Night, Florence Price 1946

Continuing in music I’ve been practicing (both voice and piano in this case). Below is a youtube video of a performance, and the score is available for purchase here. (I will be showing chunks of the score that I engraved so that I could change the key, so the music font will be different than…

Official Proposal

Here’s the proposal I turned in yesterday. The footnotes worked this time! It feels good to reach this hurdle.   Introduction In this dissertation, I aim to establish an updated system of Functional Analysis. This system will be based in part on Hugo Riemann’s Funktionstheorie, borrowing many of the functional ideas but focusing very little…

Better Proposal draft

I’m much happier with my proposal draft now. Here’s the first third or so: In this dissertation, I aim to establish an updated system of Functional Analysis. This will be based in part on Hugo Riemann’s Funktionstheorie, borrowing many of the functional ideas but focusing very little on the transformational ideas associated with Neo-Riemannian. In…

More Article writing

Here’s the intro to the article I started today. It has a lot further to go than the one I posted yesterday. Schenkerian Analysis is a highly popular and incredibly powerful analytical tool once understood. However, learning Schenkerian Analysis is complex and challenging. The difficulty of getting past the learning stage may inhibit musicians and…