[Smt-talk] Music Theory in the Funny Pages

Dave Headlam dheadlam at esm.rochester.edu
Fri Sep 9 05:07:58 PDT 2011

Indeed!  I like the blue wrist braces . . .

On the general topic of music theory in popular culture, there¹s a notable
episode of an old TV show, Moonlighting, which starred Cybill Shepherd and
Bruce Willis.  In the episode, Willis is dating a cellist, and he goes over
to her wall, and she has a diploma of some sort in Music Theory.  So, Willis
says, ³Music Theory, huh?  [ plucks the C string on her cello ] -- I was
going to get a degree in Music Theory, but Grand Funk Railroad broke up!²


On 9/9/11 6:59 AM, "Justin London" <jlondon at carleton.edu> wrote:

> OK, so which one of us bribed Woody Wilson and Make Manley to get the "music
> theorists often use math to understand music" shout out into today's comic?
> http://www.oregonlive.com/comics-kingdom/?feature_id=Judge_Parker
> And next time, let's talk to Garry Trudeau or Darby Conly(!)
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Dave Headlam
Professor of Music Theory
Joint Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Eastman School of Music / The College
The University of Rochester
26 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604
dheadlam at esm.rochester.edu

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