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Yes they are both triplets. If they were not eigth note triplets, the measure would not add up to 4 quarter notes, but instead 5 quarter notes. Another thing to note is notice how the notes are beamed to make 4 groups. This is to clearly show each beat i.e. each quarter note. As you can see, those notes form one group together equaling 1 quarter note so ...


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Partial answer : The circled numbers are the string numbers and the uncircled numbers are the finger numbers. For example, the first chord annotation asks you to play the F-sharp by placing your 4'th finger (at the 7'th fret) of the 2'nd string (i.e., the B string), and to play the D-natural by placing your 3'rd finger (at the 7'th fret) of the 3'rd string ...


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It probably is trying to indicate that the following two bars is played in the second position. (fret 2 to 5)


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I am a composer and I agree with tpburch. I am familiar with music theory but never studied it detail. Any good composer with a good ear will do a lot of those things naturally. As a musician, I can figure out just about anything that makes sound and translate it accordingly. Music theory or engineering won't teach you how to write good music. ...


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Probably 95% of students who take lessons don't end up performing professionally. Music will be something they do for themselves and their friends, and good accompanists are rare in many areas. If she wants to be able to sing with an accompanist with any frequency, her options are to marry one (my wife's choice) or be able to accompany herself. Of course ...


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i'm not a good pianist.. i've only spent my entire childhood learning the way of classical pieces... though i started to play pop musics on my church (basically pop christian songs), and indeed they are similar but different kind of music... it took 2-3 years for me to start getting about the pop music (again.. i'm not a good pianist)... as stated by ...


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The key qualification is a very analytical ear and a well-established idea of the score (with lots of experience under one's belt, one will be able to work with less preparation, but it takes a long time before that). To work with a large number of individuals with different problems, it is very important to hear what stuff does not work properly, find ...


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The conductor's job is to analyze the piece and figure out, to a very minute detail, how it should be played. He then has to communicate that in rehearsal through words and physicality (conducting patterns and gestures). The difficulty is in coming up with a good analysis, having a sharp ear to hear what the ensemble is doing, and being able to communicate ...


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Good conductors are good leaders. They know the score and how it's supposed to sound. They need to be able give constructive criticism to each and every musician. They also need to be confident and good analyzers of both the score and the players and the sound being produced.



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