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Listen fortnightly to Music Fringe Theory in order to explore the Quirks and eccentricity of the music world. From the spectacularism that surrounds the popular genres to the intricate details of some of the most obscure and misrepresented composers in history, this podcast draws upon other fields of inquiry to explore the order that permeates the seemingly chaotic music world.

Listen fortnightly to Music Fringe Theory in order to explore the Quirks and eccentricity of the music world. From the spectacularism that surrounds the popular genres to the intricate details of some of the most obscure and misrepresented composers in history, this podcast draws upon other fields of inquiry to explore the order that permeates the seemingly chaotic music world.
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Australia

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Listen fortnightly to Music Fringe Theory in order to explore the Quirks and eccentricity of the music world. From the spectacularism that surrounds the popular genres to the intricate details of some of the most obscure and misrepresented composers in history, this podcast draws upon other fields of inquiry to explore the order that permeates the seemingly chaotic music world.

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English


Episodes

Can a Musician Ever be a Stoic?

9/12/2019
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Can a Musician Ever be a Stoic? Heinrich and myself attempt to answer that question and in doing so discuss some unique characterisations of the music world.

Duration:00:17:44

Good with or without the music?

8/30/2019
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Myself and my co-host Jamie have just been to see the Griffith Conservatorium perform the world's most popular play Les Miserables. It was a fine performance, and has lead to this insightful discussion about what the plot of Victor Hugo's masterpiece has to offer.

Duration:00:19:07

Does Music Make You Smart, Or Do Smart People Do Music

8/17/2019
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Join Alex and myself as we look at some of the potential reasons school age musicians perform well on standardised tests.

Duration:00:26:59

An Easy Consensus: A Review of the Suzuki Method

8/10/2019
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Is the Suzuki method for music tuition worth the extra costs: it's this musical duo's belief that the answer is a resounding no. The book too, is little more than a buzz-word, hyped-up sales pitch, product pamphlet.

Duration:00:18:15

Do All Percussionists Have ADHD; That And Other Obscene Musical Stereotypes

8/4/2019
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Personality types for different strands of musicians are as numerous as the number of pieces and genres provide. Xander and I take a cursory glance at some the obvious school band stereotypes, discuss their merits and overall produce a very entertaining 20 minutes of ramblings which come to the conclusion that a musician far surpasses the limitations of their instrument.

Duration:00:19:50

Darn It! We'll Have to Start Again

7/26/2019
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If a creative person cannot leave his/her work to the next generation it becomes almost impossible to judge accurately between the era's of musical performance. Are musical performers today more expressive, more skilled - exhibiting better dexterity, than a hundred years ago? Or are other factors to blame for this perception?

Duration:00:09:17

Who Needs Scales Anyway

7/24/2019
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Join myself and Xander as we explore the seemingly beneficial realm of scales. Should students unable to keep up with a scales regiment be pushed out of music tuition. Or is the pulse theory of promotion a better teaching method of cultivating musical talent.

Duration:00:18:11

Who Needs Scales Anyway

7/21/2019
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Join myself and Xander as we explore the detriments of so-called benevolent and beneficial scales. We ask: 'Is it better to push away children from music education if they cannot commit to a scales program?' Or is the pulse theory of promotion a better system for cultivating musical excellence?

Duration:00:18:11