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    Hi guys,

    there was something that was circling my mind for a while and I just by today got to the end; hey I just could propose this idea. What if an other section could be added to this forum, that's anything about music, rhythm, sheet music... like this.

    This would be a good set of science the least, that let's everyone open up again to just breathe. Somehow, I miss such topic(s ).

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    My GOD! Why didn't I think of that? But would it not perhaps fit better in the art and culture side?


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    To be honest with you, there have been thriving arts and culture ever since the atomists, 2500 years ago. Nowadays, there should be an extra specific music or even rhythm topic, since anything about was very sophisticated compared to back then.

    Many men interested in natural science are also fluent about everything concerning music rhythm, sheet music. I would say, by now it's not only about arts and culture in general. Instrument making also has advanced too, surely which again pushes science further.

    Also, it would draw other users and yield in a few additional clicks probably? Search terms that Google ads would appear upon where enhanced too. Don't know how this really works. I do find it very interesting sometimes and sometimes I roam a certain url for it's ads only.

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    I think I might be in favour of this (speaking as a musician) PROVIDED ONLY that it was restricted to music theory.

    This, to my way of thinking, would not automatically confine discussion to so-called "high-brow" music - after all, any and all music is amenable to analysis, without judgment.

    My worry would be that it would be forever hi-jacked by pop fans, with no interest in, or knowledge of, the theory.
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    It would definitely need a Moderator the moment it came into being, and a strict one at that.
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    Hello,

    you're a step ahead like always. But at the moment there still was no such topic/section.

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    Music is science? :?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    Music is science? :?
    "They" say that mathematics and music are connected. Certainly I love the idea that the well-tempered system (pioneered by Bach) is based upon the 12th root of 2.
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    math is science? :?
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    Science is science? :?
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    No.
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    There is no music? (Holding straight face as much as possible)...
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    Will we be allowed to discuss techniques?
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    I would imagine the forum would be for the discussion of music baring the "favorite song/band/genre" threads or the gush threads over certain bands/people/songs. any discussion that can be remotely linked to a "scientific" view on music. Harmonics are, most definitely, a form of science, physics and mathematics, really, but this kind of discussion really needs it's own forum, beccause discussing it in Math or Phys, wouldn't get the popularity nor respect it really deserves (if phys and math get more activity, it would bury the minority music theory threads too fast).
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    I'd love to discuss the the state of adipose tissue of Britney Spears.

    And her sister.
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    oops, double post
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    We should just have a "Performance Theory" section which includes not just Music Theory but Visual Theory as well, such as acting, painting, etc.

    My main interest when it comes to theory is how harmony crosses the limitations of one sense or another, for example, dancing to music, which is an interpretation of what you hear in the form of tactile expression, or watching someone dance to music which combines visual and audio stimulus.

    I don't know much about it, but it is what I am most interested in, and there really isn't a place to discuss that here. It is sort of a mix between physics, psychology and philosophy.

    Also how making music is a combination of tactile and audio stimulus. Mozart was supposedly deaf or neer deaf, so he used how the music felt not how it sounded.

    Playing drums for example is a very tactile experience. Rhythm itself effects your lower body more than melody which effects your head more... anyway, it is for discussions like this, as well as more useful ones, we should have a forum for

    This would be a slightly more active and useful forum than just music theory, but it won't be much more bogged down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarist
    I think I might be in favour of this (speaking as a musician) PROVIDED ONLY that it was restricted to music theory.
    I agree, speaking as another musician. Music theory can get quite in-depth from what I've seen and becomes rather technical. As long as the topics were kept strictly to music theory, as Guitarist said, I feel it would definitely be a worthwhile subforum to have.
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    Do you guys mean music theory separated from rhythm theory? If so, I don't think this works and I want to underline, such was not my intention.

    But, anyway, it would be what the scienceforum.com was missing, still. As long as music and rhythm theory was treated compleatly. Otherwise science was very toiling also and it's though to say what single individuals really do know and can do, and what they were trying to copy somewhere else.

    Don't know, but I think it's simply very appealing as well.

    As for playing drums, I mean to have read somewhere recently that the left side of a humans brain and/or body was dedicated to rhythm however and the left side to melody or music. I don't recall precise, unfortunately.

    But this was congruent with what I mean to have observed playing in bands. I really really wanted to exchange thoughts there on.

    I'm an active member on the drummerforum.de Internet forum, which often was missing the scientific approach to the subject but, I think. Then I have had participated in pearldrummersforum.com, which always had been taking on some advertising style which was ok. But again, no scientific approach to matters regarding music/rhythm theory to say the least.

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