Outline of basic music theory - www.oscarvandillen.com Professional music theory: an outline of basic music theory. Preface and Chapter 1 of the Outline of basic music theory – by Oscar van Dillen ©2011-2014 The beginner’s learning book can be found at Basic elements of music theory. Overview of chapters: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Sound and hearing Chapter 3: Musical notation Chapter 4: Basic building blocks of melody and harmony Chapter 5: Consonance and dissonance Chapter 6: Circle of fifths and transposition Chapter 7: Concerning rhythm, melody, harmony and form Chapter 8: Further study Preface This outline offers a concise and complete overview of basic music theory. In order to speed up consulting this online book, its chapters can as of now be found on separate pages; unfortunately the original one-page version exceeded acceptable download times, because of the length of the total materials presented. © Oscar van Dillen 2011-2014 Chapter 1: Introduction integrating hearing-reading-singing-writing
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‘Don Giovanni,’ Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel There is evidence for this both big and small, statistical and anecdotal. It took until 1986 for the city to develop, in the Los Angeles Opera, a serious, stable opera company. And on Saturday evening, at the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s performance of “Don Giovanni,” silence greeted Mozart’s winking quotation of his own “Nozze di Figaro” during the final scene. It was an opera in-joke in search of an opera audience. It hasn’t helped that the last few years have been hard on the Los Angeles Opera, which put on some exciting, important productions but has also had its income and ambitions shrink, along with the length of its seasons. The Philharmonic clearly sees an opening. The marquee offering is a staged cycle of Mozart’s three operas to librettos by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Combining Frank Gehry with Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters who founded the label Rodarte, turned out to be a clever idea. Christopher Alden’s direction felt out of sync too. It’s about time.
The Chord Guide: Pt III - Chord Progressions Chord progressions are the canvas on which musicians paint their masterpieces, and it’s a canvas which is a piece of art in itself. A chord progression can be subtle and in the background or it can be blatant and up front; it can be simple and catchy, or it can be technical and complex, it can stay in one key or it can change like the seasons. In any of these cases a chord progression is what drives the song as it literally shapes the music that accompanies it. Chord progressions are like a cozy home where melody and rhythm can kick their feet up. All the songwriting giants, like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Bob Dylan, to name a few, have/had a tremendous knowledge of the art of the chord progression. I’m not going to promise you tremendous knowledge, but I will offer you a good head start in the way of making your own music – in an easily digestible chunk to boot. Chord Progression Guide Major Chord Chart Above is a chord chart for the 7 most used keys. Chord Theory
Pop Music Getting Sadder and Sadder - In the mood for a brisk, happy, up-tempo tune? You might scan the radio dial for a Top 40 hit, but for a better shot at satisfaction, choose an oldies station. Over the past half-century, pop hits have become longer, slower and sadder, and they increasingly convey “mixed emotional cues,” according to a study just published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts. “As the lyrics of popular music became more self-focused and negative over time, the music itself became sadder-sounding and more emotionally ambiguous,” according to psychologist E. Analyzing Top 40 hits from the mid-1960s through the first decade of the 2000s, they find an increasing percentage of pop songs are written using minor modes, which most listeners—including children—associate with gloom and despair. The researchers analyzed the Top 40 pop hits (as measured by Billboard magazine) for the years 1965-69, 1975-79, 1985-89, 1995-99, and 2005-09.
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Harmony Explained: Progress Towards A Scientific Theory of Music The Major Scale, The Standard Chord Dictionary, and The Difference of Feeling Between The Major and Minor Triads Explained from the First Principles of Physics and Computation; The Theory of Helmholtz Shown To Be Incomplete and The Theory of Terhardt and Some Others Considered Daniel Shawcross Wilkerson Begun 23 September 2006; this version 19 February 2012. Abstract and Introduction Most music theory books are like medieval medical textbooks: they contain unjustified superstition, non-reasoning, and funny symbols glorified by Latin phrases. In particular we derive from first principles of Physics and Computation the following three fundamental phenomena of music: the Major Scale, the Standard Chord Dictionary, and the difference in feeling between the Major and Minor Triads. Table of Contents 1 The Problem of Music1.1 Modern "Music Theory" Reads Like a Medieval Medical Textbook 1.2 What is a Satisfactory, Scientific Theory? ... wbwbw wbwbwbw wbwbw wbwbwbw ... What is a "scale"? Really?!
Relative key Circle of fifths showing major and minor keys Relative tonic chords on C and A ( Play ). Chromatic modulation in Bach's Du grosser Schmerzensmann, BWV 300, m. 5-6 ( Play with half cadence, Play with PAC) transitions from FM to its relative minor dm through the inflection of C♮ to C♯ between the second and third chords. The minor key starts three semitones below its relative major; for example, A minor is three semitones below its relative, C Major. G major and E minor both have a single sharp in their key signature at F♯; therefore, E minor is the relative minor of G major, and conversely G major is the relative major of E minor. A complete list of relative minor/major pairs in order of the circle of fifths is: See also References