Notes From Under The Piano

Our Sagging, Flabby Attention Spans

Classical music can have a profound effect on our ability to better focus and lengthen our attention spans. Maestro Maull explores how to strengthen your mental muscles with inspiration from…

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Video Podcast - Notes from Under the Piano Episode 13, Moon Tempo

Moon Tempo

Maestro Maull explains the meaning of “moon tempo” during his performance in The Stephen Foster Story in Kentucky on July 20, 1969, the same date when we first landed on…

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Video Podcast - Notes from Under the Piano Episode 12, A Visit to the Chorus School

A Visit to the Chorus School

Maestro Maull has always strongly identified with young chorus students, given he attended St. Peter’s Choir School in Philadelphia. In his last visit to The Newark Boys Chorus School in…

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Video Podcast - Notes from Under the Piano Episode 11, Ear Worms

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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Notes from Under the Piano, Episode 10: Conductor Humor with George Marriner Maull

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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Notes from Under the Piano, Episode 9: The Invisibility of Music with George Marriner Maull

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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I was delighted to hear George Marriner Maull’s “Inside Music” when he discussed how to listen to and enjoy Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the 4th movement. To have the words of the choral Ode to Joy translated and explained (word for word) was enlightening and inspiring as well. And to learn all the intricacies of the music itself was fascinating.

— Inside Music radio listener

 

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