Celebrating a Year

September 23, 2014

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9.24.14The day passes in a high-speed blur. But I do get to teach two of my favorite yet disparate areas– the Medieval rondeau song form, and the layered sound of James Brown. I smile as my students write a funny rondeau together and then sing it with a recording, diving into a polyphonic mix first-hand. Later I dissect an arrangement of JB, repeating the first phrase over and over again as they listen for one instrument at a time and finally the whole as a sum of the parts. Listening in 3-D I call it. And they get it, and are proud to have done so.

Written by mairmusic

September 26, 2014 at 8:09 am

Posted in September

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  1. What an array of music you teach…must be fun!


    September 26, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    • It is– the joy of the classroom stuff makes the rest of the job bearable.


      September 26, 2014 at 6:43 pm

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