Easy harmonization contest $50 prize
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    Real money from me to you or your church. Find all acceptable harmonizations of a five note fragment that begins and ends on tonic. Ends Feb 28 2014.

    http://intonalist.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/think-like-the-intonalist-contest/

    William Copper
  • melofluentmelofluent
    Posts: 4,160

    I-vi-ii-V-I
    I-I6-IV-V-I
    I-iii-IV-iv-I
    i-VII-VI-V7-i
    I-IV-V-IV-I
    Amen, SHOW ME THE MONNNNNNNNNNN-EY!
    Send prize to I/think-like-the-aleatoricist-contest winner.com
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    You are always amusing, melo, but nope. Fail!

    Your #2, I I6, breaks the rules, for one thing. And your #3, I iii: there is no Bb in a iii chord in Bb major.
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    Would it make a difference if the prize were $500? Not that I'm offering that, yet: but it's only an ordinary day's wage these days.... How about $5,000? I've never made that in a day, speaking personally, but some people do.
  • chonakchonak
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    Well, there may be some other folks trying their hand at it; give 'em time. The posting hasn't been up five hours yet. I might even try this "exercise for the reader", but it'll take some time to go back and find out your approach to intervals.
  • melofluentmelofluent
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    mrcopper, do you not know the meaning of purple text? I didn't go to your website, I didn't look at your criteria, I don't dance to your tune because you put a coin in my cup.
    But I'm comforted in knowing I've FAILED in your estimation.
    But I am amusing, yes. But my humor is an acquired taste or even an ordeal for some. Some hubris, huh?
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    Charles, speaking honestly, I respect your musicianship, so: please, don't use purple, and do go to the post and do make a contribution.

    It is quite possible for the same person to be a comedian and a scholar. Which do you choose?

    William
  • francisfrancis
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    Not good with rules.
  • melofluentmelofluent
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    And another judgment compliment from the league of gentlemen. Must be getting closer to Valentine's Day Memorial of St. Cyril. Houston, do we also have a problem?
  • francisfrancis
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    Choose not! Simply compose in Purple and In Black!
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    Francis, rules are rather important: Moses whacked a few into stone for us; Jesus gave us a good one; the Holy Fathers send out some from time to time; this forum is full of them. And my paltry few only last through Febuary.
  • GavinGavin
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    "$50 US, real money"

    American currency and real money: It can be one or the other, but it can't be both.
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    Well, I don't mind tautologies, naughtologies, or wroughtologies, so I'll give whichever you prefer. We have a winner already for the extra credit, but not for the prize.
  • SalieriSalieri
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    I -vi6-ii6-V-I
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    No, Salieri. There is (are?) more than one answer.
  • francisfrancis
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    mrcopper:

    I am very good with ALL other rules, especially the Church's... just not constraints on musical form or function.
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  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    The winner is: nobody. The melodic fragment 2 - 7 makes a double problem: if the 2 is tuned low (as over a ii6) it can't move to a 7 with a tunable minor third. It has to be harmonized by the dominant. Then the 7, with the perhaps artificial requirement (from 1905) that the chord change, can only be harmonized by a iii chord.

    http://intonalist.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/and-the-winner-is/

    Glad to save $50. I butchered a hog today, with help from friends: pounds and pounds and kilograms of pasture raised pork tenderloin, ribs, and sausage available.

  • francisfrancis
    Posts: 8,827
    I will take a hotdog.
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    can only be harmonized by

    if only someone would invent some sort of tuning system that would allow for more variety. Not sure how it would be done, but - maybe if we took all the little problems at each point and somehow distributed them across the scale so that their effects were mitigated.

    Never mind, probably no one would ever go for such a thing...
  • It's this insistence on singing more than one note at a time...
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  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    distributed them across the scale so that their effects were mitigated.
    nah, that would be some weird tuning: we'd have to call it equal tempered or something. No one would like it. It would be on NPR and everything, as 'alternative'.
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    NPR would love it - it's basically socialism for pitch classes.
  • MRCOPPER -
    You butchered a hog, did you? That's probably better than butchering music. A friend once told me of a German hunting society which put its new members through the following ritual: dressed in white costume from head to toe, including stockings and shoes and gloves, cap, shirt, jacket and trousers, the aspirants had to dress (meaning flay, removed organs, etc.) a deer using knives and other project-appropriate instruments in a certain amount of time WITHOUT getting so much as one tiny splotch of blood anywhere on their clothing. Was your hog butchered similarly!??????? (Many are called... few are chosen.)

    Um, are there rubrics or canons governing the butchering of 'music directors' who aren't musicians???
  • mrcoppermrcopper
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    MJ, I did butcher a hog, I do butcher music (perhaps), but I'd never butcher a music director. The process was pretty clean, but I had a few splotches at the end. It's amazing, technically, how different a carcass is after eviscerating: it goes from an animal to a piece of meat to be cut up. Pardon, please, from those for whom this is too much ...
  • CharlesW
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    I have, at times, wanted to take something sharp to some two-legged hogs...