Tag Archives: Culture

Tárrega, Paco de Lucia & History of the Guitar

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) was the influential Spanish composer and guitarist of the romantic era. Back in those days, not everybody believed in the potentials of the guitar and it was more common to compose for instruments like piano and violin. Francisco Tárrega has greatly influenced the development of the “classical” guitar by the etudes, studies […]

Happy 2018 + updates!

Hello Folks, I hope you have enjoyed reading, listening and watching my posts in 2017. In 2018, I am opening a new page on my website where I am going to post more videos, pictures and podcasts. So stay tuned! Lots of changes are on the way! Meanwhile if you are interested to see more […]

The story of Music (Part 2)

Before the developments of musical notation, Middle-Ages songs (e.g. chants, secular monophony) were passed down from memory to the next generation. At the time, some composers and musicians were active outside the Church. Moreover, eight modes were recognized by medieval theorists which became a great source for later composers. Poet-composers such as Troubadours and Trouverès […]