Is it music? This is the question composer Dr. Mark Applebaum keeps coming back to. Here’s a modern day composer who is not afraid to test the boundaries and limitations of music. From composing a piece for a florist, to constructing an instrument out of household junk, Mark is an music pioneer. He may not go down in history as the next Beethoven, but the guy is extremely talented. What may be even more extreme is his quirkiness. Take a journey in this humorously entertaining, yet outlandishly genius presentation of his at TEDx Stanford and dare to expand your view of music.
If you are a piano player, I would recommend following Jordan Rudess’ Facebook page or his very active YouTube channel. The keyboardist of Dream Theater entered the prestigious Juilliard School of Music at age 9.
On his Facebook page, he often presents exercises and challenges for those who are wanting to perfect their craft of playing the piano.
Here in this video titled, “Jordan Finger Exercises. Give you fingers some brains,” he shows a very simple but effective challenge to work your finger coordination: