Darcy James Argue, part 1

The first of a two-part interview with Darcy James Argue, the acclaimed jazz composer, bandleader, and educator. In this part: His early years on through to creating original masterpieces — and how good music preparation, notation software, and getting a foothold in the New York scene were all intertwined.

Getting the notes in

There’s a fundamental task that is essential to using music notation software: getting the notes into the program in the first place! Even if you think you’ve mastered this basic element of working in your favorite program, you may very well discover new and better ways to fill your page with music.