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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
24
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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Apr
19
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.