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by scpax
27 Mar 2010, 09:06
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Sus4 voicing
Replies: 8
Views: 5385

Re: Sus4 voicing

Thanks to both of you for your replies. I thought that the voicing was Fsus 4 but Gsus 4 is written above the guitar tablature (I'm playing piano by the way) and the bass note is G. The key is F major or D minor as there is one flat on the stave which is Bb . The chord progression is Bb sus2 - Dm -...
by scpax
13 Jan 2010, 09:35
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Suspensions
Replies: 9
Views: 5941

Re: Suspensions

To label it as 4-3 would be to provide an imaginary root (B-natural) that does not exist. Well obviously the root does exist but not in the bass. However you are absolutely right stringtapper, I quickly responded to the previous post without really thinking haha. In the chord it's the fourth to the...
by scpax
12 Jan 2010, 10:20
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Suspensions
Replies: 9
Views: 5941

Re: Suspensions

In traditional analysis, suspensions are identified by the degrees of the scale. 4-3 means resolving from the fourth to the third scale degree. This example is a B major chord and as E is the 4th and D# is the 3rd, it's called a 4-3. You can also have 7-6 and 9-8 suspensions. Never heard of the syst...
by scpax
12 Dec 2009, 13:29
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Suspensions
Replies: 9
Views: 5941

Re: Suspensions

In the first measure you have a 4-3 suspension from E to D# resulting in a resolved V6 Chord. That's the only suspension. The second measure contains an appoggiatura as a suspension must be prepared.
by scpax
26 Aug 2009, 10:14
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Alternating Triads
Replies: 53
Views: 17480

Re: Alternating Triads

I stated that the book had no mention of alternating triads for chords built on the 2nd degree of a minor scale & i just wanted to add that there is also no mention of alternating triads for chords built on the 3rd degree of a major scale. Can anyone enlighten me as to why? I imagine that the I and...
by scpax
21 Aug 2009, 20:35
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Sus chords
Replies: 17
Views: 8357

Re: Sus chords

I agree with you regarding labelling of chords Stringtapper, C7 sus 4 for example. One thing i don't understand though, is how a Sus 4 can retain the 3rd. I thought the whole point was that the 3rd was suspended. Would you please enlighten me regarding this. Thank you. I don't think it's necessary ...
by scpax
14 Aug 2009, 14:38
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Sus chords
Replies: 17
Views: 8357

Re: Sus chords

Likewise in response to the OP I responded in context about the unnecessity of the sus chord's resolution. Not disagreeing, Heritage, only adding to your response. Love discussing theory...

And I've always known an upward moving suspension to be called a Retardation.

Cheers
by scpax
14 Aug 2009, 10:25
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Sus chords
Replies: 17
Views: 8357

Re: Sus chords

Forgive me if I am mistaken, but in traditional theory a suspension has to resolve downward. There really is no such thing as a sus2, but rather a 9-8 suspension. In jazz and pop we use add2. Also in jazz and pop the sus chord, or sus7 or sus9, does not need to resolve as it becomes a quartal, as op...
by scpax
14 Apr 2009, 09:13
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Complex Time Signature 6/8 + 2/8 help!?
Replies: 22
Views: 12108

Re: Complex Time Signature 6/8 + 2/8 help!?

Having had the same dilemma and knowing how important it is to not fight the click, I always copy and paste the signatures as you originally suggested. Might as well just do it right and be done with it. I take issue with that being considered the "right" way to do it. I can't imagine the figure be...
by scpax
13 Apr 2009, 09:13
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Complex Time Signature 6/8 + 2/8 help!?
Replies: 22
Views: 12108

Re: Complex Time Signature 6/8 + 2/8 help!?

Having had the same dilemma and knowing how important it is to not fight the click, I always copy and paste the signatures as you originally suggested. Might as well just do it right and be done with it.
by scpax
02 Feb 2009, 21:34
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: What Mode do I use for this progression?
Replies: 15
Views: 12415

I personally like Bb mixolydian over the E7 chord. The F diminished scale is also a fave... ;)
by scpax
29 Dec 2008, 19:48
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: How to determine song key?
Replies: 21
Views: 28492

I'm curious as to why no one suggests the answer to the original question is Ab lydian?
The harmonic rhythm also makes a difference as to what is the perceived I chord.
by scpax
18 Sep 2008, 08:58
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Dual G5 - Houston we have a problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

I had the same problem when I put in a bad stick of ram...
by scpax
11 Sep 2008, 21:06
Forum: Music Theory
Topic: Minor 3rd interval?
Replies: 12
Views: 4744

Marc Schonbrun wrote:Minor 2nd: 1 semitone
Major 2nd: 2 semitones
Minor 3rd: 3 semitones
Major 3rd: 4 semitones
yes but 3 semitones is also an augmented second, so just going by semitones isn't totally accurate in defining major or minor intervals
by scpax
15 Aug 2008, 12:02
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Computer Desk for Studio
Replies: 15
Views: 11913

I bought my desk from KK Audio in Burbank. Much better desk than most of the cheap stuff out there.