A brief history on Western Classical Music

Awhile back, I was working on a book on orchestrating for Heavy Metal music. Most orchestrated Metal is just bad. Not going to call out names, but when I've heard several bands that actually have the budget to orchestrate their music, when they did, it sounded like garbage. That's because…

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Roman’s Tchaikovsky Top 10

You hear me talk about Beethoven often. But it is Tchaikovsky who is my favorite. Aesthetically, nobody can touch him. The very first time I heard his 6th, I was 17 years old. And I thought to myself “this is the greatest piece of music ever written”. My opinion hasn’t…

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The 3 greatest symphonies of all time

What are the three greatest symphonies of all-time? What an excellent question to ask. Here are my three. What I say is the top, most of the experts will have in the top three but almost never as number one. I'm a minority here, but I'm totally comfortable with that.…

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Classical Music for Newbies

What are the absolute best Classical pieces? Wrong question to ask. Rather, this article is Classical music for newbies. So, we expect the reader to not know Classical that well. And you don't want to introduce them to hard-core Classical music that will just turn them off to Classical music.…

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