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When writing sheet music can one deliberately insert a miss note?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (21594points) 1 month ago

Like a squeak?
Or an out of tune note?

Humor welcome.

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filmfann's avatar

Thelonius Monk famously did this.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

This is very common in rock music. Out of tune=dissonance, Squeak = pinch harmonics.
Some classical piano composers had instructions to do things like put objects between piano strings for effect.
As to the missed note, same composer as linked has a piece that contains no notes whatsoever. 4 33

smudges's avatar

^^ Cage’s concerto or whatever is just about the stupidest thing I’ve never heard. Guess I simply don’t appreciate good music.

“John Cage….prodded us to reevaluate how we define not only music but the entire experience of encountering art.” Oh pullllease, get over your pretentious self.

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Blackwater_Park's avatar

@smudges 4 33? I had to read up on it a little after posting this. You’re supposed to sit in silence and carefully listen to the ambient environment. Appreciation of it was apparently the point. I would not call it stupid, just off the wall artsy. Putting it in “music” forces an entire audience to participate.

SnipSnip's avatar

If they so desire.

seawulf575's avatar

Not sure what the musical note for a squeak would be, though missed notes can readily be put in. The harder version would be to musically right the slide of vocals. Bob Dylan did this spectacularly.

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