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Lingua Mater

Every musical instrument has its mother tongue, its own native language that it speaks fluently and without accent. Determining factors include pitch range, timbre, articulation, agility, dynamics, and of course instrument-specific idiosyncratic abilities (drum rolls, shrieking electric guitar feedback, wild saxophone runs). Consider, for example, the cello. Imagine it speaking (singing) a melodic line in […]

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:09 am by rachmiel · Permalink