Jody Hughes Music Posts

10/11/2017 / Uncategorized

Here is my latest composition, the first movement of “12 O’Clock.”  This is a piece I wrote using 12 tone row methods, presenting the row and then taking it through various transformations, inversions and so…

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09/22/2017 / Banjo
09/18/2017 / Uncategorized

I recently got back from a two week tour of China and Mongolia with the High Lonesome Mass Choral Production. I had a fantastic time, it was quite the cultural experience.  Groups from Mexico, Russia,…

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08/29/2017 / Banjo

Leonardo Da Vinci studied the laws of science and nature; anatomy, botany, mathematics, amongst many other things. In the same way that intensive studying didn’t somehow ruin his artistic capabilities, learning basic music theory won’t…

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08/22/2017 / Banjo

I’ve decided that graphs are a great way to show someone how to improve their music. If you were to plot the notes versus time, would you end up with something that looks chaotic with…

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07/11/2017 / Banjo

A topic I often discuss with students is Right-Hand Finger Pressure: Learning the proper finger pressure to use at the right moment on each string is something to practice as soon as one gets the basic string…

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