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Apr
6
comment scales on the guitar
I disagree. It was helpful to me. @Tim A G7add13 is more commonly known as a G7/6 chord and different from a G13 as it does not imply the 11th.
Apr
6
comment What is this 4 bar part of music called?
(Note that bridge is more specific than transition... which is why I said transition was too general)
Apr
6
comment What is this 4 bar part of music called?
VT's dict: Bridge - "Transitional passage connecting two sections of a composition." Which would be a perfect definition if some idiot didn't call it a complete section of music... I don't know how that term got refined so easily ;/
Apr
6
comment What is this 4 bar part of music called?
From VT's dict, Transition - "Passing out of one key into another; also, a passage that takes the composition from one key into another."
Apr
6
comment What is this 4 bar part of music called?
But I generally think of an interlude as something longer as from VT's dict: "Any piece of music played or sung between the movements of a larger composition."
Apr
6
comment What is this 4 bar part of music called?
Yes, but again, it's too general for what I'm asking. From some site "An interlude is a short sequence that often re-uses themes and feel from another section of the song. Literally an interlude provides, when needed, breathing space between sections of the song. Interlude sections are almost always instrumental as they literally provide space for a singer to breathe." Which, if it was standard, would be a good term for what I am talking about.
Apr
6
comment What is this 4 bar part of music called?
@ecline6 That maybe or may not be true but unfortunately the common terminology is that it is a complete section of music. I wouldn't mind using the term cause it makes sense to me but it could cause more confusion than not...
Apr
6
comment What is this 4 bar part of music called?
Yes, transition seems like a good term but also seems a bit too general. In this case the transition is always before the verse, as if it is attached to it. Maybe the term transitional interlude or transitional bridge would be appropriate?
Apr
5
comment What is this 4 bar part of music called?
That doesn't seem quite right. I tend to think of interludes as being much longer and more involved. This 2 bar part seems to be integral to the verse. It is a sort of pre-verse but was hoping for a better name. I have used pre-verse in the meantime.
Apr
1
comment What is this 4 bar part of music called?
@percusse No, a bridge is usually defined as a complete contrasting section of music... I'm not sure why as it doesn't seem to be a useful definition. It does seem to "bridge" the verse with what comes before it and I'd love to use that term if it didn't have a standard meaning already. Another term is possibly "linker" but I'd prefer something else and something more standardized.
Feb
18
comment Voice leading confusion
You do realize that the harmony changes on the 3rd beat and not the 1st beat(the last 2 eighth notes) I'm not saying the harmonic pulse changes on the 3rd beat but that the harmony changes(a bit different). | I - (V7) | V - (I) | I - (IV) | IV - (I) | Which then, the melody can see has a series of suspensions with the last eighth note of each bar resolving the suspension. The leap, is just a leap between two CT's. No big deal. If you try to analyze it transitionally(the harmony changing on 1 then the melody must be described in a much more complex way(a bunch of escape tones).
Feb
17
comment Voice leading confusion
I think this piece, though, is rather deceptively. It would be better for a true 4 part harmony. Since, as you stated, most of the time the melody follows proper voice leading(And the bass jumps around) so in a two part texture you don't have much to work with.
Feb
17
comment Voice leading confusion
Although, even in the figuration of the bass, we see that voice leading does not hold up under the standard rules or at least is hard to decipher(blindly applying the rules will lead to failure). Of course, if we treat the figuration as a compound melody then we can see the lower notes act like a bass and jump around from roots (E E B E B A E) while the tenor voice seems to move step whiles across chords but leaps inside chords(which is ok but it is difficult to see at first glance)
Feb
17
comment Voice leading confusion
The example you show is rather simple and deceiving as the harmony changes on the 3rd beat which then supports the skip. The melody alone skips a bar line and this makes it seem like what are evading voice leading but in reality it is just a skip from a harmonic tone to another(since the chord has not changed). It's harmonic aspects would be better understood if the notation was shifted one beat(of course, the performance would change). While I appreciate the example I think it is a bit simpler than it looks(basically two voices which it's more difficult to find problems of voice leading.
Feb
12
comment Voice leading confusion
Another good example tends to be on the acoustic guitar. The standard open guitar chords do not allow for proper voice leading yet is extremely common. Many times the chords go from 6 notes(open E, open G) to 4 notes(open D). The loss of notes is due almost entirely to the physical limitation/setup of the instrument and nothing else. (one could argue that the top voice is the most important in voice leading and the other inner melodies can skip around if necessary)
Feb
12
comment Voice leading confusion
If you need to find an example then pick a random bar from some Haydn piano sonata and chances are you will have a good example. (there will be at least one note that doesn't seem to have voice leading, unless one explains it in some complicated manner such as some weird delayed and octave movement or voice transference)
Feb
12
comment Voice leading confusion
@oliTUTilo Pick just about any passage in any piece of music. As I pointed out, the oversimpled idea of voice leading is "A melody note moves the shortest distance to the next note" but much of music contains many melodies, instruments carrying the melodies, notes that are not important, notes that have delayed resolution, etc...
Feb
5
comment Dominant functioning as a Subdominant!
You clearly have no idea what function means. Downvoted. The Original poster didn't say they sounded identical. Obviously even two different instruments playing the exact same sonority sound different due to differences in timbre.
Sep
28
comment Voice leading confusion
I'm not talking about modern music. Any cpp example would work. I don't have time now to find a good example but all you have given is a very basic explanation, but as I have said, I understand that just fine. At least, in most theory books say voice leading is very important and tend to give many conjured up simple examples. A few books will analyze a piece that is more complex BUT it seems like a rather artificial analysis without a strong theoretical foundation... essentially just trying to explain away NHT's any way they can.
Sep
28
comment Voice leading confusion
You have done nothing but give a very brief explanation of voice leading. It is way more complex than that and the things I'm talking about understanding generally involve voice transference(octave displacement resolution), hidden suspension resolution, auxiliary resolution displacement, etc... As I have said, I understand the "text book" voice leading which you give a synopsis of. In real world applications it generally is much more complex.