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    Today, 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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    09-18-2014, 06:28 PM
    Yes - I use those all the time. I just wasn't sure why Hypa was asking - presumably he/she has a mathematical interest beyond practical use?
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    09-18-2014, 01:17 PM
    Check bluesking's post above. He gives what looks like the formula you need. speed increase in percent = ((x^number of semitones) x 100) - 100...
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    09-17-2014, 09:26 AM
    JonR replied to a thread Some Random Questions in Music Theory
    ttw is quite right, but to simplify it a little: In their modern sense, aeolian = natural minor, to all intents and purposes. You can regard them as...
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    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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  • Color of Music's Avatar
    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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