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November 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Mystique for 14 Handbells

I wanted to compose a piece in the Locrian mode, which is IMO is the hardest of all to work in (it is based on the white key scale on the piano beginning with "B," which means the tonic is B-D-F, so hard to resolve to). Since handbells harmonize on a minor third, it kind of works out. Here's a piece in A-Locrian:…


Added by Gav Brown on November 29, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

John Williams in Love

Hey everyone, sorry it's been so long since my last blog post. I finally found a new subject that I thought would be perfect. Also apologies for the lack of formatting. I'm writing this from my phone on a train in Rome. When I get to a laptop I'll clean it up.

In this article we're going to examine a device used by John Williams in many of his love themes. In the past I've examined how he uses the harmonic minor to great effect. Here we are going to look at his usage of the melodic… Continue

Added by James Semple on November 27, 2012 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

TV Show Theme

This is a theme song I wrote 2 decades ago for a TV show called "Just Sisters." The show was to be about identical twins who got into shenanigans. It never happened. I enjoyed writing it and to represent the idea of identical twins would repeat small musical motifs throughout the piece. Hope you enjoy it -…


Added by Gav Brown on November 26, 2012 at 7:26pm — No Comments

what every musician born with......

  Its nothing but the sense of interval that makes a musician different from non musicians....its completely genetic. Interval is the  psychological understanding of difference between two  birth man has that programming in his brain... and by a little practice he  achieve to react harmonically......

Added by tunmay basu on November 15, 2012 at 12:36am — No Comments

Music Video

I made ​​a video of the latest…


Added by Nobuyoshi Tanaka on November 11, 2012 at 3:28pm — 2 Comments

Ensemble for 9 Instruments

My new work, "Context for Water" for  piano, flute, oboe, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, violoncello.

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I wrote this over a long period of time.
What do you think?

Added by Nobuyoshi Tanaka on November 10, 2012 at 1:44am — No Comments

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