Was Classical Music the Popular Music of its Time?

There was a tweet that really inspired this blog post in the first place. And it went something like this: I've heard people say, "Classical music was the pop music of its time" before and unfortunately that cannot be further from the truth. One of the main reasons folks are led to believe this is … Continue reading Was Classical Music the Popular Music of its Time?

A “Note” to the “Staff”: Knowing Multiple Forms of Music Notation

A version of this blog post is being republished in the forthcoming book, Technology for Unleashing Creativity from Oxford University Press set for release in 2022. This blog post was also adapted from Creative Musicking: Practical, Real-life Ideas to Get Your Learners Creating Their Own Music (2020). There are a number of different styles of … Continue reading A “Note” to the “Staff”: Knowing Multiple Forms of Music Notation