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The George Gershwin Reader$
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Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.001.0001

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“Music by Slide Rule” (1944)

“Music by Slide Rule” (1944)

(p.287) 78 “Music by Slide Rule” (1944)
The George Gershwin Reader

Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents the text of the article titled Music by Slide Rule, which was published in the September 24, 1944, issue ofNewsweek. The article questions George Gershwin's fitness as a composer. It claims that Gershwin used Schillinger System of Musical Composition and that by doing he was able to continue to compose music, but music of a lesser quality.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, music criticism, Schillinger system, composer, musical composition

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