Among my many interests in Music Theory are the following (continued from Page One)
Two videos on Fugue.
ALSO SEE PAGE ONE OF MUSIC THEORY PAGES, FOR RESOURCES FOR MY BOSTON CONSERVATORY TUNING AND TEMPERAMENTS CLASS (including videos)
In 2005, I received a research grant from MACRO (link) for analysis of tonal palindromic compositions.
Palindromes are the same forward and backward.A classic verbal example is:
Madam. I'm Adam
Musical palindromes include:
My study includes works that have a clear tonal center because of the different issues at work in palindromic, non-tonal music such as the works of Webern.
I am interested in the nature of reversed harmonic progressions and the maintenance of a consistent tonal language in a palindromic setting.
I will eventually post some examples here along with a discussion of some of my findings.
About Jim Dalton
Jim is on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory, teaching music theory, ear training and world music courses for both the Music Theory and Music Education Departments.
Jim maintains a private teaching studio in partnership with his wife, Maggi.
They also own and operate a publishing company, Singing String Music Publications.
He has written articles for Blues Revue Magazine and is the author of Mandolin for Beginners, published by Workshop Arts, Inc./Alfred Publishing. He is a frequent guest lecturer on topics such as composition, choral arranging and Irish traditional music.
He recently (2004-2005) received a MACRO research grant (Univ. of Wisconsin) to study and analyze palindromic compositions in the concert music repertoire and presented this work at the 2005 Macro Musician's Workshop in Madison WI.
Jim Dalton endorses and plays the Phoenix Neoclassical Mandolin
Jim's book, Mandolin for Beginners, has been published by Alfred Publishing (and National Guitar Workshop)
It's available online and in retail stores both nationally and internationally. You can learn everything from how to hold/ tune a mandolin, how read tablature and strum -- to reading music, tremolo techniques, improvising.
It's full of interesting tunes and practical advice. There's a CD in it, so you can hear as well as read all the good stuff in the book. 48 pages Book & CD
copyright 1997-2006 Jim & Maggi Dalton