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    • This is my composition called "Fermions and bosons". I had an idea that I will use only two voices, both moving in opposite directions - sometimes simultaneously, sometimes in form of canons. You can see that from the beginning until the very end I respect those rules that I imposed on myself. I tried to make it as interesting as possible, so I used different textures and different scales.   Feel free to leave any impressions or suggestions that you have.
    • I am agree with Monarcheon here, and here's why: En harmonics affect the architectonic relationship that individual harmonies have. Certain harmonies are classified as "Vagrant". Meaning, they have no clear interpretation in music. That is mainly due because of they construction and their function. A German augment 6th can also be used a artificial  dominant of the Nepolian region. That is to say it is V/bII6 leading to bII6. That same chord can also function as diminished 7th chord on A, if you lower the Ab to A natural and respell the F# to Gb.   Therefore, in the key in the key of e minor, the tone B-flat/A-sharp is not general used in that minor, unless there is a harmony that does use it. Meaning, that tone is not a diatonic tone but would be a chromatic one.  
    • Hi Monarcheon, Thanks for you reply.  My music is tonal although I used E minor just as an example.  I've written many pieces and they rarely stay in one key for long and are often discordant in places.  I use Sibelius which I love, but I do often write without being at my piano (which would automatically input the correct spellings for any given key, but my sofa doesn't have the same capability), so when I'm notating and get into a flow, I hear the tone I want, but often don't know exactly what to call it, so although the music sounds fine, the score looks a mess and I want to be able to present a readable score as well as the music.  Does that help explain the problem a bit better?
    • I purchased a new interface for my computer and this is the very first, fully structured guitar track I've made using it. It's the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface. I've never mixed and mastered a track recorded from an interface before, so I'm not sure how well the quality is...but from you guys reviews it'll help in the future.
    • Thanks Luis. As usual, I have no idea what dissonances are. I just played. It's great to know someone enjoyed it, because as the composer, I hate it lol.