Post any kind of infographics you have related to music instrument instruction, chord/scale charts, theory, or anything at all that might be useful to /mu/cicians.
I'll start by dumping what I have.
It's not an image but here's how to play the singing saw:
-A traditional handsaw of any size, as long as the base of the blade is 5" wide and the tip is 1"
-A violin/cello bow
1. Sit down and put the saw in between your legs, so that the handle is squeezes between your knees. The teeth of the saw should be facing towards you.
2. Grab the top of the saw with your left hand. Your palm should be pressed up against the tip of the saw (it might be uncomfortable). Your thumb should be on the side facing you and all of your other fingers on the other. Your thumb should come down farther than your other fingers.
3. Grip the handle tightly with your knees and push your thumb against the saw, bending it to the right. Now with your arm, bend it to the left, forming a vague “S” shape
4. With your bow in your right hand, drag it across the smooth side of the saw. To get the best sound, you should bow across the flattest part of the “S” shape, however bowing in other places can result in harmonics. You will need to use considerable pressure, especially when trying to play lower notes.
5. Bend the saw to left to change the pitch, the farther from an upright position the saw gets, the higher the note will be. Remember to always form the “S” shape by pressing with your thumb.
It takes practice to get a nice sound and even more to hit the right notes, but it’s a very fun, cheap and easy instrument.
Here's one about basic chord structures. I've had it on my laptop for a few years, waiting for the day I could use it
I'm saving every image ITT and properly naming them according to content
when this thread is kill I'll upload it all to mega and start a new thread
Also, I was thinking of starting a wiki page for general music theory and production. Would anyone else be up for this?
More importantly - does such a wiki already exist?
I've taken 2 intro music theory courses at university and barely learned anything, so I would definitely appreciate a /mu/ wiki: a straight and to the point, no bullshit music theory wiki
However, I unfortunately have no wiki experience and absolutely no knowledge of anything involved in getting a wiki up and running.
However, if we can spread this idea around /mu/ I feel like it would make for a really fucking awesome wiki
Made this for time signatures.
hope it helps/is understandable
yes, how can I learn to compose on my own when I can't afford schoolin? Are there certain texts I can learn from?
I barely know any theory now. I'm always finding handfuls of melody or a few chords I like on my guitar but I don't know how to develop them into full songs.
How do I learn about composing for percussion?
The acoustic treatment section is way too small for how extremely important it is. Maybe I should compile a list of resources for making DIY acoustic panels, bass traps, diffusers and other things.
Pro tip: Save money on speaker stands by making them yourself. Speaker stands are better when they are very heavy and have a lot of mass, so that less of the vibrations can get through the material, to the floor and up to your ears. A simple diy version of speaker stands is to stack a few cinder blocks on top of each other. Fill the holes in the cinder blocks (If they are hollow) with pink fluffy insulation and wrap each stand in burlap (Or whatever fabric you like).
Though really I guess I would just have to link to this sticky on Gearslutz:
I guess it being simplified and being put into infographic form would get more people interested in learning.
For corner traps, the floor and ceiling corners are most important to start treating. Those corners have more angles and thus more bass accumulation (Bass accumulates in corners). If I had that room, I'd bring those front corner traps down to the floor, or divide them in two and have half on the floor corner and half on the ceiling corner.
Damn it, son. You know what you are talking about so make a graphic or find a good one. Obviously a graphic won't cover everything but one or two decent ones might lead most people to the right place for more detailed advice.
That if you use the overtone series (Stacked 5ths) you can arrive to the conclusion that Lydian is the "natural" mode from which we derive all of our other modes from.
In Western music we always think Ionian = root and have been basically conditioned to hear it that way, and to hear Lydian as being bouncy or quirky.
An explanation of overtones for the key of C major:
G (5th of C)
D (5th of G)
A (5th of D)
E (5th of A)
B (5th of E)
F# (5th of B)
Woah hoah hoah, F# anon? That's not in the key of C major. However, play the F natural (which is supposed to be the 4th of your C ionian mode) with the other 5ths listed above and you notice that it sounds like dogshit.
Finally, take all the notes listed above and place them in alphabetical order to create a scale. What do we get?
C D E F# ( < We lydian now) G A B
This video helps, it really is fascinating
Oh right, I am familiar with the concept but under the name of the acoustic scale. Only difference being that the acoustic scale uses a Bb as that is part of the harmonic series as the harmonic series contains changing intervals the higher you go instead of regular fifths.
Definitely worth checking out if you are interested in alternate scale forms.
Not sure, I can't find it.