Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Violin Lessons : Various Types of Violins

There are many different types of violins that you can try. Find a violin that works for you with help from an experienced performer and teacher in this free video on musical instruments.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Why Music Causes Different Emotions

Music causes different emotions by stimulating a primal part of the brain and by creating conflict between the consonant and the dissonant. Discover ways in which music evokes different emotions with tips from a professional musician in this free video.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Learning To Play A Musical Instrument And Building Life Skills

In this one minute video, professional musician David Motto, provides a shining example of the life skills one gains while learning to play an instrument. In addition to improving your musical talents, as you grow and improve, you gain passion. Passion helps you achieve your goals and others feed off of this energy wherever you are--in the office, on the soccer field, or at home with your family. There's so much more to gain when you practice playing your musical instrument.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Music and Math: The Genius of Beethoven - Natalya St. Clair

How is it that Beethoven, who is celebrated as one of the most significant composers of all time, wrote many of his most beloved songs while going deaf? The answer lies in the math behind his music. Natalya St. Clair employs the "Moonlight Sonata" to illustrate the way Beethoven was able to convey emotion and creativity using the certainty of mathematics.

Lesson by Natalya St. Clair, animation by Qa'ed Mai.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

2014 Benicia Art Walk - Walk on Art: The Granizo Tiles

Walk on Art: The Granizo Tiles

Saturday, September 13th
3:00pm - 7:00pm

Event Promises Art, Entertainment, and an Exploration of Steampunk

The Benicia Second Saturdays Art Walk kicks off the 2014 season at 21 downtown venues that include businesses, galleries, and public art.

Boasting one of the most active arts communities in the Bay Area, Benicia is home to over 200 artists, including painters, sculptors, stained and blown glass artists, printmakers and bookbinders, textile and ceramic artists, jewelers and multi-media artists.

Benicia Art Walk presents the opportunity to experience art in Benicia, and for visitors to enjoy the dining, shopping, music, and history that Benicia has become known for.

The Art Walk takes place in Benicia's historic downtown First Street area, from Military East to the scenic waterfront along the Carquinez Strait. Spend the day strolling our downtown, take in some of our exciting art offerings, and take advantage of the opportunity to shop and dine, too.

To download the brochure, please click HERE

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Why We Love Repetition in Music - Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

How many times does the chorus repeat in your favorite song? How many times have you listened to that chorus? Repetition in music isn’t just a feature of Western pop songs, either; it’s a global phenomenon. Why? Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis walks us through the basic principles of the ‘exposure effect,’ detailing how repetition invites us into music as active participants, rather than passive listeners.

Lesson by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, animation by Andrew Zimbelman for The Foreign Correspondents' Club.