I wanted to know if composing music for a specific instrument demands that you know how to at least play the instrument. I'm sure if you know how the instrument sounds by itself as well as within an ...
I heard that Beethoven's Ode To Joy was written to express the essence of life in terms of suffering and acceptance. I'm not totally convinced by this sentence so I'd like to ask whether someone ...
I see every performing band playing music I can recognized, and which I assume is copyrighted. What are the rules regarding this? Are all these bands in copyright violation? Or can bands just play ...
I recently subscribed to the new myspace in order to have a place where I could share my music (electronic compositions) production. But it seems to me that the ones who are not subscribed cannot see ...
I came across this fascinating video on Youtube, and I'm wondering who composed the music. My apologies in advance, I'm naive in this area. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
What are some musical characteristics that can be analyzed to tell if a piece of music was written by Ludwig van Beethoven or Frédéric Chopin? Both are unmistakably present in the concert repertoire ...
Beside playing drums I'm toying with software to create music. The problem is when I need to advance further. I may have some good, let's say "riffs" (or pieces, or melodies, or ideas), and I'm pretty ...
I've been listening to Henry Fillmore's "Trombone Family". It brought me to thinking, how long have trombone smears been around in written sheet music? Was Fillmore, a.k.a. "Father of the Trombone ...