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Most influencial works that changed the way you write music?

What classical compositions had a serious impact on how or what you write and why?  Topic Background:  Earlier I was pondering what makes s…

Started by MM Coston

25 Jan 23
Reply by Gav Brown

Atonal music and naturals

So I have always composed my atonal music using natural signs after having showed a sharp of flat, recently I showed someone one of these c…

Started by Mitch Newton

77 Nov 13, 2017
Reply by Greg Monks

The Heart of Music and Frequencies

On another thread, I mentioned Cymatics and the effects( and affects ) frequencies may have on various things, and people. I'm interested i…

Started by roger stancill

27 Sep 8, 2017
Reply by roger stancill

What am I trying to write?

I'm something of a rank amateur but I collect projects like stamps. Currently I'm working on something with many elements, including a cent…

Started by Harry Ayres

5 May 17, 2017
Reply by Bob Morabito

Scalar transpositions

I'm currently writing a program for analysing tonal music, and ran into something I didn't know the answer to. Basically, this has to do wi…

Started by H. S. Teoh

6 Dec 2, 2016
Reply by H. S. Teoh

Chord progression required

I am looking for a 16 bar chord progression. moving really smoothly. Can anyone help?

Started by Kevin riley

8 Jun 13, 2016
Reply by Ingo Lee

How should Composers and Musicians confront the issue of UGOMOs (Unidentified Gustatory and Olfactory Musical Objects)?

    The problem with UGOMOs (Unidentified Gustatory and Olfactory Musical Objects) can only be said to have become more acute over time.  …

Started by Olmnilnlolm

0 Dec 4, 2015

Can someone look at these six bars of music and examine the chord structure: What is going on here?

What is happening in these six bars of music? Can someone tell me what seems ordinary or commonplace here, and what seems extraordinary…

Started by Olmnilnlolm

12 Dec 2, 2015
Reply by Olmnilnlolm

Competing or Consorting?

In The Bluffers Guide to Music, it is stated that pianists exist to play piano concertos. This may or may not be quite true, but it is wort…

Started by Richard Spencer

4 Jun 6, 2015
Reply by H. S. Teoh

Major/minor duality as interval reversal

When I was young, I discovered this intriguing connection between major and minor chords, and other types of chords, that no textbook seem…

Started by H. S. Teoh

0 May 12, 2015



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