Tag: canon

  • The Well-Tempered Clavier at 300

    The Well-Tempered Clavier at 300

    An audit of where one of Bach’s most important works, his 1722 Well-Tempered Clavier, stands after three centuries of influence.

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  • Who Needs a Conductor?

    Who Needs a Conductor?

    A delightful OpEd tackling the debate surrounding the myth and mystery of the orchestral conductor’s role, from anecdote to history.

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  • Bach and Bitcoin

    Bach and Bitcoin

    A dramatic slice of musical history that touches on counterpoint wars and private dabbles in alchemy, the Bitcoin of the 18th century.

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 1: Write a Short Canon

    Quick Tracks Nº 1: Write a Short Canon

    Welcome to our new series, Quick Tracks! Every other week, we’ll send you another short composition, performance, or production challenge to help you up your musicianship. We’d love to hear your responses! You can email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. Good luck!  Here at Soundfly,…

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  • Remember the Rounds We Sang as Kids? They’re Actually ‘Canons,’ and Canons are Awesome

    Remember the Rounds We Sang as Kids? They’re Actually ‘Canons,’ and Canons are Awesome

    A canon (or round) is a single melody line that provides a counterpoint to itself. Canons can, at times, feel lighthearted and happy go lucky (“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” or “Frere Jacques” for example), but even the simplest sounding pieces require careful attention and are difficult to craft well, especially where more than two voices are…

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