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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 this scale called? I have not been able to find the name of it
Wound't it be a Neapolitan minor scale, since the 3rd is flat? And could we make it a Neapolitan harmonic minor, since the 7th is raised?
Sep
13
comment How to use bIII in music composition?
You're right. I-bIII-IV definitely still works in a major key/mixolydian mode in my experience, and I-II-bIII-IV can work a well.
Sep
13
comment How to use bIII in music composition?
A couple chord progressions using bIII that I've found useful are I-bIII-IV and I-II-bIII-IV. Even though they're similar, the first one sounds very pop-y and upbeat, and the second one sounds more serious, especially in a natural minor key or dorian mode (as i-ii-III-IV).
Sep
6
comment Harmonical analysis of Fm D♭ E♭ B♭
I play this exact chord progression in F minor frequently. It has F as a strong tonal center in my experience.
Sep
2
comment Is this chord progression III I II III?
@Close voters: In my opinion, this question isn't off-topic because it's about identifying a song. Instead, it's on-topic because it's about identifying a chord progression, using a particular song as an example.
Sep
2
comment Is this chord progression III I II III?
This is a good question that goes into more detail about this chord progression: music.stackexchange.com/questions/22223/…
Aug
31
comment Playing guitar with webbed fingers
Welcome to Music Practice and Performance! This is a great first question. I don't pay guitar, so I can't answer your question, but there are a lot of guitar players here who probably can. If your want to learn how to upload pictures, read the end of this help article: music.stackexchange.com/help/formatting
Aug
25
comment Techniques for creating melodies
The song with the acoustic guitar is The End by Zircon.
Aug
21
comment What does it mean for a song to be played in C minor, D, etc?
During the classical era, composers usually didn't give their songs unique names. So "Hungarian Dances" isn't the name of a single song with several different versions, but rather a style that multiple composers wrote in. The same thing is true of all the songs titled "Sonata," "Symphony," and so on.
Aug
21
comment When to use a dot or a tie in music notation?
Both are acceptable, but the second is usually preferred because it's usually easier to read.
Aug
16
comment Consonance & Dissonance Relative To Melodies
-1 Consonance and dissonance ate very broad concepts in music. Saying that one can only apply them in certain situations is simply wrong.
Aug
14
comment Automatic transcription software with ABC output for Android devices?
@Kevin It would add more context to your question and make it easier to get good answers if you described which style of music you work with the most. I was confused reading your question without that information.
Aug
14
comment Automatic transcription software with ABC output for Android devices?
@Wheat Williams I've heard of ABC notation. Like MIDI, it's a data format for musical information, except that it isn't as powerful and it's more human-readable.
Aug
8
comment How do you know what beat to emphasize based on the time signature?
Sometimes, pieces use hemiola on some measures to change up rhythmic feel without changing key signature, making things a little more deliciously complicated.
Aug
5
comment Playing on white notes only
I recommend learning to play with the black keys (in addition to learning how to transpose). Even moderate beginner-level pieces will have accidentals in them, meaning you'll quickly reach a point where being unable to play with black keys will hold you back.
Aug
4
comment Max Size of a Chord
What about white noise? That's a sound produced by playing every single frequency at once (more or less).
Aug
2
comment If my music is very dynamic, should I run it through a compressor after recording?
+1 for using volume automation instead of compression. Just increase the volume of the quiet parts. This preserves the dynamic character of most of the song while making everything audible.
Jul
26
comment Is the particular skill of singing the melody correctly necessary to be able to play the trumpet?
I can't sing to save my life, but I was pretty good at playing the baritone, another brass instrument with similar technique to the trombone.
Jul
23
comment Instruments that challenge your ear
(My comment was pretty heavy-handed. I'm sorry for that. =/)
Jul
23
comment Instruments that challenge your ear
If you disagree, can we please discuss in meta?