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Important stuff I am learning in music school.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by IamGroot, Sep 7, 2018.


  1. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    1 Never be late for class.
    2 Always be prepared
    3 Always be sensitive to what type of faculty you are speaking with. If they are classical, refrain from mentioning using hand signals to indicate keys. Do not mention non equal temperment to piano instructors. Do not tell younger jazz instructors the chords in their Hal Leonard Real Book 6th edition are wrong. Do not mention superlocrian in ear shot of the theory teacher.
     
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  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Wait - I'm a theory teacher, and that's my favorite scale of all time!

    Super Locrian.
    Must be a specific school thing where you are. :D
     
  3. jthisdell

    jthisdell Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    the first two are good lessons for outside the music world. The last can be universally applied by paraphrasing it to "know your audience "
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
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  4. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    Nope. I will talk trash on 6th edition until the cows come home. Now get off my lawn!
     
  5. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    Music theory I to IV are taught in one department (the "Recreationists"). Jazz theory is taught by the "Improvisationalists ". I have a healthy respect for both. The person who teaches Theory is very nice and level headed.
     
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  6. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    And I thought it was just me.
     
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  7. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Suffering form BiPolar Disorder, perhaps?
     
  8. CayGee

    CayGee

    Feb 21, 2018
    Massachusetts
    just looked up super-locrian and my head is about to be exploding...
     
  9. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    Take a major scale and raise the root or lower everything besides the root
     
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  10. "Altered" by how much? 1 step? 1/2 step? Smaller fraction? Random? :cool:
     
  11. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    If you ask this question, Google is your friend.
     
  12. CayGee

    CayGee

    Feb 21, 2018
    Massachusetts
    well thank you very much for that!
     
  13. the_Ryan

    the_Ryan

    Jul 10, 2015
    Ithaca/Seattle
    I've mostly heard it called the altered scale.
     
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  14. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    Yes, both names apply. Without looking, I tthink almost every melodic minor scale has at least two names.
     
  15. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    4. Loving relearning piano.
    Piano allows access to so much more music.
     
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  16. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    • 5 Always go to the bathroom before voice class.
    • 6 Never start a question with " I saw on a bass forum that...." .
    • 7 When cycling in fifths, the upper tetrachord of the major scale forms the lower tetrachord of the next key's major scale. Makes sense when you think why. Surprised my piano instructor with that one.
     
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  17. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    8 How to silence wankin guitarists in adjacent rehearsal rooms (should be using headphones).

    .... Sing really loud. German lieder seems to work best.
     
  18. Dr. Love

    Dr. Love Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    I've always heard to just hand them sheet music.
     
  19. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    9 Don't offer any advice on practice routines, scales, theory , etc unless asked. And, unfortunately, they dont ask until a week before the test. Sad, really.
     
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  20. IamGroot

    IamGroot

    Jan 18, 2018
    10 Set your phone alarm when in the reheasal room. Looked up and was 30 minutes late for class.

    11 Coffee and metronome are your two best friends.
     
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