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Mar
21
comment the fingering intended by the composer
This is one of many unconventional yet fascinating aspects of this composer, consider "his first three gnossiennes... without time signatures and bar lines (often referred to as "absolute time") and traditional tempo markings."
Mar
21
comment Is it possible to differentiate Major scale and Minor scale by ear?
An interesting exercise might be to listen to Blues, where the scale changes from major to minor and in between often.
Mar
18
comment Is there a formula/theory for writing country licks/riffs?
I have to disagree with you Wheat, I think it has to have a train, someone in jail, and a gun, but the rest sounds right like your woman cheating on you.
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
comment X or Y guitarist doesn't know music theory - how true is this statement?
Thank you for kind the endorsement, I must say there are many good responses here. One of the key points I omitted that others included: music theory facilitates communication with a language that has a wide audience.
Mar
11
comment Pentatonic scale chords
If you can, please be more specific to which pentatonic scale you are interested in applying your question. As you can see on this wiki there are numerous pentatonic scales: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatonic_scale
Mar
11
revised X or Y guitarist doesn't know music theory - how true is this statement?
fix my crappy spelling.
Mar
11
revised X or Y guitarist doesn't know music theory - how true is this statement?
spelling and grammer
Mar
11
comment X or Y guitarist doesn't know music theory - how true is this statement?
My apologies if I appear to have stolen some of this content, but I honestly did not read your post until I was done with my rant below. All the best.
Mar
11
revised X or Y guitarist doesn't know music theory - how true is this statement?
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11
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10
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Mar
10
answered X or Y guitarist doesn't know music theory - how true is this statement?
Mar
8
awarded  Yearling
Mar
8
awarded  Critic
Mar
7
comment What keyboard synthesizers can produce quarter tones for Arabic music?
No worries Wheat, thank you for your kind understanding.
Mar
7
comment What keyboard synthesizers can produce quarter tones for Arabic music?
With all due respect Wheat, I was focusing on a melodic line as per the culture of Arabic music where such lines are a prominent feature. To suggest I do not understand the nature of tuning temperaments and micro tonal music is at best a grossly inaccurate assumption on your part, somewhat brutal.
Mar
6
answered What keyboard synthesizers can produce quarter tones for Arabic music?
Jan
24
comment Self-Teaching Piano: what to learn after Bach's Prelude in C?
Hey guys this is about technique.
Jan
24
comment Origin of the asymmetrical keyboard layout of a piano
There may be at least 3 other similar questions but obviously no definitive answer. @fons: widen your search to organs, and you will get more history, starting with the hydraulus, 3rd century BC. Also check out microtonal keyboards old and modern: h-pi.com/eop-keyboards.html