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Oct 01, 17:58

why does all music theory look like time cube shit

Oct 01, 2022, 17:58
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Oct 01, 2022, 22:06
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Martyn @martyn@toot.martyn.berlin
Oct 01, 22:03

@suricrasia 'cos you take art, apply science to it, go ooh look! More people make art based on the science only with some outside of the sciencey stuff, apply science to the art, repeat for many many generations and you have western music theory...

Oct 01, 2022, 22:03
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M. Verdone @sixohsix@icosahedron.website
Oct 01, 21:20

@suricrasia music theory is descriptive, composition is constructive (prescriptive?) So music theorists always have to fit music that "sounds good" into formulas that are mathematically right, even though math is not always the right way to sounding good.

Oct 01, 2022, 21:20
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Owlor @Owlor@meow.social
Oct 01, 18:15

@suricrasia Possible answer number one: a significant number of music theorists, especially historically, have had severe science envy and they've been invested in making music theory seem more like a hard respectable, "masculine" science rather than soft, squishy "feminine" artistic analysis.

Possible answer number two: Music is mathematics where the answer doesn't have to make sense and if you're not taking the oppertunity to do some truly buckwild shit, why even study music theory?

Oct 01, 2022, 18:15
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Xenon Fiber System @xenon@sleeping.town
Oct 01, 18:12

@suricrasia yeah the problem i have with music theory is that it's never shown in a way i can actually understand and use

maybe it could be helpful, i wouldn't know, but i put on a music theory video and it's 20 minutes of nothing built on nothing about nothing on a piano

and we've played string and piano and digitally produced music, so i don't know what prerequisites they want from me

-- demon dog 🤍

Oct 01, 2022, 18:12
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KeytarCat @KeytarCat@eldritch.cafe
Oct 01, 20:42

@xenon @suricrasia music theory/notation is like writing math: it's a method for communicating ideas through writing, but isn't the only (or even best in a lot of cases) way to understand the ideas.

Having studied some Western Music Theory, I can tell from those videos that the ideas presented and represented aren't particularly esoteric, they just take a long time to explain when a conversation isn't using the shared jargon of WMT (or another system, but WMT for our talk).

If you haven't, try an 8-Bit Music Theory video about a video game track you know well. Even if your eyes gloss over for the hard theory bits, the videos I've seen all include a lay translation of what the choices mean in the context of the piece.

I love this shit!

Oct 01, 2022, 20:42
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Bexe @bexexexe@cybre.space
Oct 01, 18:00

@suricrasia music theory is how we know time cube is real

Oct 01, 2022, 18:00
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