Top Secret Drum Corps – Basel Drumming

[Top Secret Drum Corps is a drum corps based in Basel, Switzerland. With 25 drummers and colorguard members, the corps became famous for its demanding six-minute routine performed at the Edinburgh Tattoo in 2003. With its invitation to Edinburgh, Top Secret became one of the first non-military, non-British Commonwealth acts to perform on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle. Basel drumming style is…

Why study Music Theory?

[I love music theory. That probably goes without saying, considering I make a video about it every week. But should you? What’s the point? Especially if you’re not a musician yourself, it probably seems like learning theory is more trouble than it’s worth. But I’m here to convince you that you should care: Music theory,…

Music is a Language

Solresol is a language, invented out of whole cloth by Jean-François Sudre in the 19th century, that used seven musical notes to create all the words that he thought you’d ever need. It did work: so why aren’t we all speaking in notes right now?