Category Archives: Music

Jaco and Toots – A Match Made in Heaven

Kurosawa’s Rashomon told the story of murder from three perspecatives. Jaco’s composition, Three Views of a Secret, is about something from difference views. Featuring Toots Thielmanns on harmonica and Jaco on piano. John Francis Anthony “Jaco” Pastorius III (/ˈdʒɑːkoʊ pæsˈtɔːriəs/, … Continue reading

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John Coltrane: My Favourite Things – East meets West – Magic from 3:45!!

The original was regarded to have transcended from the West to the East and this tribute with the Sachal Jazz ensemble from Lahore Pakistan and Wynton Marsalis absolutely manages to do so! What a tribute and proof that when the … Continue reading

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The Blues, As Digested by a Classical Musician

For Sound Bank 17, I made it an “As Digested by a Classical Musician” video where I explore the Blues genre, but more specifically the 12-bar progression derived from it, applied to many different types of music. The playlist I … Continue reading

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Name that tune: Brain takes just 100 to 300 milliseconds to recognize familiar music – ScienceBlog.com

The human brain can recognise a familiar song within 100 to 300 milliseconds, highlighting the deep hold favourite tunes have on our memory, a UCL study finds. Anecdotally the ability to recall popular songs is exemplified in game shows such … Continue reading

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Ginger Baker & Fela Kuti: How Two Neurotic Musicians Made The Best Music Nobody Heard

Bandsplaining In the 1970s, English Drummer Ginger Baker drove across the Sahara Desert to meet Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. What followed were some of the most incredible jazz & rock recordings of all time, as well as some heartbreaking setbacks.

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Bebop, As Digested by a Classical Musician

How has learning about bebop and jazz been like, as a classically trained musician? And how has it influenced my approach to music? In this video I break down elements of bebop from my perspective, learn from jazz musicians Aimee … Continue reading

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Imagination Off the Charts: Jacob Collier comes to MIT

This documentary film won the New England Emmy in the Arts and Entertainment category. Jacob Collier is a Grammy Award winning artist based in London. During the Fall of 2016 Jacob performed with musicians from MIT, Berklee College of Music, … Continue reading

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The 7 Levels of Jazz Harmony

Ya like jazz? You will! There are 7 levels of Jazz Harmony, and we’ll explore each of them through reharmonizing the chorus of one of my favorite tunes from 2019 – Lizzo’s Juice. Thanks to Jae Soto for singing! OUTRO … Continue reading

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Music Theory Between East and West: Opening Ceremony

 

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Perception of musical pitch varies across cultures – ScienceBlog.com

People who are accustomed to listening to Western music, which is based on a system of notes organized in octaves, can usually perceive the similarity between notes that are same but played in different registers — say, high C and … Continue reading

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