On a string "touch 4" harmonic on G flat, would the diamond note be best as C flat or B natural?Also I have a bagpipe melody to be played with an A cantor (range g to a). What notes will the drones…Continue
"Convention in atonal music is "sharps going up and flats going down", but as you say it must be tempered with the implied harmonies. For the harmonic, the string player will know where to touch - a perfect fourth above the G…"
"I'm not a violinist so perhaps someone else might explain this better.
You might want to maintain scoring consistency by using all sharps or all flats since there is no 'key' per se.
You might want to consider the underlying harmony,…"
"Well if you have say a Gb key signature then it would be Cb. A sharp key sig up to C# major could use a B. Different context would determine it I guess.
"The Great Highland bagpipe actually has four reeds: the…"
On a string "touch 4" harmonic on G flat, would the diamond note be best as C flat or B natural?Also I have a bagpipe melody to be played with an A cantor (range g to a). What notes will the drones play? How do you make the drones fit the melodic contours of the melody, or do you at all?DanSee More
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