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Music is Hard 39: Fatigue

This week:
Tim and Dave talk about too much of a good thing. Can you listen to too much music? What do you do when your ears and mind get fatigued? How might we avoid fatiguing our audiences?

Link:
NY Times: Where the Avant-Garde Is Child’s Play

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Music is Hard 27: Resolutions

This week:
It’s a brand new year. Now that all the festivities are over, Tim and Dave propose some resolutions for themselves and for music. Yeah, that’s right. We speak for all of music. Happy New Year!

Links:
Sonomax Custom Fitted Earbuds
Best of SoundNotion.tv 2011
Helmut Lachenmann – Wikipedia
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Giacinto Scelsi – Wikipedia
Mark Wigglesworth: Disengagement Rings – Gramaphone

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Music is Hard 19: Picks (Fall 2011)

This week:
We respond to listener comments. Tim gives some (more) unsolicited fashion advice. After that, we take on that most eternal of music questions: What are you listening to?

Links:
Rdio playlist of our picks

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Music is Hard 14: Teaching

This week:
How can we guide students to make better music while still allowing them to make their own artistic decisions? What important non-technical lessons can we share with students early on?

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Music is Hard 13: Education

This week:
As musicians, what role do we play in educating non-musicians about what we do? What is the goal of doing so? Why is it important? How can we do it better?

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