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  • JonR's Avatar
    09-12-2014, 06:40 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Some Random Questions in Music Theory
    Just to help clarify on "diatonic". JJ's quite right about the common meaning which is "belonging to the scale or key" (whatever scale/key we...
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    09-12-2014, 09:36 AM
    JonR replied to a thread Some Random Questions in Music Theory
    see here for "ffp" http://www.music.vt.edu/MUSICDICTIONARY/appendix/dynamics/dynamics.html I'd have to guess about "fpp"... There seem to be mixed...
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    09-12-2014, 08:01 AM
    This is a particularly silly question. It's like asking "is English grammar useless?", or "are maps useless?" Or even "is music useless?" ;) (yes...
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    09-05-2014, 01:28 PM
    Ummm ... you don't nor should you harmonize every passing tone; however, there's a chording style called blocked chords (or frozen chords) where you...
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    09-03-2014, 09:06 AM
    JonR replied to a thread Music Notation in Music Theory
    Speaking as a guitarist... IMO it doesn't matter. AFAIK there is no convention here. It might be variable in any case. If there are a lot of...
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    08-27-2014, 07:42 AM
    Yes, of harmonic and melodic minor. Natural minor is already one mode of the major scale (aeolian). However, modes of harmonic and melodic...
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    08-20-2014, 04:47 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Modulation in Music Theory
    Should be easy. A D major chord makes a good phrygian cadence to C#m, and that's already in E dorian of course - so works as a pivot chord. The...
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    08-18-2014, 06:53 PM
    Chord tones are notes that are in the chord. If you know plenty of shapes for each chord you know, you don't need to know the note names. Eg, a...
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    08-18-2014, 06:48 PM
    I see nothing wrong with your plan for Let It Be, and the only aspect that might be "wishful thinking" is if you believe that some Beatles magic will...
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