Tag: music criticism

  • Thank You, Nat Hentoff: A Writer Listening Beyond Category

    Thank You, Nat Hentoff: A Writer Listening Beyond Category

    By Sarah Manning In an interview with the Rutherford Institute in 2012, journalist, author, and jazz critic Nat Hentoff told interviewer John W. Whitehead about some advice Duke Ellington had given him. “Look. Do not categorize about music. You take each musician at the time and open yourself to that musician.” That’s exactly what Nat […]

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  • 5 Ways Constructive Criticism Will Make You a Better Songwriter

    5 Ways Constructive Criticism Will Make You a Better Songwriter

    Asking for criticism is a strange concept. Seeking out criticism of your songs can feel like asking someone to trample on your dreams. Like, “Hey there, here’s something I put my entire heart and soul into. I’d love for you to tear it apart for me!” … said no one ever. For someone who’s never […]

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