Deceptive Cadence
9:19 am
Fri June 22, 2012

'Next!' How Do You Reduce Audition Anxiety?

The difference between being first sax and fourth is nailing the audition — and you can give your child the advantage of careful preparation.

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 3:44 pm

All this week, we've been exploring the ways families help kids learn to play music. Along the way, we've gleaned lots of great tips on everything from choosing an instrument to tantrum-free practice from our readers, as well as young musicians who have appeared on From the Top and their parents.

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Cabinet of Wonders
8:48 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Cabinet Of Wonders: Episode Five

This week's Cabinet of Wonders lineup sing "Religious Experience" to close the show.
Patrick Monaghan Courtesy of Cabinet of Wonders

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 3:07 pm

  • Listen to this Episode

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Games & Humor
5:25 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Are You Better Than Bieber?

Are You Better Than Bieber?
Stephen Lovekin Getty Images Entertainment

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 11:04 am

  • Listen to 'Better Than Bieber' from Ask Me Another
  • Listen to 'Pen It Like Porter' from Ask Me Another

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The Record
3:54 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

He'll Retune Your Living Room

Tomasz Zajaczkowski

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 5:11 pm

Want better sound from your home music system? Electrical engineering professor Chris Kyriakakis says it might not be your stereo components that are the problem — it might be your home.

Kyriakakis, who is the principal investigator at the Immersive Audio Lab at the University of Southern California, has spent years figuring out how to make the experience of listening to recorded sound as close to what you hear in a live performance as possible.

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Music Interviews
3:29 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

David Byrne Finds A Disco Muse In Imelda Marcos

Musician David Byrne at his rehearsal space at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Byrne's first musical, Here Lies Love, chronicles the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos.
Andrea Shea NPR

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 4:19 pm

For many, the mention of the Philippines' former first lady Imelda Marcos brings to mind her thousands-strong shoe collection. But the extravagant, ultimately disgraced wife of ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos makes musician David Byrne think of something different: disco — and power.

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