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answered What is this vocal style called, and how can I learn it?
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comment What do dotted stave lines mean?
Glad to help, anytime.
Dec
15
answered What do dotted stave lines mean?
Dec
10
comment Roman numeral notation for a suspended chord?
@Tim - the movement shows the function of the line. Since the "4" is not a chord tone, people want to see what happens to it / how you get to the chord tone. Also, a "sus2" is really just a "sus4" in inversion, so the analysis would still be the same. The only difference here being that a suspended 2nd might resolve to unison, in which case the process is the same - only the numbers change.
Dec
10
comment Roman numeral notation for a suspended chord?
figured bass can be used as a part of roman numeral analysis to show functions of lines; specifically relating to non-harmonic tones.
Dec
10
comment Roman numeral notation for a suspended chord?
I'm not sure why this is up-voted - it is incorrect. If the harmony is functional, it is notated with figured bass. If it is non-functional, it is treated as quintal/quartal harmony and Roman Numeral analysis is no longer appropriate; therefore being notated using a different system.
Dec
10
comment Roman numeral notation for a suspended chord?
Actually, this is incorrect. Movement tones are notated using figured bass.
Dec
2
comment How is a chord progression with G#, D#m, F and G possible?
Just want to clarify that G# Major is an impossible key, therefore it must be Ab Major. Eb is the 5th degree or dominant chord, so that's normal. The F major chord is modal mixture if the chord quality doesn't serve a specific harmonic function (like a secondary dominant). Again, the G major chord is modal mixture unless it is the half-diminished leading-tone chord normally found in Ab major and functioning as such.
Nov
28
answered Is it OK to play guitar with capo on 5th fret, since I have arthritis in thumb & finger joints?
Nov
27
comment Room-wide humidity buffering
I'm with Dave on this one - there is historical precedent for humidity: if instruments are improperly stored, it directly affects musical performance. This question is just very specific.
Nov
26
comment Limits of Fortissimo and Pianissimo
You may want to amend your question and ask about practical dynamic levels. As others have mentioned, it gets to a point where it just looks silly. I've played music with: "fffffffffffffffffffffffffff" though to be fair the composer was being cheeky.
Nov
24
answered Tuning electric guitar: should I connect it to amplifier when tuning?
Nov
22
comment Are counterpoint and harmony mutually exclusive?
A few thoughts: counterpoint can be evident in implied independent voices with a solo instrument, much in the same way harmony may be implied. Actually, voice against voice motion is quite literally First Species counterpoint, even if they are parallel. Chords are notes heard simultaneously, regardless of the quality or number. Your reasoning for chords / harmony is fuzzy and unsupported. Even without your practical definitions, it is well understood and researched that linear motion preceded vertical function.
Nov
21
comment Resources for “popular” counterpoint?
@Clarinetist - you assume through commentary that much counterpoint (and through implication, polyphony) is evident in 21st century films. Most contemporary film music is energy-derived, not motivic; which forms the basis of long-form counterpoint.
Nov
18
comment What are the parts of a classical composition?
Agreed with Caleb here - there are many more questions the OP would need to answer before we could give a thoughtful response, and even then, the answer would be very long. In this instance, it is likely to be more helpful to suggest a book or two.
Nov
18
answered Composing a piece using the idea of Dual Modality
Nov
17
comment Practice advice: Struggling with alternative left hand and off beat right hand melody
I would practice each entrance only - isolate them and teach your hands when to come in together / separate. Once each isolated entrance is learned, add in one beat on either side of the entrance. Move outward from there.
Nov
16
answered Practice advice: Struggling with alternative left hand and off beat right hand melody
Nov
16
answered Why do I need to learn counterpoint if I know harmony?
Nov
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