Melody (scales), Harmony (chords), Rhythm compare with functions + primitives Composition (canon, counterpoint, serial, etc.) compare with frameworks? Instruments, different ranges Scores, graphic scores, MIDI, computer music
- Human heart beat
- Signature BPMs (house 120, hip hop 90, dnb 140)
Physical instruments have limited ranges of notes.
Gives us some limitations to work with, and some conventions about which instruments go together, compliment each other. Personally, I like the sound of physical instruments. Of course feel free to use any instruments or synthesizers you like. A general rule of thumb is to allocate each instrument a part of the frequency spectrum. Two bass synths will compete and neither will be defined, whereas a bass and strings patch occupy different frequency ranges and can live happily in a mix together.
[128,36,127] = [channel,note,velocity]
Channel 1 Note on: 144 Channel 1 Note off: 128
Triggering a note is 2 actions: note on + note off
Ranges channel: 128-159 note: 0-127 velocity: 0-127