at a semi-absurd
but with easy parking, to re-encounter the Spring 2013 Theoreticians for Week 2 topics, including bass clef, the overtone series, Sol Bloom's Snake Charmer as Dictation, Interval Identification, and Keyboard-Solfege -- followed by Board Work re Prime / Retrograde / Inversion / Retrograde-Inversion.
A dark lunch at BJ's, returning to DVC to check out Performers Seminar
in a row,
followed by meeting Jerry Kuderna re the Arnold Schoenberg Two Songs: I. Dank (Op. 1, No. 1), which we gladly determine he will both play and sing for the upcoming Opus Project presents Opus 1 show this Saturday (8pm, January 26) at Berkeley Arts Festival.
towards Pinole for
then back to
Diablo Valley College yet again for the
Music Literature class, where we proceed from the Senegalese Greetings from Podor to the Iraqi Passion of 1,001 Nights, looking ahead to various allusions to Ancient Music.
F Lydian Scale:
F G A B C D E F
Do Re Mi Fi Sol La Ti Do
F Major Scale:
F G A Bb C D E F
Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do
C Major Scale (note all three in Bass Clef above):
C D E F G A B C
(with same array on a keyboard)
Pattern of Whole and Half Steps in Any Major Scale:
Four Basic Textures:
Monophonic - One Line of Music, Strictly Performed
Heterophonic - One Line of Music, Freely Performed
Polyphonic - More Than One Line of Music, Lines of Equal Importance
Homophonic - More Than One Line of Muisc, One Line More Important Than the Others
 Iraq - The Passion of 1,001 Nights
 Syria - Hurrian Hymn
 Egypt - The Trumpet of Tutankhamun
 China - Entrance Hymn for the Emperor
 Asia Minor (Turkey) - Epitaph of Seikilos
 Bali (Indonesia) - Gamelan Gong Kebyar
Late return to compose The Decameron - Third Day: VIII (7).