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Entrepreneur and Pinax Lead Developer; Web Standards and Open Source Guy; Movie Producer and Digital Cinematographer; Composer and Music Theorist; Greek Scholar and Doctoral Student in Linguistics

Jun
4
comment Equivalent Key Signatures
Modulation is the process of changing the key within a piece (e.g. from the tonic to the dominant). See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modulation_(music) for a lot more information.
Jun
4
answered Why do we need note names like B♭, D♭ etc.? Why not use only A♯, C♯ and so on?
Jun
4
asked Evidence of Just Intonation in Recordings with Non-fixed-frequency Instruments
Jun
4
comment Examples of songs or phrases played in different temperaments
@rshallit I'll ask it now
Jun
4
comment Examples of songs or phrases played in different temperaments
I wonder the extent to which string quartets or a cappella choirs are non-ET. They are often cited as examples of the tendency towards just intonation when not using fixed-frequency instruments but I'd be interested to know if that's demonstrably true in certain recordings, etc.
Jun
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Jun
3
comment Equivalent Key Signatures
@ogerard thanks! that's a great example
Jun
3
comment Equivalent Key Signatures
Regarding "He used one for the prelude and the other for the fugue"... which BWV?
Jun
3
answered Equivalent Key Signatures
Jun
3
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Jun
1
comment Sharp / Flat: Collectively known as property by what name?
I should add that in my computer music work, I use the term "letter" and "modifier" for the two parts of F♯
Jun
1
answered Sharp / Flat: Collectively known as property by what name?
May
31
answered How many voices do violins usually play in modern orchestral music
May
30
comment What's the difference between a G♭ and an F#?
@Gauthier definitely; they are different notes
May
30
comment What's the difference between a G♭ and an F#?
Gauthier, if the voice singing the third of an F♯ major chord has a B♭, that's an error. "Horizontal Readability" has nothing to do with it, it's just wrong.
May
30
answered Tool to help “read” sheet music
May
26
comment Are there any machine-readable databases of chord progressions available?
Probabilistic phrase structure grammars will give more large-scale structure, I think, but Markov chains are an obvious low-level tool and exactly the sort of thing I'd like the data for
May
22
comment Alternative Numerical Representation of Pitch
These systems are all either non-numerical or fail to maintain enharmonic spelling differentiation. I'm interested in whether Base-40 is still state-of-the-art or whether other systems have been developed in the last 25 years.
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