Notes From Under The Piano

Ear Worms

Ear Worms are snippets of music that continually repeat through one’s mind after the music is no longer playing. We have ALL experienced this phenomenon. Learn more in this first…

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Conductor Humor

Conductors notoriously take themselves too seriously, and orchestra personnel have never been shy about putting conductors in their place.  Find out how orchestral musicians express their conductor humor! Notes from…

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The Invisibility of Music

What makes an invisible art form like music visible?  What helps you stay present with the music as it invisibly progresses through real time?   Learn about “Blueprints” and “Listening Guides”…

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The Sound of Silence

No, not the Simon & Garfunkel hit from 1964! How do “rests” or silences placed by composers in music have a profound effect on listeners?  Feel the emotional impact of…

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A Day in the Life of a Pair of Violists

Are audiences aware of the many mini-dramas that may be unfolding on stage during a performance?  Maestro Maull shares a funny and real story from his days in the Louisville…

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The More We Perceive…The More We Receive

What happens when you give something your undivided attention? A chance to perceive more!  How did a visit to Africa illustrate this? Notes from Under the Piano is available on your…

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Thank you and everyone involved for putting together all of these wonderful videos. With the current situation and thinking long-term, I wanted to help students in the Orchestra to grow as active listeners. We initially worked through Firebird and are now onto the New World Symphony. It’s been a lot of fun to read the students’ responses to the music, as they grow in insight and appreciation.

— NJ Music Educator, on the Orchestra’s Discovery Chat Videos

 

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