Monthly Archives: April 2013


Amaze Your Friends and Confound Your Enemies with two neat tricks, or rather, one trick with two uses: playing a note forte-piano, and playing a note both staccato and tied. (And you thought these were impossible, eh?)

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“More Chocolate”

In my music-science course, our first field trip each Fall was across town to the season’s first rehearsal of the Pasadena Symphony, where we sat on stage with the orchestra, almost close enough to the strings to be poked by their bows. The physical impact of close-up sound was new to most students, and electrifying […]

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