November 18th, 2005

gaming

Please tell me someone on my list still knows music theory!

Gah. I wish I still remembered any music theory. I was having an Aerosmith circa 1975 evening while cooking, and "Sweet Emotion" was driving me nuts - specifically, I'm sure it's not in a normal major or minor scale. I swear it starts off with a diminished chord, but Richard was insisting it was the normal major. I have this vague recollection of when I used to know music theory & worked out that it was written in the Dorian mode, or something. But I just looked up Dorian mode on Wikipedia and the entry makes very little sense, because I've almost forgotten just about everything. I know what a major, harmonic minor & melodic minor sound like, and that's it. Pentatonic? Oh yeah, I heard of those once. Plagal mode? Yeah, again.

I've just added "Re-learn music theory" to my list. My list currently stands at:Collapse )Like I'm ever going to have enough copious free time to learn even the new stuff. If I could only remember everything I've ever forgotten, I'd be sooo clever.

Meanwhile, I discover that my head really is full of song lyrics. Sang along to most of the "Toys in the Attic" album word perfectly, despite not having played it in years. Why do I have the lyrics of "Sweet Emotion" in my head to the extent I could probably sing it backwards, yet I can't remember what frigging mode it's in. Gah.

Update: I've found the score to the bass line online, legally. OK, it's in A major. All the tabs are highly simplified compared to what's played on the record, but definitely the bass line has an A --> G natural thing going on. That's a diminished seventh, isn't it?

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Recipes

I have a load of fatfree and very low fat recipes that I've invented because of my gall bladder problem. They include such delights as fatfree chocolate brownies, and they're all vegan. The only problem is they all use metric measures, because, well, I'm European, and a scientist, and grams make more sense to me than anything else. (I hate hate hate the American "cup" measure, which is by volume rather than mass). I cannot be bothered to convert them, so if you wanted to use other units, you'd have to figure that out yourself.

Only the chocolate brownie recipe is typed in currently, but I can do the rest if people want them. Putting them in order I have, um: Collapse )

The number keeps going up because I keep remembering more recipes!
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