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Subtlety

Published about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Hello! I wanted to give you a heads up that I am in the process of setting up a new studio, so bear with me if there are any glitches in my live events this week.

Meanwhile, this week in the ​Practical Counterpoint​ course, we're continuing to expand to three parts and beyond. I'll be posting some new things for us to work on shortly.

Mastering MuseScore

If you are interested in getting the most out of the world's most popular music notation software, join our community with a Mastering MuseScore membership for the most comprehensive training & expert support available!

MuseScore Café

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, ... I am keeping things flexible as I am not sure what my Internet status will be. One way or another I'll have something for you to check out!

The free MuseScore Café is live on Wednesday at 12:30 PM Eastern (16:30 GMT, or 17:30 during the winter months), and you can access past episodes in the archive.

Tip of the Week

Repeat barlines are useful to tell musicians - or MuseScore - to play a given passage twice. But what if you want it played more than twice? In this video post, I show how to use the "Play count" property to control the number of times a given repeated passage is played.

Musicianship

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Music Master Class

This week in the Music Master Class with Marc Sabatella, we'll continue looking at counterpoint in three or more parts and discussing the course material from ​Practical Counterpoint​.

The free Music Master Class is live on Thursday at 12:30 PM Eastern (16:30 GMT, or 17:30 during the winter months), and you can access past episodes in the archive.

In Theory

Usually when we discuss counterpoint, we think about fugues and other polyphonic pieces with a very clear sense having of multiple independent voices. But the same principles can apply even in music that is more homophonic - music where one part is the melody and everything else is accompaniment. In this video post, I show an example of Schumann using counterpoint in subtle ways to create interest within the accompaniment to his beautiful melody, Träumerei.

Until next time, keep making music!
Marc Sabatella

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Outside Shore Music / Mastering MuseScore

by Marc Sabatella

My name is Marc Sabatella, and I am the founder of Outside Shore Music - a pioneer of online music education since the dawn of the web. As the creator of Mastering MuseScore, A Jazz Improvisation Primer, and other resources, I have dedicated most of my life to helping as many musicians as I can. Subscribe to my free newsletter for MuseScore tips, theory insights, and more information on how to create your best music!

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