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Associate Professor of Music at MIT writing a book on 14th c. Italian Music. Teach music theory, Medieval and Renaissance Music, Contemporary Music, and Computational Musicology. Developer of the music21 toolkit for Symbolic Music Information Retrieval (http://web.mit.edu/music21/).


Apr
7
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
7
comment Do the F clef and G clef always reside on the same line?
A common place where someone might encounter the French violin clef is in the Dover (Bach Gesellschaft) edition of the Musical Offering, which uses it for several pieces.
Apr
7
comment Do the F clef and G clef always reside on the same line?
That is the French Violin Clef. The G-soprano clef rests on the third line and is lower than treble clef. More often that clef was written as a C clef on the bottom line.
Apr
7
comment Are there any “etudes for the orchestra”?
I think Kari is right -- I've played in a number of bands with them as a kid, but never orchestras.
Mar
23
reviewed Close Why use meter of 3/8?
Feb
25
awarded  Yearling
Feb
20
comment What is the rhythmic notation for 5/8 the duration of a whole note?
Crumb wanted to innovate on notation and believed (so I gather) that by making a new note value that he hoped would become standard, more people would begin to use quintuple meter and consider it as fundamental to music as duple and triple meter. His notation wasn't a success, but music history is filled with similar examples, some of which worked and we now consider obvious (stem direction according to height), some were standard but disappeared later (custodes telling you the first note of the next line) and many failed.
Feb
20
answered What is the rhythmic notation for 5/8 the duration of a whole note?
Jan
21
reviewed No Action Needed Are there alternatives to developing calluses when learning guitar?
Jan
17
answered Looking for software that checks for voice leading mistakes in MIDI, MusicXML, or MuseScore formats
Jan
17
reviewed Leave Open Changing key in a song convincingly
Jan
11
reviewed Close The importance of cut time
Jan
11
reviewed Reviewed Is a digital or acoustic piano a better option for a beginner (sound and feel)?
Jan
11
reviewed Reviewed need sequencer for MacBook for typing in notes and chords
Dec
29
reviewed Close Guidance on buying a bass guitar amp
Dec
29
reviewed Close Methods for improvisation practice (beginner)
Dec
29
comment Can the double stop E natural F sharp be played on cello?
Great followup. I totally agree that double stops should be used sparingly and knowingly for their specific effect when there is an alternative of using two players.
Dec
8
revised Can the double stop E natural F sharp be played on cello?
added link to PDF
Dec
8
answered Can the double stop E natural F sharp be played on cello?
Dec
8
reviewed No Action Needed Bass drum not tight