Category Archives: Music

Henry Ford, Privilege and Gayness

In 1913, Henry Ford started paying his workers $5 per day, a huge amount for the time and a more than 100% raise from what they were previously earning. It’s seen as a milestone in modern capitalism, the moment when…

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Music Notation Software Update 2015

Saw this article and wanted to put it in my reading file. The bottom line: Upgrade bottom line: SIBELIUS If you use Sibelius 7, I think that’s a good version to stick with for now. (that’s the version I use … Continue reading

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The Naked Truth

Originally posted on notquiteold:
WARNING:  I hate the thought of offending anyone, so if you do not want to read about lots of man-parts and lady-parts, please come back on a different day. I considered not writing this at all,…

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Music Accoutrements

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Guide to Late Bloomers ~ Returning to Music Performance

“If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.” ~ Sydney Smith Baby boomers are retiring in very large numbers. They are selecting hobbies that are … Continue reading

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MuseScore: Free Music Notation Software ~ AAA+ Rating

“As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.” ~ Georges Bizet I just signed up for a gig to … Continue reading

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Composition of Love and Family

Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are. ~ Henry David Thoreau Just before my senior year in high school, my dad was relocated to Minneapolis … Continue reading

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