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  • JonR's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 PM
    OK - don't know why I didn't think of that. OK thanks - that's two things I didn't know! ...that too. Thanks. I'll see what I can do about the...
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    Today, 11:37 AM
    Aagh! OK, does this fix it? I should probably kick myself if it does... Meantime, here's an attempt at the next exercise:(Yes, I've been a bit...
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    Today, 09:58 AM
    And I assume with a 7th it could work this way? A - A G - F# Eb - D C - D Or this?: C - C A - A G - F#
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    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Modes Of A Minor Scale in Music Theory
    Yes. Natural minor is a mode of the major scale already (aeolian, or mode VI). But harmonic minor and melodic minor each have their own sets of...
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    07-22-2014, 03:36 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Melodic minor scales in Music Theory
    To spell out some of what Jed explained: Here's all the possible chords from the 3 C minor scales (7ths in brackets) Half-steps: | | ...
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    07-22-2014, 02:58 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Harmonics in Music Theory
    Either - although picking with the flesh of the thumb will sound smoother. Nope - that's producing the octave harmonic - killing the fundamental....
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  • Color of Music's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 05:25 AM
    There isn't a diminished interval in an augmented triad. However, what an odd question because aren't a major, minor and/or both interval still...
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    07-21-2014, 03:26 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Harmonics in Music Theory
    Yes - just to be clear, you pick the string at the half-way point. That's over 12th fret for the open string, but for any fretted note it's 12 frets...
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    07-20-2014, 11:21 AM
    JJ - here's my attempt #3 at the first exercise. I corrected the two errors you pointed out - hopefully without creating more! - but retained that...
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    07-19-2014, 06:51 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Melodic minor scales in Music Theory
    It's not three scales, it's one scale with variable 6th and 7th degrees. So sometimes the 6th and 7th are raised (particularly when rising to the...
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    07-17-2014, 03:10 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Harmonics in Music Theory
    Well, the "fundamental" is actually the 1st harmonic. The note you hear is a combination of all the harmonics: fundamental loudest, but all others...
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    07-17-2014, 12:33 PM
    OK, here's attempt #2... not totally confident.... :o
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    07-16-2014, 06:56 PM
    Oops. Ah I didn't know that applied in contrary motion too. Makes sense. The old cheat! Ah yes. I realised later I forgot your injunction about...
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    07-16-2014, 08:58 AM
    Just letting you know this hasn't fallen on stony ground... :) I plan on having a crack at this once school term has finished (not long now...) ...
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    07-09-2014, 08:49 AM
    Hardly. Where did you hear that? McCartney and Lennon took group guitar lessons as teenagers (above a Liverpool guitar shop), and did learn at least...
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    07-03-2014, 01:39 PM
    On the TSs alone: 6/4 unless you have grouped notes, this would be impossible (may be that's the wrong word; I'm assuming this is extended simple...
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    07-03-2014, 12:24 PM
    JonR replied to a thread Time Signature Help in Music Theory
    Good question... I often have similar problems, specially with the kind of examples below...If it was 3/4 or 6/4, then yes 146 bpm. But I think that...
    4 replies | 264 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 04:55 PM
    "Lydian dominant" and "phrygian dominant" derive from comparisons with the basic mode names Majed lists. Both fit a dominant 7th chord, which is...
    2 replies | 678 view(s)
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    06-25-2014, 01:34 PM
    JonR replied to a thread AAJ Forum in Music Theory
    Seems to be back: http://forums.allaboutjazz.com/forumdisplay.php?34-Music-Theory-and-Analysis - although no recent posts.
    2 replies | 232 view(s)
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    06-25-2014, 07:52 AM
    JonR replied to a thread Rest Notation in Music Theory
    A half and a quarter (in that order) would be the best way. AFAIK there's no hard and fast rules, but the usual general notation rules would apply:...
    5 replies | 356 view(s)
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