This is the finale to the series, 2016 a Spacey Odyssey, though I'm going to name it something different like, A Journey into Space. If all eight pieces are played in sequence it would run just over…Continue
I can only think of the Bartok I mentioned above. It would not surprise me though if somebody somewhere hasn't utilised the idea of zonal key sigs. The nearest I get to it is thinking in 3 octave scales whereby each octave is restricted…"
"Yep, lets get to the music.
Great Lawrence. I found some moments of moving music in there and some originality. The shift into more traditional tonality was a little disconcerting at times, as if you are not quite convinced of the power of the…"
"I'm really embarrassed that I've been participating in this thread without listening to the piece posted. So I just went and listened to it.
I like it; quite calm and soothing, and I suppose this is the "slow movement" of…"
"This makes me wonder, what order of accidentals should be used for a non-conventional key signature? And since the whole tone scale only has 6 scale degrees, should an accidental be written for the 7th note (e.g., to make it coincide with one…"
"Yeah, admittedly it'd probably be easier to write accidentals for an orchestra as Teoh says. In theory though, there is no reason why custom signatures could not be used. Ruffling feathers is going to happen more so with poorly marked…"
"Dear harpsichordologist, and purveyor of harpsichordism (Kristofer)
I enjoy harpsichord music but may never purchase the instrument, nevertheless it intrigues me. There are no pedals so I assume there is no need for…"
"Mike, Whole tone scales are part of the common stock, but the key signatures are not. No where have I ever come across any symphony music which had a key signature for whole tone scales. So as not to ruffle feathers or…"
"H.S. It's good to know that there are programs that allow manual input of any key signature. My print music doesn't do it though probably the larger Finale would. As it turns out a few minutes after viewing your…"
"Lawrence, it is untrue that there are no programs that have key signatures for whole tone scales. The software I use, Lilypond, allows non-classical key signatures where you can specify any combination of sharps and flats for each pitch class. This…"
You can use hybrid key signatures to define any scale you like. A whole-tone scale could be simply defined by having (depending on your spelling!) an f sharp, g sharp and a sharp in your signature, or a d flat and e flat. Bartok used…"
https://soundcloud.com/larya/quint-quart-third-movementIt has been over a year since I had a good rant, so here goes.Whole tone scales came into vogue with jazz in the 1930's, but Debussy used them extensively over a hundred years ago. Some authorities trace the whole tone scale back to Bach. So why after so many years do we not have proper notation of this common scale?There are two w.t. scales. The six notes that contain C…See More
"I see a lock below the keyboard but no fall board, but then unlike the piano I see that the fall board is attached to the lid. Very clever. Is this the customary construction of the harpsichord? It looks like cherry wood, but…"
"This is interesting in that I never knew that Pythagoras was into music, though being mathematical it is not surprising. The last time I thought about the various musical modes was probably back in high school. This affords an idea…"
Most of the info presented has been know since Pythagoras. The fact that modern musicians use the various modes of music can't be seen as sinister or demonic. If there are members of the CF who appear…"
I'm honored that you wish to analyze and cite the Boson piece. Please go ahead.
I'm not sure if the structure is like John Adams, but the ostinati, consonant quartal harmonies, and some rhythmic aspects are, and the angular theme probably. Have fun! I look forward to seeing the result.
I just listened to your 'Etude In G'. I really liked being taken on such an authentic Baroque journey. It sounds a little like the music that was used in the early Warcraft computer games. They were always notable for their very high quality Baroque style soundtracks. Have you every had ambitions in that area?