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Music Education October 2012 Archive

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Spooky, Scary Music

Wednesday October 31, 2012
No matter how old I get, there's a particular music piece that still gives me chills whenever I hear it, and that's "Night on Bald Mountain" by Modest Mussorgsky. The ... Read More

The Saxophone

Sunday October 28, 2012
The saxophone is another single-reed woodwind instrument that can be prominently seen in a symphony orchestra. This instrument has a rich history and through the years various types have been ... Read More

The Clarinet

Thursday October 25, 2012
A popular single-reed woodwind instrument is the clarinet. This instrument has an interesting history as it has undergone many changes through the years. The clarinet was used by famous Classical ... Read More

The Flute

Monday October 22, 2012
Flutes belong to the woodwind family of instruments as it used to be made of wood. However by the 20th century, flutes made of metal became more popular., Flutes along ... Read More

The Guitar

Sunday October 14, 2012
Another plucked string instrument that is played with or without a pick is the guitar. Guitars are quite popular and is very versatile. For beginners it is advisable to start ... Read More

The Harp

Wednesday October 10, 2012
A plucked string instrument that can sometimes be seen in a symphony orchestra is the harp. It is one of the oldest and beautiful-sounding instruments of the string family. The ... Read More

The String Section

Monday October 8, 2012
A symphony orchestra's string section is composed of the violin, viola, cello and double bass. Each of these instrument plays an important role in terms of tone color, dynamics and ... Read More

On This Day in October...

Monday October 1, 2012
Once again it's the start of yet another month and it's time again to look back on significant events that happened in the world of music. Composer/lyricist Cole Porter died ... Read More

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