We didn’t know that 2020 is going to be like this. They say you never know the value of what you have until you lose it. By now, we should know the value of so many things! People around the world have experienced more or less the same problems, miseries, frustrations of all kinds. Certainly,… Read More Quarantine for Guitar
With the new lifestyle that Corona virus has brought us, as well as new challenges, we might have time to do new things or achieve goals that we had little or no time for before. Of course, you may have more time to listen to music. So, here are some various playlists for you –… Read More …And…Playlists…!
By having a quick and holistic look back at the history of music, we realize that music at the top level has always been considered divine and the means to connect the human soul to the source of all divinity and truth. The prodigies and masterminds that we still remember as great composers, the ones… Read More Two Sides of the Art of Music
Sadly, the great Francisco Sánchez Gómez (Paco de Lucia) passed away at the age of 66 today. He was born in Algeciras in south east Spain and has been known as one of the history’s greatest guitarists. After his travel to America at a very young age, he met Jazz musicians such as Larry Coryell,… Read More Paco de Lucia passed away
In this post I would like to introduce a book by Philip Toshio Sudo. This is a book based on zen philosophy, published in 1997. Even though, it is called Zen Guitar, all musicians and students (both amateurs and advanced) can find it beneficial. As in the introduction he writes: “Welcome to Zen Guitar Dojo.… Read More Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo
I would like to share with you this wonderful TED presentation by Benjamin Zander, about “the transformative power of classical music”. Since 1979, Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. He is known around the world as both a guest conductor and a speaker on leadership — and he’s been known to… Read More The Transformative Power of Classical Music
These days, artists find themselves under so much pressure. Sometimes, we may unintentionally make things a bit more complicated. You may also find these advices quite helpful.
Music talks without words; it expresses the inexpressible, where there is no sufficient word. Yet, its language is universal. “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” says Victor Hugo. Music can heal, motivate, inspire and even more… Whereas anything produced by human being has the human… Read More Music and Philosophy
Destructive music is not a special kind of music that you may feel like you have never heard one or if you start listening to one you’d know right away and be like “oh my God this is destructive music, I shouldn’t be listening to this”! These days, you would hardly find a single soul… Read More Destructive Music
Rock-and-roll (rock ‘n’ roll) has been one of the most influential post 1950 styles of music. It grew out of several streams of postwar pop music, including: Rhythm-and-blues (R&B), recording of the ‘Shouter’ blues such as Joe Turner, boogie-woogie piano blues and Gospel-based vocal style. If we take a look at pop music history, we… Read More The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll