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I will be using Alain Benbassat's app, Functional Ear Trainer, to try and learn to play piano by ear within a two week timeframe.

Learning to Play by Ear: The method

March 24, 2020

Over the next two weeks, I will try to learn how to play simple songs by ear. Specifically, I will attempt to play the melody of a simple pop song on the piano, without sheet music...

BTS attends the Seoul Music Awards, where they won Record of the Year for their

BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul’ tour excites an army of fans

March 3, 2020

"Love is nothing stronger than a boy with love," sing the vocalists of international South Korean pop (K-pop) group BTS in their record-breaking song "Boy With Luv." Fans all over the w...

Podcasts are rising in popularity, leading to a spike in both the listening to and creation of podcasts.

Opinion: Podcasts are the future of audio

October 8, 2019

The average American spends more than 4.5 hours each day listening to music. But in a few years, that may change.  This is not because music is going out of style. Rather, a new trend is comin...

People came from across the Bay Area to attend Redwood City's Salsa Festival.

Annual Salsa Festival brings the community together

October 3, 2019

The rhythm of the music and people's tapping feet brought the Bay Area back together once again for the annual Salsa Festival. Packed crowds swarmed the streets of Redwood City...

Students prepare to perform at the Save the Music festival.

Many ‘sing’ the praises of upcoming Save the Music Festival

September 24, 2019

With the Save the Music Festival fast approaching, leaders are taking the time to reflect on the purpose behind the popular event. According to the National Association for Musi...

Up-and-coming artist mxmtoon's debut album,

The debut album of mxmtoon is a beautiful look into the mind of a modern teen

September 21, 2019

Independent artist mxmtoon's debut album, “the masquerade,” is a raw, honest, and gorgeous testament to the modern teenager. Mxmtoon (pronounced em-ex-em-toon), or “M...

Lana Del Rey poses for Complex Magazine while promoting her 2017 album

Lana Del Rey’s new album leaves little to critique

September 6, 2019

If you told me a year ago that an album called “Norman F***ing Rockwell” would be one of the best of 2019, I wouldn’t have believed you. And yet it is.  Lana Del Rey ha...

Juliana Rinaldi holds the microphone out for a response from the crowd from her band's set during Carlmont Con, May 2019.

Carlmont Con allows students to share creative content

May 20, 2019

Carlmont Con, an event organized by ASB President Valerie Wang, was presented as a quasi-music festival. However, this one would exclusively feature the creative content of Carlmont...

Pictured is Billie Eilish posing for the album's

Billie Eilish’s debut album presents an unconventional approach to pop music

May 5, 2019

Billie Eilish's debut album “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?” brings a variety of unique yet cohesive songs that are reshaping the norm of pop. Eilish is a 17-year-ol...

A crowd of 8,500 people gather to see their favorite artists perform in person.

Juice Wrld lights up the stage in San Francisco

May 2, 2019

While San Francisco residents went about their typical Monday routines, 8,500 people danced the night away inside the Civic Auditorium at a Juice Wrld concert. Out of the 18 shows on the tour, American rapper Juice Wrld made a stop in San Francisco, C...

Queer Time Podcast is made up of three teenagers dedicated to reporting current LGBTQ news and topics.

Queer Time Episode Nine: Mainstream Multimedia – Part One: Music

April 17, 2019

Episode Nine: Mainstream Media will be split into three parts: music, books, and television & movies. In Part One of Episode Nine, Zach discusses controversy in the LGBTQ music...

Friedrich Edelmann and Rebecca Rust performing a ragtime piece for their audience.

Music performance captures audience’s attention

February 11, 2019

The Belmont Library hosted yet another musical performance in an attempt to spread knowledge about different music styles and engage the audience in a unique performance.  ...

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