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Why do we love repetition in music?

TED-Ed on YouTube explores the question: Why do we love repetition in music? Here’s their Youtube blurb: “How many times does the chorus repeat in your favorite song? How many times have you listened to that chorus? Repetition in music…

Dilbert on the ten thousand hour rule

Dilbert on the ten thousand hour rule. Works well for music! Link/ Source: You can check out this Dilbert comic and more of Scott Adams here: www.dilbert.com

Hotlink: Douglass Scott Rosette Tribute to Manuel Velazquez

Fellow Vancouver Islander and luthier Douglass Scott has a nice little article about making some rosettes in tribute of Manuel Velazquez who passed away in April. Via his blog. I love his updates, he always includes some personal reflections and…

New Guitar Concerto by Clarice Assad

New Guitar Concerto by composer Clarice Assad via guitarist Marc Teicholz. Read the full article on newmusicusa.com. Here’s an excerpt: I am commissioning a guitar concerto from the well-known Brazilian composer Clarice Assad. Clarice is a uniquely qualified composer for…

GFA International Competition Winners 2014

The winners of the 2014 GFA International Guitar Competition via the GFA blog: 1st Place: Ekachai Jearakul (Thailand) 2nd Place: Thomas Csaba (France) 3rd Place: Jérémy Peret (France) 4th Place: Celil Refik Kaya (Turkey) Ekachai Jearakul in a vid from…

GFA Youth Winners 2014

You can see the GFA Blog Post about this. Junior Division 1st: Xu Kun Liu (Canada) 2nd: Chanhyeok Lee (South Korea) 3rd: Kang Min Shin (South Korea) 4th: Nadja Jankovic (Montenegro) Senior Division 1st: John Bogan (USA) 2nd: Grace Sheppard…

Hotlink: Paul Galbraith Concert Review

Check this review of Galbraith in the Santa Barbara Independent. Who plays two Mozart piano works followed by double Bach cello suites in attacca? He’s a wild man, out of control! …Finally, Galbraith stacked together two favorites for guitar —…

Luthier Douglass Scott Reviews Tuning Machines

Luthier and Vancouver Island friend Douglass Scott reviews a number of tuning machines. Great little post! He looks at: Gilbert, Gotoh, Sloane, Alessi, and Baljak models. Visit his blog to read the review: Thoughts On Tuning Machines Image source and…

Practicing and the iPhone | Stephen Aron

Some pros and cons of the digital era via Stephen Aron. Here’s just an excerpt. Sometimes I wonder if the current generation of music students simply get less out of their practice time than previous generations. Its not that they…