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Michael Curtis
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Can the harmonic series explain the origin of the major scale?

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What is the historic origin of the terms & textbook definitions of the natural minor, harmonic minor, & melodic minor scales?

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Is there a chord symbol to indicate quartal harmony?

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How similar (or not) are recorder, fife, and flute fingerings?

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Harmonizing the bebop major (diminished sixth) scale - Barry Harris

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Is the beaming of this score following a vocal practice or it is just outdated and obscuring the beat?

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Are there specific injury concerns I should watch out for with piano tremolo exercises?

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Are there any typical, practical applications of negative harmony?

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Debussy's piano etudes include studies in consecutive 3ds, 4ths, 6ths, and octaves... why not 5ths or 7ths?

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Is 'fundamental frequency' the same thing as 'fundamental bass' (chord root?)

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How does 6/8 meter in jazz compare to eight-note swing in duple meter?

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1 answer
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What do 'dominant' and 'plagal' mean in medieval music?

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Should I practice til I "get it" or until I'm sick of it?

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Is the "Charlie Parker Cycle" described in this document a "traditional" method?

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What tone to play for an upper neighbor in jazz?

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Block chord style and appoggiaturas

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How to complete a scale harmonization using Quantz' Versuch

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What does "plagal" actually mean for modal music and melody generally

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In a minor key can a cadence on the relative major be considered a type of quasi half cadence?

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Pentatonic, hexatonic, heptatonic, octatonic... what is a 12 tone scale called?

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287 views

Are any keyboard methods or music theory concepts based on keyboard mirror symmetry?

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369 views

How do musicians perceive differences in tuning systems?

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203 views

Can the blues scale be used over iim7 V7 Imaj7?

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Will characteristic acoustical properties of real instruments also be observed when using high quality digital samples?

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Using standard Roman numeral analysis how should 7th and 9th qualities be determined?

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Are these double note fingerings to avoid fingers 1 and 5 on black keys practical?

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Is this cross relationship of the seventh degree in minor key harmony OK for 18th century style?

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524 views

Rhythm notation syncopation over the third beat

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Is there a name for this kind of guitar chord - not open, no barre, strings dampened?

4 votes
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Does this sharp under the chord mean to play a major chord?