Nov 12

Riverfront Café 11/13/2018

By Lars Rosager | News

Picture Textual Chordophonics

Hi, everyone! Just a quick a reminder I will be at Riverfront Café in Petaluma tomorrow from 4:45 to 6:15 pm for my twice-monthly appearance to sing and play. Looking forward!!!

#textualchordophonics #casamontalvoguitars #thomastikinfeldstrings

Oct 20

Lecture on the Music of Southern Brazil

By Lars Rosager | Music

Picture Lecture (in English)
offered through
Marin Spanish School


An Exposition in Music Appreciation and History

Samba and Bossa Nova are well-known genres of Brazilian music. Less commonly referenced are the stylings from the borderlands of southern Brazil, where the Spanish-speaking traditions of Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay play a central role in shaping local culture.

Join Lars Rosager, MA, for a multimedia journey through the history of and contemporary happenings in this sonically and sociologically fascinating musical world. This talk is fully accessible for non-musicians, as well as being a great resource for performers looking to expand their horizons.

Saturday November 17
10:30 am–1:00 pm
Marin Spanish School, Petaluma location
245 Kentucky St, Suite B-1

Admission: $40.00

Click here to REGISTER.

Oct 18

Word Order, Specifically the Words “Just” and “Only”

By Lars Rosager | Uncategorized

Textual Chordophonics
October 18, 2018

The further one advances in academic and professional life, the more it is apparent that details matter. In music as in language, what seems to be a dispensable, dismissible little piece of any project has the power to drastically change the outcome. It should go without saying that the same is true for almost any area of human activity.

Consider the following example: “You just drink lemonade,” vs. “You drink just lemonade.” By placing the word “just” before the word “drink,” one conveys that the only action taken is drinking. In other words, “you” do not do anything else to the lemonade besides drink it. By placing the word “just” before the word “lemonade,” one conveys that the only drink to be drunk is the lemonade. The desired message in both versions of the sentence is, colloquially, that “you” do not drink water, milk, or grape juice, for instance—even though the first version would be better off conveying the idea that no other action is taken upon the lemonade. Itt gets only drunk, not boiled, frozen, or spilled.

I would say this is pretty straightforward grammar, and relates directly to the word “only.” To me, both “just” and “only” are problems in common conversation. Other more egregious errors related to word order do occur, but these two often slip under the radar. How many times have you heard someone say, “You only have one left?”, or “You have only one left?” While these two questions would generally be used to express identical meanings, the details of word order present alternative analyses.

As you have read in the “just” example, “just” before “drink” affects the action of drinking. “Just” before “lemonade” refers specifically to what “you” drink. Similarly, one should commit to the wording “You have only one left?” because there is no doubt about the word “only” referring to “one.” The idea generally expressed does not have to do with “only” having, as opposed to some alternative to “have.”

The upshot here is that smaller units of meaning constitute entire ideas. No matter how confident or committed to some idea to be expressed as a whole, it is always necessary to make sure the units of meaning of which the bigger picture is comprised are coherent in and of themselves.


Jun 04

Weekly Performances at Riverfront Café in Petaluma

By Lars Rosager | Uncategorized

Textual Chordophonics
June 4, 2018

​This is a quick post to let everyone know that I will be singing and playing weekly at the newly opened Riverfront Café in Petaluma. The restaurant is located at 224 B St. I will be appearing every Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Please be in touch for more information. Thanks very much!

#casamontalvoguitars #thomastikinfeldstrings #textualchordophonics

Nov 20

Donations to Help Yemen; My Music the Thank-You Gift

By Lars Rosager | Uncategorized

Picture Textual Chordophonics
​November 20, 2017

The following post is urgent. For most of us, the current living conditions for Yemenis are unimaginable. With the recent blockade on basic supplies entering Yemen, things have taken a turn for the worse.

In response to such horrors, I am calling on all of you reading this to donate at least $5.00 USD to the campaign for Yemen, or any other fundraising effort to aid the people of Yemen. Email me a screenshot of your confirmed donation (or some such proof), and I will send you some of my recorded music—a combination of voice and seven-string guitar on 11 tracks of quality audio. Hope to see messages from all of you!

#casamontalvoguitars #thomastikinfeldstrings #textualchordophonics

Aug 31

Suggested Listening

By Lars Rosager | Music

Picture Textual Chordophonics
August 31, 2017

I would like to share a track that caught my ear today: “Wait Up” by Q-Tip, from the album Amplified. Additionally, I will say that all of the music I share and participate in comes from my positivity and heartfelt hope for a fulfilling life for all humankind. God Bless.

Lars Rosager