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Currently : "The War of Art" by Stephen Pressfield. I feel massively called out by this book.

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Hey, uh, I know my circle on here isn't very music-oriented. But in the isolation I've gotten back into engraving (typesetting) public domain music. If anybody has any particular public domain piece they'd like transcribed into a digital file with MuseScore, I'll do it for free! (provided I can find a scanned score, and it hasn't already been done well). #music ♻️🆗

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Another TIL: The ratio of one equally tempered half step is the twelfth root of 2.

Maybe, sometime these days, I will even understand the math behind equal temperament (which, to this day, I don't, but I guess it was just never explained to me in a way I understand).

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OK, I'm doing this teaching thing: and (classical music) harmony! Everything from notation, basics of acoustics, intervals and scales to music history.

I'm available for 1-on-1 lessons and small groups (2-4 people). Price: Sliding scale for 1-on-1, pay-what-you-can for group sessions.

I'm in the CET/CEST time zone, fyi.

What being a musicologist is good for: Finding a halfway trustworthy Public Domain source for Beethoven's Ode to Joy, then arranging the popular melody into a leadsheet-style thing with chord symbols for communal singing within less than two hours.

Wife and I stood on the balcony of an empty school building and played bass and guitar and sang while about a dozen people sang along in the yard, all nicely standing apart as recommended.

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I'm going to refresh my memory of the rules of harmony as taught in music schools. This was the book they used back then when I studied at the Saarbrücken music school.

It was one of the books I loaned to someone and never got it back, and now I'm happy to have it back on my shelf.

(The title is "Harmonielehre im Selbststudium" by Thomas Krämer.)

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I taught my first 1-on-1 harmony lesson on Discord today! I felt a bit awkward, but it was a lot of fun. And also, screen sharing my window was a really useful tool.

Also, it's good to be reminded that this stuff can be hard at first.

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I need to distact myself from -19 related anxiety. I guess I will explore composition and Supercollider if I'm not writing a book. (Seriously, I have a bunch of book projects on my hard drive because my brain can't stop at one project.)

Also, I'm toying with the idea of starting to teach music theory online, via Skype/Hangouts/Jitsi. I could do something along the lines of "music theory for total beginners" or "harmony 101".

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