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Why Pentatonic Scales are so Popular (Infographic and Blog Post)
Old 12th October 2018
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Why Pentatonic Scales are so Popular (Infographic and Blog Post)

Hi all, This week I took my first crack at making an infographic - about pentatonic scales and why they are so prevalent in pop. Since there is only so much that I could fit in an infographic I also added an accompanying blog post. I'd love for you to check it out and I always welcome comments and suggestions.
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Old 13th October 2018
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He's someone with a PhD in music theory who runs a blog based on the analyzation and theorization of current Top 40 music. [...]
Dr. Asaf Peres is so much more than that!!





Old 13th October 2018
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Im obsessed with modes, 7 different colors on all white keys, with the black backups, it seems the piano was made with modes in mind. me likey modes.
Old 13th October 2018
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Good stuff, Asaf.

The approach of applying theory to popular music brings to mind Alan Pollack's analyses of the Beatles' works.
Old 13th October 2018
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Analyze opera instead, because Lady Gaga?
None of his older posts in other threads have this kind of tone. It was Friday night, it was late...
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Good stuff, Asaf.

The approach of applying theory to popular music brings to mind Alan Pollack's analyses of the Beatles' works.
There are quite a few Beatles scholars in the music theory field. It's almost a sub-field of its own. If you're interested, you should check out the work of Walt Everett, John Covach, and others. They even had a 4-day symposium dedicated to the Beatles here in Ann Arbor last year. Symposium celebrates 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” | Arts & Culture
Old 15th April 2019
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Interesting that the closed minded clueless guy in this thread is the same one who just got another post deleted for dropping the most blatant racist and homophobic slurs you could possibly drop. A closed mind is an ugly thing.
Old 16th April 2019
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Going with the grammar typo angle? You're firing on all cylinders:

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find
Old 16th April 2019
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But I'll just offer that as important as intellectual intelligence can be, ethical, emotional, and moral 'intelligence' counts for a whole lot in this life, as well. It took me a long time to figure that out.
Exactly
Old 16th April 2019
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... and then this thread was like "ahhhhh. He's been saying clueless stuff for a while, just not to the same degree."
Sometimes there's a pattern to the time stamps. It's always midnight somewhere.
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Sometimes there's a pattern to the time stamps. It's always midnight somewhere.
Of course, there can be many reasons and factors in how we humans occasionally act out our inner issues in public.

While, in my bad old days, my provocative behavior often reached a peak when I was 'partying' hard (they call it partying -- but sometimes it's not that much fun), now my inner demons are more likely to show their elbows (and occasionally fangs) in the early morning hours before my morning ration of strong coffee has had its civilizing influences on me.

We all have our demons. It's taken me a long time to work out decent living arrangements with mine.
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Old 16th April 2019
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I'm pretty sure i have pentatonic scales , would you recommend seeing a doctor? or maybe just get some over the counter cream.
Old 22nd April 2019
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piano keyboard contains the major key in whites and pentatonic in blacks. that covers it all.
Old 29th April 2019
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aaaanddd, GearSlutz has officially jumped the shark. smh
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Hi all, This week I took my first crack at making an infographic - about pentatonic scales and why they are so prevalent in pop. Since there is only so much that I could fit in an infographic I also added an accompanying blog post. I'd love for you to check it out and I always welcome comments and suggestions.
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Thanks, will give this a read.
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