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  1. Viola da gamba, day 1

    by , Aug-30-2011 at 00:47
    So today was my first day of playing a viol. It's a treble, and it's fairly difficult to play, though not really in ways I would expect.

    First, the fact that I'm using a completely different set of muscles from those used to play viola doesn't seem to bother me. It's the same basic set of principles: you make the bow sound using the natural weight of your arm, the bow grip actually feels quite nice and relaxed, and the strings react in more or less the same way as does the modern ...
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    Musical Instruments
  2. Musical Analysis: Sergei Prokofiev Part 2

    by , Apr-20-2011 at 02:53
    HARMONY

    Impressionist. That's probably the best descriptive term for him. Prokofiev did so many things in his music that simply don't make sense if one were to look at each piece of the puzzle. One has to see the complete picture to try to understand the ideas he's trying to communicate. In this way, harmony often overrides melody because an idea doesn't always need a melody. Yet Prokofiev has a clever way of combining melody with unusual harmony sometimes.

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  3. Music Analysis: Sergei Prokofiev Part 1

    by , Apr-20-2011 at 02:51
    This was fun to write.

    There is so much that can be analyzed by Prokofiev, so I will organize it into several sections. I will add onto it over time, perhaps.

    Contents:

    * Orchestration/Instrumentation
    * Melody
    * Harmony
    * Tone/Form

    ORCHESTRATION/INSTRUMENTATION

    It's quite easy to tell what instrument was his favorite: piano. He wrote 9 piano sonatas, 5 piano concertos, a score of piano ...

    Updated Jun-16-2011 at 03:56 by Huilunsoittaja (Update)

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    Classical Music , Composers , Musical Instruments , Musicians