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Who Needs a Conductor?

A delightful OpEd tackling the debate surrounding the myth and mystery of the orchestral conductor’s role, from anecdote to history.

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Thundercat Chord Theory

In this post, courtesy of Reverb Machine’s Dan Carr, we break down the chord progressions of Thundercat’s most beloved jazz-inspired songs.

Johann Theile's “Harmonischer Baum” ("Harmonic Tree")

Bach and Bitcoin

A dramatic slice of musical history that touches on counterpoint wars and private dabbles in alchemy, the Bitcoin of the 18th century.

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Advice for a New Piano Teacher

Starting out teaching new students? Here are some pitfalls to avoid and strategies to implement (for the benefits of the student).