Olmnilnlolm replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
""The human mind in all its brilliance ..."

I urge caution in this domain.

From the point of view of advanced extra terrestrial civilizations, especially those tens of thousands of years beyond ours, all of our music (even Bach) may sound a bit…"
Aug 8, 2015
Stephen Lines replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"Mariza said: Music is not sound.  Music uses sound but is something totally distinct from the physical vibrations that produce sound.  Music is not an acoustic phenomenon in its essence.  Music depends on sound and uses sound as a way to communicate…"
Aug 8, 2015
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"I agree with anyone's method of ear training, listening (externally or internally), conceiving and composing if it works for them.
My main issue here was not musical but philosophical:
Immaterial worlds and beings (as conceived by idealists) do not…"
Aug 7, 2015
Mariza Costa-Cabral replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"I looked up "noumenon" and learned a few interesting things - thanks for pointing us to such concepts and terms, Ondib.
Mariza"
Aug 7, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"In a way, I think everyone is right.  Lara, Bob and Mariza are all right, though Mariza's description of the relationship between sound and what lies in the mind and heart comes closest to the way I think about music most of the time.  Still, I…"
Aug 7, 2015
Mariza Costa-Cabral replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"Socrates, Ondib, Stephen, Others,
Stephen's observation that one can hear music in our head that is not coming in from our ears is a rather trivial observation based on every-day experience.  I say this, not to minimize what Stephen said, but simply…"
Aug 7, 2015
Lara Poe replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"Bob, no problem.  And yeah, there's no problem with any of these ways of composing.  I guess the only point I was trying to make is that some are more conducive to certain kinds of thinking, and others work better for other types of thinking.  All I…"
Aug 6, 2015
Lara Poe replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"Hi, I'm sorry I was ambiguous about the piano post earlier.  All I meant is that it might be easier to work out harmonies while only dealing with a single timbre (at least if writing for a larger ensemble.  If you're writing for a single instrument,…"
Aug 6, 2015
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"Thanks Stephen for the above reply.
 
There is no clear evidence that Homer was born blind but even if he was that would not stop him from collecting the aural traditions (melody and verse) of antiquity and forming them into works of art by adding…"
Aug 6, 2015
Stephen Lines replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"Omnib,
There is much scientific evidence available that indicates that people who become profoundly deaf can still hear sounds in their minds, principally based on memory. There is no doubt that Beethoven had music so firmly entrenched in his brain…"
Aug 6, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"To Stephen on Beethoven:
 
Thank you, Stephen for your reply to my comments.  I very often find your replies to me to be remarkable, and full of insight, and that's no less the case here than in many other cases.  (Incidentally, I left a comment…"
Aug 6, 2015
Stephen Lines replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"That Beethoven went deaf doesn't mean he could no longer 'hear' within his inner ear (aka his brain). The brilliance of his later music is clear evidence that he could hear in that sense - he became frustrated of course that he couldn't hear whether…"
Aug 6, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"Hello, Laura.
 
I understand why you think that a "piano is a better tool than midi." However, several questions occur to me while I read your analysis.
 
"First of all, it's more intuitive to play around and easier to work with.  You can improvise…"
Aug 5, 2015
Lara Poe replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"Bobby, back to your post- about why piano is a better tool than midi:First of all, it's more intuitive to play around and easier to work with.  You can improvise in a freer manner.  
Also, the timbre is all the same, and you don't have to think…"
Aug 4, 2015
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
"Funny you should say that! I was just listening to Beethoven's 5th symphony by Hirohita (wife of the emperor). That was possible because the difference between time and eternity still existed and although  matters were simpler, yet they were not all…"
Aug 4, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Isaiah Jackson's discussion How to get better at composing
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Fz says,
 
"Moot means of no practical value …"
 
and
 
"Mute means without sound."
 
But what do you think the words mought and myoot may mean?   
 
And I have always wondered about such words as:
 
ʇooɯ, ǝʇnɯ, ʇooʎɯ and ʇɥƃnoɯ
 
"What I think…"
Aug 4, 2015
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