Wild card week


Hello! This week I am back in my regular studio and looking forward to a smooth experience for my live events.

In ​Practical Counterpoint​, we wrapping up on the Renaissance motet and should have some completed pieces to check out for this week’s Music Master Class.

Mastering MuseScore

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MuseScore Café

This week in the MuseScore Café with Marc Sabatella, it's the fifth Wednesday of the month, which I am taking as an opportunity to be flexible and discuss whatever comes up. Let's hear what's on your mind! Questions, suggestions, food for thought - all is fair game.

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

MuseScore is no word processor, but it does have some useful facilities for working with blocks of text interspersed with your music. In this video post, I show how to add text frames and control their spacing and the position of text within them.

Musicianship

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Music Master Class

This week in the Music Master Class with Marc Sabatella, we discuss the motets completed in conjunction with the Practical Counterpoint​ course.

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

n a recent video, I showed an example of using a polyphonic passage within a piece that is not contrapuntal overall. In this video post, I show a related example, where canon techniques are incorporated into a piece that is definitely contrapuntal but not otherwise a full canon.

Until next time, keep making music!
Marc Sabatella

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