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Thursday, April 15th, 2021

All musical instruments provide us human beings a way or method to produce sound by which we as composers and performers can express both our creative, unique and individual musical ideas and it gives everyone great musical pleasure and enjoyment…

…an article with the intent of conveying to you the years of internship and the total personal involvement a luthier invests in the instruments they create…

…HFA is matching dollar for dollar all private and corporate donations up to $100 through April 15th to help fund the relief effort. Please take a moment to give your support…

…Christopher Tin has won two Grammy’s in one night for his composition Baba Yetu and for his debut CD Calling All Dawns. Following up on our recent exclusive interview with Christopher where he discusses the story behind the making of Calling All Dawns…

Music education has done so much for me personally that I can’t help but believe in the power of what music education can do. I think that anyone who finds success in music and loves music has an obligation to develop music for the next generation, whether via teaching, trying to inspire younger people with music, or just sharing the inherent beauty of music.

Beethoven wrote in many styles however, most of his musical output uses the sonata form and the variation. His improvisational skills and his orchestral arranging skills provides the avenue of creating a wide variety of variations …

No other Composer, before or since Johann Sebastian Bach, has succeeded to express musical genius that he so elegantly and profusely gave us to enjoy. The breadth and width of Bach’s immense musical output gave the world such a profound collection of sonic beauty unsurpassed even unto this day.

…two important ideas Gluck brought to the Opera. First, the orchestra was placed in equal value to the overall operatic performance rather than as a subordinate part of the opera. Secondly, because the historical use of opera was to demonstrate drama…

Some claim that Haydn was the creator of several song forms; the symphony, string quartets, sonatas and the concerto. The fact of the matter is that these forms were “in development” prior to his involvement with them. What is of most significance of Haydn’s contribution to music at large is that he alone, perfected these forms…

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most gifted Composers this world has ever known. He is considered to be the single most significantly influential Composers of the Classical Music Period. During his lifetime Wolfgang was viewed as…

Monteverdi spent an enormous amount of time developing and writing his collection of these nine books on the sacred Madrigals. His first volume was written and published in 1587. He continued to develop and write…

…let me extend a most heartfelt thank you to all who have supported this site as well as the StringTunes website. Collectively, throughout 2010 we have seen substantial growth for an independent music composer and music publisher. It is only because of you and your participation that this site remains and continues to grow.

There are many benefits of using music notation software which includes the production of visually elegant manuscripts, digital reproduction capabilities, immediate feedback via midi and audio playback, rapid editing, improved collaborative methods and …

Please join us by extending the Holiday cheer to all of our featured guests. by visiting their website. Consider leaving a note letting them know how much you appreciate their creative efforts…

…two of the 2010 Grammy nominees, Christopher Tin and Michael DeMaria, have been written about in featured articles on this website. Both are up for nomination…