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July 17, 2006

Music notation over the ages

John_cage_score The Oldest Song In The World recreated in MIDI, from notes that dates to 1400 B.C. Also, a MIDI of the Oldest Christian Hymn

Listen to Ancient Greek Music on Papyrus

How to read Gregorian Chant Notation

Guido D'Arezzo was the creator of modern music notation

Scanned images of JS Bach’s Die Katechismus-Gesänge musical scores (From the Loeb Music Library - Harvard College Library – Framed.) Also, for your reading and study, here are facsimile copies of the Six Bach Cello Suites believed to have been made by Bach's second wife Anna Magdalena. And, Bach's Ornament Table

Photographs of some Beethoven Skull Fragments

Dolmetsch Online's excellent Notation Guide

Elsewhere: Air Tap and 3 other Acoustic pieces played by Canadian guitarist Erik Mongrain. (Thank you, Kim). Also, Justin King

Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls (Non profit organization. From Feminist blogs)

Gay Musicals and Queer Music Heritage

Matchstick ukulele by Jack Hall, "The Matchstick Man"

Extreme Cello Playing was born after three cellists from Sheffield read about the sport of "Extreme Ironing", in which contestants iron clothes in locations such as up mountains, up trees and under water. The progression of this idea to playing the cello seemed like a natural step…

12 delightfully odd concept albums

In the song Steely Dan song ‘Your Gold Teeth’ the lines Even Cathy Berberian knows There's one roulade she can't sing are followed by a single flat note on the keyboard. I am familiar with CB and a roulade but that flat note is driving me to distraction. Why is it there?! (A MeFi thread)

This is another post that I am “co-blogging”, this time with musician Patrick Crosley of Ottawa, Canada, who blogs at White Man Stew, and who provided most of today’s links. (Previous posts here.) Thank you, Patrick! If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.

Musical score above is by John Cage: Sixty-two Mesostics Re Merce Cunningham No.51. Many More Unusual Musicians and their Music Here /// Digg this post /// Add it to your del.icio.us

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THANKS! That Erik Mongrain is SOME guitar whiz! I shared it around...

Posted by: Mr. Natural at Jul 17, 2006 10:18:28 PM

I'm gonna miss you here, Hanan! ;-)

Posted by: P.C. at Jan 25, 2010 7:24:54 PM