Category Archives: Music Humour

The tragic destiny of a fish

“I shot this little film in my kitchen over a few weeks in late 2011. It is the result of my passion for beautiful sad opera songs and my interest in the tragic destiny of a fish.” ~Carlo Vogele, creator … Continue reading

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Brain scarf

File this one under “What will they think of next?” NeuroKnitting. You end up getting to wear a knitted scarf with a pattern based on your own brain activity while listening to, in this case, some of the Goldberg Variations. … Continue reading

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Live. From the Rodeo Saloon.

A delightful stop-motion video – a story taken straight from the pages of a western. Set to Hoe-down from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo Suite.

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It has to be Bach

This showed up on Facebook this morning (Classical Musicians Everywhere) with the caption “Felix Baumgartner says Hello to The Piano Guys.” I love it. Yes – imagine what The Piano Guys could do with this! I’m thinking this has to … Continue reading

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Doodle Music

Vihart, the Mathemusician, has done another brilliant video about music and math. You could use this to teach melodic contour, symmetry, parallel and contrary motion, stacking 3rds, polyphony….   or you could just watch and enjoy!

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Codename: Bourne Vivaldi

The PianoGuys always make my day. I get excited when I see they have a new video out. Their latest is a Bourne soundtrack/Vivaldi concerto creation. In their words: “In the early 1700’s Antonio Vivaldi wrote a concerto for an … Continue reading

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“Page-turner” redefined

This is for anyone who has been nervous about being asked to turn pages for a pianist. Beethoven was giving a concert at a court in Vienna one night in 1795 or 1796, playing a Mozart concerto. He had asked … Continue reading

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Do You Have the Nerve?

So you want to write a fugue.You got the urge to write a fugue.                                                     … Continue reading

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F Sharp

You don’t have to have perfect pitch to enjoy this one:

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Mozart C Major as you’ve never seen it before

This is the familiar Mozart C Major sonata K. 545 with a wonderfully descriptive harmonic analysis – and don’t let those words frighten you! (and don’t let the French title scare you, either). It shows just how big an emotional … Continue reading

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