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comment Difference between Modality, Tonality and Chord-naming conventions in a more practical way?
By and large, you should treat this site like Wikipedia: take our information at face value, confirm with third-party sources, and continue. Even though most of us here have an idea of what we're talking about, we all make mistakes from time to time. I'd recommend investing in some music theory / history books for your concrete definitions.
Aug
30
comment In Four Part Writing, is an augmented unison interval in a single voice allowed?
@Tim Yes, I meant to put those two words in quotes (now edited) but forgot. Lenny and thousands of other composers broke the "rules" to achieve great music. It's less about hard rules and more about being considerate to performers. Regarding Lenny, it was how he used the tritone that allowed him to be successful with that piece.
Aug
29
comment What are the common features of the basic musical periods?
Do your own homework. Read book(s), listen to the music yourself, learn something instead of looking for handouts.
Aug
29
comment What to do when you don't trust the sheet music (or guitar tab)?
@MichaelEaster Look at several other editions / versions of the music. If your copy is different from theirs, you know there is an error, if not, then you're music is fine and your ear is a little wonky. :)
Aug
24
comment How does the flute range extend with experience?
@Mr.Boy The best visualizations I've seen pretty much always incorporate strings. A string was how Pythagoras discovered the core elements of how sound acted - the harmonic series. Smoke and mirrors would indeed be difficult (and perhaps a bit disingenuous :) )
Aug
22
comment Female with a deep pitch range (F3-E4)
Yes, that's more contralto range. Contralto's are rare, and many musicians (especially composers) get excited when they turn up. If I were your choir director, I'd be super excited because your voice will really fill out the sound.
Aug
22
comment How does the flute range extend with experience?
"Play from the diaphragm" is a catch-all statement that too many people use for too many different reasons. You also know that you can't consciously control your diaphragm, right?
Aug
22
comment Violin - Scratch Notes as Technique
@ToddWilcox You are correct; see my answer below.
Aug
18
comment Do accidentals earlier in the measure affect a trill?
If it was supposed to be an E nat, the trill notation needs to reflect that. Currently, the notation indications that you should trill to Eb. As far as playback goes, typically, un-altered trill indications in contemporary music signify a whole-step trill, which is why you're hearing the E nat. come back to you. It would be better to clarify your trill notation by providing a small notehead in parenthesis that indicates which note you're trilling to.
Aug
14
comment What is an orchestra “reading session”?
READ the link - it tells you everything you need to know.
Aug
5
comment What mode consists of the note G A Bb C Db E F G?
+1 for Lydian Chromatic Concept
Aug
3
comment How is sheet music conventionally conveyed among professional musicians?
I only carry my music (written on parchment paper) in an elk-leather satchel that is twice daily flown to me by my falcon. If you're asking why my falcon doesn't just carry my music, my answer is that I wouldn't be able to carry it in my elk-leather satchel.
Jul
31
comment Is there a name for this kind of prolonged tension?
Technically, the deceptive cadence may move from "V" to any other chord. Most often it moves to "vi" however.
Jul
11
comment Difference between a I7 - V resolution and I7 - IV resolution
Yes absolutely - apologies; I thought it was evident given the chord spelling. It's good to be careful.
Jul
10
comment Difference between a I7 - V resolution and I7 - IV resolution
In addition to the leading tone, you need to remember the role of the 7th. The 7th always wants to lead downwards. So, the Bb would want to lead to "A", the third of F major. Moving chromatically up to "B" would be an interesting move.
Jul
10
comment Difference between a I7 - V resolution and I7 - IV resolution
Whether or not it's "good" is entirely dependent on context and artistic intent. C7-G could be considered a deceptive cadence. Also, your roman numerals are incorrect. In the key of "G", C7-G would be IV7-I. In F, V7-I.
Jul
10
comment Coda, segno; How to repeat chorus 3 times?
Since it's a computer program, can't you just copy / paste the material?
Jul
10
comment Inverted 7th chords in open position
Welcome to the site Hello Box! I'm voting to close this question because it is too specific / only helpful to you in its present form. It is also a simple analysis / homework question, and we just don't do people's homework here. That said, if you re-write the question to be more broad, say, "How do I determine inversions of V7 chords?" then that could helps lots of people and we could whip up a nifty answer for you.
Jul
9
comment Modes: More complicated than it seems?
@Tim Yes, parent key. All seven modes with parent scale being C Ionian, for example. Same tonal region, 6 additional tonal centers. You're correct, this is one reason why musica ficta was common practice for many years. "Tone-region" is like your neighborhood. "Tonal center" is like your house. "Tonality" is like the fact you live in a house, as opposed to outdoors.
Jul
9
comment Modes: More complicated than it seems?
@Tim Great question. The aural implication would definitely lean towards D minorish. My statement about "keeping the tonality" was specific to the idea that to play modes in a given key, you shouldn't have to alter anything (e.g. non-diatonic notes). So, while the Final and tonal center are shifted to the new note, the overall tone-region would stay relatively the same.