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That is an excellent share Gary. Would answer a lot of questions I suspect.

I feel like this thread should be renamed "music theory", or maybe the subject would be worthy of its own sub forum. We do get quite a few theory questions on here from time to time.
 
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At the very least I think Becky should make it a sticky along with the tutorial links thread.

And yes. The topic should be renamed Music Theory.

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At the very least I think Becky should make it a sticky along with the tutorial links thread.

And yes. The topic should be renamed Music Theory.

Gary
Done :D

Maybe change the title to the forum as well as the thread.

"Technique, Posture and Music Theory"

Ray
That's a good idea! I'll take a look at it later :)
 

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It's highlighted nicely with the sticky with its new title. "Music Theory" Probably no need to change the title of forum now.
Nice work Becky.
Well thought out Gary and Paul. Great advice.

I will be certainly visiting this topic often. First on the list. Easy to find.

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Fascinating! It's always interesting hearing how new techniques come about :)
 

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A lot of people here play guitar as well as keys so here's something for them.

It doesn't hurt for key players to know how the other half lives as well. :)


Gary ;)
 

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Modulation
Learnt something new today.

Snip from Wiki . .
Modulation (music)

Example of modulation from the tonic to the dominant.[1] Play (help·info)

Key signature change example: C major to C minor.
In music, modulation is most commonly the act or process of changing from one key (tonic, or tonal center) to another. This may or may not be accompanied by a change in key signature. Modulations articulate or create the structure or form of many pieces, as well as add interest. Treatment of a chord as the tonic for less than a phrase is considered tonicization.

Modulation is the essential part of the art. Without it there is little music, for a piece derives its true beauty not from the large number of fixed modes which it embraces but rather from the subtle fabric of its modulation.

— Charles-Henri Blainville (1767)[2]
 
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I learned one too - "tonicization"

And, the quote from Charles-Henri Blainville is a gem of wise composition guidance. I never heard that one before, either.
 

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