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Music Student 101

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Music Student 101

We are musicians, composers, engineers, teachers and students alike. The path of a musician can be challenging and uncertain but it can also be enriching and great fun! This is the path we chose and we are here as your resource. Explore theory, history, ear training, technique, special topics and overall musicianship.

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Recent Episodes of Music Student 101


131-Melodic Dictation Pt.7-Phrygian Mode

131-Melodic Dictation Pt.7-Phrygian Mode

Melodic dictation, the act of transcribing and notating a melody by ear, is a crucial skill for a musician to cultivate. In this episode, we will focus on the ever exotic Phrygian mode. Let's listen!

Episode 29 April 2024 1h, 42m and 8s


130-Listener Compositions Pt.7

130-Listener Compositions Pt.7

It is time for our 7th Listener Compositions episode. So let's enjoy the talents of our listeners! This episode will feature the original music of Fred Lancia, Mark Christie, Evan Bjork, Tom Richardson, Nikita Menkov and Devin Montes.

Episode 28 March 2024 1h, 47m and 34s


129-Perfect Pitch

129-Perfect Pitch

One out of every 10,000 people have absolute pitch (a.k.a perfect pitch). Many more, epecially musicians, wish they could have it. It's time to discuss this phenomenon and how it differs from relative pitch!

Episode 27 February 2024 1h, 4m and 37s


128-Form and Analysis Pt.5-Baroque Forms

128-Form and Analysis Pt.5-Baroque Forms

Continuing our discussion from Ep.114, we will now focus on some of the more widely known forms of the Baroque period (1600-1750 CE). We will discuss the church and chamber sonatas, the French overture, the dance suites and the fugue, just to name a few.

Episode 29 January 2024 1h, 23m and 23s


127-Harmonic Progression Pt.11-Neapolitan Chord

127-Harmonic Progression Pt.11-Neapolitan Chord

The Neapolitan chord is a great tool for modulation and for adding intrigue to any chord progression. In this episode, we will talk about it. We will listen to it. 
We will test our ears and their ability to identify it!

Episode 29 October 2023 1h, 16m and 52s


126-Native American Music Pt.1

126-Native American Music Pt.1

Today there are hundreds of Native American communities on the continents of North and South America. With each, their own cultures, cuisines, languages and rituals. But at the heart of all of these communities are dance and music. Let's learn about the sounds and origins of their music! This episode will focus on North America 
(Canada, The United States and Mexico).

Episode 29 September 2023 1h, 2m and 48s


125-Altered Chords Pt.4

125-Altered Chords Pt.4

Continuing from episode 112 (Altered Chords Pt.3), we will top off our discussion of altered chords. Ready your theory brain for coloristic chord successions, chromatic sequences and non sequential linear processes!

Episode 27 August 2023 1h, 10m and 59s


124-Instrument Care Pt.4-Woodwinds

124-Instrument Care Pt.4-Woodwinds

To keep your woodwinds sounding their best, it's important to keep them safe, clean and properly maintained. In this episode, we will review the instruments of the wood wind family: the oboe, clarinet, saxophone, flute and bassoon. We will also discuss the many parts involved and how to properly care for them.

Episode 29 July 2023 1h, 8m and 8s


123-Melodic Dictation Pt.6-Lydian Mode

123-Melodic Dictation Pt.6-Lydian Mode

Melodic dictation, the act of transcribing and notating a melody by ear, is a crucial skill for a musician to cultivate. In this episode, we will focus on the Lydian mode. Let's listen!

Episode 28 June 2023 1h, 22m and 16s


122-Sound Engineering (feat. Raymond Calhoun)

122-Sound Engineering (feat. Raymond Calhoun)

The sound engineer is the driving force behind a good listening experience at any live concert. If you enjoy the tech end of the music world, you will enjoy what our special guest, Raymond Calhoun, has to say. This career path can lead to some awesome places and some amazing people. So let's get mixing!

Episode 28 April 2023 1h, 25m and 24s

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