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Music Theory Anonymous Comrade 03/26/2020 (Thu) 15:55:48 No. 7411 [Reply] [Last]
I want to understand how you're supposed to play songs on piano. From what I've seen so far, you play the melody with one hand and with the other hand you play the chords, either as full chords or arpeggios. But how do you know which chords you have to play to fit a certain melody? I already know a bit of music theory so I tried figuring it out on my own. I looked up Katyusha on piano to see which chords are played. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gMx_Yiut9w The song is in D minor, and they play the chords in this order: Dmin x3 Amaj 2nd inversion x4 (Db E A) Dmin x 2 Fmaj 1st inv. (C F A) Gmin 1st inv. (D G Bb) Dmin, Gmin 1st inv. , Dmin, Amaj inv. , Dmin. I assume that some chords are inverted so that the transition between them is smoother. They play the same melody on the right hand side throughout the video, but in the beginning they only play the root notes of the chords with their left hand, after that they play the chords in different ways, and then they play the complete triads. And this is my question, how do you know which chord progression fits over a melody?

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>>7411 Glad to help a comrade out in any way I can, and this is my wheelhouse. >From what I've seen so far, you play the melody with one hand and with the other hand you play the chords, either as full chords or arpeggios. This is the most common way, but you can simplify it a lot if you're willing to put some thought into it. First off, the sustain pedal means that you don't have to play the chords at the same time as the melody to get both sounds playing at the same time. If you lift your right foot each time there is a chord change, and simply add any missing chord tones to the melody, then you can play both the chords and the melody with one hand. You can then take that and either break it up between both hands which makes whatever you are playing a lot easier on a technical level. Alternatively you can use your other hand to add ornaments, bass notes, or other flourishes. >And this is my question, how do you know which chord progression fits over a melody? A chord progression fits with a melody when the timing of the two line up such that the melody hits notes that are at consonant intervals with the notes in the chords. Consonant intervals are the root note itself, and the 3rd, and 5th. If you're playing jazz also the 7th and beyond (upper structure harmony baby). It's a pretty simple question to answer, but it's complicated by the fact that you sort of need to break this rule in order to make interesting music. The way you build tension is by using more dissonant intervals, and a good song will build up to a point of tension before coming back to a resolution.
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The other way to think about this is via scales and scales of chords. If the melody is constructed with notes from a certain scale, and the chord progression comes from that same scale, then the two will fit together nicely. Lots of songs use more than one scale though, and thinking about it in terms of intervals is going to give you a deeper understanding. Might be an unpopular opinion but scales are sort of a short cut tbh.
am i wrong or is music writing uniquely difficult to understand? all i want to know is where to click down the notes in mario paint composer to make a tune, but every intro to music making guide immediately launches into technical language without taking the time to define it properly (let alone trying to dispense with it and dumb things down to a basic level to get the point across.) while building on the assumption your school was sufficiently un-shit that it would give you music lessons. every other subject i've ever encountered, i've at least been able to get the gist of from reading around a bit, finding increasingly dumbed down explanations to suit my needs, but not music creation.
>>7719 Nah it's the opposite. Music theory is really quite simple compared to something like math or physics. If they took the time to define terms then everyone would get it and we can't have that. There's gatekeeping in every field but the fact that music theory is really so easy makes it particularly necessary. What technical language are you having a hard time undertstanding? Intervals are the concept you really need to know, because everything else is ultimately based on them. Kinda like what f=ma is to Newtonian physics.
>>7411 > I guess because when a G is played in the melody over the Amaj it forms an Amaj7 which creates more tension. Yes, in minor keys the minor v chord is often made into a major dominant V so there's a leading tone to the resolving root chord. There's a dissonant tritone interval between the 3rd and 7th notes in the major dominant7 chord, which sounds good when resolved. The minor 7th chord doesn't have the same quality of sounding like the end of a phrase, you'd use it for a middle section that doesn't move anywhere. Prince actually called it the Chicken Grease chord because of its slippery, unresolving quality, as used in the D'Angelo funk song of the same name

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Anonymous Comrade 07/02/2020 (Thu) 09:55:02 No. 11067 [Reply] [Last]
Thoughts on pic related? I'm curious Duplicate thread: >>10875
Edited last time by antious666 on 07/05/2020 (Sun) 03:32:52.
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>>11125 No u brainlet
Ending was shit.
>>11079 Also Sam Esmail is a radlib; his twitter is almost nothing but your stereotypical anti-Trump, electoralist trite.
>>11079 this tbh, you have to look at mr robot as like alternative history. F society = anonymous and their movement = occupy wall street. F society is like what liberals wish lulzsec was
>>11069 thats if you watch the whole show. I choose to watch season 1 only an then cut it off

