Tag: Piano

On Composing: Part II


Part I is this-a-way.

What’s music theory good for?

You might hear claims successful musicians don’t need understanding. After all, if you have heart, isn’t technical knowledge irrelevant? For me, music without heart is worthless, but music without theory isn’t much better.  Read More

In Defence of Einaudi


Pop music has an image problem.

It faces claims it’s devoid of heart and skill, a vapid product of greed rather than love of art. They’re probably correct – studies show a decline in musical complexity as a genre becomes more successful.  Read More

Accidental Profundity


One month ago, my cat went missing. Spoiler: we found him again.

Jasper is a ten month old Norwegian forest cat. His interests include chasing bottle caps, biting arms and exploring outside. We’ve grown used to it, maybe out of necessity; the alternative involves one restless kitten and many destroyed curtains.  Read More

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