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I am taking a sabbatical from this forum which I can best express with my recent video work:

"Time Out" https://vimeo.com/106951688


May
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comment Does a guitar ebow work on bass?
I think this is a worthy thing to try, don't let my opinion get in the way of your hands on education. New things should be explored not ignored, kudos to you.
May
29
comment Does a guitar ebow work on bass?
As a matter of personal preference, I encourage a bass player to learn to bow a double bass vs. ebow. The tone (IMHO) is so much more vibrant with a real bow on a string bass (double bass) than an ebow on an electric bass. For me tone is almost everything. But +1 for expanding the universe.
May
29
comment What exactly constitutes a PhD in music?
Great question +1: Check out Will Gay Bottje (born 1925), DMA, Eastman School of Music, 1955 first in the nation to earn this degree. I can verify this as I was one of his electronic music students many years ago. Amazing, profound, think out of the box, hands on, incredible ear, one of the best composers if not professors of music of the 20th century. He is also a great friend, flutist, and champion of the arts.
May
29
comment Is there a Relative Pitch Clef?
This is a great question (+1). So far it appears that this form of notation is either so obscure that it is not easily found or begs to be developed and nurtured. This might be like cosmologists trying to define dark matter, ok that's a bit of a stretch. However, if no one here can find an answer, we then should turn to you to develop this new system which as you have pointed out could be a very useful to define analytical contexts. Have you looked into speech cognition, or speech therapy to see if there are tools like this?
May
22
comment Pursuing a career in music
@BobBroadley, your Jazz story rocks! love it. When you answer this, I hope you include the part about "don't let the amount of money or lack of it ever, ever, ever, be equated with one's ability as an artist". There are so many great ones now, and in history who never made a dime, some suffered huge self-esteem issues, then came the drugs. Others, did quite well doing something else e.g. Charles Ives. Best wishes on putting together a great answer.
May
22
comment Pursuing a career in music
There's an old saying "you know how I made a million in music? I started with 2 million". Just trying to cheer you up. Seriously, I am glad you asked this, cuz I've been trying to find that answer for decades.
May
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comment FL Studio wind white noise
Back in the day of analog synths we would take a "white" or "pink" noise generator and feed the audio into a voltage controlled filter, using a sine wave to control the peaks and valleys of the high end. You could do something like this by feeding a white noise source through a wha wha pedal. Sorry I am not familiar with FL, but with Audacity, Generate Noise (pink) then add the wha wha effect at about freq set to .01 to .03 (suit to taste) possibly add reverb--by tweaking wha and reverb you should get something close--but nothing beats recording natural wind (correctly).
May
6
comment power suply/adapter for four-track recorder?
thank you for keeping me CURRENT :>
May
6
comment Is there a general term for a single note or a chord?
Beat works pretty well as per the answers below, but also if you want to describe these in harmonic terms: triad, note, triad (tied), diad, diad, or for string players, triple stop, note, triple stop (tied), double stop, double stop.
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Apr
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comment What defines “contemporary art music”?
@user10329, you are very welcome. When someone says "Music is just fantastic no matter what type I'm listening too" this really makes my day. There is so much wonderful and amazing music to hear and make, no matter who or where it comes from. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
Apr
21
comment Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
Yes, marching bands for sure, but also beyond that are other cultures, consider the Samba Bateria originating in Brazil "with its roots from Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions", and Caribbean Steel Drum bands, and gamelan, a traditional musical ensemble from Indonesia, and the symphonic orchestra, geez you can have a ton of percussion, and the list goes on as well as the beat.
Apr
21
comment What defines “contemporary art music”?
...want to add: Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Artie Shaw, and Duke Ellington. Too many to list. :>
Apr
21
comment What defines “contemporary art music”?
@user10329, I am both passionate about cinema and music, and I believe there are many composers that have created music for cinema to a new level. My short list of composers for you to check out in this arena: Nino Rota, Bernard Herrmann, Angelo Badalamenti, Clint Eastwood, Elmer Bernstein, John Barry, Henry Mancini, James Horner, Quincy Jones, Ry Cooder, Toru Takemitsu, Vangelis, and Charlie Chaplin.
Apr
21
comment What defines “contemporary art music”?
(IMHO) Excellent answer NReilingh and thank you for the acknowledgments (awe shucks). This question brings me back to a graduate composition seminar with composer Will Gay Bottje so many years ago. Will asked us to define music (any music). My favorite answer came from a pal, Bryce Robbley (unfortunately he passed on years ago). Bryce said, "Music is Godzilla". I wish I had come up with that one. It says it all. NReilingh thank you too about mentioning the blurring lines. My short list of "blur stars": Frank Zappa, Brain Eno, Bill Frisell, Nels Cline, Enya, and Kraftwerk.
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