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How to Talk About Music

Talking about music, or any form of art, can be incredibly fun and rewarding, but it can also be a bit intimidating at first. The thing to remember is that everyone starts somewhere. Everything we know we had to learn at some point. And to help you learn, here are some tips and suggestions for […]

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Tokens of Love

When we want to tell the people we love how we feel there are many different ways to express ourselves. Here are the various ways to show your appreciation. Words of affirmation This can be as simple as saying “I love you” or as grand as writing a poem! It means using our words to […]

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Five Black Composers Who Changed History

It’s Black History Month, and we want to celebrate by introducing you to five amazing Black composers from classical music history! Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges Joseph Bologne was a French composer who lived one of the most adventurous lives in the history of classical music. He was a famous violinist, a composer, and a conductor. He […]

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The Shape of Music | Wrap Up

Written by Mete Bakircioglu Welcome back to “The Shape of Music,” a five-part series where we take you through the magic of music—how it works and what makes it sound so good. Here we are at the final episode of this series! We ran the whole marathon and now we’re here to walk a mile […]

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The Shape of Music | The Circle of Fifths Part 2

Written by Mete Bakircioglu; Edited by Jackson Poling This is the second section of a two-part lesson where we dissect and analyze the circle of fifths, the treasure map to music theory. In the first half, we started learning about how this diagram maps out the relationships among the 12 unique tones of Western music. […]

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The Shape of Music | The Circle of Fifths Part 1

Written by Mete Bakircioglu; Edited by Jackson Poling Welcome back to “The Shape of Music,” a five-part series where we take you through the magic of music—how it works and what makes it sound so good. So far, we’ve learned about rhythm (the heartbeat of music) and melody (the “meat and potatoes” of music). We […]

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All about the Powwow.

To continue our appreciation of Native American Heritage Month, we’re going to learn about ‘powwows!’ The powwow is a staple in North American Indigenous tradition. It is a gathering of tribe members all across North America who celebrate life by dancing and singing! These social celebratory gatherings have been held for hundreds of years. The […]

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Learning Gratitude through Reflection

Today is a wonderful day to learn about gratitude, don’t you think? If you don’t know what gratitude means, it means: “the quality of being thankful.” What are you thankful for? Have you thought much about what you’re thankful for? Most people don’t think about what they’re thankful for very often. If they did, science […]

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All about the Drum.

To celebrate the beginning of Indigenous People’s Month, we want to teach you about the importance of the drum! To help us teach, we spoke with Raymond Sewell, a member of the L’nu people. Raymond is a special advisor at Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia. He has also played the drum since he could […]

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Learning Mindfulness through Sound

Have you ever heard of the word, ‘mindfulness?’ Mindfulness is a word that means, “being in the moment.” It is a practice that is becoming popular because of its health benefits! Not giving your brain a break can be very tiring, and it can cause you to feel troubled. No one likes being troubled and […]

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