Music is Hard 34: Notes

This week:
How do we write program notes? Who is the target audience of these notes? Do we really need them at all?

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

download

This entry was posted in Music is Hard, podcast and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
  • Andrew Hudson

    Teaching tip: Talking about structure works really great if you take ten minutes and make a powerpoint, and cue the slides at the appropriate moment. Much better than either talking over, or pausing, the music.

    • Andrew, this is a great strategy! I was actually thinking of doing something similar (though unnecessarily complicated) by making videos that had structural information synched to music. It’s one of my summer projects. PowerPoint sounds much easier, though. My current task is digging up good Creative Commons recordings (bad ones are easy to find) that I can use so I can put the works on YouTube. Thanks for sharing!