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It's not clear what your goals and requirements are for this information system -- and that has a huge bearing on the answer. If, for example, your software is trying to analyze the harmony inside of a single piece, then yes, symphonies definitely will modulate (change keys) all over the place, as Wheat Williams describes in his excellent answer. And this ...


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Every symphony ever written has more than one key -- usually several different keys. A symphony may have the name of a certain key in its title, but this only refers to the main key that occurs throughout its structure. Each symphony will have many changes to different keys. Each symphony will tend to be unique in how it uses multiple keys. Different ...


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I do not believe there is any kind of standard procedure for composing, inspiration can come from anywhere such as noodeling around and playing a cool riff or melody, hearing another song and getting an idea from it, a random melody just popping into your head while humming, using music theory, etc. there really is no right or wrong way to go about ...


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Some chord sequences to explore starting with Emaj7, these may help you to start to develop a vocabulary of sequences that work: Emaj7 - E6 - F#m7 - F#m+6 Emaj7 - F#m7 - G#m7 - F#m7 Emaj7 - Fdim - F#m7 - Gdim - E/G# - G#/F# - C#m/E Emaj7 - C#m7 - Amaj7 - E/G# - A/C# - B/D# - C#/F - Fdim - F#m7 Emaj7 - Amaj7 - B - C#m - A - B/F# - E Obviously this is not ...


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Here You can view the full score and individual parts for a Haydn symphony. Look particularly at the Horn parts to see how sections of rest are handled.


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One of the other answers gives a mixture of traditional ornaments like trill and mordent along with "passing tones." It's a nice list, but "passing tones" are only one type of "non-chord tone" (NCT) and I think a fuller list of NCT's should be given: Passing Tones Neighbor Note Suspension Anticipation Appoggiatura Escape tone Cambiata (or changing tones) ...


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Firstly, if you've managed to (more than once) focus your efforts to make a finished piece, you're obviously doing something right! There are a lot of people with considerable musical talent and ambition who hardly ever manage to get round to finishing anything, so you obviously know something some of us could learn from. One thing to consider now and again ...


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This is actually not a simple question, but neither do the answers give an accurate picture of historical practice during the common practice period. The Beethoven Fifth is a good example: we regard it as a "C-minor symphony" because its first movement is in C minor. Within that movement, C minor is, as we often say, the tonal center: it's the key to which ...


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The following is lifted directly from http://www.misswardmusic.com/caribbean.html Calypso: Originally the national dance of Trinidad and Tobago, calypso is particularly associated with carnival. It has: 4/4 time with syncopation acoustic and bass guitar or band with trumpets, saxophones, electric guitars, drum kit and Latin percussion often uses ...


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Speaking as a college trombone player, this passage should be able to be played without much trouble. What the player will need to do is play the Db in 5, the C in 6 and the Bbs in the first measure in trigger flat 3rd, then in 1st on the second measure. So the positions would be: (5 6 Tb3 Tb3 1 1 1) (5 6 Tb3 Tb3 1 1 1) (5 6 Tb3 5 5 6 Tb3 5) (5 6 Tb3 6 5 6 ...


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A composition like "Symphony in C minor" refers to a key in the piece, with which key the composition starts and with which it ends. There is a certain number of notes and chords in that key, so if a whole composition was built only on that key, it would sound repetitive. That's why during the composition changes keys. Usually it's more than one, but it ...


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There really isn't a set process on composing as it is much more of an art than a science. I don't think I've ever used the same process twice when composing a piece especially since every piece is different in nature as you don't want to just write the same piece over and over again. Sometimes I have a nice melody or riff that kicks off the composition, ...


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I'm with you on the not interrupting the flow of ideas. I am sure there may be composers who think about music from a different perspective and might find it easier to sketch out their ideas on paper. Maybe that's the way their ideas flow. I admire folks who can start writing notation (using a computer these days) and know what it will sound like before ...


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You can use ReWire to essentially turn the basic version of Ableton Live into a plug-in that runs inside Logic. This is a very common way to use Live inside Logic or Pro Tools. Typically it is done for exactly the reason you describe: to add the Session View to an existing studio. If you have Logic, you don’t need Live Suite, because you already have “Logic ...



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