Piano Movie Review: They Came to Play

Piano Movie Review: They Came to Play

I am at heart a pianist and have always loved not only to play the piano but also to watch others play the pieces that I love. I enjoy hearing the different ways a Mozart Piano Sonata can be interpreted or how someone else would approach a Chopin Ballade. This […]

07/31/2011 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Music Dictionary Word of the Moment : SYNCOPATION

Music Dictionary Word of the Moment :  SYNCOPATION

Syncopation : in short is accenting the off beats or weak beats Syncopation is a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm; a placement of rhythmic stresses or accents where they wouldn’t normally occur. Syncopation is used in many musical styles, and is fundamental in African-derived styles such […]

07/29/2011 9:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Today in Music History …..July 28th

Today in Music History …..July 28th

1750 – Johann Sebastian Bach dies after an unsuccessful eye operation 1931 – Congress makes “Star-Spangled Banner” our 2nd national anthem 1955 – #1 on the Billboard chart – “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets 1982 – # 1 on the Billboard chart – “Eye of […]

07/28/2011 2:43 am Comments are Disabled

Benjamin Zander – Music and Passion

Benjamin Zander – Music and Passion

This is a wonderful short talk by this great and inspirational British composer who addresses the lost love of classical music and how to open up to it’s charms.  His view is interesting and inspiring and very dynamic and funny. You’ll like it.    Enjoy…. Benjamin Zander – passion of Classical […]

07/27/2011 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

The musical journey of the clave with Bobby Sanabria…

The musical journey of the clave with Bobby Sanabria…

10:05am The sound check is underway here at the Queens Theatre in NYC. I am here to enjoy Bobby Sanabria give a lecture series and performance on the history of Afro-Cuban music through the clave. Bobby Sanabria is a multiple Grammy nominated drummer, percussionist, arranger, composer and bandleader. With so […]

07/23/2011 9:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Happy Birthday … Stewart Copeland !!!

Happy Birthday … Stewart Copeland !!!

Random fun facts in music, brought to you by TheMusicWorkshop.com STEWART COPELAND : aka Klark Kent Born today July 16, 1952 Drummer most known for his work with the Police and Curved Air, also played with Manzarek-Krieger and Gizmo. Small Bio Seriously one of the best drummers ever !!!! This […]

07/16/2011 10:38 am 1 comment

CLAVE – The Key: A Rhythmic Journey from Africa to the New World

CLAVE – The Key: A Rhythmic Journey from Africa to the New World

SATURDAY, JULY 23 – 1:00PM Multiple Grammy nominated drummer, percussionist,arranger, composer, bandleader Bobby Sanabria uses the 5-beat rhythm of the clave (the rhythmic pattern and unifying principle of Cuban son, rumba and contemporary salsa) as the “key” to unlock the roots of Afro-Cuban music and show its presence in the music […]

07/11/2011 6:44 am Comments are Disabled