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Are amusement parks/theme parks just bourgeoisie decadence? Anonymous Comrade 06/28/2020 (Sun) 15:29:34 No. 10940 [Reply] [Last]
I kinda like roller coasters though.
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>>10940 Amusement parks are very based. They are a form of entertainment that is both social, outdoors, not screen related, involves some exercise (walking around park), and use pure physical sensations to induce adrenaline. Name a more wholesome form of entertainment
There is literally nothing wrong with amusement parks and other entertainment. In communism they will be public projects and free for any to use. The lines will also be shorter because they're not run for profit. When porky runs a park and wants to make money, they inflate ticket prices as much as they can get away with while keeping people away from the rides as much as possible, since that reduces wear and therefore maintenance costs.
The ones that are using pop-cultural brands like Movie Parks or Disneylands are. But there is nothing bourgeois in attaining pleasure by riding a carousel or a rollercoaster? Like, wtf anon?
>>10968 >Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 what's wrong with it
>>11061 Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is better. You can ride the coasters and everything!

Joker Comrade 10/14/2019 (Mon) 18:59:34 No. 7 [Reply] [Last]
What are your thoughts on the Joker movie? Could it be considered somehow leftist?
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>>9869 >>9190 >It isn't analysis, it's a message FTFY
it's not left wing or right wing. it isn't trying to push any positive agenda other than "things are far from perfect"
>>11107 WHY WOULD YOU POST REVIEWS THAT ARE IN RUSSIAN!?
>>11111 Checked quints, my wasteful dude. >Why Russian Because I speak the language and the reviews are quality stuff. The Russian reviewers all express leftist tendencies and are anti-capitalist.

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/survival/ - Survivalism, Preparedness & Cost-cutting Anonymous Comrade 01/13/2020 (Mon) 20:48:34 No. 5280 [Reply] [Last]
ITT post practical survival, self-sustenance and cost-cutting tips, not utterly useless political/macroeconomic/philosophical theory (that you will never be able to implement anyway because you are just plebeian on the internet, not part of the ruling class) and whining that you see on /leftypol/ The target audience can range from scavenging hobos to minimum wagers to landowners with no mortgages.
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>>6386 https://web.archive.org/web/20010720160440/http://kcna.co.jp/item/1998/9812/news12/21.htm >Farms across Korea are actively getting ready for potato cultivation. After this year's rich potato yields in some farm areas, potato cultivation in Korea is described as an interesting challenge and a promising venture. Korea's agriculture stresses rice, maize and other grains, but this orientation suffered a setback in recent years because of the severe cold and little sunshine in many rural areas. And potato requires far less fertilizer than rice or maize. These considerations inspired the nation to adopt potato as a solution to food shortage. Potato has already been an established crop for years in the mountainous provinces of Ryanggang, South Hamgyong and Jagang. Its extensive cultivation is earnestly planned in the intermediary areas and on plains. In particular, the farms on the plains are gearing themselves to the two-crop system through the cultivation of potato before the rice season, as an inter-maize crop and after the harvest of wheat, barley and vegetables. With still more area allotted for potato cultivation, widespread efforts are made to secure seeds, obtain new seeds suited to local conditions and assimilate advanced methods and experience of potato farming. Officials from the ministry of agriculture go out to the farms to help the proceedings at work. Next year the area under potato cultivation is expected to double that of this year. https://web.archive.org/web/20001012132848/http://kcna.co.jp/item/1998/9812/news12/30.htm >A prospect has been opened for attaining self-sufficiency in food through a great upswing in potato farming. https://web.archive.org/web/20010305170143/http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2000/200002/news02/04.htm >As the whole country drew on the experience of Taehongdan county with keen interest, potato, once considered as a secondary crop, has become one of the main crops like rice. https://web.archive.org/web/20010310111524/http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2000/200011/news11/28.htm >He said with great satisfaction that officials and working people of the Phothae integrated farm have made new progress in carrying through the party's policy of making a revolution in potato farming https://web.archive.org/web/20010217173434/http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2000/200011/news11/18.htm >The construction of minor power stations, large-scale land leveling and rezoning projects, revolution in potato cultivation, fish culture and all other gigantic projects now under way in the DPRK can be carried out only by the Korean people who have nurtured pluck and gut thanks to the trust of Kim Jong Il. https://web.archive.org/web/20191124040859/http://kcna.co.jp/item/2018/201810/news01/20181001-06ee.html >Rodong Sinmun Calls for Bringing about Radical Turn in Potato Farming >Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates an editorial to the 20th anniversary of the policy of bringing about a revolution in potato farming set forth by Chairman Kim Jong Il. >Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to Taehongdan County, Ryanggang Province on Oct. 1, Juche 87(1998) to advance the policy of bringing about a radical turn in potato farming, and clearly indicated the orientation and ways for increasing the agricultural production of the country through extensive potato farming, the editorial says http://www.pyongyangtimes.com.kp/?bbs=27328 >The period of the Arduous March and forced march in the 1990s is indelibly etched in the DPRK’s 70-year history replete with creation and changes.

