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Music Composer. Half-geek.

Jun
11
comment Differences between the concept of Scales , Raagas, and Thaaths?
72 is the 'basic' number of scales in carnatic, with uniform, sequential ascend and descend based just on the permutations of notes. The Major scale matches the 29th. Flavour need not be associated with them as they are just skeletal structures for raga. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melakarta
Jun
11
comment Differences between the concept of Scales , Raagas, and Thaaths?
The Dharbar I'm talking about here is the Carnatic raga. There could be a raga in Hindustani with a same name but different characteristics.
May
13
comment What does a conductor actually do?
'Wagner, On Conducting' is quite self-explanatory, isn't it? I've given lengthy answers to other questions, but for this one I thought it's useful to point out a very valuable resource: a book on the topic (now free), written by a monumental orchestral composer.
Apr
30
comment Differences between the concept of Scales , Raagas, and Thaaths?
(1) vertical - harmony; chords, progressions, counterpoint ... (2) We learn notes, scales, ornaments, phrases and think these make up (Create) a raga. But, IMHO, Raga is the beginning, scales/ornaments etc are ways to understand the raga.
Apr
27
comment What are the most effective ear training methods ?
I know associating a familiar tune to a particular interval is a widely used idea. But it should be avoided while actively working out the exercise, because here the idea is to develop the ability to hit any note directly with the same ease as a touch typist hits a letter, automatically, without needing to think much.
Apr
27
comment What are the most effective ear training methods ?
Ability to sing an interval directly is a basic skill. Using some tune as a reference will prevent us from mastering that skill. (Do you look down your keyboard while typing? You can, but one should learn to type without looking, right?).
Apr
27
comment What's the difference between a G♭ and an F#?
+1 for the 'functional differences'. In Equal Temperament if f# and gb are not same, something is terribly wrong. IMHO it's all about whether we have a (raised) F or (lowered) G in our scale/chord there. We can't call "D-Gb-A" as D Chord, can we?
Apr
27
comment What are good sources for free orchestra scores?
IMSLP.org is huge. It has a big list of other music score websites too: imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Other_music_score_websites