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Contraforte Range

The usable range of the Contraforte is from A0-C5. This is an improvement on the contrabassoon range by a few steps. Although I know some very talented contra players that can play almost as high as any contraforte. 58 more words

Sheila Hicks at the Hayward Gallery - an online preview

Artist Sheila Hicks’ show opened last week at London’s Hayward Gallery Project Space. My review will be published in the Spring Edition of COVER Magazine… 50 more words

I Want to Invent This Colour

I want to invent this colour. Lord knows all and he knows I’m trying.

Ideally it would *just* happen, but not just like *Just Jared*. You see, I dreamt a dream in which I manage to index every colour I’ve ever seen — acknowledged and not — and from this archive that, as far as humans know, does not exist in time and in space, I concoct a single colour. 375 more words

On Concepts

Sunday Morning Pocket Funk NAMM

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sunday Morning Pocket Funk NAMM

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SundayMorningPocketFunkNAMM

Jon Hammond and Friends Sunday Morning Pocket Funk NAMM Session in Hammond Suzuki USA stand with Chuggy Carter percussion, Koei Tanaka chromatic Suzuki harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at his own special prototype Sk1 organ… 1,811 more words

Harmonizing chromatic melodies

So far on this blog, I’ve been talking about developing chord progressions in chromatic harmony in a strictly harmonic context. We’ve been developing chord progressions, and any melody that came out of it just happened to be incidental – a byproduct of the chord progressions I’ve been explaining. 2,093 more words

Music Theory

Neopolitan Chords and Augmented Sixth Chords (or tritone substitutions)

In the classical period, composers began using harmonic vocabulary that wasn’t necessarily derived from any sort of key or modal relationship (although today, it certainly could be analyzed as such). 694 more words

Music Theory