Mar 11, 2019
In this episode, Stephen and Sevish discuss performance, teaching, and tuning with Neil Haverstick. Neil Haverstick is an experienced country/blues guitarist and composer who has been performing both 12-equal and microtonal music for many years. Neil considers himself a lifelong student and necessary teacher in the musical community - a musician first! He knows many famous performing musicians from various genres, from jazz to rock to country to folk to symphony orchestras to microtonal math teachers (many of them Grammy winners)! We talk about microfest, logistics, how tuning affects form, listener impressions, certain notable microtonal guitars in the world, and hypothetical situations of microtonality. What would happen if Taylor Swift wrote music in 19-tone equal temperament? Find out why we think she should write in 15 instead. Also, be sure to buy Neil’s new book, “Hopelessly Microtonal,” where he goes into details about the interesting microtonal guitars he owns. You should buy a microtonal guitar, since it’s as cheap as a 12-equal one in many cases!
Intro: The One I’m Waiting For - Neil Haverstick (13-limit JI)
Outro: Birdwalk - Neil Haverstick (19edo)
Site (join his email list!): https://microstick.net/
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