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Where the information on this site originates from. I have read far more than this, but these led to direct changes to this site. More information about particularly prominent sources are given on the Source Discussion page. 

Last Updated: May 2018

English-Language Sources

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Personal Sources

  • Teacher Number 1, name withheld for privacy. Lessons, incidental information, and personal correspondence, 2017
  • Teacher Number 2, name withheld for privacy. Lessons and incidental information, 2018
  • Yukes, musician, personal correspondence, 2017