Category Archives: Music

Piano Damper Pedal

This is a tutorial on some of the special points about the use of the piano’s damper pedal. Pushing down the right pedal of a piano lifts the dampers off the strings so they ring freely. There are several points … Continue reading

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Joshua Bell in the subway

There is a well-circulated story about an experiment that had violinist Joshua Bell playing Bach suites in a New York subway. This got very little crowd response, and only $32, which disappointed many readers of the story. This was an interesting experiment. … Continue reading

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Music and education

Music is a primary subject. It is one of the creative areas in which people take an interest, because they like it and see it as healthy, invigorating, worthwhile, inspiring, wonderful; not because it is a step to something else. … Continue reading

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The Star Of The East

In the West there is a Bible story of wise men, magi, or kings, following the star of the East to the baby Jesus. In the East, the phrase “the star of the East” refers to the light seen in … Continue reading

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20 Pianos in 2 min. 30 sec.

“Flurry” by Kevin Weed. Played on the 20 pianos in Pacific Symphony’s, “O.C. Can U Play?”

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Bagpipe Concerto

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Harpsichord Concerto

This piece was written to be very easy for a high school orchestra with few rehearsals. We had beginners and advanced students for this concert; and some adults helping, too. We are grateful to Rick Soto and Orange Coast College … Continue reading

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