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Ten Sentence Prompt

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

This is one of my favorite structures for re-usable prompts. It’s not as easy as some prompts are to get started and can be thorny to work through but it generates material that has potential more often than any other reusable prompt or prompt structure I have tried.   (https://writeanything.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/vignette-a-writing-exercise/)   First, you need two […]

Goldberg Variations as NaNoWriMo

Monday, October 15th, 2018

I am now trying to identify elements of fiction that equate to harmonic progression as well as possibly key and form (matching the series of canons). Number of bars is likely not a big concern as it comes out of the repeated harmonic progression, meaning, retaining the chord progression requires the number and sequence of […]

Goldberg Variations

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Long ago I wrote a paper for a music grad class comparing the two Glenn Gould recordings of the Goldberg Variations, written by J. S Bach.¬†Nowadays I¬†listen to the 1981 release once in a while through a sleep app on my phone. But it wasn’t until last night that I noticed the similarities between the […]