Mornings With Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685. (Or alternatively, on 31 March 1685.) His music is wonderful studying music. It makes the mind receptive, able to hold onto the subject you are learning about, find the essence of the topic or the most interesting angle and thesis that you want to present.Continue reading “Mornings With Bach”

Culture Makers and Cultural Unifyers: Food and Music

The most effective, and perhaps least recognized, peacemakers in our world, are food and music. If you like it even a little bit, music and food will connect you in a way that all debates will not. Food or music are the mark of a culture. Food and music keep people in a space longContinue reading “Culture Makers and Cultural Unifyers: Food and Music”

Music Education and the Birth of Motown

A very interesting article by Livia Gershon — about a paper written by Marie McCarthy of the University of Michigan.. Apparently, Detroit was not only a town of recreational music. Schools nurtured young talents with special educational programs; educators gave kids with promising skills and the love for music the confidence to go out andContinue reading “Music Education and the Birth of Motown”

Looking Forward to More Great Music

When there is an abundance of great new music (right now is such a time; I hear a lot of unknown – to me – songs that have fetching rhythms, meaningful lyrics, and solid singers), a huge shift in consciousness is about to happen. When art sucks (and much of the art of the earlyContinue reading “Looking Forward to More Great Music”

Music Is the Fountain of Youth

Just look at classical musicians, conductors, people who really enjoy music — they remain young in spirit and very often in the body too. And it isn’t because the music they play is all new, hip or vanguard, but because there is a harmony in music that affects the cells and there is an orderContinue reading “Music Is the Fountain of Youth”