- Dario Dolci
- Catherine Sikora
- Jaleel Shaw
- Sam Newsome
Playing only the soprano, I asked them to interpret my tune "Microtonal Worksong." The piece is loosely based on a Bb blues, with lots of quartertone alternations in both the melody and the improvised solos. One of the most common ways I use quartertones in a blues context is by moving from the major 3rd to the quarter flat 3rd to the minor 3rd--creating a delayed blues effect and intensifying the blues sound. In fact, I use this technique for the entire major chord.
It looks something like this in the key of C.
C // C quarter flat // B
E // E quarter flat // Eb
G // G quarter flat // F#
B // B quarter flat // Bb
Below is a poor photocopy of the piece.
Thanks again to all of the participants for lending their time and talents.