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Getting to Know Mahler, Part 1

It’s time to go an inch wide and a mile deep. We are starting a series in which we will try to really get to know Mahler… What makes him tick? How did he become great? What are his characteristic style traits and Mahlerisms? Read on to learn about Mahler, the man… the composer.

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AOC 009: My Principles of Orchestration

Orchestration is a tempting thing for any composer. The excitement of conducting your own piece in front of 80-120 players, bringing the audience to tears… it’s hard to beat. But are you ready for it? In this episode, learn about the principles of orchestration.

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Getting to Know Mahler, Part 1

It’s time to go an inch wide and a mile deep. We are starting a series in which we will try to really get to know Mahler… What makes him tick? How did he become great? What are his characteristic style traits and Mahlerisms? Read on to learn about Mahler, the man… the composer.

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Dealing With Failure

Failure happens for a reason. And contrary to what you may think, failure can be a good thing. Find out how you can learn to deal with it, and why failure is actually important.