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Articles and essays by Richard Middleton

All articles © Copyright 1999-2003 by Richard Middleton. All rights reserved.
All articles originally published in Victory Review.


Richard Middleton is a musician, songwriter, producer, educator, and writer based in Seattle.
His music writing has appeared in Smithsonian magazine, Victory Review, and SingOut! magazine.
He is the author of "Rhythm Guitar Secrets" (Countersine).


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TOPIC AREAS:

SONGWRITING
MUSIC AS A PRACTICE
THEORY
RHYTHM
EAR TRAINING
RECORDING
MISCELLANEOUS




SONGWRITING

"Dummy Lyrics and Phonetic Songwriting" 3/01
"Form and Freedom" 2/02
"Form as a Songwriting Tool" 8/99
"Helpful Books & Techniques for Songwriters" 10/99
"Songwriting Games" 1/02
"Songwriting in Reverse" 7/00
"Theory and Songwriting" 9/01

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MUSIC AS A PRACTICE

"Beginning Approaches to Improvisation" 4/01
"Facing the Demon" 9/01
"The Heart of the Matter" 6/00
"Pass It On" 12/01
"Playing from the Inside Out" (Improvisation) 10/02
"Playing New Musical Roles" 9/02
"Playing Silence" 11/99
"Practice Approaches" (#1) 3/99
"Practice Approaches" (#2) 4/99

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THEORY

"Beginning Harmony" (Part 1) 5/99
"Beginning Harmony" (Part 2) 6/99
"Beginning Harmony" (Part 3) 7/99
"Beginning Harmony" (Part 4) 8/99
"Beyond Roots: Using Slash Chords" 1/03
"Inside Major Scale Modes" (Part 1) 4/02
"Inside Major Scale Modes" (Part 2) 5/02
"Modes Revisited, and Revised" 12/02
"Sight-Reading Tips" (Part 1) 6/02
"Sight-Reading Tips" (Part 2) 7/02
"A Triad By Any Other Name..." 12/00
" "Understanding Chord Names & Symbols" (Part 1) 2/00
"Understanding Chord Names & Symbols" (Part 2) 3/00
"Understanding Chord Names & Symbols" (Part 3) 4/00

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RHYTHM

"Guitar as Drum" 12/99
"New Views on Groove" 10/01
"Rhythm Strumming for Guitar" 2/99

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EAR TRAINING

"The Melody Game" (Ear Training Exercise) 1/99
"The Melody Game Revisited" (Ear Training) 11/00
"Tricks for Singing Intervals" 1/00

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RECORDING

"Digital Recording for the Musician: An Overview" 2/01
"Home Recording: Some Thoughts on Microphones" 2/03
"A Musical Approach to Equalization" 6/01

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MISCELLANEOUS
"Books to Open Your Ears & Mind" 10/00
"Harmony For One: Overtone Singing" 8/01
"Inventing Musical Instruments" 5/01
"Kids' Music Lessons: Thoughts for Parents" 5/00
"Minimizing the Risk of Hearing Loss" 11/01

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