Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Paul Cooper - Cycles

John Hendrickson, piano

I am so tempted to go back to G. Shirmer's and order a bunch of his music.  I think I'll use his textbook for the next student who wants to study theory with me.  I looked at my very old, much, much annotated copy of it.  I love how he introduces real musical experiences into introductory theory, tone color, melodic lines from the full range of musical history, counterpoint, rhythm. . .  It sure beats telling the kid to get a copy of Piston's Harmony and having them spend two years drawing dots, circles and lines on music paper.  I think I'm going to post more of his music this week.  His birthday would have been on May 19th.   He died in 1996. 

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