Author Archives: jasturtevant

Music of the Other

There will always be music that we don’t like, or like less then then the music that we enjoy listening to.  So how can we understand what it is in the music that we like or don’t like? How we … Continue reading

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Music & Story

There is some controversy in the Music world if story is an important aspect of music.  When we think of story, we might think of childhood fairytales, or maybe a book we have to read, or have read.  Or maybe … Continue reading

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Hearing Local: Maine Music & Musicians

I remember my high school days well, and other then my parents and their musicians friends who were local musicians, I don’t really remember many other groups. I do remember when I heard about Rustic Overtones from a friend who … Continue reading

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Colliding Sounds-Genres and Styles

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in listening to the music we like that we forget that there is long historical story from which the music came to be.  The story did not start with that band or artist, or … Continue reading

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Music Project: “I Feel Good!- Na Na Na Na Na Na Na”

So music can actually make you feel good?  Really?  And playing music can too? Really?  Even Bayou Breakdown?  Ok,  maybe not that, or maybe for a few people.  However, music seems to have some sort of power to effect us, … Continue reading

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Music Machine

We are looking at some of the inner workings of the Music Industry in class, and we had a good discussion in class on November 30 surrounding what we have learned so far, and our particular views.  There were some … Continue reading

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