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I can answer questions from students of "classical" composing, arranging, notation problems and music theory, writing for instruments and voice and writing music for education. I can answer questions about orchestration but I do not cover questions about pop or rock music, pop song writing or electronic music.
I taught for many years in UK up to "A" level theory and composition. I have spent many years in music education, initially (like everyone else) as a teacher. Then I moved on to advisory work (teaching teachers!) and also lectured, giving many workshops for teachers in developing music education skills and techniques. For a time I worked as a teacher-lecturer at London University's Institute of Education and eventually worked full-time as a Music Education Adviser to schools in part of London, offering advice on music education and curriculum development.
International Society for Music Education; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
"The Times" Educational Supplement; "Hi-Fi News and Record Review". For several years, I used to write for many of the state music education periodicals in the US and I also wrote several influential articles on instrumental music teaching for "Music Teacher" magazine in the UK. (UK).
PhD(Hons); MA(Hons); FLCM (compositon) ARCM, LMusTCL,(music diplomas)
I have always been fascinated with the arts, especially music. I used to think of music as a kind of language but have since ditched that view. The concept is not especially helpful, for music can so often transcend language completely. Music often takes over where language fails.
I believe totally in the concept of life-long learning. It may be true that you can't teach an old dog new tricks but that adage should not apply to human beings with a normal working mind. In fact, we have to keep learning just to keep up with everyday technologies.
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Dear Henrik, Thanks for your questions. 1. As to the SATB query, you refer I think to a parallel fourth. The issue here is whether it sounds OK. The only reason that we don't write parallel fifths
Dear Hank, In my previous email I wrote: The letter "c" after a chord means that the fifth note of the chord appears in the bass, same as Dm/A. This may not be very clear for you. By the "fifth"
Dear Hank, Thank you for getting in touch. I presume you are referring to the chord progression, ii-V-I. (In Western music, these numbers are always written using Roman numerals with lower case for
Dear Hank, Thanks for this interesting question. There is a great deal of confusion (even among experienced musicians) about the use of dynamic signs partly because classical composers used them
Dear Hank, It is most definitely a V9 chord. We would describe it as "a dominant ninth over a tonic pedal bass." It is not a Bdim7 chord. The important thing about these pedal notes (which I described
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