Category: "A Way of Listening"


Make Your Buds Blossom

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Although music is generally considered a social activity, I also treasure the personal experience of private listening. One of my favourite times to listen is when I’m out walking. Music always takse me to another emotional place, even while strolling…

Chords – Who, What, Where, How & So What?

Written by Elizabeth Gaikwad on

In search of the first chord Have you ever wondered when the first ever chord was played? How did it happen? Where did it happen? What is a chord? And what is its importance in understanding Western Music? This article…

A Way of Listening – Autumn Leaves

Written by Gordon Harvey on

In our last discussion about the diversity of Jazz, we cast a very broad net to show how varied music can be under the jazz umbrella. This time I thought we could explore just how varied can be the interpretations…

A Way of Listening – The Diversity of Jazz

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Welcome to A Way of Listening, an occasional series where we look at music from a range of angles designed to open you up to new listening opportunities and hopefully teach you a little along the way. It’s a big,…