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I write code and I write music. I'm currently studying for a master's in computer science, researching how music can be used to create user interfaces, and writing the music for Takamo Universe, a 4X space MMO.


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comment What is the easiest/most popular way of figuring out the chords used in a song?
+0 In my experience, most of the music I listen to and write uses chords from outside the key, so this technique wouldn't be very helpful for me. I'd upvote an answer that's applicable to more styles of music.
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comment Why am I always sticking to minor keys?
I prefer minor sounds too. :) I suggest playing with mixolydian scales instead of major ones - I personally like the sound of the lowered seventh and think you might as well.
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comment Is a switch to the relative minor still called a modulation?
Interesting - I've never heard the term "mutation." I'd like to learn more, so is there any chance you can post a source?
Jul
19
comment How to give a song this sense of “conclusion”?
+1 This is a technique I've noticed used several times, and it really is especially satisfying and melancholy.
Jul
11
comment Song Structure: What's up with Verse/Chorus/Verse 2/Chorus/Verse 3/Bridge/Chorus?
Not all music follows this structure. Electronic dance music eschews verses and chorus for buildups, drops and breakdowns. Orchestral music is often organized in symphonies or sonatas. Film music often has to completely abandon common structures in order to follow the action that it accompanies. And so on.
Jul
9
comment What are the origins of music theory?
A couple of questions about whether music theory is strong like math, or more subjective: music.stackexchange.com/questions/16138/… music.stackexchange.com/questions/16172/…
Jul
9
comment What are the origins of music theory?
I agree with @Meaningful Username. There are several valuable questions being asked here, and I think the OP would do well to break them up into multiple other questions.
Jun
30
comment How to choose a key signature for a song that modulates often?
Are you sure the key is changing? If you change keys every few measures, it sounds to me like they might simply be chord changes, not modulations. But I also know that jazz can involve some unusual music theory...
Jun
23
comment Why must the final bar complete the anacrusis?
Even if this were a rule, this is music, not math. Your last and first measures should be as long as artistic taste dictates, not Wikipedia or your teacher.
Jun
6
comment What can I do to make cover song to be more interesting?
-1 from me: This question seems very broad to me. I would have preferred you described a specific song you were trying to cover, some attempts to make it more interesting, and why you weren't satisfied with them. (But I am in the minority...)
Jun
6
comment When were the terms “Major” and “Minor” applied to keys?
+1 Nice find! Can you please post a link to the article? =)
Jun
4
comment Maj7 piano pieces
If you think it can be reformulated accordingly, please edit your question. If your edits do make the question on-topic, we'll reopen it. :)
Jun
2
comment Are there certain foods that harms the throat in the long run?
Would moderate or light drinking hurt the throat? Should singers avoid alcohol altogether?
Jun
1
comment Tonnetz algorithms
+0 right now because I have no idea what's being asked. I usually abstain from voting on questions outside my understanding, so I'm not necessarily unhappy with your question, just underqualified to evaluate it. However, unless you're confident that enough other people have knowledge about the type of music theory you're asking about, you might get better responses if you edited your question to provide some background.
May
28
comment How Play out what you are thinking?
If you want to read some more about improvisation on this site, you can follow the Improvisation tag.
May
22
comment Recorder sounds terrible with violin
-1: I would be cautious of using instruments that are clearly out of tune with each other, planning only to adjust how they're played to get them in tune. A practical answer is going to involve tuning the instruments beforehand.
May
21
comment How can I practice harmony?
A short answer is, there is no right or wrong. If you try something new, you either like it or you don't, and that's the only meaningful metric. So try lots of new harmonies and techniques!
May
21
comment Name for a group of notes made up of a root, major third, and perfect 4th?
(I'm sure you already know that. I think it's helpful information for some people reading the comment thread, though.)
May
21
comment Name for a group of notes made up of a root, major third, and perfect 4th?
@CalebHines In that case, CEG would be referred to as a closed chord, because all of the notes are within an octave of each other, while CGE would be an open chord, since there are large intervals between each note.
May
19
comment Aspiring DJ/Mix Artist looking for good beginner tools and software
In addition to the question I already posted, you might find this question helpful: music.stackexchange.com/questions/13795/…