Tag: Latin

  • What Is a Cantus Firmus? (and How to Write One) 

    What Is a Cantus Firmus? (and How to Write One) 

    This compositional form and tool was used emblematically throughout the Middle Ages, here’s how it works and how to write one.

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  • 8 Music Crowdfunding Campaigns We’ve Got Our Eyes on and Why

    8 Music Crowdfunding Campaigns We’ve Got Our Eyes on and Why

    It’s all about the story. Fundraising experts will say this time and time again: “People fund people, not ideas.” In other words, when asking for money, what tends to get through to your audience the most is having a compelling and personal story, and a drive to succeed, not necessarily a great business idea. When it…

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  • Philip Tagg’s Everyday Tonality

    Philip Tagg’s Everyday Tonality

    This article originally appeared on The Ethan Hein Blog. I complain a lot on my blog about the traditional teaching of music theory. Fortunately, a better alternative exists: Everyday Tonality by Philip Tagg. Don’t be put off by the DIY look of the website; the book is the single best explanation I know of for how harmony works across…

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