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Music Theory | Special Subjects | Connexions - 0 views

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    Summary: Meant to follow the Introduction to Music Theory course. For eighth grade and up, some interesting subjects in music theory, with an emphasis on Non-Western music.
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Understanding Basic Music Theory | Connexions - 0 views

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    Summary: An expanded version of "Introduction to Music Theory", this course includes a review of common notation and an introduction to the physics behind music theory, as well as the basic concepts of music theory and a few slightly advanced but very useful topics, such as transposition.
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John Cage and 4'33" ...::: Was He Trying to Piss Off the Audience...?...Or...? - 0 views

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    The purpose of this essay is to examine the aesthetic behind Cage's "silent" composition, 4'33", to trace its history, and to show that it marked a significant change in John Cage's musical thought -- specifically how it forms a point-of-no-return from the conventional communicative, self-expressive and intentional purpose of music to a radical new aesthetic that informs the field of unintentional sound, interpenetration, chance, and indeterminacy. The compositional process is described, both the writing of 4'33" and its evolution from past thought. Implications for performance are examined.
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Djembe (Jenbe) Music in Bamako : Microtiming as Formal Model and Performance Practice - 0 views

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    Playing with microtiming is a remarkable feature of musical rhythm in the Western Sudan. Both African and Western musicians and musicologists have time and again wondered at the capability of Malian, Senegambian or Guinean drummers to excitingly place not
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Bern Nix: A History In Harmolodics - 0 views

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    New York-based free jazz guitarist Bern Nix is one of the few people who are well-versed in Ornette Coleman's "harmolodics" style. He played with Coleman from 1975-1987, and now leads the Bern Nix Trio in New York City. In his compositions and his intriguing covers of standards, he is always looking in the corners of the music for something new.
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