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Band assignment

When a band decide to play a new song, it can be based on many different factors like people’s tastes, technical skills, arrangements, orchestration, speed, etc. But there is one type of song that is usually deceptively hard: the ballad, the slow song. These are tunes like
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Christmas resources

I talked about performing at family gathering in the last blog. I indicated, since we are during Thanksgiving weekend, that Christmas songs could be a great way to make people sing and have fun. But where would you find the music for those songs? Actually it is fairly easy. For
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The giving musician.

‘Tis the season! Here we are, when families and friends get together, when people go to the places they love and meet new people or get to see the ones that are important to them. Is it always rosy? No. But there are ways to ease up the tension. Music would be one of them.
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A little more

My last three blogs were about snags. But, can we really call this 3 blogs? Isn’t it more like 1 stretched one? Did I use a trick to make you read more? Actually, no, I didn’t. I was genuinely worried that it wouldn’t work, because I was trapped in a maze of
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Snag 3

It seems to work. We might be in the clear. Anyway, I couldn’t reset my password because I would receive the email to reset my password but the link would go to the page where I needed to input my email address to reset my password, and then they would send the link at my
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Snag 2

Ok, so far so good. It seems I can write a little more. I’ve just been through a big ordeal. My password for this site didn’t work anymore. Then I couldn’t reset a new password. Wait, sorry, I have to stop and check if this will be published. Hold it. I’ll
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Being in a band.

What are some essential things you need to be in band? Should you have some technique? Yes, but you usually don’t need a lot. Should you be nice to others? Yes, but if someone other than the band director starts picking on you, you have the right to defend yourself. Should
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Non transferable

I have been writing about music in this form or another for more than forty years now. I try to communicate what I hear and what I feel when I come across a moving song. But it is frustrating. Music doesn’t write well. This is probably why we use a complicated code to put
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A few things about Mozart. Part two.

I wrote about Mozart’s death in the previous blog, and how the legend differ from reality.  At the end I left a question: why were legends created about Mozart? Mozart’s first biography were written during an artistic period known as Romantic. Romanticism has had
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