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For questions about how music works, seeking to identify structures and patterns in music. Used to indicate questions about musical concepts and structures, as opposed to techniques and execution.

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Each semi-tone (half step) is 100 cents. There are five half steps between the two pitches you mentioned... So 500 cents up. Or you could shift the pitch 700 cents down, to get it in F# an octave low …
answered Mar 8 '18 by The Chaz 2.0
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I would call this a flat seventh note. The reason that it sounds right is that all the musicians are playing an appropriate (i.e. not dissonant) melody/harmony to support this choice of melody. It w …
answered Feb 20 '12 by The Chaz 2.0
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Two points to complement the other answers: Playing one note at a time, whether in scales, arpeggios, melodies, etc., helps you fine-tune your sound/tone. Especially when you are new to the guitar, …
answered Oct 24 '11 by The Chaz 2.0
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A mode is a type of scale. Consider a Diatonic scale. For each tone in the scale (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7), you get a different mode when you start on that note.
answered Feb 7 '12 by The Chaz 2.0