Tag Archives: art

March 21

The Art of Interpretation

Music teachers at Juilliard teach the art of interpretation first by instilling a mastery of the range of the instrument.  Production of sound from a violin, for instance, depends on a number of dimensions that an expert violinist has exacting control over – bow-speed, bow-pressure, bow-position, vibrato, intonation, note-entry, note-exit, to name a few.  They assign exercises […]

March 04

Zen and the Art of Karaoke

Let me tell you about three different approaches to karaoke.  The first involves singing in a room with friends, and I believe has its origins in Japan.  The second has its origins in the Midwest, and has affinities with the American Idol tradition.  The third has its roots in European Classical Music and/or mid-20th century […]