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Stephen Taylor
Works at University of Illinois
Lives in Urbana, Illinois
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Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time
Excellent recording with score;  the YouTube link has detailed notes and starting times for each movement.
Excellent recording with score;  the YouTube link has detailed notes and starting times for each movement.
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Quick Sibelius shortcuts
Click in an empty part of the bar to select the whole bar For note entry, click on a rest Option-click anything to copy it R = repeat (either for notes or whole bars) K = key signature Q = clef T = time signature S = slur; use space or shift-space to make t...
Click in an empty part of the bar to select the whole bar For note entry, click on a rest Option-click anything to copy it R = repeat (either for notes or whole bars) K = key signature Q = clef T = time signature S = slur; us...
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Music notation links
Links on musical notation: Wikipedia, Musical notation Basic musical notation IMSLP - pdf's for thousands of public-domain works Blank staff paper  (Google image search - when you're looking for staff paper, make sure the staves aren't too close together; 1...
Links on musical notation: Wikipedia, Musical notation Basic musical notation IMSLP - pdf's for thousands of public-domain works Blank staff paper (Google image search - when you're looking for staff paper, make sure the sta...
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Beethoven, Diabelli Variations
With score; Alfred Brendel, piano.
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Bach, Goldberg Variations - Glenn Gould, 1955
J. S. Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations, BWV 988.  Glenn Gould, piano (recorded in mono, 1955)
J. S. Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations, BWV 988.  Glenn Gould, piano (recorded in mono, 1955)
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Blue in Green, lead sheet

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Harp Wednesday morning, 9:30 am!
Molly Madden has graciously agreed to show us some techniques for harp writing on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am - I hope some of you are able to write for her for the Saturday 1 pm concert!
Molly Madden has graciously agreed to show us some techniques for harp writing on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am - I hope some of you are able to write for her for the Saturday 1 pm concert!
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Unofficial rules for handwritten notation
My unofficial rules for writing music by hand: Always use a straight edge for stems and beams. Beams should be thicker than stems. Stems should extend an octave above or below their notehead. For the middle line and higher, stems go down; below the middle l...
My unofficial rules for writing music by hand: Always use a straight edge for stems and beams. Beams should be thicker than stems. Stems should extend an octave above or below their notehead. For the middle line and higher, ...
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What, really?  Unless part extraction's needed, I find handwriting as fast as computer.  But I'll grant that computer is faster if it's only noteheads, hairpins, and dynamics.  Anything unusual is buried deep in menus, but flows just as quickly from the pencil.
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Beethoven Symphony No. 3
Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra;  the finale begins at 36:19.
Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra;  the finale begins at 36:19.
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Bach, Goldberg Variations - Glenn Gould, 1955
J. S. Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations, BWV 988.  Glenn Gould, piano (recorded in mono, 1955)
J. S. Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations, BWV 988.  Glenn Gould, piano (recorded in mono, 1955)
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Bach, Goldberg Variations - Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord
Recording with score.
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Bill Evans, Blue in Green
Bill Evans, "Blue in Green," take 3.
Bill Evans, "Blue in Green," take 3.
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Composer and professor
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  • University of Illinois
    Associate Professor, 2005 - present
  • Assistant Professor, 2001 - 2005
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I'm a composer and music theorist who teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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