Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Early Music Theory Question
"Nothing to be said here."
Sep 11, 2012
Matt Walsh replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"Well my list has changed, and since I keep getting freaking email alerts about this thread, I may as well update lol.
 
Victoria
Lassus
Monteverdi
JS Bach
Vivaldi
 "
Nov 6, 2011
Tombo Rombo replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Early Music Theory Question
"Hey Matt,
 
I'd say you nailed it when you called it a turn.  And you really hit the nail on the head when you said the figure consists of a suspension followed by a lower neighbor.  In other words: I have no clue what it's called, but I figured you…"
Sep 17, 2011
Matt Walsh replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Early Music Theory Question
"bump"
Aug 22, 2011
Matt Walsh replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Early Music Theory Question
"Of course at major cadences and picardy thirds it would be Do in the bass and Fa-Mi-Re-Mi in the upper. Just realized that now lol."
Aug 20, 2011
Matt Walsh replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"Hmm....
 
Josquin Des Prez
 
Thomas Tallis
 
Claudio Monteverdi
 
JS Bach
 
GF Händel
 
 
Top 5 lists are so unfair. "
Apr 30, 2011
Matt Walsh replied to Luca Turchet's discussion Meditation music
"Yes I would recommend binaural beats and solfeggio frequencies as well (Mountainmystic9 on youtube is a great source as Jamie pointed out, I am subscribed to him). Its all really under the umbrella of minimalism. I would check out Steve Reich and…"
Dec 18, 2010
Matt Walsh replied to Douglas Edward's discussion Bad Viola joke
"hahaha, your first joke reminded me of another joke I know. So you know, I play blues harmonica on the side...sort of as a musical hobby. I have a fun time and I usually drink for free when I'm playing. It is definitely not my primary instrument or…"
Nov 19, 2010
Matt Walsh replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Modal mishaps
"Ok, it's starting to make more sense now I think. Knowing how the modes developed (4 modes and that there was an authentic and plagal for each eventually into the 6 useable "modern" modes) helped me along I think. Thanks for the links Tombo. I added…"
Nov 19, 2010
Fernando Ortega replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Modal mishaps
"I totally agree with you, its good to read books but it is also great to hear others’ interpretations and figure out your own. There a lot of ways to understand and deconstruct a concept.




Tombo Rombo said:
Ray Kemp said:pgnisled said:Thats a…"
Nov 16, 2010
Jim Aikin replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Modal mishaps
"Even within the standard 12-note ET tuning, there are some other interesting modes. I'm fond of the raised-4th, lowered-7th mode, which I've heard called the "Bartok" mode. When the tonic is C, this scale has an F# and a Bb. It's a rotation of the…"
Nov 13, 2010
Andrew Gleibman replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Enharmonics...WTF?!?! Oh god another tuning question.
"Let me rephrase a remark from another discussion, as it is relevant here.

Enharmonics is not always related to pitch. We simply do a simple logic with key vs. accidental signatures and subconsciously link our emotions to this logic.

Let us do the…"
Nov 13, 2010
Jim Aikin replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Enharmonics...WTF?!?! Oh god another tuning question.
"It's definitely not a quarter-tone. People who are not familiar with the details of tuning systems sometimes use the term "quarter-tone" (incorrectly) because they assume or imagine that the only pitch between two of the pitches in the 12-note…"
Nov 13, 2010
Tombo Rombo replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Modal mishaps
"Here are some possibly interesting articles on modes for you. I don't know if I agree with this first one that the song "Drunken Sailor" alternates between two different tonics, but it is "interesting":…"
Nov 4, 2010
pgnisled replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Modal mishaps
"No, of course, always interesting to have these kind of discussions.

For me a mode is a grid. I look at it as a sequence of steps in semitones, so major is 2-2-1-2-2-2-1.

If you talk about tonality you talk about the expression of a key. Thats not…"
Nov 3, 2010
Tombo Rombo replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Modal mishaps
"Ray Kemp said:pgnisled said:Thats a lot of questions and not easy to answer, but if you are interested to dig deeper into it, I could recommend you to read the book "Theory of Harmony" by Arnold Schoenberg.This book for sure deals with the questions…"
Nov 3, 2010
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  • Amazing work
  • Hello Matt, Thank you for the kind words. What I posted to listen to is a little out of my norm. Its was my cousin and good friend that probed me to go all out with some original material. Weave Made A Mask Around the World is that material. I have One more track to complete where it ties all the themes together for a theme of its own. Almost like a fugue in reverse! Lol! Normally I'm a blues and jazz player and occasionally gig in your back yard! Lol! Chicago is about an hour from me so the blues are in my bones as well as yours I'm sure. Nice meeting you man. What ax do you play? Compose?
  • Hello Mr. Walsh...

    I came here to your page to see if you posted a small original music track up yet? There's a player thats easy to put on your page, and if you poke around you'll see it. I see you found the "theme" changing on your page, the music player is no harder to add...

    I look forward to hearing something from you. If you get bored... you can go to MY page, I have posted up 2 tracks. One a short guitar ditty, the other a rough sketch-out of my next sonata attempt... and by all means, dont be afraid to tell me anything I ever do is "snail snot". I like criticism, without it I cant get any better.
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