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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, 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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    10-03-2014, 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, 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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    10-02-2014, 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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    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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