Friday, January 25, 2013


I'm watching the stream from Julliard of Joyce DiDonato's master class.  It makes you want to start rehearsing something.

She discussed diagramming each piece, but did not elaborate.  I did this in my dissertation if anyone wants an idea.  It involved choosing light and heavy stresses at increasingly larger groupings of notes.  Choose the climax of the phrase.  This was all borrowed from Emotion and Meaning in Music by Leonard B Meyer, a fascinating book.  As far as the title goes, I think there's more to it than that, but still, the book is very interesting to read.  I digress.

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