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2016-08-22 Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting - musical analysis:

Hello Andrew - good to hear from you again.    Your terminology is a little muddled, so let's clear that up.  Harmonic analysis means looking at a sequence of chords and identifying how they relate to

2016-08-21 Classical Music - ID question:

Oh, boy!    I've never heard it before.  It sounds like ballet music.  Russian, maybe.  I have a friend who used to play for ballet rehearsals.  I'll send her the link.  Otherwise, we're dead in the water

2016-08-08 Classical Music - Kindermusik:

HI  Kindermusik is a direct translation of Children's Music.I don't know anything about this. The nearest I can come to a classical version is "The Toy Symphony" by Leopold Mozart.  There is a website

2016-07-06 Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting - 2-5-1 in classical music:

Dear Hank,    In my previous email I wrote:    The letter "c" after a chord means that the fifth note of the chord appears in the bass, same as Dm/A.     This may not be very clear for you. By the "fifth"

2016-07-05 Musical Composition, Theory and Songwriting - 2-5-1 in classical music:

Dear Hank,    Thank you for getting in touch. I presume you are referring to the chord progression, ii-V-I. (In Western music, these numbers are always written using Roman numerals with lower case for

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