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Part 1, Project 4 – Word setting

I decided upon Lewis Carroll for this exercise.  I’m not sure whether his poem “The Crocodile” has ever been set to music but I enjoyed working this out, initially with a rhythmic structure and then composing the melody line: And … Continue reading

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Part 1, Project 4 – Word setting – Modes

Research on traditional modes from Eric Taylor’s “AB Guide to Music Theory-Part II” has given me a greater outline about what these are and how they paved the way for more widely known scalic formats that are used today. Thinking … Continue reading

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Part 1, Project 4 – Word setting

To consider words that are set to music and learn how the process works, I need to get an understanding of when it works and why. Lionel Bart’s “Food, Glorious Food” from “Oliver!” I chose this song because I love … Continue reading

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