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by stringtapper
Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: anyone in need of scales ?
Replies: 5
Views: 881

That list is all fucked up. The interspersing of enharmonic keys creates completely wrong spellings of chords. For instance, there is no F minor triad in the key of C sharp major. There isn't even an F in C sharp major. In D flat major there is an F minor triad, but in C sharp major the chord is an ...
by stringtapper
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Recommended Reading (Musical Throry, Math, Psychoacoustics)?
Replies: 41
Views: 3279

Western art music has it's own tonal language. Many people still use the language, especially in popular music. The thing is if you don't really know the language then you're reduced to saying things like "Ugh." Whereas Brahms was saying things like "Antidisestablishmentarianism." That's not to say ...
by stringtapper
Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 4:33 - True Minimal, or the most absurd thing ever?
Replies: 93
Views: 7787

The composition exists in the 'state' that the performer enforces on the space and on the audience, no different than how the performer of any other kind of music enforces a state on the space where they perform. When a keyboardist plays a Bach fugue they demand that the audience listen to tonal cou...
by stringtapper
Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 4:33 - True Minimal, or the most absurd thing ever?
Replies: 93
Views: 7787

Re: 4:33 - True Minimal, or the most absurd thing ever?

No, but this is the first time I wanted to know what all of you intellectuals giants thought of it. Well first off if I had to categorize it I wouldn't call it "minimal," I would call it "aleatoric," as it was a product of his exploration of chance in music. It doesn't get any more chancy than a bl...
by stringtapper
Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 4:33 - True Minimal, or the most absurd thing ever?
Replies: 93
Views: 7787

Re: 4:33 - True Minimal, or the most absurd thing ever?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4:33 What do you guys think? Is a piece of music consisting of silence really music? Is this the first you've heard of it? No, but this is the first time I wanted to know what all of you intellectuals giants thought of it. Well first off if I had to categorize it I woul...
by stringtapper
Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 4:33 - True Minimal, or the most absurd thing ever?
Replies: 93
Views: 7787

Re: 4:33 - True Minimal, or the most absurd thing ever?

nebulae wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4:33

What do you guys think? Is a piece of music consisting of silence really music?
Is this the first you've heard of it?
by stringtapper
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: A friendly reminder....
Replies: 382
Views: 27360

OT sections would not help. The problem is not the [OT] threads, but those which start as a useful discussion about a music related topic and end up as flame wars. What would you do with those threads? Shall we move this thread here to an OT section since it has been abused already? Robert But this...
by stringtapper
Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Vocodager 1.0
Replies: 17
Views: 2498

The AU keeps failing to load for me and the VST doesn't even show up in the browser.

MBP 17" C2D 2.6GHz 4GB / 10.5.4 / Live 7.0.10
by stringtapper
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Bass Players - fun basslines?
Replies: 43
Views: 5709

Easy, fun, and funky:

Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man (the version on Headhunters)

The Commodores - Brickhouse

Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real

The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
by stringtapper
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: why does such good music get ignored in favour of pop crap?
Replies: 91
Views: 5332

Like I said, while you're looking down on the Top 40 artists/listeners there's some PureData addict with an Arduino down his pants who's discovered a way to control an interactive composition with his testicles and who is looking right over his glasses at the top of your quasi-cultured head.
by stringtapper
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: why does such good music get ignored in favour of pop crap?
Replies: 91
Views: 5332

What I find fascinating is how there are in fact levels of music snobbery. Ironically, Many of those who consider themselves "music snobs" (read: like music with "thought put into it") because they don't like "pop music" (read: Top 40) are considered "simpletons" (read: haven't intensely studied all...
by stringtapper
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Can u define "envelope" ie automation envleopes?
Replies: 22
Views: 2198

Who's manuel?
by stringtapper
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: [Music Theory] Chord Substitutions
Replies: 94
Views: 7995

ThrowAway wrote:some fucking amazing musicans that dont know anything about theory:

http://science.discovery.com/video/minds.html go to music genius: young jam
Hard to say what they "don't know anything about."
by stringtapper
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: [Music Theory] Chord Substitutions
Replies: 94
Views: 7995

hehe I think that by that explanation, I'm totally wrong to say that a tritone = dim5 You're not. A tritone can be a diminished 5th or an augmented 4th. The name just refers to the interval that spans three whole steps, thus three 'tones' = tritone. Whether a tritone is identified as a d5 or an A4 ...
by stringtapper
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to get less "electronic" sounding sounds in Ab
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

The way the word "Ableton" got cut off at "Ab" I thought the question was how to make organic sounds in the key of A-flat!!!