I’m still a fairly new sonic pi user (and just took two weeks off while my laptop was down) so just getting back into it. Also, I’m using sonic pi more as a platform to explore music making, than as a platform in which to learn how to code. I do like learning more about Ruby and SP… but that isn’t my primary reason for using SP.
As I scan through some of the SP examples and docs and things I find on youtube and google – I’m realizing that others know a lot more about music theory than I do. I took one music theory course in college 20+ years ago but have forgotten most of it.
So… is anybody else in this situation? Would it be useful to have a section of in-thread that is for people to talk about music theory? …or is there a section already for that? (I haven’t seen it)
As an example, as I read about chord theory in western music (I’m reading wiki at the moment) I find myself wondering… who came up with the chords? Is it just math in terms of finding the notes that are a 3rd and 5th above the root note?
Can math be used to find a note that sounds nice with another note, even if those notes aren’t in the same chord?
The lang guide says that chord_names “returns all of the chords that sonic pi knows about”… does this mean there are other chords? Is there a master list somewhere else? …is the list growing with time?