Thursday, June 29, 2017

How Hamilton Works

I've sung the praises of Hamilton both in person and on this blog, here and here, going into the intricacies I notice in the play - similarities in melodies to highlight similarities in characters, Hamilton's flaws that make him almost a Greek tragic hero, and so on. So I'm excited to discover Howard Ho's YouTube channel, which includes videos on "How Hamilton Works":

For instance, what does the "Ten Duel Commandments" have in common with the music of Bach? How does Hamilton use key signatures, melodic lines, and cadences to text paint? And that's just what you'll learn in one of the How Hamilton Works videos.

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