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Jun
24
comment What is the name for a group of five?
And there's "quintuple" for a group of non-people.
May
27
revised Why is music theory built so tightly around the C Major scale?
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May
27
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Mar
28
revised What gives 'Winter Song' by Nico a medieval sound?
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Mar
20
comment What is the difference between a “riff” and a “melody”?
So would you call the guitar parts in 'Heroes' by David Bowie a riff as well?
Mar
20
comment What is the difference between a dominant scale VS a mode?
Historically, modes do not come from a major or minor scale, rather it's the other way around.
Mar
20
comment What is the difference between a “riff” and a “melody”?
@Roland Bouman: interesting ... I'm not sure the best term for this guitar part is a riff, it's a repeating pattern, but it follows the chord changes; but it does convince me that a riff can be in a higher part. For intros this may not be so rare, but I can't think of an example that continues this throughout the whole song. The best I can think of right now is Chelsea where the organ is more consistent in repeating the riff than the bass guitar is.
Nov
25
comment the problem with pickup notes
This is very much related to another question you asked: What is and is not syncopation.
Nov
25
comment What is and what is not syncopation
One way to make it clearer why Amazing Grace isn't syncopated is to imagine where the chords will be played: on the stressed notes. This makes it clearer where the stress is, and clearly shows that the first note is a pickup note. But not only that: play every chord one quarter sooner and the stress will shift along; suddenly, the same melody is entirely syncopated! Conclusion: syncopation isn't a property of a melody, but of how it is timed relative to the bars (the stress).
Oct
14
answered What gives 'Winter Song' by Nico a medieval sound?
Sep
16
comment How to algorithmically find a chord progression for an infinite arbitrary melody?
@Michael Martinez: Possibly not - still it's interesting to ask what rules these chords abide by in the example, and what sorts of rules should be followed in general. Fux's rules are an example: they are already nontrivial in that the chords that can be played with a given note do not just depend on the note being played, but also on a small window of preceding chords.
Sep
14
comment How to algorithmically find a chord progression for an infinite arbitrary melody?
The left hand can't be cycling - that's the point of using pi.
Sep
7
revised How is counterpoint different from harmony?
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Apr
22
comment What is the history of considering Rock 'n' Roll to be “the Devil's music”?
Apparently our willingness to hear meaningful words is quite strong, e.g. I also find youtube.com/watch?v=nIwrgAnx6Q8 pretty convincing.
Apr
22
comment What is this beat and why is it so popular
I know a name for a 3x2 section in 2x3 music: hemiola. This seems to be the same thing, except it's 4x3 in 3x4 music. But I've never heard a name for it.
Jan
6
revised How is counterpoint different from harmony?
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Sep
23
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Aug
14
awarded  Editor
Aug
14
revised As of 2012, are there any companies producing electro-mechanical keyboards?
superflouos 'the'
Aug
14
suggested suggested edit on As of 2012, are there any companies producing electro-mechanical keyboards?