March 26 - Tree of Life
Just before heading out the door,
Monty Bairos calls in need of a substitute,
and am happy to oblige.
Diablo Valley College Theoreticians receive Dictation / Keyboard-Solfege / Board Harmony on Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: Main Theme, go another round with the 11:00 ones -- a second wonderful group -- touching this time upon material from Weeks 1 (Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9: IV. "Ode to Joy" theme), 5 (Chords in C Major and A Minor, Harmonic Minor), and 7 (Melodic Minor).
Poignant lunch thereafter at Carrows, swinging scenically but non-adventurously on 4 and 80, for class preparation at home,
Heraclitian evening for Music History,
proceeding from Ralph Vaughan Williams through Anton Webern,
and looking ahead to composers born between 1885 and 1900....
C (Lydian) Blues
C Eb F (F#) G Bb C
Write Your Own 12-Tone Scale
Mix up a Chromatic Scale into a different order
Typical 12-Bar Blues Pattern
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
V IV I
9 10 11 12
 Alban Berg - Wozzeck: Act I, Scene 3, Lullaby and March
 Jelly Roll Morton - Dead Man Blues
 Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 3: I
 Darius Milhaud - La Creation du Monde
 Paul Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphoses: II. Turandot
 George Gershwin - Piano Prelude No. 2
Directly home thereafter, impossible to deal with sixth letter of the Russian alphabet ("yeh"), score-study of Alban Berg's Altenberg Lieder: I (7), and composition for The Decameron - Fourth Day: Novel 1 (13). Yet there it is...