Instrument Assembly, First Sounds, and Maintenance/Care (Flash required)TED talks about MusicBenjamin Zander: On Music and Passion
- Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.
- In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.
- Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation -- so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.
- The euphonium, with its sweet brass sound, is rarely heard outside of traditional brass bands. Cutting loose on the euph, prodigy Matthew White performs Nat McIntosh's hip-hop-inflected "The Warrior Comes Out to Play."
- In this fun, 3-min performance from the World Science Festival, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal one surprising result of the way our brains are wired.
- What is a mistake? By talking through examples with his improvisational Jazz quartet, Stefon Harris walks us to a profound truth: many actions are perceived as mistakes only because we don't react to them appropriately.
- Video begins with an improv demonstration followed by his presentation at approximately 6:00.
Great random music videos If you know of a video that you think should be here, please let me know!Flute:
- World-renowned horn player, educator, and fearless performance coach Jeff Nelsen has an obvious and contagious passion for dynamic engagements. Jeff's pig-farming, opera-singing parents provided him with a wide palate of career choices and a diverse background from which to tell his story.
- Beatbox Flute -- Inspector Gadget/Axel F (who knew you could get that many sounds out of a flute!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ZX5qdIEB0
- and in a cello duet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMUlhuTkM3w
- James Galway - Irish Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqPXYbKWnUA
- Oleg Lapidus: Tico Tico http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFETGfr29VM
- Clarinet Ensemble: Malaguena http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpWPSBhZoHQ
- Klezmer All-Star Gang: King Valdemar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSvTIr9eU14
- Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (on a basset clarinet) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOxX0xGTOyE
- Bohemian Rhapsody by Saxophone Choir with choreography http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66YCUAQ-FEI
- Michele Bowen: Recital http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ1Nz3UOOas
- Indiana Jones "Raiders March" Bassoon Quintet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fehagyXsF3c&feature=related
- James Morrison plays piccolo trumpet in a baroque/jazz fugue http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=uhEGZHNukPw
- Wynton Marsalis plays Carnival of Venice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-jDld11jhw
- Allen Vizzutti plays Carnaval of Venice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BBNo093yCc
- Vienna Horns: Back to the Future (French Horn ensemble -- some interesting horn shapes here!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnFl1q0IYTA
- Amazing trombone solo (jazz, rock, and novelty all rolled into one!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRoyCSzzKxY&mode=related&search=
- Stars & Stripes trombone quartet (mind-blowing ability and technique!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq7WoY6Cngg&NR=1
- Mario Brothers Theme by Euphonium & Saxhorn (mini baritone) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Af0w7HcqEs