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Wagner’s Ring, Short Scales and Musical LEGO

Musical composition is commonly taught through analysis of standard works. A piece is broken down into a hierarchy of elements, chunking down from whole movements to subjects and developments, and breaking down themes into sub-units variously called motifs, or cells. … Continue reading

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Playing Without Expectations

Once in a while I consult the I Ching, the Chinese Book of Changes. In fact this book was my original reason for deciding to learn Chinese way back when. Yesterday I drew the 25th hexagram, Wu Wang (无妄), a … Continue reading

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