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>>6300 >the reason why rice has been staple in Korean peninsula (and many other countries) is because it provides complementary vital amino acids to legumes, making meat consumption optional. no. potatoes are easier to grow in europe, and rice which needs a lot more water is easier to grow in east & southeast asia due to more rainfall. protein / amino acids weren't discovered until the 19th century, and the majority of east & southeast asians were illiterate/uneducated until the late 20th century. it's all about crop yield based on climate. so nobody knew/cared about nutrition, they didn't have processed foods / fast food / chocolates / soda anyway. climate regions (tropical, dry, temperate, continental, polar) were not created/divided up until the early 20th century, and even then the delineation of the regions were fuzzy until the mid-to-late 20th century beginning with the information age. when korea split, the north and south also happened to split at two different climate regions. so the north switching to potatoes as their main staple unlike the south is not just for nutritional reasons but it also makes more sense yield-wise based on their climate. today the south exceeds the north in rice production while the north exceeds in potato production.
>>6300 Lentils are a great plant too. Similar to beans, but they're a pulse. They will even grow without soil as long as they have enough water. Also, rice or some other source of carbs is useful if you're going to be active because it gives you energy to burn.
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Archive of the Permaculture thread: http://archive.vn/WHhRZ The PDFs are all saved on wayback, but incase It goes down and the thread dies, ask and ye shall recieve (be specific)
This is nice but anyone have some survival stuff if you get shipwrecked, or lost in a forest with little supplies or someshit?

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Post-Apocalyptic Media and Ideology Anonymous Comrade 05/09/2020 (Sat) 17:01:13 No. 9335 [Reply] [Last]
Going off this >>9332 anon's point about post-apocalyptic films; how does such fiction reproduce capitalist ideology generally?
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>>10126 2 examples The massive water taps that Angry Joe or Tartan Joe or whatever controls. It just opens up from high up and then fucking splatters onto the ground, not even a fucking pool or a water-recollector but the ground where people like animals try to get a few bycket fuls from thsi mess. The second example is more a nitpick but when Furiosa gets pinned down "Max" takes a conveniently hidden gun and shoots half a dozen rounds near her head... why? Why waste it like that? 1) a single bullet near the ear will already set it ringing 2) bullets are valuable resources 3) Why did he know the hiding spot of a hidden gun.
>>10129 >The massive water taps that Angry Joe or Tartan Joe or whatever controls. It just opens up from high up and then fucking splatters onto the ground, not even a fucking pool or a water-recollector but the ground where people like animals try to get a few bycket fuls from thsi mess. It came from an underground acquifer, Joe had them fight like animals to dehumanize them and keep in place their dependence >3) Why did he know the hiding spot of a hidden gun. Just a cool moment >2) bullets are valuable resources Not his bullets >3) Why did he know the hiding spot of a hidden gun. Experience
>>10135 >an underground acquifer That doesn't make it ny smarter to waste it on the ground, especially when the baking sun would evaporate a bunch of it. If he wanted to do the whole "dehumanize" shtick (which is pretty meh already), then do it at dawn or dusk, where the water wsted would just sink into the ground before evaporating. >a cool moment Alright, accepted >Not his bullets They are when he takes possession of them and has nothing else to his name. Bullets are a precious commodity in self-defense in the desert >Experience Ok I can accept that.
>>9346 What do you think about the new TLOU2
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>>9996 The funniest part of FO:NV is that the barrenness of the setting makes sense because it's the fucking Mohave. Las Vegas is only not a barren desert now because people set up a city there. Meanwhile Fallout 3 is set in the DC metro area with the Potomac cutting through the map and basically nothing has regrown since the bombs fell. Like with inanimate objects no longer working (often for no reason) you never see the fucking plants regrowing. Look at Pripyat or the Bikini Atoll. Massive radiation and explosions fucked things up for a while but it was only a few years before the life came back. Shit, the bikini atoll has probably suffered more from climate change than from nuclear testing, what with ocean acidification causing coral bleaching.

