September 9, 2014

How does traditional music theory help in describing current music? What is harmonic analysis? Details of Text Setting

repetition

imitation

transposition

inversion

retrograde

augmentation

diminution

 

Schoenberg

http://monoskop.org/images/d/da/Schoenberg_Arnold_Fundamentals_of_Musical_Composition_no_OCR.pdf

http://monoskop.org/images/7/7a/Schoenberg_Arnold_Structural_Functions_of_Harmony.pdf

http://goo.gl/WsyhWI

http://goo.gl/4FBRy7

http://goo.gl/tqzPvV

Cage

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/30/160327305/33-musicians-on-what-john-cage-communicates

http://johncage.org/autobiographical_statement.html

Composition in retrospect

http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/8941-john-cage/

http://pitchfork.com/features/paper-trail/9370-records-ruin-the-landscape/

http://stoney.sb.org/eno/oblique.html

imaginary landscape 1

http://goo.gl/c7x2hR

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginary_Landscape

Terry Riley

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Embroidery/3zLwow?src=5

http://grooveshark.com/#!/search/song?q=Terry+Riley+Chorale+of+the+Blessed+Day

 

http://musictheoryaugmented.tumblr.com/post/94715717690/when-i-quote-public-enemy-lyrics-in-an-email-to-a

http://www.slate.com/blogs/quora/2014/02/17/teaching_music_theory_how_can_modern_music_mix_with_traditional_theory.html

 

ableton live 

http://roberthenke.com

http://goo.gl/pVJRXt

http://www.lennykiser.com/ableton-music-theory/

http://www.anthonyarroyodotcom.com/theabletoncookbook/tag/music-theory/

http://blog.dubspot.com/how-to-quickly-write-better-chord-progressions/

http://www.abletonproductiontutorials.com/2013/11/17/music-theory-chords-composition-and-melodies-for-electronic-artists-7-tutorials-3-hours/

http://music.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-write-an-edm-melody-with-ableton-live-midi-effects–audio-15047

Welcome to the terrordome

http://goo.gl/DGm7yj

http://goo.gl/JjVf9Z

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_a_Black_Planet

http://www.whosampled.com/Public-Enemy/Welcome-to-the-Terrordome/samples/

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/bringing-the-noise-public-enemy-on-the-front-lines/Content?oid=876243

http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2010/cold-sweat-in-the-terrordome/

 

Noise

http://www.ctheory.net/articles.aspx?id=314

http://www.bambooturtle.us/SoundBookFiles/SoundBooks.html

 

Tuning

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Diatonic- Chromatic, on the border between the chromatic and diatonic genera    
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http://www.quora.com/Music-Theory

http://books.google.ca/books?id=BAU3Pod5P5wC&pg=PA150&lpg=PA150&dq=music+theory+and+public+enemy&source=bl&ots=hwztV8rkgc&sig=uph9wneus_lRlWqb9_qsKH-MfjM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LuIIVN7yH-PBigLsloGIBA&ved=0CFMQ6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=music%20theory%20and%20public%20enemy&f=false

http://www.beattips.com/beattips/public-enemy/

September 2, 2014

Welcome to theory and current music.

 General

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_form

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_forms_by_era

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_structure_(popular_music)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melody

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychoacoustics

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_neuroscience_of_music

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_psychology

http://www.music-cog.ohio-state.edu/Music838/course.notes/ear03.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise:_The_Political_Economy_of_Music

http://monoskop.org/images/6/67/Attali_Jacques_Noise_The_Political_Economy_of_Music.pdf

http://popmusictheory.com

http://www.musiccog.ohio-state.edu/Huron/Publications/huron.Walker.commentary.html

http://realitysandwich.com/220159/acoustic-memetics-non-verbal-musical-meaning-structures/

http://www.jeffsawada.com/3esses.html

Time span / length

Afrojack liked the vocal line, but he wasn’t sure about the song’s structure. “It’s a thirty-second verse, a thirty-second pre-chorus, and a thirty-second chorus,” he said. “Is that right for a radio song?”

“You don’t go by time,” Preston said. “You go by bars.”

Afrojack cocked his head. “What’s ‘bars’?”

http://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog/2012/nov/12/morton-feldman-contemporary-music-guide

http://www.therestisnoise.com/2006/06/morton_feldman_.html

Feldman String Quartet 2

http://goo.gl/hvDtvZ

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/18/6003271/why-are-songs-3-minutes-long

http://www.quora.com/Why-are-most-songs-between-three-and-five-minutes-long

http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2014-02-18/20-longest-classic-rock-songs/

http://listverse.com/2010/04/25/10-rock-songs-over-10-minutes-long/

Passion play Jethro Tull

http://goo.gl/mLNGb6

Meter

http://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/10hb98/why_is_44_seemingly_the_default_time_signature/

http://www.reddit.com/r/musictheory/comments/1yy6yg/why_is_the_majority_of_modern_popular_music/

Alicia Keys – Fallin’

http://goo.gl/N6WIuv

Radiohead 15 step

http://goo.gl/0el1Z9

Flying lotus Dribs

http://goo.gl/26Xrg4

Dance

Rite of spring

http://goo.gl/r00kU0

Speed / tempo

http://www.sonicscoop.com/2014/06/19/the-resonant-human-the-science-of-how-tempo-affects-us/

http://www.bpmdatabase.com/index.php

http://www.beatmatchcity.com/search/label/130%20bpm

Phrase

http://www.quora.com/Which-popular-songs-have-musical-phrases-of-non-standard-length

http://www.mtosmt.org/issues/mto.11.17.3/mto.11.17.3.attas.html

Harmony (harmonic rhythm) 

tonality / atonality / noise

Merzbow 13 Japanese birds

http://goo.gl/mDE1P8

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/12-amazing-songs-with-just-three-chords

http://titanium1033.wordpress.com/category/all-posts/analytical-musical-elements/

http://kris.shaffermusic.com/musicianshipResources/popRockHarmony.html

harmonic rhythm
4 organs
ragas
music in 12 parts / einstein

Melody

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/songwriting/685816-elements-great-pop-song.html

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/how-to-write-a-hit-melody-539841/

Formula

http://www.thebillboardexperiment.com/overall.php

https://sites.google.com/site/visualizingahit/home

http://fordhamcyberculture.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/remix-culture-its-own-art-form-or-the-death-of-creativity/

Psychoacoustics

http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/psychoacoustics-introduction-feature

Emotion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_and_emotion

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3764399/

http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00596/full

http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/27hdfm/whats_a_song_where_the_musicians_pure_emotion_is/