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  1. Sorry but I don't recognise that definition. An...

    Sorry but I don't recognise that definition. An altered chord is a 7th chord with an altered 9th (b9 or #9) and an altered 5th (b5 or #5).
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    Did you choose 4-9 and 8-9 specifically because...

    Did you choose 4-9 and 8-9 specifically because they're symmetrical? Modes of limited transposition in Messiaen's term?
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    D'you know what's cute about this dialog between...

    D'you know what's cute about this dialog between Forte and Clough? (About which I knew nothing before this thread started).
    My map orders Forte's sets by Clough's algorithm for evenness. I feel like...
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    Motherload (and anyone else who may be following...

    Motherload (and anyone else who may be following this),

    I discovered an interesting snippet on the early development of Forte's work and some of the controversy it generated. It's buried in a...
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    Ok, that's effectively Forte's method, i think.

    Ok, that's effectively Forte's method, i think.
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    Ok, but how do you know that's the most compact...

    Ok, but how do you know that's the most compact rotation?
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    Here's mine... The octave can be directly...

    Here's mine...

    The octave can be directly mapped to a 12bit binary word. Ionian is 101011010101, where 1 = a scale note.
    To convert it to a direct binary equivalent you must invert it......
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    Mathematicians like to squabble as much as anyone...

    Mathematicians like to squabble as much as anyone else. The most commonly cited "error" is in the calculation of primes. This was pointed out by John Rahn in his book "The Integer Model Of Pitch"....
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    Exactly. Looking forward to hearing the results...

    Exactly. Looking forward to hearing the results of you explorations.
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    Ok, I accept your contention. After all, you've...

    Ok, I accept your contention. After all, you've played them, I've only played with them on a spreadsheet. But, if it's true, it's a happy accident. Forte certainly gave the prime form no special...
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    btw, Whilst from a maths point of view there...

    btw,

    Whilst from a maths point of view there are 208 prime forms, from a musicians point of view there are 352.
    Forte considered chiral sets to be equivalent, musicians don't.
    Put simply, for...
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    I agree, this should be used for composition. ...

    I agree, this should be used for composition.

    "There are only (208) prime forms, I took two days and played everyone of 'em on the piano"

    Why? The prime forms are likely to be the least...
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    Thanks again motherload. When using chord/lead...

    Thanks again motherload. When using chord/lead sheet notation would you always spell the "difficult" roots (B#,Cb,E# and Fb) enharmonically?
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    One more curiosity, a standard tritone sub...

    One more curiosity, a standard tritone sub progression (IIm7-bII7-IM7)

    Key of Eb

    Fm7-E7-EbM7 or
    Fm7-Fb7-EbM7 ?
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    I'll be fascinated to hear it. As a software...

    I'll be fascinated to hear it. As a software writer it informs everything I do. Other theorists have used it to good effect to interpret existing scores. What I haven't yet heard is much music which...
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    That would be this one......

    That would be this one... http://www.mta.ca/pc-set/pc-set_new/pages/introduction/toc.html

    There's also a good calculator here... https://jeremiahgoyette.com/calc/set_class/ and the same site has a...
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    Thanks, motherload.

    Thanks, motherload.
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    Ascending substitute dominants

    I can't find a definitive answer to this, so I thought I'd ask...

    If I use a substitute dominant ascending, should it be notated as a #?
    So, Dm7-Db7-CM7 is fine. Should the ascending form be...
  19. Sure, It's a 7.

    Sure, It's a 7.
  20. p.s. Sorry about Ed Sheeran.

    p.s.
    Sorry about Ed Sheeran.
  21. One or two, I'm English.

    One or two, I'm English.
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    You're welcome. Can't help with the past papers,...

    You're welcome. Can't help with the past papers, I'm afraid.
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    That makes more sense. It's dealing with figured...

    That makes more sense. It's dealing with figured bass... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figured_bass and triad inversions... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inversion_(music)

    From the wiki page on...
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    Not much in that sentence makes a great deal of...

    Not much in that sentence makes a great deal of sense. Is there any chance that something could be lost in translation?
    Maybe you could post a photo of the actual line in the syllabus.
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    7601 As I understand it Jon, that's two time...

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    As I understand it Jon, that's two time signatures. The first is 3/8, the second 6/8.
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