Reputation
23,007
Next tag badge:
389/400 score
83/80 answers
Badges
2 41 95
Newest
 Mortarboard
Impact
~1.2m people reached

Jan
21
comment Classical music theory notation for chord inversions (figured bass)
Your answer was great. I just wanted to add some further historical background. I'm like that.
Jan
20
comment Classical music theory notation for chord inversions (figured bass)
The system of notating chords with numbers in figured bass actually predates the idea of giving chords names like C major or C7 or C minor, and predates the idea of referring to a "chord progression" as a sequence of chord names with cadences. Figured bass notation evolved as the Renaissance compositional method of polyphonic music and counterpoint evolved into the Baroque and Classical idea of chord progressions. But the numbers are retained in the study of classical music theory because the numbers tell you something about the structure of functional harmony.
Jan
17
revised What is Voice Leading?
added 24 characters in body
Jan
15
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
15
comment What is Voice Leading?
This is a very good point.
Jan
15
revised What is Voice Leading?
edited body
Jan
14
revised What is Voice Leading?
added 372 characters in body
Jan
14
revised What is Voice Leading?
deleted 45 characters in body
Jan
14
answered What is Voice Leading?
Jan
13
comment What is texture, according to classical music theory?
Could you give more details about what you are trying to define, or perhaps quote something you have read, in context?
Jan
11
reviewed Edit oboe tag wiki
Jan
11
revised oboe wiki description
expanded definition
Jan
11
reviewed Edit microphones tag wiki excerpt
Jan
11
revised microphones wiki excerpt
expanded definition
Jan
11
reviewed Edit slide-guitar tag wiki excerpt
Jan
11
revised slide-guitar wiki excerpt
more detailed definition
Jan
11
reviewed Edit atonal tag wiki excerpt
Jan
11
revised atonal wiki excerpt
more complete definition
Jan
11
reviewed Approve staccato tag wiki