Psychology of Music

Psychology of Music

Psychology or Just Cool?You're ready to relax, study, or maybe even go for a run. You throw on some headphones and turn up some of your favorite music. It feels good, right? Maybe you start to tap your feet, bob your head, or possibly get the chills from that really emotional chorus. It's hard to deny. When a movie has a great soundtrack, it's just better! What exactly is happening and why does it feel so great to listen to music? Yeah! That's what we dive into today. The key of the music definitely has something to do with the…
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All About Brass Instruments

All About Brass Instruments

The principal brass instruments of the modern symphony orchestra are the FRENCH HORN (also called HORN), TRUMPET, TROMBONE, and TUBA. Brass instruments are wind instruments, and although they may be coiled or bent into different shapes, all brass instruments consist essentially of a very long metal tube. If you straightened out all the tubing on a French horn, for example, it would be about seventeen feet long. The trumpet would be four to five and a half feet, the trombone nine to thirteen feet, and the tuba sixteen to twenty-six feet. A mouthpiece is inserted in one end of the…
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Classical 101:  The Difference Between Chamber, Philharmonic, and Symphony Orchestra

Classical 101: The Difference Between Chamber, Philharmonic, and Symphony Orchestra

Learn About Classical Definitions About classical music: I recently had a discussion with a friend who asked about the difference between the term chamber, philharmonic, and symphony orchestra. “What makes one a philharmonic and another a symphony orchestra, he asked? “Also, what is a chamber orchestra exactly?” These are very good questions, and if you’re not sure, don’t feel bad, as even some of us the classical music world find it a bit confusing. So, let’s clarify. In essence, the differences between chamber, philharmonic and symphony orchestra are based on an understanding of the origins of the terms. Firstly, the…
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