Working musicians feel the need every now and then to brush up on music theory. For those of us with jazz and sacred music interests, it’s common to come across references to musical modes in guides to performance. It can be difficult to keep the Greek modes straight, so I’ve created a mnemonic that is a little more meaningful (at least to me) than some of the others I’ve seen in the past. Here it is:
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I was fortunate to participate in a team led by Dr. Richard Webber at Wake Forest University in the 1990’s. We had high hopes for the technology we developed, known as Tuned Aperture Computed Tomography (TACT).
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After a hard day of implementing design patterns in your software applications, software developers should consider relaxing at the end of the day by sitting down with the masters of patterns: jazz musicians.
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I was fortunate to be part of the original TACT development team at Wake Forest University, which was led by Dr. Richard Webber. Our initial focus was on dental applications, with additional applications in non-destructive testing and mammography.
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Any current practitioner or student of dental informatics should take a minute to appreciate the life work of Dr. Mark Diehl, who passed away earlier this year (http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2016-archive/may/standards-pioneer-ada-volunteer-dies).
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One of the key influences in my limited musical career was Keith Emerson, who sadly passed away this year. I had always wanted to re-visit his work in Tarkus, and had the chance recently as part of a Berklee College of Music on-line course in Sonar music production (highly recommended).
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