Code of Music || [in-class notes]

CLASS NOTES:

 

CODE OF MUSIC

Harmony lecture

Design Exercises

GUEST SPEAKER: Paul Rothman & Stan

 

Melodyne: Ableton Pitch Detection ||

http://www.celemony.com/en/start

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec10/articles/celemony.htm

 

Pitch Visualization Project ||

http://chenalexander.com/Beach-Bells

Beach Bells https://vimeo.com/69633166

 

Harmonic Overtone Series || http://www.jazclass.aust.com/lessons/jt/jt09.htm

http://www2.siba.fi/akustiikka/?id=39&la=en

 

Tuning || http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~mrubinst/tuning/12.html

 

 

Resources:

http://www.sfcmtheory.com/analysis_lectures/

 

Primary Triads

http://www.daveconservatoire.org/lesson/primary-triads

 

Chord Progression Examples||

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I

 

Tritone

  • Known as the “Evil Chords” in Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I

http://www.musictheoryis.com/tritone/

 

Ode to Joy|| Beethoven

Pachelbel’s Canon in D || J. Pachelbel

Piano Sonata No. 2 – I. Extrêmement rapide by Pierre Boulez

Desafinado by Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto

Rebel Rebel by David Bowie ||

Richard Wagner – “Tristan und Isolde”, Prelude || Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix

Politik by Cold Play

So What by Miles Davis

 

 

http://www.idiotsguides.com/static/quickguides/musicperformingarts/music-theory-101-major-minor-diminished-and-augmented-chords.html

 

Nonchord Tone aka “Passing Notes” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonchord_tone

Suspending Notes http://antonjazz.com/2013/03/sus-chords/

Diminished Chords

 

 

RadioLab ||

http://www.radiolab.org/story/91512-musical-language/

 

 

Tambor

Harmonic Character ex TriangleWave

 

Patch a signal into a filter and the filter out to the output

Filter a sine wave, lacks harmonic content, but a triangle wave, with a filter (low pass filter, sweeps in the spectrum of frequencies & you are reducing the frequencies in the higher registers)

Resonance/Peak will excentuate a particular band of frequencies, you can create a “pointed sound”/ tambor and create a vowel like sound

 

Filters

Low Pass

Band Pass

High Pass

Notch Filter

http://www.musicradar.com/us/tuition/tech/the-ultimate-guide-to-effects-filters-469352

 

Frequency Modulation (FM)

Using another oscillator at audio rate, to control the sound of another oscillator

FM Synthesis

 

 

Bob Moog (like ‘vogue’ pronounced ‘mouge’) http://www.moogmusic.com/legacy/bob-moog-timeline

Don Buchla http://buchla.com/about/don-buchla/

 

EuroRack Synthesizer, brought for demo

Dieter Doepfer

 

Little Bits Synth Modules

Repetition of Melodies & Themes, a method used by composers throughout the ages

ADSR Envelope

Simplified, attack & decay

Attack is how long it takes to get to it’s max volume

then the decay is how long it takes to reach silence

 

 

Cartesian Sequencer

http://www.makenoisemusic.com/rene.shtml

 

Matrix Sequencer

http://www.tiptopaudio.com/z8k.php

Markov Model

 

Transition Matrix

http://algorithmiccomposer.com/2010/04/openmusic-markov-chains-and-omlea.html

 

Markov style with an algorithmic modeling system, still generative because you have a stochastic model

 

Hidden Markov Models

Readings: http://www.cs.sun.ac.za/rw778/files/2011/11/j_buys_hons_report_2011.pdf

 

Other Synths

 

Make Noise: Mysteron

http://www.makenoisemusic.com/mysteron.html

 

Mutable Instruments

http://mutable-instruments.net/modules/braids

 

The Harvestman

http://www.theharvestman.org/

 

Expert Sleepers

http://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/index_files/tag-silent-way.php

 

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