September 2011 Blog Posts (18)

Riad's Newsletter

September 2011 Newsletter

Added by Riad Abdel-Gawad on September 30, 2011 at 12:04am — No Comments

The Beatles: Hidden Gallery Exhibition Comes to Carnegie Hall

Beatles fans, check out this Carnegie Hall blog post about the recently discovered Beatles photos that will be on display at Carnegie Hall this fall in the exhibition The Beatles: Hidden… Continue

Added by Christopher Amos on September 29, 2011 at 10:28am — No Comments

Help Topics: Customize Your Profile

By default, your My Page automatically takes the theme and appearance settings of the network. If the Network Creator enables this option, you can change the theme and appearance of your own My Page.

To change your theme, go to your My Page and click the "My Page" link underneath your profile photo.


You'll be taken to your My Page settings page. Find the Appearance section and click the link to begin making…


Added by Carnegie Hall on September 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Arjun Ayyangar Finds His Happiness in Music

Featured Member: 

Carnegie Hall interviews Arjun Ayyangar

Carnegie Hall: What are 3 things you love about…


Added by Carnegie Hall on September 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Highlights from the First Live Chat

Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday's live chat for our first project of the 2011-12 season.  For those of you who missed that chat, this blog post includes just some of the fun stuff that you missed!



Added by Carnegie Hall on September 21, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Join the Next Online Project

Ragas to Rock: Translating Musical Traditions


Meet the artists who are

leading this online project,

starting September 19!


Added by Carnegie Hall on September 16, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Aram Bajakian: What Inspires Me

Smashing Pumpkins - Gish

Fugazi - Repeater

Sonic Youth - Evol

Bach - Everything!

Anything by the Rail Band of Bamako

Booker T. & the M.G.'s

Miles Davis - Live at the Plugged Nickel

Anything by the Beatles (I've gone for a few months only listening to them. That's a good thing to do.)

PJ Harvey


Marc Ribot

Really, if you're a musician you should listen…


Added by Aram Bajakian on September 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Julia Ulehla: What Inspires Me

Lately, I have been trying to find singers who are special. There are so many people who can sing in tune, but why is it that sometimes you hear a person sing, and it stays with you, or evokes some reaction or memory? What makes a good singer? Singing in tune or singing the right notes or with good technique is not enough. I am curious to hear singers who sing with their humanity. Right now, the people who are inspiring to me are Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Gary Davis, Bjork, Geeshie Wiley,…


Added by Julia Ulehla on September 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Samita Sinha: What Inspires Me

I listen to all kinds of music! I love powerful, simple songs, like southern spirituals (from the American south) and the songs of Rabrindranath Tagore. I listen to lots of Indian classical music, especially to Kishori Amonkar, who courageously sings ragas according to her vision of them, even if she breaks the "rules." Also Kumar Gandharva, who mixed folk and classical materials to create a very new direction in Indian music. I will forever have a soft spot for…


Added by Samita Sinha on September 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Flash Activity Recap: Hometown Music

Watch everyone's videos!

The activity: Post a song that reminds you of home. The results are below!

From Cynthia Smith:

This has always been my "home" song. When I lived in NYC, on the rare occasion that I was having a "dying to be home" moment, this would be my…


Added by Carnegie Hall on September 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

First real composition.

Hello All,


I've recently been working with composition. I experiment a lot on the piano, and this Nocturne in F minor is my first real composition that I've created. My skill at the piano isn't the greatest, but tell me what you all think!


I started working on this in March 2011. It isn't too long, but I reworked some things constantly. I finished in mid-June of that year, and…


Added by Ted McAllister on September 13, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Fender Stratocaster

Hello everyone, first of all let me introduce myself, my name is Arga Aditya, and i am a students of ITPN, alumni of Al-Azhar 03 High School, and also a carnegie hall musical exchange member. Its been a while since the last time i visit this site and i was a little bit surprised that i missed many great events and news here. Anyway, now I'm back, and I've been thinking to write about something that everyone can read.

I have decided to write about my favorite electric guitar product,…


Added by Arga Aditya on September 13, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

An Old Sicilian Folk Song, by Giuseppe Torrisi

My personal version of an old Sicilian Folk Song to which I added three variations.
The video refers to one of my live performance at the 1987 ‘Musical Institute “V. Bellini”in Catania. 

Added by Giuseppe Torrisi on September 10, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Carnegie Hall Stories: Part 1

Carnegie Hall, Born Uptown (Way Uptown)

On his honeymoon in 1887, Andrew Carnegie got together with his new wife, Louise Whitfield, and the young conductor Walter Damrosch—who just happened to be…


Added by Carnegie Hall on September 8, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Help Topics: Where & How to Get Started


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Added by Carnegie Hall on September 8, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Featured Member: Tina Hanae Miller is Inspired by Art

Featured Member: 

Carnegie Hall interviews Tina Hanae Miller

Carnegie Hall:
Do you sing in any ensembles?

Tina: While I have always been collaborating with other musicians for various…


Added by Carnegie Hall on September 7, 2011 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Flash Activity Recap: Tune Me a Tone Matrix!

Listen to everyone's compositions!

The activity: Make a cool song, tune, or sound pattern using the Tone Matrix app. The results are below!

From Cynthia Smith:



Added by Carnegie Hall on September 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Updated Profile Questions Posted

We have updated the member profile questions to give you more space and flexibility to tell us about yourself!  Please take a moment to update your profile by clicking on… Continue

Added by Christopher Amos on September 1, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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