I am a private music instructor, not a public-school music teacher, but finding different ways of presenting basic musical information to students has become aMessage 1 of 48 , Feb 22, 2012View SourceI am a private music instructor, not a public-school music teacher, but finding different ways of presenting basic musical information to students has become a professional interest of mine. My particular preferred flavor of microtonality is extended just intonation - I know that many people on this list prefer various temperaments. It's all cool.
My question is, has anyone experimented with presenting microtonal music to their students, and if they show interest, how have you dished out the information in a way that they can dijest and - most importantly - in a way that enables them to believe that they can play it with practice?
I don't currently have any students who are quite ready yet for extended just intonation, but one thing that I do occasionally do is to play a drone (I'm a trombonist) and have them play simple patterns and scales against it, to practice their ear training and getting those standard intervals in tune. But I think that more generally, the various flavors of microtonal music that are possible will be much more successful if it can be presented in a way that students, in particular children, can follow.
We haven t put further details on the website yet but I note that the Sagittal font files have long contained this notice: Free under the terms of the GNUMessage 48 of 48 , Apr 21, 2012View SourceWe haven't put further details on the website yet but I note that the Sagittal font files have long contained this notice:
Free under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence as published by the Free Software Foundation http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
So it isn't exactly public domain, but there is no problem with selling products containing the sagittal font or documentation (excluding the mythology, and excluding audio clips longer than 30 seconds, and excluding items identified as created by people other than George Secor or Dave Keenan).
-- Dave Keenan
--- In email@example.com, "bigAndrewM" <bigandrewm@...> wrote:
> Speaking of Sagigtal notation, I have another question which, strictly speaking, has nothing to do with music or notation.
> What is the legal status of Sagittal notation? I looked over the website for any, and I either missed it or it isn't there. Is it donated to the public domain? Is it under the open-source status where people are free to use and distribute it but not to sell content containing it?