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Music Kaleidoscope courseware is a collection of over 200 volumes of classical music scores and study editions from the 9th through the early 20th century, and study editions in North Indian classical music. I began the initial preparation of these volumes in 1967 with transcriptions of valuable North Indian classical music compositions. I completed these volumes in 2015. In 1971, I began work transcribing by hand Gregorian chant and Renaissance sacred music compositions from the older-style notion into new. I continued this work for twenty years. In 2016, I was able to add considerably to my 16th- and 17th-century libraries due to availability of engraving files for scores on the Internet. I hope to have the preparatory work on all my volumes for these centuries completed in 2018. During the 2004-2008 period, I created study-score versions of important 18th- and 19th-century classical compositions using color coding to identify melodic development, along with identification of form and important harmonic progressions. I cannot underestimate the importance of the work that I have been doing lo these many years.

My target demographic is the upcoming "Z generation" born since the year 2000. Among these kids the genesis of a new counter-culture is now appearing, the first transformation of our counter-culture since the 1950s. Conservative in nature, these young people are, and will be, rebelling against the insane rap-music mentality of a cultureless society, in stark contrast to the liberal counterculture that originated with rock and roll in the 1950s that rebelled against the ultra-conservative establishment of that era. Musical Kaleidoscope scores and study materials will provide a very important and carefully considered study-material library that will to help bring the new conservative counter-culture into alignment with the greatest works of classical music.

Musical Kaleidoscope courseware publications will be available: 1) displayed in the Musical Kaleidoscope app (see the project page for app information), 2) by free download, and 3) in a choice of three hardcover editions:

  • Spiral-bound (for study)
  • Perfect-bound (for bookstores)
  • Hardcover (for libraries)




Additionally, we will create video versions of study scores to unfold formal, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic aspects of particular classical compositions. (See Musical Kaleidoscope Classes).

Don Robertson

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