R. Murray Schafer 360°

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Pedagogical exercise by R. Murray Schaffer, found on page 18 of his book, Ear Cleaning (1967). In this exercise, students are assigned 2, then 3, and then 4 notes, on which they are to improvise as creatively as possible.

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This photo is featured in Schafer's book, Creative Music Education. It shows him leading a class in relaxation exercises.

This an example of graphic notation created by a student.

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This is an exercise created by Schafer to promote musical texture in choral singing. It is found in Creative Music Education.

This is a photograph of a page from Schafer's Creative Music Notation, in which he discusses the idea that a particular musical texture (which he titles "confusions") can be notated in a musical score.

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This is a photograph of a page from one of Schafer's books, Creative Music Education. It demonstrates Schafer's belief that musical texture can be notated, and shows two textures that Schafer featured in his compositions-he titled these "clouds" and…

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A letter addressed to R. Murray Schafer posing nine questions about pedagogy.

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This is a page from one of Schafer's books, Creative Music Education. This page features an example of Schafer's sight-singing exercises designed for school-aged students, and also includes a short letter from a music teacher.

A letter thanking R. Murray Schafer for leading a workshop at a Toronto high school with New Music Concerts in the Schools.

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Performer's notes for Sun: A Composition for Choir. This gives insight into how Schafer intended his musical notation to be performed.
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