Music Journal

March 2017

Monthly Archives: March 2017
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New Community Hip-Hop Project Breaks Down Boundaries

Jasmine Crittenden · March 14, 2017

 A new community music initiative is using rap, beats and dance to bring together diverse communities, including people experiencing disability, people experiencing disadvantage, refugees and migrants. Based in Melbourne and run through Wild at Heart Community Arts, the year-long project, called Breakin’ Boundaries, launched in February.…

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An Audience of Millions for Australia’s Young Composers

Clare Kenny · March 14, 2017

Artology exists to develop the creative potential of Australia’s young people – and to exhibit their work for the world to see. Over the last few years, in partnership with the Sydney Opera House, Artology’s Fanfare Competition has helped young Australian composers showcase their work on a grand scale.…

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Singing in Tune: It’s Really About Musical Exposure and Confidence

Graham Strahle · March 13, 2017

Is the inability to sing in tune something people are born with, and can it be helped by taking singing lessons? The subject of tone-deafness has come up again of late, with two ABC Radio programs (on Life Matters and All In The Mind) suggesting that many people mistakenly assume they can’t sing and think they have this disorder when in fact they don’t.…

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Crossing the Classical Divide: The Ten Tenors

Graham Strahle · March 13, 2017

‘Classical crossover’ is a music industry tag that is applied to artists who combine different genres, typically in order to go mainstream. Popera groups Il Divo, Amici Forever and the electric string quartet Bond show just how massively successful such artists can be in commercial terms – Il Divo’s sales of over 12 million albums worldwide place them in the same league as Led Zeppelin II, Def Leppard’s Hysteria or Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet, for example.…

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