‘What do African rhythms, spallation neutron source (SNS) accelerators in nuclear physics, string theory (stringology) in computer science, and an ancient algorithm described by Euclid have in common? The short answer is: patterns distributed as evenly as possible. For the long answer please read on…‘
Where R=root note and the ascending numbers are semitone intervals. 7th note extensions in parenthesis.
||Solid, ‘power chord’
||complacent, satisfied, optimistic
||Sad (but not always)
||Tough, bluesey jazzy rocky
||Happy, almost jazzy
||Airy, melancholy, ‘Not quite’ sad
||Blues, country, jazz
||Classical, jazz, gospel
||‘Open’ sound , hanging there
||Open, soaring, airy
|9th (dom 9th)
||Open, soaring, airy
To find the desired chord on the keyboard: Place a finger on the root note, count-up the semitones to the next position, place your finger and count-up again for the next position, etc. Example: A Maj7th = R+4-3-4 = A – Csharp – E – Gsharp.
To find the first inversion of any chord, take your finger off the root and place it on the note one octave above (in our example, still an A, just an octave higher).
To find the second inversion, move your lowest finger up to the next available note in the chord.
This way you can cycle up and down the keyboard, in the process using the same notes – = A – Csharp – E – Gsharp in different order.
In almost all musical forms, the bass has two important functions to fulfill. First, the bass defines the chords being played and guides the movement of the music from one chord to another. This role is usually shared with a guitar or a piano. Second, the bass provides the rhythm of the music being played. This role is usually shared with the drums. Because it links the two functions of rhythm and harmony, the bass is often the instrument around which the rest of the music is organized.
via Bass Lesson. Part 2 – The Role of the Bass Line | Lessons @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
One key distinction between these terms is that pitch is relative (a matter of common agreement among musicians), while frequency is absolute (a precise, unambiguous measurement).
via Pitch versus Frequency – Learn the difference between pitch and frequency.
In a general way of course, but dig the flowery language.
AFFECTIVE KEY CHARACTERISTICS.
Bass Lessons: How To Play Funk (for Beginners)
I’ve been bashing away on the Pulse this morning. Hooked-up to the X-station I have full hands-on control of most parameters, making for a great playing experience.
I just need to practice playing-in those minimal-but-interesting bass grooves.
Using Thesys also to sequence the Pulse, with some interesting results (but only after a lot of experimentation).