Jazz – The history of a lifestyle

What we play is life” is a famous quote of jazz legend Louis Armstrong and says, that this music is more than just a simple genre, it’s a lifestyle. Freedom, detachment of norms, fun and spontaneity are thereby the key elements. The rhythm is sometimes very frisky and totally different from classical genres. That’s why many jazz musicians say, you have to feel it to … Continue reading Jazz – The history of a lifestyle

The origins & basics of House

House – originated in the early 1980s in the afro American clubs of Chicago is nowadays besides techno one of the most popular type of EDM (electronical dance music). It’s often played in night clubs and includes many sub genres, like deep, future, electro and tropical house. Worldwide famous producers are for example Avicii, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris and Armin van Buuren. Obviously it developed … Continue reading The origins & basics of House

A brief history of music

Music plays a huge role in modern society. Through the internet almost anybody has access to lots of music nowadays. We use it to relax, overcome emotions or just for entertainment. It’s scientifically proven, that music can influence our behaviour. A concrete example therefore would be movies, which create tension, affection or other feelings just with some background music. So where does music even come … Continue reading A brief history of music

Practice smart

If you play an instrument, you probably know the struggle of practicing a new piece. You play the new piece over and over again, sometimes for many hours and days, until it finally sounds good. Unfortunately this method is very inefficient and not very professional as well. I am playing the violin for about ten years now and with the help of my different teachers … Continue reading Practice smart