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  • JonR's Avatar
    10-07-2014, 08:02 AM
    JonR replied to a thread Major 11th chords in Music Theory
    Indeed. Can you suggest me a track that includes one? Preferably with youtube link. I'm genuinely curious, because I've never (in 50 years) found a...
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    10-06-2014, 06:53 AM
    JonR replied to a thread Direct fifth??? in Music Theory
    Like I said, those exceptions are not connected - they are independent. But I think I can see the language issue, and (I hope JJ will confirm) the...
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    10-05-2014, 03:30 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Direct fifth??? in Music Theory
    It's quite important - as I interpret the wiki paragraph - that the list of permissions includes the word "or". That's why I said that only one of...
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    10-04-2014, 05:12 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Direct fifth??? in Music Theory
    FWIW, I found this on the wiki page: "Conventional style dictates that such a progression be avoided; but it is sometimes permitted under certain...
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    10-04-2014, 04:24 PM
    Color of Music replied to a thread Music Notation in Music Theory
    Yes, although back in the days of Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, etc. "Db" pieces (not all) were written as "C#" pieces! (ie: Fantasie Impromptu and Claire...
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    10-04-2014, 09:25 AM
    JonR replied to a thread The Key Of A Song in Music Theory
    Just to be clear, "modulation" means a change of keynote. So yes, moving from major to relative minor (or vice versa) is modulation. But sometimes...
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    10-04-2014, 03:55 AM
    Color of Music replied to a thread Music Notation in Music Theory
    What exactly are you asking? Is this regarding Key Signatures?? First of all, scales and keys aren't the same! Secondly, major and minor key...
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    10-03-2014, 10:29 PM
    JonR replied to a thread The Key Of A Song in Music Theory
    Most of the time, yes, but by no means always. Some pieces of music are in no key - either they are modal or atonal - but "songs" (things that are...
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    10-03-2014, 06:29 PM
    Color of Music replied to a thread Music Notation in Music Theory
    Yes, this causes problems. Different software have different setups. so it isn't "universal." However, many of them do have the same note-to-part...
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    10-03-2014, 02:00 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Free-Time Phrasing in Music Theory
    One. IOW, the space normally occupied by three 8ths.
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    10-03-2014, 10:01 AM
    Color of Music replied to a thread Music Notation in Music Theory
    First off, I'm used to sequencers where where you have standard notation and piano roll view! Again, the drum parts are set to specific pitches!...
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    10-02-2014, 10:22 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Free-Time Phrasing in Music Theory
    It's a ratio. I understand it as an inverted fraction, so it translates as "each of these notes is 4/5 of its normal value". I.e., five of them...
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    10-02-2014, 02:05 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Free-Time Phrasing in Music Theory
    There's a notational rule here. "Tuplets", as these non-metric groupings are called, follow a rule my notation guide expresses as follows: "To...
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    10-02-2014, 08:42 AM
    JonR replied to a thread Free-Time Phrasing in Music Theory
    Sorry, you're still making the same mistake, but the other way round! Take another look: the 16th note grouping is one beat only. What might have...
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    10-01-2014, 10:10 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Free-Time Phrasing in Music Theory
    You're mistaken. The two 5:4 groups of 8ths take up two beats each, not one - they fill the whole 4/4 bar. Not AFAIK. It's written in as a word. ...
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    10-01-2014, 02:50 PM
    Color of Music replied to a thread Music Notation in Music Theory
    One of two ways: A Percussion Line (Drumset is a percussion instrument) or in a case of a sequencer, on a normal staff with pitches assigned to...
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    09-26-2014, 08:16 AM
    JonR replied to a thread V-I resolution in Music Theory
    It's no problem to have 3 roots in the final tonic, as long as the other note is the 3rd.
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    09-24-2014, 07:05 PM
    Yes, piano is easier. But who wants to play piano? :D Most other instruments are actually harder than guitar, in my experience. Just try and get...
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    09-23-2014, 10:20 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Key Center Approach in Music Theory
    Not sure how else I can explain it. Take another look at the piece you linked to. How would you choose a scale (or scales) to solo on for that...
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    09-23-2014, 03:06 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Key Center Approach in Music Theory
    1. It's easier. 2. It sounds better. I'm talking here about the kind of music that's written in a "key" - major or minor. Normally this means that...
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    09-21-2014, 04:34 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Key Center Approach in Music Theory
    Yes - because when all the chords in a progression are harmonised from the same scale - and provide all 7 notes among them - there's no need to use...
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    09-21-2014, 04:03 PM
    No. As I said, diatonic and chromatic are related to the song's key, as you put it. (Chords don't have keys on their own.;)) Sometimes a song can...
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    09-21-2014, 03:46 PM
    Well, "diatonic" and "chromatic" are related to the key. So is "blue note", IMO. "Inside" and "outside" are more informal terms, jazz terms. As I...
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    09-21-2014, 02:14 PM
    More or less. These are somewhat informal, unofficial terms anyway, but I'd say: Inside note: chord tone, including any specified extension or...
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    09-20-2014, 02:24 PM
    Thanks. I guessed the answer, because of course 1.5% is just over a quarter of 5.9 ;).
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    09-20-2014, 11:23 AM
    Aaagh, you've reminded of all the maths I used to do at school 50 years ago! I managed to pass exams then, but damned if I can do it now. I do...
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