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comment Why do films sometimes transpose everything by a quarter step?
Or perhaps get rid of it altogether. :)
Aug
2
comment What makes an interval “Perfect”?
@leftaroundabout There's also the hypothesis that the brain "corrects" what it hears, much as it can correct an obvious wrong note in a performance. When it can't, there's a tendency to withdraw. For example, when an orchestra is playing a piece in such a way that the parts aren't quite together, or if the acoustics are such that different parts hit the ear at different times, there's a greater tendency for the audience to fall asleep. I suspect that tuning variances in intervals are resolved in the brain to their most consonant value. I suspect that this process is innate, also.
Jul
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Jul
22
comment Songs to play with notes of a major seventh
Nobody has asked how old he is. If he's, say, two, then wait a bit.
Jul
22
comment Where did the term backbeat come from?
To quote Chuck Berry, the importance of the back beat to rock and roll music is that you can't lose it. :)
Jul
22
answered What is the difference between molto allegro and allegro di molto
Jul
22
comment Is there a minimum of notes and chords i need to determine the key of a song?
@Tim: The OP didn't say not to use them, either. :)
Jul
16
answered Is there a minimum of notes and chords i need to determine the key of a song?
Jul
16
comment Managing page turns with a PDF file
This is really cool! I've thought that this is a no-brainer to put together. It would be a great thing for accompanists in chamber music as well.
Jul
14
comment Hard to tell major from minor
Ok, but as you have it, it isn't an example of going back and forth between major and minor relative keys. Relative keys are keys with the same key signature, different mode.
Jul
13
comment What key is correct when guitars are half step down?
By which you mean 5 sharps and two double sharps? Ok then. I wouldn't put it past my alma mater's harmony professors either, at least the one who left in my freshman year. He was a bit of an avant garde evangelist. LOL
Jul
13
comment What key is correct when guitars are half step down?
Yes, you're right about that. I just don't think it's possible, though, since seven is a hard limit to the number of symbols in a key signature. I suppose that there's a theoretical component that would allow you to have infinitely sharped notes in the signature, though. Here's an interesting link on the subject, by the way: extremes of conventional musical notation. They give a few examples of triple sharps and triple flats as accidentals, but don't go beyond 7 sharps or flats in their key signature examples.
Jul
13
comment What key is correct when guitars are half step down?
I would amend this to EVERYONE thinks it's extremely silly to do this. In fact, it's simply not done in my not inconsiderable experience. But that aside, how would you get more than 7 x's in a key signature, which to your way of thinking is 14 sharps? Ok, ok, there really is a triple-sharp symbol #x (Alkan, whose raison d'etre was to write the most difficult music possible, used them a few times), but then how do you get more than 21 without inventing more symbols?
Jul
13
comment What key is correct when guitars are half step down?
I would say that a practical answer to your question is that if you like playing in E, then put a capo on the second fret and finger your chords the same way as you would in E, just one step up. Whether you think of it as Gb or F#, you would do the same.
Jul
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comment What key is correct when guitars are half step down?
Well, I thought you were just talking about key signatures, not accidentals. Since you started your answer with "when it comes to choosing a key signature..." and all. See, I was confused because there are only 7 notes referenced in the key signature. I think I still am confused, actually... :P But kidding aside, you have a point. You can get even more confusing than 7 sharps in a key signature if you want to. Heck, you could do that with naturals, too. :)
Jul
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comment What key is correct when guitars are half step down?
I suppose that's true, sort of. It would be nitpicky of me to say that six sharps and one double sharp is less than 7 sharps! LOL However, show me how you explain that in terms of most players being "loath (that is the correct spelling of the word, if I may say so) to read music with more than 7 sharps or flats", given that no music that I am aware of exists that is written with such. :)
Jul
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comment What key is correct when guitars are half step down?
There aren't any keys with more than 7 sharps or flats. (?)
Jul
12
comment Hard to tell major from minor
Correction to mine: followed by part of a Bb7 chord. @caters: I'm not sure how you come to your conclusions, but I see the opening of the first movement in Cm, with a secondary theme in Eb.