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🐌. Native speaker of American English. Linux user. Familiar with several programming languages in the procedural, OO, and functional paradigms.

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Aug
20
revised Is this piece of renaissance music really in the locrian mode?
Add the image itself inline (it's obviously public domain, so fine). Also, could you add a [tag:renaissance-music] tag?
Aug
20
comment What is a chromatic scale?
You mean heptatonic?
Aug
20
comment Why do minor keys sound “sad”?
@BenAlpert: psychoacoustics?
Aug
20
suggested suggested edit on Is this piece of renaissance music really in the locrian mode?
Aug
19
comment Software that slows down music to help in transcribing.
useful shortcuts: [ and ] to slow down and speed up; = for normal speed.
Aug
19
comment Can the the same note be trilled two different ways?
@MatthewRead Not necessarily just theoretical. Schubert liked to do things like this.
Aug
19
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Aug
19
comment Why do we need note names like B♭, D♭ etc.? Why not use only A♯, C♯ and so on?
Possible duplicate: music.stackexchange.com/questions/2/…
Aug
19
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Aug
19
comment Why do we need note names like B♭, D♭ etc.? Why not use only A♯, C♯ and so on?
Technically you should say 12-equal temperament, since in e.g. in 19-ET they are 1 step apart (except B#=Cb and E#=Fb).
May
25
wiki created absolute-pitch description