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La Cadenza: che cosa è, come scriverla

di Onorio Zaralli Secondo l’armonia tradizionale, la cadenza è una successione di accordi dei quali uno (il primo o il secondo) sia l’accordo di Dominante. Tali accordi possono trovarsi sia allo stato fondamentale che in uno dei rivolti (inversions) possibili.  Così, ad esempio, le successioni accordali costruite sui gradi V – I, o II – V, o V – VI, rappresentano alcune delle…

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Le corde vocali nella produzione del suono

Le differenze nel comportamento delle corde vocali tra emissione sonora sul flauto traverso e la produzione vocale di Marco Gaudino Prima di accingersi alla lettura di questo articolo si consiglia di leggere gli articoli di Marco pubblicati nei numeri precedenti: I movimenti delle corde vocali nella produzione vocale-canora e quelli legati alla produzione del suono nel flauto traverso si…

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Flute in the history of advertising

Pink Rose and Flute, Lion Coffee, Woolson Spice Co, Toledo, Ohio by Yulia Berry Advertising is a global phenomenon that has influenced how people perceive the things around them for centuries. ADVERTISING THROUGHOUT HISTORY Earliest: China, 11th-7th centuries BC. Did you know that the earliest advertisement in history, recorded in the Classic of Poetry (11th-7th centuries BC), used bamboo…

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Music Classrooms as the Gateway to Access

by Katherine Lewis Every musician deserves to make music in spaces designed for them to thrive. As the music industry is becoming increasingly aware of the need for accessibility for patrons and the talented musicians and staff that create, there’s one group uniquely positioned to usher in an age of accessible music-making: Teachers. This article explores the ways music classrooms…

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The Quarter Tone Concert Flute

invented by Eva Kingma with the collaboration of Bickford Brannen By Stefan Keller – What is so special about the quarter-tone flute? – Do I have to relearn everything to play this instrument? – What are the advantages of this instrument? The quarter tone flute, invented by Eva Kingma, developed and built in collaboration with Bickford Brannen & Brannen…

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My Life As A Musician

Preparation for a performance by Jennifer Stinton I am writing this article from my farmhouse in rural Normandie in France. A wonderful setting steeped in history and surrounded by nature and wildlife. It feels that my hectic professional life as a musician has found a quiet sanctuary to reflect, not only on the wonderful opportunities that I have experienced,…

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Violet Archer (1913-2000)

Antesignana della musica moderna in Canada di Vilma Campitelli Abstract Pianista, compositrice, organista, percussionista, didatta di Montréal (Quebec  Canada). Nata col nome di Violetta Balestreri, la sua famiglia anglicizzò il cognome in Archer nel 1940. Figura fondamentale della composizione canadese, la sua musica è stata eseguita in tutto il mondo e le è valsa riconoscimenti e premi internazionali.  Nel…

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Myth-Conceptions about Breathing

By Lea Pearson, DMA As a flute teacher and singer, I’ve heard many descriptions about the processes of breathing.  When people come to me for help with pain or tension, they often have strange ideas about breathing that have no basis in the reality of actual anatomical structures and movements. I’ ve met: It’s a confusing and frustrating playing…

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