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comment How to analyze chord progressions in tonal music?
Just to clarify for others: transitive / temporary modulation also means tonicization.
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comment How to analyze chord progressions in tonal music?
The IV of G is "C", not e minor. The V of G is "D". Also, the dominant of the new key is typically predominated by a pivot chord. The suggestion of key-based analysis is only one type of analysis - specifically vertical analysis. If you analyzed the piece linearly through counterpoint, the harmonic landscape would change. Further, if you used Schenkerian analysis, the harmonic landscape would again change even more so. Incidentally, C-em-am is an incredibly weak chord progression.
Apr
19
comment How can I create loopable bounces for video games?
You would need to be careful with "intro / outro" material because a listener could construe that as "oh, now the piece is beginning again" which is the precise effect you don't want.
Apr
19
comment How can I create loopable bounces for video games?
Not "naïve", obvious. The obvious solution to your quandry would be to not add a ton of reverb to the mix and to write something that doesn't have an introduction. I'd recommend ending with a breakdown or bridge so when the piece is looped, the material coming back in sounds appropriate. Just to reiterate, you don't need an introduction.
Apr
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Apr
15
comment Evidence about accuracy of human music transcription
@Koffer - my larger point was that because musicians transcribe in drafts, they work out the errors until the score is accurate. To answer your first question: the character / integrity of the music must be preserved. The 2nd question: see my answer. 3rd question: guessing comes with inexperience and goes away with experience.
Apr
14
answered Evidence about accuracy of human music transcription
Apr
14
answered Top-down music learning
Apr
14
comment What to look for in the musicians you play with
Tim brings up a great point about you being the musician who's "1 rung up" so to speak. Just because your friend might not be as advanced as you doesn't mean that your individual contribution can't surpass his. Do what you want; encourage him to do whatever he can (understanding that he might not be able to play everything you do, and he doesn't have to.) Over time, he will improve. I would much rather play with a great friend who's an okay musician than someone who's awesome and is a jerk (the latter has happened many a time...)
Apr
11
comment Is there such thing as a piano-like keyboard with all whole tones between two adjacent white keys?
To Note: Pianos / keyboards already have a consistent structure and have maintained this structure for the past several hundred years.
Apr
11
comment Picking a key for a song and how to use the notes in that scale?
I would recommend finding a beginning music theory textbook and learn the fundamentals of theory. Once you have a better grasp of the language, you can then work on making it meaningful.
Apr
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What kind of tenor will my voice lead me to (audio recording included)?
Apr
10
comment Dull sound of concert guitar
I suppose this is also assuming the concert sound hasn't left your hands...
Apr
9
comment Moving from C to C6 on guitar
+1 for physically taking the time to draw out diagrams and upload them.
Apr
9
comment Book about development of music
Technically speaking, The Study of Counterpoint is an 18th century book that teaches methods for interesting linear contours and historically "appropriate" techniques for handling dissonance. Counterpoint is a technique within composition, not composition itself. Obsession with vertical harmony doesn't really develop until the mid-late Classic period.
Apr
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answered Book about development of music
Apr
7
comment Correct notation for a minor chord?
@PeterOlson - dubious and a hoax perhaps; I thought it more appropriate (and family friendly) an analogy than perhaps American slang for women.
Apr
7
answered Correct notation for a minor chord?