Natalie Bloomfield

April 24, 2021

[MicroChromascopic] With Respects to Practice

Hello, and TGIF! I hope email this finds your week closing on a savory note. There is no platform update here— just throwing some thoughts into the void. If you dig it, then cool. If not, also cool. 😎 There's a pithy quote often heard in jazz circles on learning to improvise. It goes something along the lines of: “Practi...
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April 17, 2021

Music Theory is Dead.

Some people think we should mathematize the way we teach music. I think we should musicalize the way we teach mathematics— but before you jump to any conclusions, this is not about the math. This is about the fundamental problems facing music education today— problems which are responsible for the reactionary schism between the music t...
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