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Blog » Astro-Music Composition (Chart to Music)

Blog » Astro-Music Composition (Chart to Music)

ASTRO-MUSIC COMPOSITION (CHART TO MUSIC) FOREWORD In response to many questions I received via e-mail  and Facebook  about my article "The Astrological Zodiac & Music Tonality - Tone Zodiac " about the implementation of the...
Blog » Early Electronic Music

Blog » Early Electronic Music

EARLY ELECTRONIC MUSIC Ever since I started composing music with computer software I have been interested in Electronic Music. In particular IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) and not EDM (Electronic Dance Music) , I have never been much of a "clubber"...

Blog » Favorite Music Quotes

FAVORITE MUSIC QUOTES Some people think that by quoting someone their wisdom and genius would "rub off" on them. Quoting others is easy, anyone can do it. To share something does not mean you truly understand and live by what it represents....
Blog » Jazz Album "Must-Haves"

Blog » Jazz Album "Must-Haves"

JAZZ ALBUM "MUST-HAVES" Have you ever asked yourself the question: "What albums would I buy if I had to build-up my Jazz collection up from scratch?" Well, the albums in this blog would be the "must-haves " for me. Some of them rank high on various...
Blog » Music & Geometry

Blog » Music & Geometry

MUSIC & GEOMETRY A note to start this article with: Perfect geometric shapes only occur when using Equal Temperament . Sonically though the intervals of Equal Tempered instruments/music aren't perfect (accept for the Octave). They are always...
Blog » Music & the brain

Blog » Music & the brain

MUSIC & THE BRAIN A blog with quotes from various online articles about music and it's relationship to the functioning of the brain. The information placed in this blog are not the whole articles but the most essential passages. Below every abstract...
Blog » Music Composition & Math (Numbers & Sequences)

Blog » Music Composition & Math (Numbers & Sequences)

MUSIC COMPOSITION & MATH (NUMBERS/SEQUENCES) "May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense,  mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics...
Blog » The "Amen Break"

Blog » The "Amen Break"

THE "AMEN BREAK" As composer and "beat creator" I have always been intrigued by grooves, vamps and licks. Some "patterns" stand out from the rest or play an important role in the development of music. The "Amen Break" is one of those "patterns" that...
Blog » The Astrological Zodiac & Musical Tonality

Blog » The Astrological Zodiac & Musical Tonality

FOREWORD I am not an astrologer or astronomer  (I am but a musician-composer and sound engineer with a keen interest in this subject). This article is in the first place written for musicians  that - like myself - are intriqued by this...
Blog » The Astrological Zodiac & Musical Tonality - Roel's Interpretation

Blog » The Astrological Zodiac & Musical Tonality - Roel's Interpretation

The Astrological Zodiac & Musical Tonality - Roel's Interpretation This article is an addition / continuation of the article 'The Astrological Zodiac & Musical Tonality - Tone Zodiac ' and contains my personal interpretation of the relationship...
Blog » The Astronomical Constellational Zodiac Scale

Blog » The Astronomical Constellational Zodiac Scale

THE ASTRONOMICAL (CONSTELLATIONAL) ZODIAC SCALE The "Astronomical Zodiac  Scale " (musical temperament ) is a creation by Roel Hollander. Feel free to use it for your musical compositions or quote from it for own work, but please, do place...
Blog » The Function Of The Musical Intervals

Blog » The Function Of The Musical Intervals

THE FUNCTIONS OF THE INTERVALS (A PHILOSOPHICAL VIEW ON) "I interweave my earthly existence with the divine-spiritual world, and, on the wings of the tone structure, the gods move through the world. I participate in their moving when I perceive the...