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Associate Professor of Music at MIT writing a book on 14th c. Italian Music. Teach music theory, Medieval and Renaissance Music, Contemporary Music, and Computational Musicology. Developer of the music21 toolkit for Symbolic Music Information Retrieval (http://web.mit.edu/music21/).


Oct
21
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
20
revised Electronic Wind Instrument technique resources
Add more specific question to be less broad. Define EWI
Oct
20
reviewed Leave Open Electronic Wind Instrument technique resources
Oct
19
revised What are the limitations of the ABC notation format?
add one more paragraph.
Oct
19
comment Why is a note sometimes a 4th and sometimes an 11th?
The 6/3 inversion is commonly called 6. It's most often used w/ a roman numeral (I6, V6) but still often called with its root name, as in C6 or G6, in American classical music theory classes. The 6/4 inversion is always called 6-4. The rock C6 chord would either be called C65 or C(add)13. As normative behavior of what it should be called, you may be right, but as a description of what classical musicians and theorists call it, I think you'll find that lots of texts disagree.
Oct
19
comment Why is a note sometimes a 4th and sometimes an 11th?
@Tim -- in Classical music contexts, C/E is called a 6 chord. Hence why it's confusing.
Oct
19
revised What Moods have been associated with D-Flat major?
rephrase to be more musicological than opinion-based.
Oct
19
answered Is a tie needed into a second-time bar?
Oct
19
revised Name for descending semitones under a repeating musical phrase?
edit title
Oct
19
comment What Moods have been associated with D-Flat major?
I'm not sure that the other question (while broader, and perhaps something to reword to) is a substitute for this question. "What is the point of other keys?" could be answered with range, fingerings, difficulty, modulation strategies, etc.; mood is only one of the "points".
Oct
19
suggested suggested edit on What Moods have been associated with D-Flat major?
Oct
19
suggested suggested edit on Name for descending semitones under a repeating musical phrase?
Oct
19
comment What are the limitations of the ABC notation format?
There's the opus file format for MusicXML and the multiple \score block coding for Lilypond, but for simplicity in creating medleys of tunes (and support for parsing), nothing beats ABC.
Oct
18
answered What are the limitations of the ABC notation format?
Oct
18
comment Why is a note sometimes a 4th and sometimes an 11th?
This is correct for rock/pop. A "6 chord" in classical music omits the 5, but does not have the same function as the normal (root position) chord. The function is the same as the chord built on the 6 (i.e., as in a C/E chord)
Oct
18
revised Why note B is marked with H in Scandinavia and Germany?
change previous note to note below it.
Oct
2
reviewed Close Essential strumming patterns/techniques? and the theory behind it?
Jul
8
answered More volume from a Bass Clarinet
Jul
8
comment Why does Fux use F# in his counterpoint to a firmus written in G mixolydian
Looked it up in the original 1725 edition, imslp.org/wiki/Gradus_ad_Parnassum_(Fux,_Johann_Joseph) p. 61 -- it's definitely there in the original. My guess is that since each of the last two Fs move up to G it may have been considered a cross-relation to make the first F-natural and the second F#.
Jun
14
comment The origin of “Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles' Father”
Not sure that's it's too localized to keep as a question -- answers are still getting upvotes.