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comment Are the discrete hexachords of a tone row always either the same set class or z-related?
This question would be great to look into - I'm unfortunately away from my library :(. Are you looking for specific examples of pieces / textbooks that refute the claim? Have you read any Babbitt?
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comment When were the terms “Major” and “Minor” applied to keys?
There's absolutely nothing wrong with answering your own question (in fact, I think there's a badge for that...) I'm really liking where your research is going - is this for a paper or book?
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reviewed Close Which takes less time and effort to learn?
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comment Is there a “preferred” tuning note for woodwinds?
Would you agree that sometimes flute players try to find a medium between the two - so that they have two notes slightly out of tune instead of one note very out of tune?
Jun
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comment Is there a “preferred” tuning note for woodwinds?
Just wanted to add that the other pitches players use tend to be notes in the overtone series over a specific fundamental.
Jun
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comment What are the significant schools of 20th century music theory?
Agreed with Roland here - questions such as "What are all the possible chords?" are ridiculously open ended (and we've seen that question before, actually) and are not helpful. However, a simple list containing the major schools of theoretical thought is fairly easy to put together a comprehensive, satisfactory answer.
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comment When were the terms “Major” and “Minor” applied to keys?
Since "minor" scales ("natural" ones anyway) involve lowering three tones that are not diatonic to the intended fundamental (though invariably creating another inverted major scale,) and do not naturally occur, thus appearing less often, one could posit that acoustic phenomenon as being the origin for the term "Minor". That all said, my comments are speculation and I only offer them as a means for you to continue your research.
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comment When were the terms “Major” and “Minor” applied to keys?
This is a very interesting question that I hope is thoroughly answered. FWIW, I support your assertion about Rameau. Some earlier composers, such as Vincenzo Galilei, were advocates of what would be come to be known as Equal Temperament. I suspect that the answer may lie in the development of Equal Temperament and the Overtone Series; after all, the notes of a major scale are derived from the overtones of the fundamental, since they occur naturally and thus more often, it would be logical to posit this acoustic phenomenon as being the origin for the term "Major".
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comment Bourée 1 and 2 for “fast” piece (bass trombone)?
Agreed with NReilingh - Bach is unforgiving and mistakes are instantly apparent when they arise. Yes, your breathing must be convincing. If I were an adjudicator, I would also be interested in hearing your slurring - especially through faster passages. Articulated notes show accuracy and flexibility, but clean slurring on the trombone shows nuance and dedication. That all said, I would also definitely prepare the required material as well: necmusic.edu/pdf/prep/Spring_Bass_Trombone.pdf if you have not done so already.