo (YAY!) So, Jar Jar Solo Have fun! CommentContinue reading “What Is Your Star Wars Name?”
I’m a church musician. So, I know what Kyrie Eleison means. It means “Lord, have mercy”. Christe Eleison means “Christ, have mercy”. So, here’s a creative twist on it….using Star Wars.
Today, we’re going to have some fun. I’ve got two things for you. One, a meme and the other a video. So, there you have it. Hopefully a smile and a little rock. Check back later for another post!
Rhythm is all around us! Whether it’s inside our houses, in our cars, or even….in music we listen to! Here’s a video to practice clapping along to the rhythms in songs! Try it and video yourself doing it! Email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Have you ever tried playing a melodica? I haven’t, but I’d so love to! It’s a combination of a wind instrument and a piano! You have to blow air into it, and press the keys down. Talk about work! Well, these guys, the Melodica Men are awesome. Here’s their Star Wars medley, and go checkContinue reading “Star Wars on a Melodica”
A leitmotif is a German word that deals with a musical theme for a character. You see this in play in many movies, or in the musical composition, “Peter and the Wolf”. Each character has their own theme, or Leitmotif. SO DOES STAR WARS! We all know the Imperial March, also known as “Darth Vader’sContinue reading “Leitmotifs”
This week, I’m focusing in on Star Wars related fun and material. I love The Piano Guys. They’re so fun and creative not only in their arrangements, but also in their videos. So, here’s their take on Star Wars! Enjoy!
Music has a form and a structure to it. Many songs that we hear on the radio, no matter what the style, is typically a verse/chorus/bridge structure. You may have multiple verses, and multiple repeats of the chorus, but it can be easily be broken down into smaller chunks. This video breaks down the CantinaContinue reading “Musical Form and Star Wars”