Archive for December 2016

The New Physiology of Music

A signature sound is so identifiable. It takes a couple notes or a single phrase of a song – and we know who the singer is – we know who that guitarist is. We know that voice or the guitarist. We can immediately identify the voice of: Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Adele, Bob Dylan, Neil Young,…

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen. Brilliant. “Epic and enigmatic songwriter” says Larry Rohter of the New York Times. Often I share the words and music of Leonard Cohen with singers. In high school, an English teacher/mentor would play the recorded music of Cohen for the class – songs like “Suzanne” and “Hallelujah” – and we would delve into…

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