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What is Maullaria?

The term “Maullaria” was coined by a young student of mine in the early 1980s who had a T-Shirt made which stated: “I have Maullaria.” Amused, years later I decided…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 8 – Texture Part 3

Part 3 in this series of Chats on musical texture!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 7 – Cadence

What exactly is cadence in music? Find out in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 6 – Texture Part 2

Learn more about musical texture in this Chat!

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 5 – Texture Part 1

All music has texture – find out what the different kinds are in this Discovery Orchestra Chat!  

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 4 – Did You Say Modal?

What exactly does modal refer to? Find out in this Discovery Orchestra Chat!

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Thank you and everyone involved for putting together all of these wonderful videos. With the current situation and thinking long-term, I wanted to help students in the Orchestra to grow as active listeners. We initially worked through Firebird and are now onto the New World Symphony. It’s been a lot of fun to read the students’ responses to the music, as they grow in insight and appreciation.

— NJ Music Educator, on the Orchestra’s Discovery Chat Videos

 

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