Learn Musical Intervals With John Williams

Singers and other musicians often remember musical intervals by reference to famous examples of them – for instance, many of us, if we need to sing a perfect 4th, think “Here Comes the Bride.” It struck me recently to look into whether one can do this limiting oneself to John Williams’ film scores: Half step (ascending): Jaws [Read More...]

Christus Apollo: Religion, Science Fiction, and Music

SF Signal has a guest post about science fiction music. The focus of that post is on instrumental music, and in that category one album that comes to mind is Mike Oldfield’s “Songs of Distant Earth,” named after the novel by Arthur C. Clarke. But if one branches out to vocal music, then there is [Read More...]