Nice try

A pianist improvising in the styles of many famous composers. These three minutes are much more fun than hours of music theory classes, I suppose. And you can learn how to say this musical vocabulary in English (along with some tongue-in-cheek comments from the composers themselves).

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The sister’s story

I found this on Open Culture, with more information and another video about the forgotten sister of one of the world’s most famous composers. The movie trailer is in French, with English subtitles. It came out in 2010. The French title is “Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart” and the Japanese title is 「ナンネル・モーツァルト哀しみの旅路」

Exploring and discovering musical genres

This website — everynoise.com —  appears to have every possible genre of music imaginable.. Well, 1536 right now.

Click on one and you can hear an example. Click on the “»” on that example, and you’ll see another map of artists. A fun place to explore and discover.

According to the site creator,

“down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.”