Hey guys, I'm Ryan. I am 19 years old and I am studying electrical engineering at Cal Poly. When I am on the internet, I spend most of my time editing pages on the XenWiki, and conversing with the many users on the Xenharmonic Alliance Facebook group. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, dancing, reading, shooting and hanging out with friends.


My Goals as a Contributor:

  • Source any unsourced information
  • Correct grammar mistakes
  • Increase the reservoir of knowledge


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Recommended Reading List:

  • Genesis of a Music: Harry Partch - A classic worthy of any bookshelf.
  • Treatise on Harmony: Rameau - Essential for understanding the theory behind the Western musical system.
  • TuneSmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting: Jimmy Webb - A good introduction to jazz/improv music theory.
  • The Bible - Contains lyrics to 150+ songs if you need inspiration. Basis of morality in the West, whether you like it or not.
  • Music Theory Journals - You should definitely check out the articles written by these music theorists:
    • John Clough
    • Jack Douthett
    • Richard J. Krantz
    • Norman Carey
    • David Clampitt
    • Gerald Myerson
    • Marek ┼Żabka
  • Tuning-Math - An archived email list of tuning-related discussions, going as far back as 2001. This is the best place to go for information on the most recent advancements in music theory.