Thomas
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Do I have to learn music theory to learn piano?
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No , but , if you want to become a well rounded Pianist , then knowing music theory, from rudiments of music to Harmony , you can enjoy making music and better understand the structure of music and ...

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Applied Chords notation
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The identification of this applied chord { A , C , F , E flat } is best described as : V65 / iv and F7 / A .( unless Richard says otherwise )

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Applied Chords - can ( I / III ) be a valid formula for an applied chord?
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The answer to this textbook exercise is most likely V65/VI ; and a I/III formula for an applied chord is very rare. Thanks to all !

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How many G7 chords are there, and when to use which?
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The G7chord always has G as the lowest bass note. Above G the other three notes can appear in any order BDF , DBF , or FBD. If this is in the key of C , then never double the leading note ( which is B ...

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Is it better to choose 440 Hz or 432 Hz to tune an acoustic piano?
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If an acoustic piano is required to play with other instruments tuned to concert pitch then it will be better to tune the piano to 440 Hz. If the piano is not going to play with other musical ...

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What does the "S" mean?
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The 2 S's in measures 29 and 31 may stand for "Subject" which is a motive which is stated and developed throughout the work.In J.S. Bach's inventions he stated a Subject ( or a motive ) early in each ...

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What is the relationship between "do re mi" and note letter names?
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Do = Tonic , Ra = Supertonic , Me = Mediant , Fa = Sub-dominant , So = Dominant ' La = Sub-mediant ' Ti = Leading note , Do = Tonic for whichever diatonic key you choose.

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How many octaves can be heard?
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The human ear can normally hear 10 octaves of C : from Co to C10. If a musical instrument could be exactly tuned to Scientific Pitch where Co=16 Hz up to C10= 16384 Hz then you could probably perfect ...

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Origin of Roman Numeral Analysis
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Jean-Philippe Rameau ( 1683-1764 ) in France , may have originated the use of Roman Numerals in the early 1720's when he published his "Treatise on Harmony" which was published in 1722.

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What decides the key of a song?
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The key of the song can be chosen by the singer of the song. Frank Sinatra needed to sing the melody in the best part of his range so he would often tell the arrangers of the song to transpose the ...

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Can a song be in both a major and minor key at the same time?
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Any song may begin in a major key or a minor key or in a mode such as the Dorian mode. If song starts in a major key it can modulate to a minor key.A pivot chord can also be used to change from a ...

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Diminished seventh cadence, is this an IAC or a PAC?
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The vii° -> I cadence is at best an IAC because the roots are not 5 -> 1.

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Sources for analysis of Bach fugues?
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In the Royal Conservatory study of Theory - Level 9 and 10 Harmony and the ARCT level of Harmony in their textbooks they go into the Analysis of many of Bach's Fugues.

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