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The Tonal Centre - Tonality Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman” is the most hauntingly beautiful song in jazz. Photo by -/AFP/Getty Images Read more of Slate’s remembrances of Ornette Coleman. On May 22, 1959, the Ornette Coleman Quartet stepped into Radio Recorders studio in West Hollywood—where Elvis Presley and Louis Armstrong had recorded some of their hits—and, all in one day, laid down six Ornette originals. They all appeared on an album called The Shape of Jazz to Come, an extraordinary mix of gentle blues, up-tempo frenzy, and a five-minute ballad called “Lonely Woman” that was unlike anything ever heard. Baffling at the time, though even then strangely mesmerizing, it quickly emerged—and still remains—the most hauntingly beautiful song in jazz. The song (which I already wrote about, in some detail, in my book 1959: The Year Everything Changed) begins with Charlie Haden playing a slow bass dirge and Billy Higgins swirling a fast drum riff, an unusual pairing from the get-go. After reciting the theme a couple times, Coleman takes his solo.
Top 10 Free Music Theory Websites | Learn How to Read Music at the One Minute Music Lesson with Leon Harrell Hi One Minute Music Lesson Fans, Here is a list of 10 of the best sites online for free music theory lessons and materials. My two personal favorites are OneMinuteMusicLesson.com, a site for teaching music theory from the most basic concepts by using short video lessons and MusicTheory.net which has interactive flash-based music theory tools. Most of the sites in the list contain information about music theory and worksheets or interactive tools for learning concepts of music theory. Also, before you go, if you are looking for more detailed music theory courses and information than these sites provide, check out my post on the Top 10 Music Theory Books. If you have any favorite free music theory sites you like that you don’t see in this list, let me know about them in the comments below. Finally, if you have struggled to learn music theory concepts in the past simply email me any questions you have and I will happy to help you find the answers you have been searching for. Until next time,
Musical Notation - The Method Behind the Music All music must be written before it can be read, understood, and played by musicians. To do this, a system of notation has been developed that gives musicians the information they need to play music as the composer intended it. Here is a list of topics discussed on this page: The Staff The staff is the basis of written music. Clefs This is the treble staff. This is the bass (pronounced 'base' ) staff. This is a C clef. The Grand Staff When the bass and treble clef are combined and connected by a brace (left) and lines, they become the grand staff. Measures The vertical lines on the staff mark the measures. Notes Different pitches are named by letters. Notes Written on the Staff Notes are centered on the lines or in the spaces between the lines. Ledger Lines Ledger lines extend above and below the staff, allowing for higher or lower notes to be shown than would otherwise fit on the staff. The stems of notes on ledger lines extend either up or down towards the middle line. Note Durations Rests
Gregorian Chant Notation This is a description of the traditional Gregorian Chant notation, so that anyone will be able to read the notation and sing it. Chant is written in neumes, which are notes sung on a single syllable. Gregorian Chant has no meter at all, though it does have a rhythm of groups of 2 or 3 notes. Chant is not in a major key or a minor key, but in modes (though there are some modes which can sound like a modern scale). Chant is written on a 4-line staff, instead of 5 lines as music is written on now. marks where Do is on the staff. would mean that Do is on the top line, so if Do is on C the notes on the lines would be D-F-A-C. is a Fah Clef, and indicates where Fah is on the staff. Chant notation is on the left. These are other ways of showing that a note is held: One is by putting a dot (punctum-mora) after the note. It is a little bit like a dotted note in modern music. The second way of showing that a note is held is by having more than one of the same note in a row on the same syllable.
Early Music Notation Tidbits For thousands of year people sang and played instruments, but they had no way to write down the music. How did they learn new tunes or songs? Someone taught it by "word of mouth". That means that one person sang/played the piece and the other person listened and memorized it from hearing it. As people learned more and more songs, they really wanted a way to write down the music. Our modern music notation that we use in the United States comes from the monks of the early Christian church. This kind of notation system was called, "Neumes". Then someone got smart and started making the neumes higher or lower depending on whether or not the melody went up or down. The next improvement was to put one red line in the middle of the notation to indicate where an F was. Pretty soon (a few hundred years later...) they added a few more lines and a clef sign. In Italy, they used a six line staff for a while. it would be performed like this: Here is a "Porrectus" which would be performed like this:
Circle of fifths Circle of fifths showing major and minor keys Nikolay Diletsky's circle of fifths in Idea grammatiki musikiyskoy (Moscow, 1679) In music theory, the circle of fifths (or circle of fourths) is a visual representation of the relationships among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the associated major and minor keys. More specifically, it is a geometrical representation of relationships among the 12 pitch classes of the chromatic scale in pitch class space. Definition Structure and use Pitches within the chromatic scale are related not only by the number of semitones between them within the chromatic scale, but also related harmonically within the circle of fifths. Octaves (7 × 1200 = 8400) versus fifths (12 × 700 = 8400), depicted as with Cuisenaire rods (red (2) is used for 1200, black (7) is used for 700). Diatonic key signatures The circle is commonly used to represent the relationship between diatonic scales. Play . History .
Harmonic Functions - Augmented Sixths We will start by transforming the iv degree chord of the A minor key into an augmented sixth chord. Below is the i - iv - V - i progression in A minor: now, we set the iv degree chord in first inversion: by raising the root of the iv degree chord a half-step (D# in this case) we get an augmented sixth chord: The chord receives the name of Augmented Sixth chord because of the augmented sixth interval between the bass and the chromatically raised note. Very often the Augmented Sixth chord is followed by the tonic chord in 2nd inversion before resolving to the dominant chord: Home - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives