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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
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 approved edit on What Moods have been associated with D-Flat major?
Oct
19
suggested approved 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#.
Apr
7
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
7
comment Do the F clef and G clef always reside on the same line?
A common place where someone might encounter the French violin clef is in the Dover (Bach Gesellschaft) edition of the Musical Offering, which uses it for several pieces.
Apr
7
comment Do the F clef and G clef always reside on the same line?
That is the French Violin Clef. The G-soprano clef rests on the third line and is lower than treble clef. More often that clef was written as a C clef on the bottom line.
Apr
7
comment Are there any “etudes for the orchestra”?
I think Kari is right -- I've played in a number of bands with them as a kid, but never orchestras.
Mar
23
reviewed Close Why use meter of 3/8?
Feb
25
awarded  Yearling
Feb
20
comment What is the rhythmic notation for 5/8 the duration of a whole note?
Crumb wanted to innovate on notation and believed (so I gather) that by making a new note value that he hoped would become standard, more people would begin to use quintuple meter and consider it as fundamental to music as duple and triple meter. His notation wasn't a success, but music history is filled with similar examples, some of which worked and we now consider obvious (stem direction according to height), some were standard but disappeared later (custodes telling you the first note of the next line) and many failed.
Feb
20
answered What is the rhythmic notation for 5/8 the duration of a whole note?