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A couple of technical questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Jul 6, 2019. 5 Replies

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

 

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Ingo Lee replied to Dan S's discussion A couple of technical questions
"You could post your question here. https://www.violinist.com/discussion/"
Jul 6, 2019
Dan S replied to Dan S's discussion A couple of technical questions
"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…"
Jul 6, 2019
Ingo Lee replied to Dan S's discussion A couple of technical questions
"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,…"
Jul 6, 2019
Dan S replied to Dan S's discussion A couple of technical questions
"Thanks for all this.  The question about the "touch 4 harmonic" is a playability question really.  This is a contemporary piece with no key signature."
Jul 6, 2019
Ingo Lee replied to Dan S's discussion A couple of technical questions
"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. From Wikipedia: "The Great Highland bagpipe actually has four reeds: the…"
Jul 5, 2019
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A couple of technical questions

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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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Contemporary Concert
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
New Orleans
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I have a music composition degree from LSU (1972) and am currently working on another at University of New Orleans with the intent to resume my Phd work at LSU in 2020.

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At 7:20pm on June 24, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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