You are perspicacious! I did indeed. And indeed failed at that as well! Hence the - admittedly - occasionally very bizarre time signatures ... Faiblesse oblige ...
That's all there is :
Don't know what happened there ... still there, you are quite right. I notice four errors : 3rd bar should be at the 3rd position (not 2nd) ; 5th bar is not a "Grand Barre" but a 4-string barre ; Bar 9 should be a 2nd position "petit" Barre (not 1st) ; Bar 10 should be a 2nd position Grand Barre (not 3rd),
Note that its in part because its a Harmonic Minor that it sounds odd. And yes those chords with the sharp in are all 'altered' - the III is augmented (the 5th degree) and the VII is diminished.SteveL123 wrote: ↑Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:46 pmHi Fretful,
I learned to play by ear and I am very weak in music theory. The 3rd chord with the G# in this A minor harmonic triad just does not sound right to me. Sounds better if it's a G natural. Am I mistaken?
Edit: With the G#, the chord sounds like either a diminished or Augmented, not sure which. Definitely not a 7th.
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Yours is a very good and simple question but requires a long and complicated answer which Stephen Kenyon has done a very good job synthesising ; he knows his stuff!
For sake of gratitude, I have altered the A minor Harmonic Triads, as you quite rightly suggested. Sadly, I did it AFTER you quoted it (you might now want to edit your post).
You may not believe it but I used NotAset (NoteAset? NotaSet?) in the 1980s - its a dry transfer letting of music characters for those wondering what the heck we are rabbiting about) - for a very silly publisher who shall remain nameless (as well as shameless) in fact I still have the rubbing tool used to transfer the characters neatly. I am amazed yours is still useable after all this time. Somehow I doubt a computer of that vintage would start up first time - hang on, where's my old Atari 1040 ... ?Fretful wrote: ↑Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:39 pm...
I couldn't do it with Finale but used something called NotAset (which you are most probably too young to know anything about - have we moved on, or what ?!) which came out of a drawer where it had not seen the light of day for at least twenty five years, but was as fresh as a daisy, and which was woken up with a kiss - it must have thought I was three quarters of a century early).
Apologies for the fact that it is not quite the same size as in Finale, but what it loses in bulk it gains in finesse.
It would be a huge help to a lot of people. You could start small by annotating a few existing studies that are off copyright. Build from there.
I will give Logy's second phrase the same treatment. This will take time, but I will notify you when it's done. As for what you suggest, this would need more stamina and endurance and I would look to those with more vision and hunger for the long haul (see my earlier post of 13.13 yesterday).
You could maybe start by just hand annotating a one or two pieces and then snapping a pic with your phone that you could post.Fretful wrote: ↑Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:55 amThis will take time, but I will notify you when it's done. As for what you suggest, this would need more stamina and endurance and I would look to those with more vision and hunger for the long haul (see my earlier post of 13.13 yesterday).
Your response, among those of others, is heart-warming and indicates that this Topic has struck a chord and will, hopefully, resonate further. Perhaps publishers and pedagogues read this forum ? We should urge them more.
Here is the answer to that riddle (as well as a litle present) : You can see the yellowing around the edges ... but still in perfect working order (as are you, judging from your posts) ; a credit to the company!