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Forum Cleanup
« on: June 04, 2017, 09:09:25 AM »
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Re: Forum Cleanup
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 10:20:21 AM »
I never understood why the jazz, etc., sections were added in the first place. I think compositions, regardless of style, should just go into the already existent junior/senior categories and any theoretical discussions should just be topics in the already existent theory categories.

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Re: Forum Cleanup
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 12:33:57 PM »
A few comments:
  • I think the General Music Theory and Tutorials should not be deleted regardless of how inactive they are.
  • Having a separate jazz section at the very least makes it obvious that jazz is welcome here.  Maybe that indication shouldn't be needed, but I suspect it is.
  • I don't know what the qualifications for a moderator are, but I suspect that those of us in most need of the "Challenges, Puzzles, and Exercises" subforum are the least qualified to moderate it.


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Re: Forum Cleanup
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 12:59:45 PM »
the "challenges and puzzles" part of it was more musical games than anything.
the exercises is more didactic.
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Re: Forum Cleanup
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 11:14:13 AM »
This might sound funny coming from someone whose current interest is the exploration of the possibilities of working 20th century jazz vocabulary into contemporary classical music, but I have to agree with Robert about the jazz & big band section - it always looked to me like we were implementing two orthogonal systems of classification. And as a former software usability specialist I can guarantee that such an approach is a recipe for confusion.

I have no opinion on the puzzles and exercises section other than wishing:
1. That there were more offerings in this area, and
2. That I had the time and skillset to take better advantage of the offerings that have been presented.

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That means that you can look at a piece of a puzzle for three whole days, you can believe that you know all there is to know about its colouring and its shape, and be no further ahead than when you started. The only thing that counts is the ability to link this piece to other pieces...

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