Thanks for checking out The Listening Blog! In an effort to improve my own listening and analytical skills, my composition, and my musical writing, as well as share my insights with the world, I created this blog to write about what I hear: the music and the sounds that my composer’s ear picks up from the sound-world around me. This includes (but is certainly not limited to):

• Classical, popular, vocal, choral, instrumental, theatre, and film music
• Muzak in elevators
• The pitches of an old-fashioned telephone ring
• Strange things I notice like other annoying sounds I hear as pitches
• . . . and many more!

You’ll find reviews, analysis, observations, criticisms, praise and undoubtedly lots of random comments here. Feel free to subscribe using the RSS reader and email links in the sidebar, and spread the word to other curious listeners. You can check out my music website at http://www.ajharbison.com.

Happy listening!

“To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.” – Igor Stravinsky