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by merlyn
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 32
Views: 13176

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

I use the term 'diatonic' and a piece is diatonic if it only uses notes that are in the key. Pop music often goes outside the key or is modal. Would you say All The Things You Are is diatonic? What about a simple song like Sweet Home Alabama ? It's in D but it has a C major chord from outside the ke...
by merlyn
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?
Replies: 46
Views: 763

Re: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?

Great to hear! Glad you got it working!
by merlyn
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?
Replies: 46
Views: 763

Re: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?

I assume you tried both. What you could do is import a wav file into Ardour and see if it plays back.

You can check if the meters kick and if you hear sound.

The '192' suggests you're using a 192kHz sample rate. What is the buffer size and sample rate? You can try changing them.
by merlyn
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?
Replies: 46
Views: 763

Re: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?

Check in QjackCtl that the Behringer is selected as the device. Click on 'Setup' and a window opens. You're going to be able to do most things with JACK using QjackCtl.
by merlyn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 32
Views: 13176

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

I'm not against solfege nor am I suggesting you don't use it. It's an interesting discussion. Above you stated that solfege programs your brain to associate 'do' with the tonic. That's not happening with your blues scale example. Also how do you do the harmonic and melodic minors? I remember the syl...
by merlyn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?
Replies: 46
Views: 763

Re: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?

In the earlier screenshot you posted I can see the Ardour master bus. No master bus isn't a lot of use. Could it be the template you're using? You could try deleting .config/ardour5 again and see if the master bus comes back.
by merlyn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?
Replies: 46
Views: 763

Re: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?

Are you using QjackCtl to start and configure JACK?

Have you heard any sound e.g. from a browser or media player?

Can you hear the metronome in Ardour?
by merlyn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?
Replies: 46
Views: 763

Re: How to get Ardour to work with my rig?

Also Ardour stopped asking in startup what back end I want to use, how do I turn it on in the configurations so it shows at startup of Ardour? Ideally you would do this the very first time you started Ardour, then Ardour would remember your settings and you wouldn't have to do it again. But you can...
by merlyn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: Let's talk notation, hacker style!
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: Let's talk notation, hacker style!

I appreciate the heads up on these alternative systems. You could apply the same arguments to written English. Like bow, bow, and bough. Nobody would suggest scrapping English but it can improve over time. I read notation every day and I think it's pretty good. :D Like the design of a violin or a ha...
by merlyn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 32
Views: 13176

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

S1gmoid wrote:I see the "war" between diatonic and chromatic music to be beyond my level. :D

I would think you can play a blues scale. That has chromatic notes. For guitarists the blues scale could be the first scale they learn so why not learn to sing that ? :D
by merlyn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Music Theory/Songwriting
Topic: DoReMiFa Solfege
Replies: 32
Views: 13176

Re: DoReMiFa Solfege

I think the structure that's hard wired into our neural circuitry is the pentatonic scale. The pentatonic scale appears throughout the world from Amazing Grace to African music. Solfege is a way to learn a major scale, the basis of the Western major/minor system. Brahms marked the end of the major/m...
by merlyn
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Your Studio & Gear
Topic: ableton
Replies: 17
Views: 1149

Re: ableton

I think there's a misunderstanding here. The OP is conflating Ableton the software with the Ableton Push. https://i.ibb.co/jzLBq5t/PushII.png Welcome to the 21st Century. "What do you play?" "Guitar, and you?" "Sax. What about him?" "Oh, he plays Ableton." Pla...
by merlyn
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: xruns(this discussion is not for smart ass remarks, it's to help each other)
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: xruns(this discussion is not for smart ass remarks, it's to help each other)

To clarify -- when I used the term 'Xrun' above I am referring to an audible click.
by merlyn
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Recorders & Sequencers
Topic: xruns(this discussion is not for smart ass remarks, it's to help each other)
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: xruns(this discussion is not for smart ass remarks, it's to help each other)

As a general principle if you're getting Xruns put the buffer size up. DrumGizmo is a special case. There was a discussion in the DrumGizmo sub-forum about overlapping samples. A very busy DrumGizmo part results in many, many samples overlapping which is a lot to calculate. An Xrun happens when the ...
by merlyn
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Linux Distributions & Other Software
Topic: Automated Arch/pacman binary packages of AUR entries
Replies: 32
Views: 1527

Re: Automated Arch/pacman binary packages of AUR entries

Thanks milk. That fixed it.

I had version 2.0.0. It seems that was a mistake somewhere. It's now 0.2.0 which is correct.

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