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Aug
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comment What is a 13th chord?
I do agree that the natural 11 is more awkward than the #11. But the #11 changes the sonority of the 13 chord very much, so I'd say that the #11 is omitted in most cases (more often than played). Maybe not the case whe you play the chords, and it's just fine. As a soloist I often play the fourth of a dominant chord as a passing note. If the chord instrument plays a #11 that would sound kind of strange, wouldn't it?
Aug
15
comment How do I play these broken chords on a piano?
Ah, you mean the top note of the broken chord, not the melody note! Thanks.
Aug
14
comment How do I play these broken chords on a piano?
So you say that playing the start of the broken chord (its lowest tone) together with the melody note, followed by the arpeggiation, would be wrong?
Aug
14
comment What is a 13th chord?
@gurneyalex: I don't think this is a 100% truth. First, the 11th is often omitted anyway (the 11th either raised or not, changes the color so much...). Then, wikipedia (I know, wikipedia is not always right, but still) does not agree: "A thirteenth chord does not imply the quality of the ninth or eleventh scale degrees." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteenth The same article says also: "The underlying harmony during a thirteenth chord is usually Mixolydian or Lydian dominant", which differ only in their natural/raised fourth.
Aug
14
comment What is a 13th chord?
The #11 is also very often dropped in the 13 chord, I believe. A typical one-handed voicing for F13 on the piano is Eb-G-A-D (which assumes a bassist, but not necessarily).
Jul
29
answered How do I play these broken chords on a piano?
Jun
23
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Jun
13
answered How to reproduce the sound of Dizzy's muted trumpet in early bebop jazz recordings?
Jun
11
comment Finding chords that sound like a single note
Wow, how could you guess that OP was looking for power chords? Impressive.
Jun
10
comment Scale modification in sus2 and sus4 chords
This is not my point. My point is that in a sus chord, the third is replaced by the fourth. In an aug chord, the fifth is modified (not replaced) but is still a kind of fifth.
May
29
comment Trying to program a piano staff/stave. Is this what it's supposed to look like?
I have yet to see any printed material with circles (or rather discs), I have only seen that in beginners' handwriting.
May
2
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May
2
comment Four dotted sixteenths in a triplet
Maybe it is the software tool that he is using that tries to be too smart? I guess the rhythm in another voice may have disturbed this one, say if another instrument does play a triplet.
May
2
comment Scale from Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
Why would you discard mixolydian b6? I think that is the correct answer.
May
2
answered Dissonance across different octaves
Apr
27
revised What is the frequency interval length of k semi-tones? (k = 1…11)
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Apr
27
answered What is the frequency interval length of k semi-tones? (k = 1…11)
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Apr
21
answered Different representation of consecutive sixteenth notes
Apr
20
accepted Spectrum of brass tones of same fingering