The beginning of a New Year has always presented me a feeling of adventure, a fresh start, and an opportunity to try new things. You can also call it a reason for me to act lazy towards the end of the year (;)). If you are a frequent at Rhythmroo.com, then you’ll know that this blog is going to be taken quite a radical change from what I normally post (free game albums/osts and reviews). The plan: Bring together topics I find intriguing from my Classical training as a Musician to my listening experiences of Video Game Music. The results will be quite satisfying I assure you.
I will be conducting these in series during the course of this year and further. The first series that will begin this year, and last quite a while depending on how much resources I can muster, is “The Musical Frontier: Listening”. In this series we will be discussing the three planes of listening that Aaron Copland generously breaks apart for us from how we listen to music. The three planes:
1. The Sensuous Plane
2. The Expressive Plane
3. The Sheerly Musical Plane
The point of this series is to explore these three different ways of listening to music and finding which plane you fall under with how you listen to music. Perhaps you listen to music more intelligently than you realize, or you might not and would like to discover new methods on how to listen to something. I’m sure everyone will walk away with someone new, as I have after going through Aaron Copland’s “What to Listen for in Music”.
I leave you with two pieces of music that perhaps you will like and hear a familiar essence that intertwines them into a deeper connection.
Unfortunately you’ll have to watch this on Youtube, so click twice.