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Continued Explorations~ Soul Searching Melodies

In this blog post I will be analyzing two pieces of music by the same composer that I find to be incredibly "soul searching" in melody. They are so forlorn, sorrowful, mysterious, deep, and mystical. Be careful not to listen for too long or you might be pulled into some deep emotion that will be… Continue reading Continued Explorations~ Soul Searching Melodies

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Music and The Fictive Dream~ The Long Road Back

Introduction I will be analyzing a piece of music from a film called "Spirit: Stallion of The Cimarron." This piece has no lyrics or words but it is a part of a film that has many songs with words. I chose to use a piece that did not have lyrics because this piece has always… Continue reading Music and The Fictive Dream~ The Long Road Back

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The Role of The Performer ~Hillary Hahn

Introduction I am going to be talking about Hillary Hahn, one of the most amazing violin performers alive today. Her hard work and dedication to music is greatly noticed and expressed through her performing. I will be explaining a bit about her early years and where she is today. Then, we'll be digging into two… Continue reading The Role of The Performer ~Hillary Hahn

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Take a Musical Trip~ Traditional Korean Music

For this blog post, I will be delving into a bit of the history and sound of traditional Korean music. There's a lot to cover so lets get started. First, lets start off with a recording of a traditional Korean folksong, called a "minyo" in Korea . Listen well and then I'll address some of… Continue reading Take a Musical Trip~ Traditional Korean Music

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Musical Innovations and Evolutions~ The Nyckelharpa

Introduction I am going to be exploring a little bit of the history and evolution of the instrument called the Nyckelharpa. The nyckelharpa is a Swedish instrument. It is related to the English Hurdy Gurdy and the French vielle. In other words, “It is somewhere between a type-writer and your grandpa’s old crackly fiddle.”"A nyckelharpa (Swedish: [ˈnʏ̂kːɛlˌharːpa], "keyed… Continue reading Musical Innovations and Evolutions~ The Nyckelharpa

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Musical Analysis #2: Assassin’s Creed Revelation Song

Introduction I will be analyzing "Assassin's Creed Revelation Song", composed by Lorne Balf and Jesper Kyd in 2011. There is very little information available about the development of this song and I struggled to find any reviews or references for it. I searched endlessly to find out where this song was composed at, what specific… Continue reading Musical Analysis #2: Assassin’s Creed Revelation Song

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“This is Berk”- A Musical Analysis

This is Berk         “This is Berk” composed by John Powell on March 23, 2010. I wanted to do some research and discover why I gravitate towards this particular song out of all John Powell’s scores from the How to Train Your Dragon movies. The rest of his compositions are wonderful but this one is… Continue reading “This is Berk”- A Musical Analysis