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Seven Modes, Three Primary Colors

Seven Modes, Three Primary Colors Many of us learned modes by using the white keys on the piano.   This is not a very satisfactory way to learn, since it makes it much harder to identify modes in other keys.   Instead

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The Umbrella by Xin Li

The Umbrella – by Xin Li — We are honored to work with Xin Li, a very talented film maker, painter, and animator from China, who was studying in Australia when he first worked with us.  His films are full

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YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ

YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ – That Which Awaits the Dawn Film makers Gavin Heffernan & Harun Mehmedinović have given permission to MusicWiz.club members to practice film scoring with the astoundingly beautiful film YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ.  You should turn the sound down to imagine your own

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Listening with the Breath – Musical Breathing

Listening with the Breath – Musical Breathing — Listening with the breath is a way to enhance “musical breathing”. Paying close attention to the way we breathe with music can enhance our performances, our compositions, and our ability to be

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Trending

INSPIRING PERFORMANCE: Starting each new day by listening to Bach is a great way to become inspired for your teaching, studying, or technical music work. In this 1981 performance of the Aria from Bach’s “Goldberg Variations”, Glenn Gould shares with

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Short films for film scoring

Short films for film scoring Our collection of short films has been carefully selected to give our students and beginning professionals a chance to practice scoring superb films. Members of  MusicWiz.club now have permission to use these short films in

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Generique

GENERIQUE: The first film score of independent artistic merit and dominant coloration of the dramatic action was not Duke Ellington’s famous score to Otto Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder (1959), but Miles Davis’ score to Louis Malle’s Elevator to the

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Caroline Shaw – Between the Acts

CAROLINE SHAW – BETWEEN THE ACTS: Last month the Ciompi Quartet generously and expertly performed Caroline Shaw’s “Entre’Acte” for the students and parents of the Mallarmé Youth Chamber Orchestra at the University of North Carolina. I have no preference for

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Contra Sonatra

CONTRA SONATRA: New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik, who has the career I wanted and is therefore a permanent barbed presence in my psyche, mounts a concerted defense of Sinatra. I own all the right Sinatra albums, but I’ve never

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Back to Blue Note

BACK TO BLUE NOTE   I’ve often applauded the Blue Note album covers of the 1950s and 60s as the greatest achievement in the history of American commercial design. Nearly all of these album covers, about five hundred of them,

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Bert Jansch

BERT JANSCH Bert Jansch, storied fingerpicker and warble-voiced bard of the British folk movement, achieved quiet glory as a guitar stylist and member of the folk group Pentangle, in which he was paired with equally legendary but perhaps slightly less

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