I saw that Julie Harris mentioned in a blog post that her composition students "mostly have perfect pitch". How much advantage does perfect pitch bring to a composer? It's obvious it'll make it…Continue
I hope you don't mind I brought up your old-ish thread. This is such fantastic storytelling! Excellent music, really touched me (even though I admit to not appreciating the general topic). I would never have guessed that there were any set…"
"Congratulations on obtaining that work! Are you permitted to share the music here?
Congratulations also on the good will and trust you have with the film producer. I think you are right, this can serve as a learning experience in terms of how…"
"I like your use of the term "contemporaries". I dislike time stamps in music. There's no expiration date.
Some music transmits something more permanent and fundamental than the specifics of the time period when it was…"
"I'm probably not alone in my thought that the phenomenon worth debating here is not this child and her talent, but rather... her audience. Large numbers of people buying plane tickets to attend her concerts at distant locations. Do they spend…"
"I'm glad we agree on the "whole piece" perspective as opposed to dividing into melody and harmony.
Yes, I know all of Chopin's preludes. I just watched the excerpt you sent of "Autumn Sonata". Thanks.
I would be…"
"Does the e minor prelude qualify as microtonal? Because every time the left hand switches to a new chord, there seems to be sound wave interference with the way the right-hand note is still resonating that shifts the frequency of the…"
"Julie, Thank you for writing back without taking too much offense.
I have no musical standing to be debating this with you, however, until someone stops me I will feel free to say what I think despite my lack of standing.
It is your…"
""I didn't know about this large community of gifted students until they started flowing into my studio, so it's understandable that Manfred and Timo and perhaps others are "shocked" and probably skeptical at the vast array…"
"Dave, Thanks for clarifying things. Yeah, I'm a bit fixed on it.
This girl was given 4 notes, which do not belong together in any of the scales she knows, major or minor. They pulled them out of a hat that had all 12 notes, instead…"
"Hi there Dave. I'm a bit afraid of contributing to too many posts about (amateur) child psychology, so I will try (but don't promise) to make this my last post on the topic. Just for the sake of placing the focus back on music. I…"