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Old 15-01-2017, 01:38 AM   #21
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Re: Strange scales and tunings, how?

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^ The timbre of this really reminds me of MIDIs. Maybe there is microtonal dissonance in the oscillation of midis? someone correct me please I feel like I'm talking out of my ass.
MIDI is just instructions - it has no sound. Maybe it's the very simple synth sounds the song uses which are a result of the composer likely having to program them manually since most instruments aren't able to easily play microtonal scales.

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Re: Strange scales and tunings, how?

not sure what DAW you use, but in Ableton there is a scale plugin where it changes every note you play to the nearest note in the specified scale. While this sorta takes the fun out of it in my opinion, it is a good way to get to know a very large variety of scales and what they sound like. It has all sorts of bizarre ones that I have never even heard of.

If you like you can also detune notes by 50 cents (half a semitone) to give something a microtonal feel to it. Many eastern instruments are tuned this way and it certainly sounds very untraditional to most Western ears.

Plain old dissonance works wonders as well .. get familiar with intervals and play around with m2, M2, tri-tones, m7 and M7 ones.
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Re: Strange scales and tunings, how?

If u rly wanna learn something u have to study some theory , my best suggestion is to buy an instrument ( if u dont have one ) , like a synth or a guitar and study scales and chords that way.
I've been playing guitar for 7 years and i can tell u that in the creative process , knowing theory is rly helpful and makes things easier and quicker.
U know how many fking trap beats i've heard on youtube with the bass out of tune? .. and im talking about someone who's been producing for 5 plus years..
And the worst thing is this ..The people dont even realize when an instrument is out of tune.. just so u know what most of these new kids understand about music.
So .. Theory knowledge is rly important , if u dont wanna go into the advance stuff , just learn the basics and u are good.

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Re: Strange scales and tunings, how?

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is dissonance really dissonance or just byproduct of social conditioning ?
Dissonance is the only part of music that creates harmony. A dominant chord is "dissonant" because it wants to resolve. If you continue to not resolve your chords, you further the dissonance. This allows for an extended period of time of dissonance leading to a more satisfactory harmonic conclusion.

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Re: Strange scales and tunings, how?

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If u rly wanna learn something u have to study some theory , my best suggestion is to buy an instrument ( if u dont have one ) , like a synth or a guitar and study scales and chords that way.
I've been playing guitar for 7 years and i can tell u that in the creative process , knowing theory is rly helpful and makes things easier and quicker.
U know how many fking trap beats i've heard on youtube with the bass out of tune? .. and im talking about someone who's been producing for 5 plus years..
And the worst thing is this ..The people dont even realize when an instrument is out of tune.. just so u know what most of these new kids understand about music.
So .. Theory knowledge is rly important , if u dont wanna go into the advance stuff , just learn the basics and u are good.

Peace.
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