I was researching medieval Spain when I came across this video. It’s a live concert of medieval Spanish music, performed on period instruments. The gentleman who stands up and speaks occasionally is a celebrated expert on historical music of all types, apparently, and has numerous albums. Check it out!
Category Archives: Music Monday
I haven’t posted a Music Monday in a while, and when I came across this last night I felt particularly inspired and wanted to share it. I can’t remember exactly what thread of searching through music on youTube brought me to Violin Revolution. I know I wanted a few different instrumental covers of System of
About two years ago I picked up, on a whim, an erhu. For those unfamiliar with the instrument, it’s most easily described as the Chinese two-string violin. The mechanics behind how the instrument works is pretty different than a violin, but the actual method of playing it is pretty much the same. I didn’t know
Two Steps from Hell is one of my go-to places for great writing music, and the opening track to Skyworld is one of their best. All’s Hell that Ends Well is one of the first pieces of Epic Classical that really nails the use of dubstep style techno, mixed will mass choral and full orchestra.
I know a lot of people who, when they think “classical music,” they think of floaty, soft music that just kind of drifts around the air. Flutes and violins, maybe a piano or the occasional oboe. It’s hard to blame them for that perception, since it seems that’s mostly what NPR and other classical music
Welcome to the next Music Monday. Today I want to share with you something fun and silly. I mean, have you read my book yet? It’s not exactly a “serious” book. So while I love my badass music and my action-y music, sometimes I just have to grin like an idiot while I write (full
For this second installment of Music Mondays, I want to throw at you guys something a little happier. One of the genres I rely on the most when I’m writing is Epic Classical, which is an emerging genre that sometimes gets called “movie trailer music” and is essentially a split off Orchestrated Rock. Which is
Listening to music is a big part of my writing process. So, today I’m starting a series of posts I’m calling Music Monday. The first piece I want to share is Prophecies, by Philip Glass. Taken from the soundtrack of the film Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Prophecies is the longer version of the opening piece that shares