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Jun
10
revised Is there any real difference between Counterpoint and Polyphony?
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Jun
10
comment Is there any real difference between Counterpoint and Polyphony?
@Monica, yes, I shouldn't have said it was a renaissance/baroque split as late renaissance had counterpoint, notable Palestrina as you mention. But while there's a distinction between Palestrina and Bach, I think there's also a distinction between (say) Ockeghem and Palestrina
Jun
9
comment Is there any real difference between Counterpoint and Polyphony?
it wasn't going to last long anyway :-)
Jun
9
comment Is there any real difference between Counterpoint and Polyphony?
+1 that's better
Jun
9
answered Is there any real difference between Counterpoint and Polyphony?
Jun
9
comment Is there any real difference between Counterpoint and Polyphony?
@Rein I considered that but as I can't characterize the difference, I don't think it's a good answer :-) I'll make it one anyway
Jun
9
comment Is there any real difference between Counterpoint and Polyphony?
I believe counterpoint is a narrower term (all counterpoint is polyphonic but not all polyphony is contrapuntal). Contrapuntal polyphony emerged in the baroque era and so renaissance polyphony is not referred to as counterpoint.
Jun
9
answered What makes augmented fourths and the diminished fifths so hard to sing/remember?
Jun
9
comment What is this called? Why is it allowed?
+1 great answer!
Jun
9
revised What technique is it called in the song “Better Man” by Robbie William?
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Jun
9
comment Why do the Canadian and American ways of writing chords symbols differ?
with the edit, I think you've explained this brilliantly
Jun
9
comment What technique is it called in the song “Better Man” by Robbie William?
@Phelios yes, you could call it modulation, although most modulation involves the whole transition from one tonal centre to another and in the case of this song, it's an instant jump
Jun
9
answered What technique is it called in the song “Better Man” by Robbie William?
Jun
9
comment Why do the Canadian and American ways of writing chords symbols differ?
As an Australian with both English and American theory textbooks, I've never seen those two progressions as being two different names for the same thing. I6/4 vs Ic maybe, but not V6/4.
Jun
7
accepted Non-fixed-frequency instruments playing by themselves versus with fixed-frequency instruments
Jun
5
comment Non-fixed-frequency instruments playing by themselves versus with fixed-frequency instruments
Yeah, I was deliberately using trombone/strings on the one hand and piano on the other and bypassing valve-brass and wind instruments (although I knew they adjust intonation with embouchure. Per my other question, it would be interesting though if there is a measurable frequency difference in recordings of, say, a string quartet versus a piano trio; or a brass ensemble as opposed to Hindemith's trombone sonata.
Jun
5
asked Non-fixed-frequency instruments playing by themselves versus with fixed-frequency instruments
Jun
5
comment Evidence of Just Intonation in Recordings with Non-fixed-frequency Instruments
very interesting; let me ask another question rather than continue to chat here (as I want to know more!)
Jun
5
comment Evidence of Just Intonation in Recordings with Non-fixed-frequency Instruments
I'll check out the Chrysalid Requiem but what I'm more interested in is academic research into whether (as is often stated anecdotally) string players will naturally tend towards just intonation without even being aware they are doing so.
Jun
4
comment Equivalent Key Signatures
I always anecdotally thought string players preferred sharps. Not sure where I picked up that impression, though.