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When one sine wave generator produces a series of pitches that is a melody. In regard to solo versus ensemble instruments you can refer to it as a voice or part. I think in the context of a synthesizer they are called oscillators. If you have multiple of those generators producing melodies simultaneously the combined voices are called harmony. Depending on ...


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The use of the terms pitched and unpitched is perfectly adequate to distinguish between these types of material.


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As I understand it, when this generator is used to play a musical piece, the correct term for the part of the piece produced by the white noise generator is "percussion". Not really - 'percussion' refers to sounds that are produced through something being hit. Of course when you are synthesizing sounds, nothing is really being hit, but a ...


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I don't know if there's an accurate term in English language. I'm assuming that you want something that can be a label (for a program or a physical electronic instrument), and the matter is very UX related, so you're probably looking for a single word or short group of (short) words. If that's the case, you should consider these aspects: a "label" ...


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The scales are just a formality. Yes, you can play notes not from the scale. Try like beat the drums only on the keys-that's how to play the piano.


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To try to help you understand - had you written this in key Am, the notes would be ABCDEFG. Making them all sharp takes the 'E' to E♯, while the F becomes F♯. However, as Aaron states, that key, same sounding notes in 12 tet would be better known, written and read as B♭m. Reason being, two fewer 'accidentals' in the key sig. So many questions here seem to be ...


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The A# minor scale is more typically written as Bb minor -- A# and Bb being the same pitch. Bb Minor Bb C Db Eb F Gb Ab Bb A# Minor A# B# C# D# E# F# G# A# Note that the two scales comprise the same pitches, spelled differently, and in particular F and E# are equivalent. One can certainly use pitches that are out of the main key -- or even change keys ...


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At least if you're taking Royal Conservatory of Music exams, identifying chords by ear must be your next step. Otherwise, you'll flunk part of those music exams. My piano teachers had me practice identifying chords by ear by playing sample chords that they named by chord type (major, minor, diminished, and augmented are all in the syllabus), then playing ...


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Joining the chat a bit late, in order to improve at recognizing the tonal function of each note, there is a type of ear training called "functional ear training". It consists of: A cadence being played in order to give your ear a hint of the tonality. A note is played and you must identify such note by its function inside the tonality (...


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