music theory

Neo-Riemannian Transformations/Fanfare

Neo-Riemannian theory in music in short describes pitch relationships between major and minor triads. It examines the effect of efficient voice leading, or in other words, what happens when one pitch of a triad changes by a tone or semi-tone. These single pitch changes are categorized into three basic triadic transformations: P=parallel, R=relative and L=leading-tone… Continue reading Neo-Riemannian Transformations/Fanfare

Compostion for Guitar

Gigue en Cinq

A gigue, or jig, is a type of dance that usually uses a compound meter. This piece, Gigue en Cinq, as implied in the title, uses an irregular compound meter, 5/8, resulting in an underlying beat that sounds uneven. Sometimes an irregular time signature like 5/8 or 5/4 is used for convenience, and the music… Continue reading Gigue en Cinq

Compostion for Guitar

Blue Blues

A hexatonic scale is any scale consisting of six pitches. There are numerous ways to construct such a scale, but some of them are used more often than others and even have their own names. The so-called tritone scale is a hexatonic scale constructed from two triads related by a tritone. For example, combining the… Continue reading Blue Blues

Compostion for Guitar

Transformation

Does harmony exist in the absence of a chord? Does it reside in our minds as musical experience? Do we impose our previous experiences and expectations to a new piece of art or music? What harmonic implications exist in a single pitch or an unaccompanied melody other than except for what exists in our mind?… Continue reading Transformation