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Wish I knew more about music

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I haven’t done enough with music, but it may be that I don’t hear aspects that are clear to others. However, I did enjoy this Open Culture column on 12-tone music, particularly the NY Times video. I plan to list more systematically to classical music now.

Written by Leisureguy

8 July 2013 at 9:51 am

Posted in Music, Video

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  1. Terrific video, very informative and well presented. Major and Minor are diatonic scales which consist of eight notes and are what most average music listeners are accustomed to hearing. The 12 tone scale is made up of the 12 notes between any two notes, and include all the notes, i.e. black and white on the piano keyboard between those two starting notes. Forgive my simple explanation.

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    Chris R

    8 July 2013 at 5:01 pm

  2. Yeah, I do know some music theory (a year of music—year and a half?—was (and still is, I believe) required at my college. So we learned about various scales, and in the diatonic scale the various modes: major, minor, phrygian (warlike sound, as I recall), mixolydian, and so on. But I mean more the experience, of knowing pieces and having associations with the sound of them, heard or remembered. And to also know what to look for, as it were.

    At any rate I’m using YouTube to start listening to some things and I’ll poke around in on-line courses.

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    LeisureGuy

    8 July 2013 at 5:21 pm


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