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What is twelve tone?
I think the limits are endless. Current trends will always stay around for the majorities. For the mainstream, I have no idea. But as long as it is listenable, it works for me.
The thing is there’s always going to be all sorts of trends, whether they are revivalist or post-currentageist. Personally, I like to listen to music that has been done in the past, because it is, as it has always been, a possible reflection of the future. A song that was made today will become a song that was made yesterday, and so on.
Either way, I find it very interesting that whatever taste people have, it’s always the same themes, all the time.
Casey and fonta pretty much covered all I could think of.
You might want to try to sing with your voice along the piano, or just when you’re doing mechanical activities (IE driving, or whatever) just so you build a stronger musical sense.
Improvisation is great, too. Do it at random moments during the day.
Listen to CaseyDodd, basically.
As for books, I have dozens on my wishlist, but two that have helped me transcendentally are:
1. Composing Music: A New Approach (William Russo)
2. The Chord Wheel (Jim Fleser)
These are individual approaches. If you’re seriously serious about music, start by playing with someone else. It’s surprising what two people can do on the piano at the same time, and the music that is created.
I’m up north, Coahuila to be exact.
It’s rather shameful to admit it but I’ve never really traveled into Mexico much. I’ve gone to several coast areas… but if you’re thinking of visiting, go to Cancun, Acapulco, or any of the well-known tourist cities here.
Also, I’ve noticed that there are many lurkers in here. Register already!
I was just putting to practice what you said, and it seems that fully diminished chords interchange more accordingly with minor chords, while half diminished chords interchange better with major chords.
And those books look great. I’m thinking of buying the Bach one, and perhaps the harmony one (if I can get the cash ).
Thanks, your post was definitely of great help to me.