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Looks to me like the player is interspersing conventionally bowed notes with left-hand pizzicato notes. This is similar to the pull-off (ligado) technique on guitar, but has a quite different sound. I only watched the clip once, but it appears that the passages that combine bowed and L.H. pizzicato are executed as follows: a note is fingered with the little ...


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You played piano for a fairly extensive length of time, and reached a fairly high level of playing (Inventions aren't the easiest thing to play), so you would probably jump back into it fairly quickly. The muscle memory from playing never completely disappears, so with consistent (and productive) practice, you could easily reach the skill level you were at, ...


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Techniques to follow for a proper singing: Firstly, you should be able to put 2-3 fingers inside of your mouth when you sing vowels. Drop your jaw much more than you do in your daily conversation. Open your mouth much wider while you sing and shape it like an 'O', lest the sound gets trapped while you sing. To practice dropping the jaw - Massage all the ...


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It's a combination of spiccato bowing (bouncing the bow off the strings) alternating with left-hand pizzicato. Of course the real Paganini did this sort of party trick having slashed three of the violin strings with a knife, and then holding the violin upside down, if some of the stories about him are to be believed. ...


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"Head voice" refers to any singing where the singer 'feels' resonance in the head/cheek area, or alternately refers to high notes that sound strong (even falsetto). In other words it's a vague and confusing term. "Chest voice" similarly refers to singing where resonance can be felt in the chest (e.g. if you place your hand over your chest and sing). It has ...


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I would say there is not a direct relationship between the notes chosen for the melody and the strumming pattern that would be most appropriate for the song. They are two completely different elements of the music and are chosen by the composer independently. The rhythm and choice of notes used in the song or musical piece are but two of the many elements ...


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Counterpoint is the relationship between voices that are harmonically dependent, yet are independent in other aspects like in rhythm and shape. Counterpoint is only really observed in pieces that have multiple independent melodies or in other words polyphonic in nature. The example you are talking about is homophonic or consists of a distinct melody and ...


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It's hard to say for your specific case, but it only took me about six months to get back to where I was when I went back to classical piano, and I didn't have a teacher when I came back to it, and I had a longer break. I think you'll find the skills come back very fast, but not the stamina. So you have to hold back and slowly build up how long you play ...


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Weak head voice is a common problem for many singers, but it's definitely something that can be circumvented. Usually, beginners find there's a "weakening" in the head range. A weaker head voice also comes from fear or reluctance. There are ways you can strengthen your head voice... Head Voice Techniques: To work on head voice, the first advice is to ...


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The opening section of Spanish Dance No 3, by Granados, I think provides a clear example of non-contrapuntal music. Notice how each of the different voices move in the same contour and the same rhythm. It's probably my least favourite of the 12 dances, but it's one you never forget because it is so rigid.


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From my own experience (I've been separated from the piano for 5 years), you'll need one or two months to fully recover. That is something which has stayed in your brain and muscles. As Czerny said : "One should never have to relearn (technique, especially, EdN) what he already had". Now, I'd say it's even better to step away, from times to times, and ...


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Considering your prior level (Inventions, Fur Elise, etc.), prior amount of practice per week (3 hours), amount of time off (4 years), and current age (17?), you should not have any difficulty picking right back up almost within the first month, maybe even 1-2 weeks. Find a good teacher, listen to that teacher, and enjoy. I promise you that what you're doing ...


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Here are the main reasons why legato fingering is advised: There are many times when a note (or notes) is sustained through a pedal change. Sometimes this happens during a harmonic change in the underlying notes, while the melodic note must sustain through to the new harmony. The sustained note can be anywhere, but usually in the melodic and bass lines. ...


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A good example of the G/B chord which illustrates why it matters which note is in the bass is the main progression/riff from "Blue on Black" by Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The riff starts on a D chord with the bass note moving briefly down to C and then back to D. The next chord is introduced by a "walk" up the A string, playing the notes A, B, C to finally form ...



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