Six handpicked classic carols with six gospel counterparts
Christmas music / Classical music / Gospel geek / Music education

Six handpicked classic carols with six gospel counterparts

By Melanie Henderson¬† Aww, Christmas is nearly here.¬†I hadn’t yet done anything on Christmas music, sorry. There’s all kinds of beautiful music to be shared. Don’t worry though, there’s more to come after this post (hooray!). While for the most part everyone’s all pop and classic carols at this time of year, as with most … Continue reading

Music education

The importance of variety in the music you study, by Philip Glass

“European musicians didn’t learn popular music, whereas in America we did. You played in bands, orchestras and you played everything. The high-art/low-art idea, that was a very European idea and not much appreciated in America. People like Cole Porter and Gershwin were considered very important composers.” Philip Glass Which 20th/21st century composer do you deem … Continue reading