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We're back, with our first episode in a new series we're calling Top 10! On this episode, we discuss what listening to a symphony feels like, how to judge the greatness of different pieces of music, and we throw out some of our favorites. Be sure to let us know what you think of our list, and what your Top 10 symphonies are! Contact us at www.attentiontodetailpod.com, or hit us up on our social media channels!
Happy new decade from Attention to Detail! We're back with our first episode of 2020, which marks the 250th centennial of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth. In honor of the greatest classical composer, we spend this episode talking about his life, listening to his music, and asking why he is so great after all!
Happy holidays from Attention to Detail! On this special episode, we decided to bring our listening techniques to the world of holiday music, to give our followers a primer on how to listen a little more attentively during this music-filled season. Plus, we offer a few suggestions for some new years resolutions, Attention to Detail style!
In the first episode of our exciting new partnership with Lincoln Center, we preview the LA Phil's upcoming performance of Bruckner Symphony No. 4 with some guided listening! Whether you can attend the concert or not, we take you through some simple approaches to listening to Bruckner that you can practice at home and bring with you to the hall.
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We continue our discussion of form with an overview of three of the most common formal archetypes: sonata, theme and variations, and rondo. Although we throw out a bit of musical jargon in this episode, we encourage you to wade through the technical details - you'll come out the other side prepared to listen to entire movements of pieces!
We start our two-episode exploration of form with by discussing what musical form actually is, how to listen to decisions that composers have made, and going on long, non-musical tangents. We also introduce a first for this podcast, assigning our listeners some homework! Link to the recording is here: https://youtu.be/NdSKxPwf6Ek
We're back with our final episode on the nuts and bolts of music, and this time we're talking about rhythm! We discuss what rhythm actually is, why we all know exactly when our favorite DJ is going to drop the beat, and how music is unique in the way it unfolds over time.
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What is harmony, and why is it so important? In this episode, we will continue to break down the nuts and bolts of music, discussing the reasons why we have harmony, what to listen for in your favorite pop songs, and why classical music is the best cure for the adult version of chicken pox, shingles.
In this episode, we explore one of the most important parameters of music: melody. We discuss what makes a great melody, why it's difficult to sing the national anthem in tune, and who are the best composers of catchy tunes!