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Music is Hard 50: Repetition

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This week, we discuss repetition. Why repeat things? How do composers and performers approach it differently? This week, we discuss repetition. Why repeat things? How do composers and performers approach it differently? This week, we discuss repetition. Why repeat things? How do composers and performers approach it differently?

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Music is Hard 49: Ideas

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Often, the most difficult part of making music is finding an idea. Where do ideas come from? How are they conveyed in music? What kinds of ideas to performers have to come up with? How and when do we go back and evaluate our ideas?

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Music is Hard 14: Teaching

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How can we guide students to make better music while still allowing them to make their own artistic decisions? What important non-technical lessons can we share with students early on?

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Music is Hard 10: Writer’s Block

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What causes writer’s block? How do performers experience it? What can creative people do to get past it?

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Music is Hard 3: Creativity

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Creativity. What does creativity even mean? When do you feel the most creative? How do you maintain that creativity? How do performers create?

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