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Microtonal trombone quintet: Star Spangled Banner

My arrangement. This performance is computer-generated using Dorico notation software. The notation is Mixed Sagittal. The “base” tuning is Pythagorean, upon which I added additional accidentals to precisely define the key signature. Sharps and flats represent specifically about 114 cents, which would be the “standard” 3-limit Pythagorean adjustments. The “straight” half-arrows that appear in the […]

Work-at-home material for music students

This is focused primarily on music students and their parents, and also for music teachers: In this COVID-19 changes we’re seeing right now, a significant action being taken is schools closing – which means lots of kids at home at a time of year we’re not used to. Why not keep teaching with whatever resources […]