basics with Do-along Dave

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What makes the Major-minor difference in music?

Maybe you are aware of dominant and tonic, the two solid navigational waypoints in the common scales. Above the tonic there’s a note roughly midway up to the dominant. This is the “hub”. We might learn this as a third waypoint. It is somewhat less solid, because it varies slightly (from one melody to another) to give the major-minor feel to the music.

The interval the hub makes with the tonic is a third. That interval is either four “frets” (semitones) or three frets. The four-fret third is a major third (M3), and the three-fret third is minor third (m3).

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I need unromantic music

The activities that engage me deepest are music, invention development, patent application drafting, programming, circuit design, mechanical design, and music. Music first and last and underneath all. Silence, grandmother of music, works too.

It’s because of the flow. (more…)


~~ hearing deficit ?

Ears age differently. This is a plea: don’t assume – it can hurt.

Some aging ears need more loudness. For others, however, too-loud talking or music is painful. Not figuratively painful — pain painful, right in the ears, pretty damn close in. (more…)