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Orphion: a new tablet app that lets you make music with venn diagrams

Orphion: a new tablet app that lets you make music with venn diagrams

GregJohnson February 15, 2012 0

Jazz saxophonist Bastus Trump has come up with an innovative way of making music on a tablet computer. He has created an app for the iPad called Orphion which is, in effect, its own

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You ask, we answer! “Who was the choral composer I Burnell?”

You ask, we answer! “Who was the choral composer I Burnell?”

GregJohnson February 14, 2012 0

Miriam Grossman Menascé headed to the musicroom facebook with a query: “I would like to have some information about the composer I. Burnell. Our chorus is going to sing his passiontide cantata, “For us

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US schools shown the history of blues music

US schools shown the history of blues music

GregJohnson February 14, 2012 0

Blues music emerged as a genre from African American musicians living in Southern Texas and the Deep South and today it forms part of the US’ rich history of music. A programme is being

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5 tips on how to serenade that special someone on Valentines Day!

5 tips on how to serenade that special someone on Valentines Day!

GregJohnson February 14, 2012 1

Love is in the air, poems are in the post and yet ideas are still hard to come by for the hopeless romantic on Valentines Day. Making a big impression is never easy, but

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Win a brand new Fender Stratocaster in the BIG musicroom competition!

Win a brand new Fender Stratocaster in the BIG musicroom competition!

GregJohnson February 13, 2012 0

Calling all Guitarists! To celebrate the launch of the Pocket Guitar Songbook App for iPad and iPhone, we’re offering you the chance to win a brand new Fender Stratocaster guitar worth £1,200! Click on

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Tributes pour in for singer Whitney Houston

Tributes pour in for singer Whitney Houston

GregJohnson February 13, 2012 0

The tributes have come pouring in for Whitney Houston, who died at the weekend in Los Angeles. She was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before she was due to attend a Grammy

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Dave Grohl tells the Grammys “learn to play an instrument!”

Dave Grohl tells the Grammys “learn to play an instrument!”

GregJohnson February 13, 2012 0

On a night that saw his band pick up five Grammy awards, Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl took to the podium with the ‘Best Album’ statuette in hand to say a few words. Whilst

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Remembering Whitney Houston: singing 5 of her greatest hits

Remembering Whitney Houston: singing 5 of her greatest hits

GregJohnson February 13, 2012 0

On Saturday 11 February 2012, Whitney Houston passed away in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles. She was ‘the voice’ of the 20th century and a true global singing superstar, leaveing behind a legacy of incredible

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Adele speaks out about vocal surgery

Adele speaks out about vocal surgery

GregJohnson February 10, 2012 0

She will perform for the first time since going under the knife at the Grammys. Adele has spoken out about her painful voice problems and subsequent surgery days before her comeback performance this weekend.

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Young musicians improve their skills at April event

Young musicians improve their skills at April event

GregJohnson February 10, 2012 0

The NYO Inspire Day will offer peer-to-peer mentoring and the chance to perform in an orchestra. Young musicians can learn from the very best and improve their music-making skills at an event in April

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