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Forum: Musician Talk 10-15-2010, 01:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,016
Posted By demonofthenight
^I dunno, when I read any textbook this stuff is...

^I dunno, when I read any textbook this stuff is taken very much for granted. When I talk to musicians in real life, almost all of them are at least of the level to understand counterpoint. It's not...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-15-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,016
Posted By demonofthenight
^Sorry, are you accusing me of not knowing what...

^Sorry, are you accusing me of not knowing what I'm talking about?

It'd be nice if you could back that statement up. I'm interested to see what you point out.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-15-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 624
Posted By demonofthenight
^Your hero is someone who spends more time...

^Your hero is someone who spends more time insulting than arguing against the main point?

Okay... why should the TS be restricted to diatonics? The same statement applies, regardless of who is the...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-15-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,016
Posted By demonofthenight
Maybe the people here should realise how little...

Maybe the people here should realise how little they know. There are a lot of cocky people here and I'm sure we both know that arrogant people don't learn all that much.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-14-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,016
Posted By demonofthenight
Nice post, but I have to add stuff, just so...

Nice post, but I have to add stuff, just so people don't get dissuaded...

I disagree. They simply understood the context of the rule and therefore manipulated it for their own expression. This is...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-14-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 624
Posted By demonofthenight
Why should I be restricted to diatonic...

Why should I be restricted to diatonic chords?

Most extended chords from swing jazz and Romantic music came from contrapuntal voiceleading and chromaticism, and the only reason you're thinking about...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-14-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17,259
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 648,085
Posted By demonofthenight
I've given up on any guitarist who thinks modes...

I've given up on any guitarist who thinks modes are actually useful in any way. I just don't post in those threads, or at least I try no to.

You really think an archaic system with little to no...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-14-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 19,040
Posted By demonofthenight
If you plan on composing classical sort of music...

If you plan on composing classical sort of music (as I'd assume you are by posting in this thread), trial and error will take a very long time to write something.

Check for parallel fifths, check...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-14-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By demonofthenight
I don't either ;) A tonic and the third is what...

I don't either ;)

A tonic and the third is what established both the root and the quality (IE major or minor) of the chord. Without a third, the chord does not adequately establish a harmony. The...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-13-2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By demonofthenight
"Studying" jazz, in the end, seems to...

"Studying" jazz, in the end, seems to be about performance. You learn how to improvise, understand the basics of chord changes, jazz rhythms and so on to become more interesting live. With classical,...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-09-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17,259
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 648,085
Posted By demonofthenight
^eh, skaters gonna skate

^eh, skaters gonna skate
Forum: Musician Talk 10-09-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By demonofthenight
Yes, chords are very basic theory. They don't...

Yes, chords are very basic theory. They don't even need to have a name for it.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-09-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 17,259
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 648,085
Posted By demonofthenight
^lol, you actually fell for me taking you...

^lol, you actually fell for me taking you seriously? Trolled so hard.

Have a lolforce

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Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By demonofthenight
^Yes, yes it is essential. Show me any musician...

^Yes, yes it is essential.

Show me any musician and I will show they had at least a basic understanding of theory. Did they use major and minor chords? If yes, they know theory. Did they use 4/4...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17,259
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 648,085
Posted By demonofthenight
^I don't mind if a person's grammar is...

^I don't mind if a person's grammar is technically wrong (like mine probably is), just as long as it's understandable. Isn't that the purpose of language? To communicate?

lol Pillo114 was just owned...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By demonofthenight
The way a cadence works is through voiceleading....

The way a cadence works is through voiceleading. Just because the chords themselves are technically a cadence, does not mean the cadence is functional.

For instance, an authentic cadence works...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By demonofthenight
^Cool advertising... sorry, what were you...

^Cool advertising... sorry, what were you saying?

I generally avoid writing for voice simply because of these range requirements. When I create music, the instruments I choose are violin, viola,...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 500
Posted By demonofthenight
Music theory by itself might not be all that...

Music theory by itself might not be all that useful in composing music, but it is extremely useful in analysing the techniques of others. You NEED to learn it. It IS essential.

Chances are, you're...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By demonofthenight
This is usually where I quit :D A lot of singers...

This is usually where I quit :D

A lot of singers don't seem to realise that their purpose is to sing notes amongst a melody, not necessarily to sing lyrics. If your singer did not give you the sheet...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By demonofthenight
Have you seen his video "Melodic...

Have you seen his video "Melodic control," OP? It demonstrates his method and he actually says that he does not use modes or scales when he's improvising. I'd actually agree with his method, using...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17,259
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 648,085
Posted By demonofthenight
Is being a grammar nazi a bad thing? Not that my...

Is being a grammar nazi a bad thing? Not that my grammar is all that great, but it annoys me when I have to reread someone's post because they're too lazy to make it readable, or worse, they do it...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By demonofthenight
In schenkerian analysis, it's a V with a squiggly...

In schenkerian analysis, it's a V with a squiggly line underneath it and another, larger, V underneath that. You can also have secondary tonics and secondary sub-dominants in schenkerian analysis,...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By demonofthenight
If most modern tonal music is harmonic, as in it...

If most modern tonal music is harmonic, as in it works with chord progressions and chord movements (think 4 chord rock), most modal music is contrapuntal. Modal music works with moving voices instead...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By demonofthenight
I've found there are two approaches to sight...

I've found there are two approaches to sight reading.

One of them requires very little theoretical knowledge, but a lot of diligent remembering. A lot of guys I used to play with (back in high...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By demonofthenight
Finale is nice, but I really didn't like it when...

Finale is nice, but I really didn't like it when I used it, then again I don't think I used the hotkeys and the overall process was over complicated.

Sibelius is generally best, since it seems the...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-31-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17,259
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 648,085
Posted By demonofthenight
^Sounds good. I wouldn't mind looking at your...

^Sounds good. I wouldn't mind looking at your midi stuff, if that's okay.
He wouldn't post it if he didn't care what we thought (from an academically musical perspective, at least).

Just like you...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-31-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17,259
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 648,085
Posted By demonofthenight
^Do you know counterpoint? If you're writing with...

^Do you know counterpoint? If you're writing with voiceleading, it's sort of essential and there's a few people here that can help you learn it if you want to.

Firstly, having two voices (where one...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-30-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 867
Posted By demonofthenight
I don't think OP wants a job at Aldi or...

I don't think OP wants a job at Aldi or Wallmart...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-30-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By demonofthenight
OP, tabs confuse me these days. It just doesn't...

OP, tabs confuse me these days. It just doesn't translate to actual notes in my head and the notes is what I need. Sorry, but I can't check your work for you.

Generally, when writing a melody to fit...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-30-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 867
Posted By demonofthenight
A degree in music is usually a bad idea. In the...

A degree in music is usually a bad idea. In the actual industry (session musician, producer, composer, whatever) the actual piece of paper saying you have a degree isn't that important, having...
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