A musical journey, from Beethoven to The Fat Rat December 5, 2023 — by Richard Fan As a kid in elementary school, I was heavily influenced by my parents’ taste in music. Some days I would listen to classical piano, enjoying the light scales and chords. Other days, I would listen to the grandiose harmonies of orchestras, artists such as Chopin, Mozart and Beethoven. One of my favorite songs was “Marriage […] read more » 21 Savage’s collaborations top his solos October 18, 2023 — by Derek Liang After listening to 21 Savage and Drake’s collaboration album, “Her Loss,” released last November, I was reminded that 21 Savage’s collaborations are much more entertaining than his solo music. The contrast between Drake’s higher singing voice and 21 Savage’s powerful voice make their songs uniquely diverse with a range of voice and emotion. As a […] read more » Free sheet music should be easier to obtain for young musicians September 27, 2023 — by Florence Wei and Annika Gho Pity poor young musicians like us. When we go online to find free sheet music at a site like Musescore.com, a treasure trove of various music selections, we see a perfect “Pirates of the Caribbean” theme score. It’s just what we’re looking for! Hastily, we click to download the music, but the screen flashes twice […] read more » Senior Mag 2023: Fusing the music of my heritage with classical piano — how a relationship with two instruments has shaped my present and future August 30, 2023 — by Anirudh Iyer I don’t want this to be a story where I discuss my “emotional connection” to the piano, or how I’ve used the instruments I love playing as a “means to escape from reality.” That verbiage is omnipresent across music applicants’ college essays. Instead, I want to detail what I plan on doing in the future […] read more » Hidden gems: exploring underrated indie artists you need to know June 5, 2023 — by Michelle Wan I know we have all experienced this feeling before: A once beloved playlist becomes bland and boring as it slowly falls to the bottom of your music library. Sometimes all a dead playlist needs is a few gems to revamp your interest in them, especially after playing the same artists over and over. It may […] read more » Seniors to pursue music at prestigious universities June 1, 2023 — by Zachary Zinman Entranced by the sound of Joel Kim’s cello feature, audience members could not let their eyes off of the performance on the evening of March 11, 2022. As his hands moved gracefully on the neck of the cello, Joel jerked his head dramatically to the accented rhythms of “Schelomo,” composed by Ernest Bloch. He used […] read more » Morgan Wallen’s album ‘One Thing at a Time’ captures dynamic emotions and pays homage to family May 24, 2023 — by Meher Bhatnagar With his new album “One Thing at a Time,” American country singer Morgan Wallen has achieved groundbreaking commercial success. His songs have remained at the top of the Billboard charts for 8 weeks since the album’s release on March 3. “One Thing at a Time” is his second consecutive U.S. No. 1 album, marking the […] read more » Metal is the best study music May 30, 2022 — by Aiden Ye To all those who scoff at listening to metal as study music, give it a try before writing it off. It really is good at blocking out parental conversations or other distractions.For me, studying requires peace. Without the luxury of noise-canceling headphones, it’s nearly impossible to focus for my upcoming calculus exam when my parents […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.