Category Archives: Schillinger System

Rudolf Schramm

A Comparative Study of Josef Schillinger’s Approach to Musical Composition and of the Traditional Academic Approach by Rudolf Schramm When a new book on the subject of harmony, counterpoint, fugue, melody writing, musical form or orchestration appears in print, it is proper to make a comparative analysis.

The Composers Manifold-Rhythm

The Schillinger System presents us with every possible choice of every possible element we use in composing. That can be very overwhelming. That is why many Systems can be devised from the Schillinger System. Those Systems are determined by the Manifold of choices that are chosen

Music Without Schillinger

A question was posed during one of our Thursday evening Speaking Schillinger Lectures, that had us all in a buzz. At first what seemed like an innocent remark caused a bit of a controversy. Would the state of music composition and education be any different had Schillinger

The Theory of Melody

The thoughts of having a theory of melody brings much skepticism. The thoughts of engineering music has set off ongoing debates that have lasted decades. The truth is, whether we look at music or in this case a melody with tools to analyze them or

Welcome Chromatic Cube

We would like to introduce Chromatic Cube’s Blog here at the Logical Theory of Music. Slonimsky Variations a variation of slonimsky’s divisions of the octaves, this one is 3 octaves divided into 16 parts, or 9 half-steps divided into 4 parts. this is my first

Jymie Merritt and Schillinger

Jymie Merritt has worked in jazz, R&B, and blues. In the early 1950s he toured with rock and roll pioneers Bullmoose Jackson and Chris Powell moving on to work with legendary bluesman BB King from 1955 to 1957. In 1957 Jymie moved to Manhattan, New

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