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Tailgate trombone

Feeling the urge to return to writing the occasional composition-teacher post! Some time ago I made a list of titles for posts I had ideas to write. Here’s one… “Tailgate trombone” is a term that applies to a typical trombone part in “Dixieland” jazz… Continue Reading “Tailgate trombone”

Tabletop drummer

This post is a further exploration of one of the tricks mentioned in a grain of sand: coming up with a rhythmic idea devoid of any pitch content. There is a legend, quite possibly┬ánot apocryphal, because the game of billiards was indeed one of… Continue Reading “Tabletop drummer”

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