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  1. Music Theory
    Hi! Have you read Hermann's book of harmony? It was published in 1944. Thank u!
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi! This is not a Bach vs Mozart vs Beethoven thread. I do not care who's the greatest composer in your mind or if you find one or two or all three overrated. I am a classic music lover who has some basic knowledge of music theory (I have a license in solfeggio taken when I was in highschool). I...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    Pieces with well thought, simple, steady melody, like Chopin Nocturne Op9 No1 in Bbm I seek pieces, i can't describe more like, as: Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.1 Where simple melody, is a heart of the forest, Where harmony hooks you, where harmony is not changed rapidly, yet when it is...
  4. Music Theory
    I'm reading a book on harmony and I got to the section on raised sixths and sevenths in minor keys. Here are some of the seemingly arbitrary rules it gives: 1. If V-VI, raise the 7th 2. If V6-VI, don't raise the 7th 3. If V6-IV, then whether the 7th is raised or not depends on whether the bass...
  5. Music Theory
    Can someone point me in the right direction for understanding Janacek's harmonic world. Is it modal? chromatic? I know he uses a lot of simple folk melodies but he harmonizes them with such a unique sound.
  6. Music Theory
    I'm fascinated by how harmony was used by the composers who first stretched tonality to its limits without abandoning it, such as composers ranging from Mahler and Strauss to Debussy and Ravel. I also feel that I don't have a solid grasp on the theory behind their music. Do you know of any...
  7. Today's Composers
    i dont know who else to ask for critique i might be getting a car and i figured maybe using my classical skills to write modern stuff may be a good way to get girls/money, i can play my cd in the car etc. i tried to make the music " sexy " think x rated movie crossed with national geographic...
  8. Music Theory
    If I had a test question and it was to correctly name this interval - C to F Flat - Would either of these answers be correct? This is just for future reference. - C to F Flat is a diminished Fourth - C to F Flat is a Major 3rd Sense it names C to F flat which is a fourth would I have to say...
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    Not sure if this should be posted in the Theory forum or not, but I figured more might see it here. Anyways, I was just curious if anyone has read either one of these, and what their take on it was. (Not it's Rimsky-Korsakov's "Practical Manual of Harmony," not "Principles of Orchestration")...
  10. Music Theory
    Hello everyone. Not quite sure how to word what I'm asking here. I know quite a bit about theory, and have been writing music for several years now. My question is not regarding transitioning from one theme to another, it's more about staying in the same theme, but extending it out a little. Now...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    Where is the border where modernism still hold's its tonal melodicism? Schnittke's Concerto Grosso 2 is one example for me, Einojuhani Rautavaara - Piano Concerto No. 1 is another.
  12. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello, it is I, Leclerc! I am just kidding, it is me Lucashio, you may remember me from such threads as:Composers inspired by the "Natural, Cosmic & Mystical (but not dark) thread, and here I go again. I have had an experience and I want more of it. What I am looking for now is that uplifting...
  13. Music Theory
    I've been writing Classical style music (especially Classical Era style) for several years now (all self-taught), and via experimentation and research I've recently improved and become much more comfortable with modulating. But the one area I'm still greatly struggling with is the development...
  14. Today's Composers
    Hi everyone! I'm looking for some tips on my composition here https://musescore.com/user/4084206/scores/1431591 If I would critique my work, I would say that it's still a bit square and doesn't make best use of all the instruments as independent voices... Also, if at certain points the...
  15. Music Theory
    Music is sound, and sound is harmonic, and harmony is instantaneous, and sound is being, and being is always now. Can you dig it, man? All function came from the vertical. All else is arbitrary, and came after. All scales are modeled after the harmonic series. Harmony is instantaneous. All...
  16. Today's Composers
    I'm currently writing a piece for an early Classic Orchestra with late Classical/Romantic harmony and when writing I find it hard to ignore rules of counterpoint, when writing for a large ensemble do you adhere to the rules of counterpoint strictly – also remember I am speaking about...
  17. Composer Guestbooks
    In my opinion, she is the Rauschenberg of classical music composition. Vocals and modal harmony is a brilliant mix from her. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meredith_Monk
  18. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello to all of you, I would be grateful to know some music pieces (from Baroque to Modern Era) that end on the dominant, that is without resolution and, especially, with an imperfect cadence. Of course the non-tonal pieces are excluded. For example, one of them is for sure Chopin's...
  19. Music Theory
    Hello to all Talk Classical community! First of all, I'm not sure whether this thread can be here or I should have placed it in another category. Sorry if it is, my mistake. I will be glad to change it. Well. Let's go to the issue. I was analysing the period I attached under these lines when...
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