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The Various Standard Types of Repertoire for Classical Guitar

In order to explore the various standard types of repertoire for classical guitar, we need to categorize the repertoire into two holistic categories as pieces which are originally written and pieces that are arranged/ adapted for the classical guitar (from piano, violin, etc.). It is also important to consider the changes the the guitar and […]

Music Suggestion No. 3

The third music suggestion is a 15th century (Renaissance) work, called “L’homme armé Mass” (The armed man Mass) written in 1460s by Guillaume Du Fay. “The Story of Music (part 4)” post talks about this era and the composer more. “L’homme armé” was used so widely by the composers of the Renaissance era, and that’s […]

The Art of Performance & beyond

It’s a long road toward an ideal performance. What makes a performance academically ideal could be defined and listed (in fact it is defined and listed). One may argue that it can be reached through analysis, practice, interpretation, etc., and of course it takes time. Therefore, it is not a mystery! But what makes a […]

The Story of Music (Part 3)

The 14th century was an unstable age. The humanism was strengthening and Church authority was being undermined by the move of the papacy to Avignon (1309–1378) and a schism between rival popes (1378–1417). Church control reduced and human reason became an authority on its own. The independence from the church led the human concerns to […]

Music and Philosophy

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 […]

Destructive Music

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 […]

The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll

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 […]