Sunday, January 06, 2013

you can learn something new every day if you want

Or maybe it's more accurate to say you can learn all sorts of new stuff month by month if you just stay alert.

For instance, I learned that a cellist can improvise a set of solos that use just harmonics.

That's pretty awesome! 

I knew that it was possible to create a lydian canon by retuning a guitar to raised F (6) and then exploiting the fact that the guitar and viola have an overlapping set of natural harmonics to make a sweet contrapuntal waltz in C lydian using harmonics alone ... but that a cellist can improvise a solo just using harmonics was something I didn't know until today.

Again, that's pretty awesome!

I may have to write another sonata for cello and guitar just to make use of this new knowledge. 

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