Bigwigs of Classical Music

Bigwigs of Classical Music by Ben Lansing

Bigwigs of Classical Music

Music Matters Blog posted a review of the book, here. I found a description of this music history guide:

"Bigwigs of Classical Music is a fun, novice-friendly guide to the incredible history of classical music. Covering over 2,000 years of music history, Bigwigs of Classical Music will introduce the reader to the entire span of classical music, from the music of ancient civilizations, to the masterpieces of Bach and Beethoven, to the latest movie soundtracks. Bigwigs of Classical Music includes biographies and music recommendations for over 75 of history's most significant composers, each accompanied with caricatures and illustrations by the author. "  
Monday Music Quote

I shall seize Fate by the throat; it shall certainly not bend and crush me completely.
-- Ludwig van Beethoven, letter to F G Wegeler, 1801

Some of Beethoven's tabs, chords, pdfs and midis can be found here.
So, if you want to learn how to play the Classical piece, Flight of the Bumble Bee on the guitar, it looks like, this. Looking for the notes to the melody, you'll find them here.

When you have the time, stop by the gospel music training center.

Did you get a chance to watch the Super Bowl? Hoping that your favorite team won. How did you like Madonna's half-time show? Are you a fan?


"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey
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