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They don't seem to be completely synonymous. Instead, it seems like an asymmetric time signature implies an additive rhythm, but an additive rhythm can exist in a "traditional" time signature. It appears that the word asymmetric is commonly used to describe meter, while additive is used to describe a rhythm. Rhythm and meter are related, but are not the ...


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Because it's 'in key' (no accidentals) when rooted on the dominant of the key..... ie. In the key of C (all white notes) G7 uses all white notes..... C7 and F7 both have the seventh as an accidental (black note in C). So to stay in key you have major sevenths built on the first and fouth chords (root and ...


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"Sonority" just means "sound". Musicians may use the word in different ways in different contexts. But it generally boils down to just meaning "sound".


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I'd go for "dynamic peak". Interestingly, this commonly describes the location of the maximum, whereas the juxtaposition "peak dynamic" only refers to the value (such as fff).


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Unfortunately "rise to a crescendo" has now entered the English language. But I think musicians still know that a crescendo is the climb, not the summit! If you find "climax" too vague and you specifically want to refer to the LOUDEST point of a piece, I think you'll have to say "loudest point".


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The octave is a rainbow that repeats. Just as the rainbow has a pattern, if you choose any reference pitch and go up an octave or down an octave, this "pattern" repeats again and again. Of course 400Hz does not sound exactly the same as 800Hz, but they have the same "color" (Like an Ab and the Ab higher one octave) and thus something that shows this ...


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Thanam is a specific kind of improvisation in Carnatic music. It is rhythmic, but not bound by meter (Thalam). Tempo varies within the performance. Unmeasured pauses are allowed between phrases/sections. After Pallavi of a song a piece of music playing it might be 8 bar or 16 bar etc. Is it Tannam ? No, that would be an interlude. Here's an example of ...


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Tanam is one of the methods of improvising a raga(which is called manodharma) in carnatic music. There are various tanams like vadhya tanam, aja tanam, gaja tanam etc. Tanam comes after the raga but before the pallavi of a song. To sing a tanam one should have good hold on singing and experience. It is rarely being sung by any musician.


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The analogy of colour is actually really apt. Chromatic notes along with other non chordal notes are indeed used to give melodies colour. Non chordal notes or notes that do not belong to the scale often are used to make music interesting by bridging between chordal notes in a manner that makes musical sense. Melodies when made effectively have a strong, ...


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Source: http://etymonline.com/index.php?term=chroma&allowed_in_frame=0 (emphasis mine) chroma (n.) "quality or intensity of color," 1889, from Latinized form of Greek khroma "surface of the body, skin, color of the skin," also used generically for "color" and, in plural, "ornaments, embellishments," related to khros "surface of the body, skin," ...


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That is an interesting question. And Dom's answer gives the simple explanation that most plausibly explains how the term "chromatic" which originally referred to color and not sound or pitch (from the Greek word chrôma, meaning color) was adopted to describe the full set of 12 musical pitches in Western Music. I would like to add to Dom's answer and ...


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It is impossible to say for sure, since the term chromatic has had a musical meaning since at least ancient Greek times (hence the use of a Greek word). More on that in a moment, but first, its worth noting that "color" has idiomatic meanings as well, such as these definitions for "colorful" in the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary: 2. interesting or ...


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The chroma in chromatic does mean color. In chromatic scale, we have full access to all the notes available in the twelve tone equal temperament system. We don't typically use all 12 notes when composing or playing and we'll mostly stick with a smaller set of typically seven notes from a heptatonic (seven note) scale. We'll also most likely be in some kind ...


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The Taktteil is determined by the time signature, and it is the basic subdivision of the measure. E.g., in 4/4 time there are four Taktteile (each of which is a quarter note), and in 6/8 there are six Taktteile (each of which is an eighth note). The term Taktglied is archaic. Note that the link is from Grimm's dictionary, which appeared in the 1850s. The ...


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I did not find Taktglieder in any of my German musical references, so I have resort to native language knowledge and some assumptions: Takt (measure) is a sort of time unit. Taktteile (parts of measure) is a fragment of that unit Taktglieder (members of measure) are the notes, which populate the [partial] time unit. These meaning of members as denoting the ...


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I believe that "members of the measure" is a part of a musical phrase (So the parts you get when dividing a phrase) and "parts of the measure" are the notes, bars and rests.


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I think the answer is "no, there isn't a standard notation for this." I've never seen one, anyway. But dynamic marks intended for humans (i.e. not for computer playback) have traditionally relied on common-sense interpretation. For example If you have "ff" and the next 50 or 100 bars of music contain several short crescendo hairpins with gaps in between ...


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The c. stands for circa which means about or approximately. You may also see it as ca. Pretty much it means means that you should play the piece around a tempo of 108 bpm. You could play it a little faster or slower the 108 it just to get you in the range of where the composer would want you to play it.


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Head is intro + AABBAABB "kicks do not hold for solos" means don't play the figures above the staff in the B section during the solos.


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I agree with Slim. It's quite clear that the English Language translation of accidental implies that it is not on purpose. Therefore it's adaptation for referring to music notation is quite logically used to define an aberration or deviation from what is prescribed in the key signature. To call the sharp symbols or flat symbols in the key signature ...



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