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Hymn Tune Composition: Color-Code Application

Two weekends ago, I spent a good part of my Saturday evening composing a new hymn tune at the request of my pastor. I had mentioned to him that if he came across a hymn that he felt needed a … Continue reading

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“Expressively Charged” Tones: A Color-Coded Analysis of Bach’s Db Major Prelude (WTC2)

One of the most poignant expressive devices in tonal music is the transformation of a single tone from being consonant and stable to being dissonant and unstable, at which point the tone seeks to return to a position of stability. … Continue reading

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