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Here, I will post regarding various topics in music such as composers, pieces, technique, music theory, etc. Each post will end with a brief CALL TO ACTION, an opportunity to creatively apply what you've just read. Is there a topic that you would like me to write about? Leave a comment with your topic suggestion!

March 14, 2015

As professor of flute at the Paris Conservatoire from 1893 until his death in 1908, French flutist and conductor Claude-Paul Taffanel was the founder of the French Flute School. The French Flute School, which was characterized by lightness of tone and vibrato, played a...

May 16, 2014

German composer and keyboard player Sigfrid Karg-Elert is best known for his works for harmonium and organ. At the age of 5, he moved with his family to Leipzig. Following the death of his father in 1889, a family in Leipzig provided Sigfrid with a piano so that he cou...

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