Composer Kings

Composer Kings

When we read about important leaders in history we often focus on the battles they won or lost but the political changes they enacted. This is obviously more important than the other aspects of their day-to-day life but I find it nonetheless interesting to learn about the lesser-known qualities of historic leaders, like the fact that a few of them found time to compose music. There are many political figures…

Circadian Rhythms and Mental Disorders: Jin Yi at TEDxFountainValleyHighSchool

Circadian Rhythms and Mental Disorders: Jin Yi at TEDxFountainValleyHighSchool

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Cristina Bufi-Pöcksteiner Thank you very much. Does anybody know about a circadian rhythm? Raise your hand if anybody knows about it. [Circadian Rhythm and Mental Disorders] Circadian rhythm simply tells us for any biological system, we have a rhythm over the day and the night. Let’s say, after this lecture, we go back home and to sleep. So that’s why we call ourselves “diurnal” animals. Other…

Understanding atonality and 20th century composers

Understanding atonality and 20th century composers

I remember years ago trying to teach some Stockhausen, and trying to explain why he felt compelled to range widely all over the keyboard. Students and everybody else are saying, “Well, anybody can do that, it’s just random notes.” So I said, “Well, what is this?” And then I played [plays notes on the piano]. Eventually, one student put up their hand, and I said, “Yes?”, and she said, “That…

We’re Going on a Lion Hunt Song | Kids Song | Camp Song | Animal Song | The Kiboomers

We’re Going on a Lion Hunt Song | Kids Song | Camp Song | Animal Song | The Kiboomers

We’re going on a lion hunt We’re going on a lion hunt I’ve got my binoculars I’ve got my binoculars I’m not scared! I’m not scared! Ooo, look at that tall wavy grass! It’s so tall! Can’t go over it We can’t go over it We can’t go under it We can’t go under it. We’re just gonna have to go through it We’re gonna have to go through it!…

Will Vinson – Rhythmic Independence Saxophone Masterclass

Will Vinson – Rhythmic Independence Saxophone Masterclass

Whatever you have together in your playing, as magnificent as it may be, if the basics of time are not covered, all of those things will be, I’m going to be dramatic and say, worthless. What we’re aiming for is the kind of consistency that you hear from a great bass player. Now, you cannot have any kind of rhythmic independence unless you have a solid time feel. So every…

Planets Song

Planets Song

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun Venus comes next; it’s the hottest one Earth comes 3rd, the only life that we know Mars has the largest canyon and volcano The gassy planet Jupiter, the largest you will find Saturn has rings around the outside Uranus is funny ’cause it spins on its side Neptune looks blue, the coldest of its kind Okay, get ready. We’re gonna say all…

Jingle Bells | Christmas Songs | Little Baby Bum | Nursery Rhymes for Babies

Jingle Bells | Christmas Songs | Little Baby Bum | Nursery Rhymes for Babies

(chimes tinkling) (upbeat piano music) ♫ Dashing through the snow ♫ In one-horse open sleigh ♫ O’er the fields we go ♫ Laughing all the way ♫ Bells on bobtails ring ♫ Making spirits bright ♫ What fun it is to laugh and sing ♫ A sleighing song tonight ♫ Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells ♫ Jingle all the way ♫ Oh, what fun it is to ride ♫ In…