Welcome Back! Whether we saw you over the summer or not, the new school year is a time for new beginnings. Things at Music 101 are no different. We are starting two new group classes this fall (check them out in the "Music 101 Events" section). In honor of our new small ensemble class, all of the videos this month are of small ensembles. Who knew such a large variety of music could be played by such small groups of musicians? Happy Listening!
Music 101 Events!
Sept. 2015 - Registration for New Classes is Open! Have you heard? Music 101 has been busy this summer adding new classes to our curriculum! Use your skills to play in a group in our
Small Ensemble Class or practice performing on stage in our
Group Performance Class! New classes will begin in October. Register now to secure your spot!
Jazz Trio (guitar, drums, bass) "Sunday Mornin" (The Duke Robillard Jazz Trio) Small ensemble music doesn't have to be classical. Here a trio of instruments plays a jazz tune. Listen for the drum solo in the middle! In jazz music, the musicians take turns improvising solos, or making them up as they go along.
A Cappella Vocal Quartet
"Go the Distance" from Disney's Hercules (Rendezvous Quartet) From rock bands to pop vocal groups, small ensembles are still a popular way to perform music today. Listen as this vocal quartet sings "Go the Distance" from the movie Hercules. Notice that the singers don't need background instruments. They make all of the sounds with their voices alone. This is called singing "a cappella".