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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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Apr
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comment Music created specifically for aural training
You are welcome to have the opinion that "Music is written to mystify the listener" which you appear to present as fact. My point is that not all composers or all compositions have this goal. It would not be appropriate for me to "edit" your question on this point, hence why there is a comment section. Nothing snide intended on my part. My apologies if it appeared to be snide to you.
Apr
18
comment Music created specifically for aural training
"Music is written to mystify the listener..." I hazard to guess that not every composer has this in mind.
Apr
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revised How good is the idea to learn something in addition to the teacher task
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answered How good is the idea to learn something in addition to the teacher task
Apr
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comment What is a measure?
Hello KillaKem, I see you are an EE Student. Consider a measure as a segment of a time domain where time is expressed in the x axis and the y represents a pitch field. Not far from looking at an O'scope and identifing a horizontal division as one measure.
Apr
2
comment Can a passage resolve a problem of not being in sync in band?
What do you mean by "passage"? Do you mean wait until you can get on beat again? or Play some 'passing' notes? or something else?
Mar
21
comment the fingering intended by the composer
It would also be helpful to name the piece, and the measure (if there is one) you are referring to as this would eliminate guess work and possible confusion by those who wish to answer your good question.
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.