Evelyn Simonian

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Composers and Composing

31st August 2012
In music, there are different talents. Performing an instrument, including singing, is one talent; conducting is another; and composing is yet a whole other. Musicians tend to have a penchant for one more than the other, and where they have such a niche, ... Read >

To Transcribe Music or Not

18th May 2012
Believe it or not, transcription can ruin a composition. Though primarily applicable to classical music, this can apply to most any other genre. One should know that when a composer writes a piece, it is intended for a particular instrument or set of inst... Read >

Why Everyone Should Listen to Classical Music

16th January 2012
We all tend to associate classical music with sophistication, technical skill and expression, all of which are true. However, did you know that classical music is actually beneficial for you to listen to it? Classical music originated at the turn of th... Read >

Climax in Music

03rd June 2010
What is a climax in music? A climax is essentially the most intense and emotional part of a phrase. It is not necessarily the highest or the loudest tone, but it is the most emphatic one in the cycle of a performance phrase or a musical section. There is ... Read >