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For questions about of how music works, seeking to identify structures and patterns in music.

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I can see why there might be some confusion from my answer to your previous question, as I took a few shortcuts. I'll try to put everything in terms of the generalized formula I mentioned. We start w …
answered Sep 13 by WillRoss1
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The concept of stacked intervals isn't all that uncommon. I, and many other musicians, actually prefer to think this way. Standard chords (triads, 7ths and their extensions) are all based on stacked t …
answered Sep 10 by WillRoss1
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One of the biggest reasons, in terms of practicality, is that literally hundreds of years of theory and notation is built upon the existing system. By changing it we invalidate all of this and …
answered Sep 11 by WillRoss1
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While a chord's quality (major, minor, diminished, etc.) is the primary factor in determining how it "feels", the context around it also plays a significant role. You are absolutely correct that the A …
answered Oct 19 by WillRoss1
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If you multiply both sides of the ratio by the same factor, the ratio doesn't change, so 2:3 is the same as 4:6 (just takes twice as long). So, in the time it takes the root to oscillate 4 times, the …
answered Sep 11 by WillRoss1
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Instead of "composition types" I would call these forms, or styles or even (in more modern terminology) genres. Since these are really just classifications or categories, there are literally infinite …
answered Sep 25 by WillRoss1
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Definitely a trill. A forward slash would be much taller, narrower and more slanted. Certain fonts leave the tail and the cross off the 't' almost entirely, especially when italic and bold. Below is a …
answered Oct 18 by WillRoss1
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define a lot of the music theory that we know today. I'm going to take a different approach to explain this: proof by contradiction. Let's try to make a system of only diminished, minor, Major and …
answered Sep 9 by WillRoss1
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It's actually quite simple and pretty common. It is called a split voicing, in which two (or more) parts (or voices) are written on the same staff, allowing them to differ in many ways (such as rhythm …
answered Sep 14 by WillRoss1
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Question 1 This question revolves around finding the formula of a chord ratio when i utilise not only 2 or 3 intervals but 4,5,6,etc. Answer 1: The more intervals you introduce the more diff …
answered Sep 19 by WillRoss1