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    Well if you take a chromatic scale...

    Well if you take a chromatic scale (H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H-H) and subtract out the major scale (W-W-H-W-W-W-H) on which the white keys are based, what you're left with is W-m3-W-W-m3, which can be...
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    My understanding is that a classical singer...

    My understanding is that a classical singer (though I'm no singer myself, much less a classical one) using "correct" technique as generally taught will automatically produce a certain amount of...
  3. I agree that it can be surprisingly difficult to...

    I agree that it can be surprisingly difficult to play slowly - BUT when you play fast, is your timing, tone, etc. correct, or is it "sloppy"? If the latter, you aren't doing yourself any favors by...
  4. [ Sure, the whole point of using a metronome...

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    Sure, the whole point of using a metronome is that it provides a rock-solid external beat - something your foot is, at this point, probably unable to do - why not do both, tapping along with the...
  5. I doubt there's any reason to think it's a "scam"...

    I doubt there's any reason to think it's a "scam" - but on the other hand, don't think that a new method/book will have some secret/magic technique that the others don't that will somehow "give (you)...
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    I don't know that there are many players who are...

    I don't know that there are many players who are truly proficient at jazz guitar AND jazz piano AND jazz saxophone - are you spreading yourself too thin?

    You seem to be concerned about how to...
  7. Thread: ii triad

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    That, I do not know - it seems like something he...

    That, I do not know - it seems like something he should have covered earlier in the book?
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    I think the overall point is that (sticking with...

    I think the overall point is that (sticking with C) the third of Dm (the F) is often doubled after a tonic chord, no?

    If so, is it because of the fact that D minor is the relative minor of F major...
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    EDIT: Didn't catch the parallel/relative error...

    EDIT: Didn't catch the parallel/relative error Jon points out below
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    You might try the lessons at this site, starting...

    You might try the lessons at this site, starting at the beginning and going through them in order:

    http://www.musictheory.net/lessons

    Hope this helps!
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    You're correct that on the guitar many notes can...

    You're correct that on the guitar many notes can be played in more than one place - but that doesn't mean that something that can be played in one position can be done as easily (or at all) in...
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    On a standard guitar with standard strings the...

    On a standard guitar with standard strings the workable tension range isn't wide enough to go that much lower or higher than standard tuning - if it's tuned down that far, my guess is he's using a...
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    Just addressing the language issue (since I don't...

    Just addressing the language issue (since I don't know the "musical" answer), the way I read it, since your case involves the soprano, exception #1 does not apply - however, that's not the end of the...
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    I'll add that for anyone who wants to be able to...

    I'll add that for anyone who wants to be able to compute this sort of thing without getting into the underlying math, a tool like this one which calculates the semitone difference between pitches...
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    OK, if the speed is raised 1.5%: log_2 (1.015)...

    OK, if the speed is raised 1.5%:

    log_2 (1.015) = 0.0214797

    To get from there to semitones, consider that it means a 1.5% speed increase corresponds to a rise in frequency of 2 to the...
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    duplicate post

    duplicate post
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    The most straightforward way to work it out is to...

    The most straightforward way to work it out is to use the base 2 logarithm (which is essentially what your formula using natural logs (ln) calculates, Hypa) - if your calculator doesn't have such a...
  18. Not sure what you mean by "re-write" - the "Let...

    Not sure what you mean by "re-write" - the "Let it Be" melody is what it is - as has been said, a jazz musician might embellish the melody, and/or improvise a new melody based on the song's chords.
    ...
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    I'd suggest using something like Google docs,...

    I'd suggest using something like Google docs, Evernote, etc. for your personal diary/notes, rather than a forum intended for open discussion.
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    It's not the sort of thing that comes to mind...

    It's not the sort of thing that comes to mind when I think of "jazz piano", though jazz musicians have played arrangements of it - in any case, you should contact the school to see if it meets their...
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    What is the song?

    What is the song?
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    You can find some previous discussions about...

    You can find some previous discussions about natural vs harmonic vs melodic minor if you do a search, for example see Jon's reply here:
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    You have to have one of each letter - you...

    You have to have one of each letter - you couldn't have 2 "G's" and no "F"...to put it another way, it the root is a "G" of some type, then the 7th degree must be an "F" of some type.
  24. I said "contemporary", not "mainstream" - there's...

    I said "contemporary", not "mainstream" - there's a difference ;)
  25. By "duplicate post" I meant my own post was...

    By "duplicate post" I meant my own post was accidentally duplicated, so I erased it.

    If you don't think there are good songs being written today, I'd suggest you need to broaden your listening...
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