Meaning in Mahler Symphony No. 1 (Part 2)


(Chart referenced in this post) Compositional History of Symphony No. 1 Most sources agree that Mahler wrote the majority of this symphony between January 20, 1888 and the end of March that year.[1] At this time, Mahler was a proponent of creating music based on building blocks—arranging and rearranging structures (especially pre-existing ones) to create... Continue Reading →

Meaning in Mahler Symphony No. 1 (Part 1)


(Chart referenced in this post) Introduction Gustav Mahler is recognized as one of the greatest composers for the symphony orchestra, taking command of that medium during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His remarkable talent for orchestration and his innovative approach to form make his music inextricably linked to the development of orchestral composition... Continue Reading →

Odd Time Signatures


Hi All, I love playing and writing in crazy time signatures.  Here is a great introduction to "feeling" these time signatures and rhythms just as fluidly and easily as 4/4: Enjoy! Dan

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