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  3. Performed by Lara St. John, recording courtesy of Magnatune.

    This is one video in a series of experiments described here:

    The colors indicate "pitch class" (that is, note name, C, C-sharp, D, D-sharp, etc.); the system is described here:

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  4. John Philip Sousa's march, Stars and Stripes Forever, with an animated bar-graph score.


    Q: What does the real score for this look like?
    A: Here is the original manuscript, in John Philip Sousa's handwriting:
    You might also like looking at the original cover of the sheet music for the song:
    And, if you still want more, you can read about the piece here:

    Q: Who is playing this piece?
    A: The performance is by the RFCM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr.Keith J.Salmon (royalty-free-classical-music.org)

    Q: Is there a way I could make the bar-graph scores myself?
    A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate this display; you can get the (Windows) software here:
    There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first:

    Q: Could you please do a MAM video of _________?
    A: Please read this:

    Q: What's the story behind this piece?
    A: Sousa composed this march in his head on Christmas Day 1896; you can read more here:

    Q: Please tell me more about the composer.
    A: You can read about him here

    Q: Where can I find out more about the things you’re doing?
    A: Here is a good place to start:

    Q: Where can I get the MP3 of this?
    A: There are MP3s of Sousa marches (though not this exact performance) here:

    Q: Can I get a DVD with this video (or others like it)?
    A: Not this video, but others like it:

    Q: What do the colors in the bar-graph score mean?
    A: In most of my videos, they mean something definite; in this one, they are just to help you follow the various lines. The use of color isn't completely consistent.

    Q: Why is the last note so short?
    A: A bug in my software. I wanted to get the video posted in time for the 4th of July, so there was no time to fix it. Sorry. Maybe I'll re-do this video.

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  5. Setting of a medieval text; composed, performed and visualized by Stephen Malinowski.

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