The Allan Blank Papers

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The Graduation Song: a Brief History of Pomp and Circumstance

About a week ago, over dinner, my S.O. brought up the topic of “the graduation song”… What’s it actually called? Why do schools cross the United States use the same song over and over, from Elementary to University? and Isn’t… Continue Reading →

Here’s a Rhyme to Save Time!

I’m not going to lie, I was absolutely confused when I saw a score that began with a bass clef. How on earth was I going to classify composition starting with a bass clef? Was it even a score? Was… Continue Reading →

Emerging Technology, Would Allan Blank Have Been Interested?

Very recently, a new digital sheet music e-reader was released by Terrada Music. This device, called the Gvido, enables musicians and composers to edit scores, download thousands of materials and turn pages without touching the tablet. The new e-reader, along… Continue Reading →

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