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  1. Actually I do not *want* to transcribe the music electronically; I was trying to do that so I could upload a sample and let people listen to it but it didn't work out. The question is only about the ratio of polyrhythms. What I am wondering about is whether someone else has ever used this polyrhythm in a composition before. I am intrigued by the idea that I might have discovered a unique type of polyrhythm that has not been done before, but I am cautious and willing to be proved wrong first.
  2. Hi all; I posted this initially in the Songwriting Discussion area, but I was redirected here because it seems that no one was able to answer my question in that part of the forum. So, here is my original post. "I have been working on a composition recently. It is the first piece that I have composed on the keyboard, which I am fairly unfamiliar with. The whole piece is based on a polyrhythmic pattern. The right hand plays a 4-note cycle. The left hand plays a 3-note cycle. By the time the right hand has played 5 repetitions of the 4-note cycle, the left hand has played 4 repetitions of the 3-note cycle. So, by the time a chord change comes around (which is every cycle), the right hand has played 20 notes, and the left hand has played 12 notes. So there is a 5/3 ratio. My problem begins when I try to transcribe this music electronically. I have a music-writing program that lets you divide rhythms into sections of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 15. Nevertheless, I CANNOT transcribe this keyboard music into my music player. I guess that I just can not figure the ratio with this program. Is anyone familiar with such a pattern? I am excited by creating this pattern because it is *impossible* for me to "play in my mind". With every other song that I've heard/composed, I can "play" it to myself in my mind and make adjustments as I see fit before playing it physically. However, with this piece, I can *only* play it physically, and *cannot* "play" through it in my mind. Has ever such a thing been done before in composition?" Thanks for anyone able to help me out with this. I regret that I cannot upload a demonstration of the piece that I'm composing but like I said, my software seems incapable of replicating what my fingers are actually doing. If worse comes to worse, I can probably record a section of my playing and upload it so that you can hear exactly what I mean. Let me know if that will help and I will figure it out.
  3. Thank you, I will repost it in the drum section.
  4. I have been working on a composition recently. It is the first piece that I have composed on the keyboard, which I am fairly unfamiliar with. The whole piece is based on a polyrhythmic pattern. The right hand plays a 4-note cycle. The left hand plays a 3-note cycle. By the time the right hand has played 5 repetitions of the 4-note cycle, the left hand has played 4 repetitions of the 3-note cycle. So, by the time a chord change comes around (which is every cycle), the right hand has played 20 notes, and the left hand has played 12 notes. So there is a 5/3 ratio. My problem begins when I try to transcribe this music electronically. I have a music-writing program that lets you divide rhythms into sections of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 15. Nevertheless, I CANNOT transcribe this keyboard music into my music player. I guess that I just can not figure the ratio with this program. Is anyone familiar with such a pattern? I am excited by creating this pattern because it is *impossible* for me to "play in my mind". With every other song that I've heard/composed, I can "play" it to myself in my mind and make adjustments as I see fit before playing it physically. However, with this piece, I can *only* play it physically, and *cannot* "play" through it in my mind. Has ever such a thing been done before in composition?
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