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LAST OF US 2 THREAD Anonymous Comrade 04/29/2020 (Wed) 04:28:27 No. 8929 [Reply] [Last]
What's /hobby/s opinion on the whole conterversy?
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If you hate TLOU2 without TLOU, you are a fucking poser since both games faced similar problems and tryharding in its story telling.
>>10883 They're both on par with one another, but I'd say at least the first game has way better pacing (at least from what I remember). If tlou1 was paced the same as 2 you'd have the flashback with Sara happen during the winter chapter after Ellie meets David.
>>10880 >Burning police stations and destroying statues is a lot more overt form of violence Way to reply to a post from before this whole looting and anarchy began sure showed me! >This doesn't mean that the former happens on a larger scale or causes more suffering overall And where did I imply that? >the current republican outrage from the believers of Law and Order which seems to include you. Stop making it about your fetish for BLM and their marauding, that is an utter nonsequitur and a false equivalency. How the fuck does anything in my post IMPLY me "siding with your 'republicuns!" boogieman >This is just a tool for pandering to liberals That's literally what I said, nothing you're saying is news to anyone here >There is no real reason why would anyone get so hung up on pandering <Muh pandering which completely derails characterization and story with its pointlessness is nothing at all! Why are you defending this? We have every reason to condemn liberals and drag their centrist asses through the mud, especially when their trend of SJW bullshit in media has tainted everything horridly. >since it only affects the story and character design still perfectly allows for good characters and story You're contradicting yourself. >There are a lot more extensive and scummy practices like impossibly tight deadlines or every new monetisation model that got popular in the last decade. You don't fucking say? Again, this is well known and pointed out, you're not saying anything new. The difference between TLOU II and other vidya that also abuse their workers, is that TLOU II also has dumb SJW shit on top of that, which makes it even more detestable; hiding it shitty self under a veil of liberal ideology.

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>>8938 >Reactionaries are trying to pass off the cause of the leak as a disgruntled employee finally rebelling against le ebil SJW culture when it's clearly someone fed up with insane crunch culture meeting working-from-home. Didn't it turn out to be some rando who hacked into one of the workers computers?
Critical Drinker did a good, balanced review on the games merits and flaws: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGtKUaPhdfk

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NEVA GANG Anonymous Comrade 07/02/2020 (Thu) 17:00:52 No. 11088 [Reply] [Last]
i made a flag for neva s125 pechora anti air missile its called neva gang flag.whats ur favorite air defense missile?

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Bill Brand Anonymous Comrade 07/02/2020 (Thu) 03:26:37 No. 11054 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone else seen this? It's a TV series about a left-wing labour MP in the 1970s basically becoming disillusioned with Labour's potential for socialist transformation. I think it's pretty good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6-JyGTq9Nw https://newsocialist.org.uk/bill-brand-and/
>>11054 I'll try watching it. Thanks

utopian sci-fi Anonymous Comrade 03/01/2020 (Sun) 06:49:02 No. 6533 [Reply] [Last]
Tired of cyberpunk and dystopian culture in general, post ITT worlds you would want to live in or not too bad depictions of leftist societies. Pic related, an anarchist moon revolving around a capitalist planet 200 years after the revolution.
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>>11019 It would be interesting to shoot AI slavery as a kind of limitation of Marxism, actually. The society in question might still think of automation as an amplifier of labor, and the essential workforce being reduced to a few AI programmers is considered an infinitely good thing without taking into account that the automation is now capable of suffering.
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>>11022 >automation is now capable of suffering. This is wrong because you are making subjectivist assumptions about the nature of pain, as essential and irreducible aspect of sentience. A materialist understanding of pain would say the sensations you experience during pain, don't inherently cause you suffering because pain is made up of normal sense-information. What is causing the suffering are the side-effects: pain messes with your concentration, it disrupts all kind of mental processes, and that is what's bothering you. There is no reason what so ever to design a "production intelligence" that way.
>>11022 I'd say currently there is no indication that any machine intelligence is capable of suffering. That may change once we have a generalized AI but rn almost everything people label as ML/AI is just algorithms or ~fancy~ algorithms - not sentient. I maintain a skeptical hope that AI can be more ethical than it's human forbears. at least in a lot of more basal instances of machine intelligence there is a lack of "self" in a neural network - thus primitive neural networks feel more akin to mycelium/ social insects. Related to both the concept of group intelligence and OPs question. I think the Xenogenesis trilogy by Octavia Butler is a good utopic Sci-fi. Her other work is also great - Parable of the Sower is not utopic but well written and sobering for being a little too plausible, her short stories are also fantastic.
>>10933 Left Hand of Darkness is like this - might have been thought provoking for portraying a gender-fluid society at the time but now it falls flat (it's still reasonably enjoyable as a read though). On the other hand I found The Dispossessed to be thought provoking and even inspiring at times.
>>11022 >shoot AI slavery as a kind of limitation of Marxism But the Culture series have the opposite problem with AI support post scarcity. Rather than the Minds being the slave of the races that created them, they live supporting sentient biological life as a type of artificial parasitism similar to barnacles on a blue whale. The problem is the utopia ends there. No uplifting, no change, only stagnation in unlimited digital bliss.

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