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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?

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Music is Hard 10: Writer’s Block

This week:
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 6: Words About Music

This week:
Is it possible to write and talk meaningfully about music? Why does some music writing suck? Why does some music writing transcend? How can we do it better?

Links:
Jan Swafford’s article for Slate “A Grand Tour of Contemporary Music”
Linda Holmes’s article for NPR “The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going To Miss Almost Everything”
Alex Ross’s BRILLIANT books The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century and Listen to This

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