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Erik Satie’s vast simplicity

Erik Satie is considered by many music scholars, to be the official creator of ambient music. The first time we hear these Gnossienne, we are made aware of the space between notes, and therefor are brought into an awareness of our own space in the world. The captions in this video are from Satie’s original […]

Who Wrote It?

When songs we love sound exactly like songs written by famous composers #SuccessionTheme #SonataPathétique #Beethoven Pop music is short for Popular music because it describes a style of song that is easy to digest by many listeners. For students learning music theory and song writing likely already know, there are only so-many chord changes possible […]

Gershwin’s Prelude #3

It is on my list to record a performance of all three preludes in this series, but in the meantime here is the ever intricately spicy Prelude #3 first performed in the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City in 1926 (not by me) but by George Gershwin himself.