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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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Jan
2
comment How does the Risset Rhythm work?
It's a self-similar fractal.
Jan
2
comment Is there a name for this sort of ambiguity with respect to the rhythm of a piece, and/or is this a recognized technique in composition?
Not exactly the same, but there's also the Risset rhythm, an auditory fractal that seems like an infinite accelerando. music.stackexchange.com/questions/4708/…
Jan
2
comment How to dramatically change the feeling of a song while keeping the melody largely the same?
76 Trombones from The Music Man does this. Also several of the middle variations from Händel's chaconne in G major (HWV435).
Jan
2
comment Composition of music suitable for concentration
Related: music.stackexchange.com/questions/2927/…
Aug
20
comment What is a chromatic scale?
You mean heptatonic?
Aug
20
comment Why do minor keys sound “sad”?
@BenAlpert: psychoacoustics?
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
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
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).