Classical Tyro

A Beginner's Guide to Great Music

Welcome to “Classical Tyro”

If you would like to know more about classical music, you have landed in the right place. Whether you are sixteen or sixty, this website is designed to introduce you to the world of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and many of the other great composers whose music has stood the test of time.

The term “classical,” when applied to music, is often misused and difficult to define. For now, we’ll simply say it refers to European-based art music of the last 500 years. The term “tyro” refers to a person who is just beginning to learn something, a person who has only recently become acquainted with a subject.

And there it is. This site is for “classical tyros,” people looking for a little help understanding classical music and some guidance in how to enjoy it.

So put your headphones on and begin exploring the abundance of great classical music embedded on this site. Check often for updates, and over time you will begin to discover the power of classical music to purify your soul, calm you mind, and bring joy to you life. With classical music, you can’t go wrong.

“So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.” – Aaron Copland

Website Contents
Articles and videos posted on this page will provide information about all types of music (mostly classical), and the videos will help you become acquainted with the classical repertoire. At the very least, you should have a terrific time listening to some of the greatest music ever composed. Check often for updates.

Daily News
The daily updates posted to this online newspaper will keep you abreast of what’s current in the world of classical music.

A Beginner’s Guide to Classical Music
This section provides information about a variety of topics designed to introduce you to classical music and the musicians who perform it.

This section provide links to articles and books by Jim Smith (and others) that explore the art of listening to classical music.

This page provides information about Jim Smith and the mission of this website.

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