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2016-12-18 Classical Music - Motet vs. Canon:

Hi Dan,    My information comes from my studies in music on the undergraduate and graduate levels. I was blessed to have wonderful instructors who brought to bear much knowledge and context regarding musical

2016-12-15 Classical Music - Motet vs. Canon:

Hi Dan!    I am so glad that you are interested in musical forms! It is a fascinating subject worthy of study and investigation. I'll try to answer in two parts, relating to each form, and then talk about

2016-12-12 Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting - Burgmüller:

Hello again Anders, and thanks for being patient.  I've had a round of Christmas concerts and end of term parties.    The minor scale differs from the major scale in three places: the 3rd, 6th and 7th

2016-12-05 Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting - Burgmüller:

Hello Anders,    We're talking about Op 100 No 15.  Here's the score http://www.mutopiaproject.org/ftp/BurgmullerJFF/O100/25EF-15/25EF-15-a4.pdf.     As you'd expect, the melody (in the left hand) includes

2016-11-11 Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting - chords:

Hello Hank,    The system of Roman numerals to describe chords is really for the study of relatively simple music. It was not intended for complex harmonies. But yes, you could use it in the Bach. In the

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