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I think you have a slight misconception of how a feeling of rest is given in music. Yes baroque music did have the tendency to just go on but that does not mean it could not have places of rest. The effect of rest or pause can be given by just the use of a longer note value. If you have a piece in 3/4 time and it is mostly quavers and crotchet the use of a ...


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Moto Perpetuo or Perpetuum mobile. Per the Wikipedia: literally meaning "perpetual motion", has two distinct meanings: pieces of music, or parts of pieces, characterised by a continuous steady stream of notes, usually at a rapid tempo, or whole pieces, or large parts of pieces, which are to be played repeatedly, often an indefinite number of times.


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"Instrument noise" would be the term to use I think. The German term, by the way, would be "Nebengeräusche" (literally "secondary sounds") which is less easily confused with "music as such". This distinction may be important in cases like "Jericho" where the walls fell down due to the "main sound" of the instruments according to the biblical story. ...


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The answer, and I am serious, is "noise". "Noise" is defined as sounds that do not create a repeating oscillating waveform, which is to say that they do not produce a pitch. All instruments have components of their sound that are types of noise. Many percussion instruments, including drums, produce more noise than waveforms with pitch, but percussion ...


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I have no idea what "cut." would be an abbreviation for but "S.D." most likely means "snare drum". See this very similar question: What does Opt. S.D. mean?


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I can only imagine that the sign is like D$, (del segno) which means go to the place where $ is shown, and play from there. Sometimes it's just DS with the $ at the beginning of where to go next. A pic would help.


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Blue Man Group has used custom-built percussion instruments of this type for years. You can research how Blue Man Group has invented and made use of these instruments. I do not know if they have specifically named some of them. I found this Do-It-Yourself Guide to PVC Instruments page, with links to many other pages, at the website of the Zzounds music ...


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PVC marimba is the term I'm most familiar with for that type of instrument. It's better than the generic "PVC instrument", since it specifies that it's meant to be played percussively (and not a PVC wind instrument).


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Based on your description, I too thought like Tim that you were referring to glissando but listening to the recording, I think these are simply arpeggios on the left hand while the right hand is simply repeating two notes. The right hand shouldn't present much challenge here, so you just need to practice your arpeggios. One way to practice them is to play ...


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Perfect intervals are called that because there is a purity to there sound that is not present in the other intervals. Second intervals have a distinct dissonant quality to them that is really very different to the perfect intervals. This idea is most evident when you hear a modulation pedal in effect. Listen to the seconds it has a distinct uneasy quality ...


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Music theory is an evaluation. The ratio's (the nomenclature of the intervals) were developed by Pythagoras with his string. Perfect are only three unison/octave, fifth, and fourth. That is due to ratios. The more the ratios are dessonsonant they stop from getting the nomenclature of a perfect.


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The minor intervals are not minor because they are found in the minor scale and the same goes for major intervals. The intervals are concepts based on the distance between two notes based on letter name and absolute distance in semitones. It should also be noted that the term major and minor is used a lot in music and when applied to interval major means ...


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"Suite" is a traditional name for a collection of pieces, each in a different dance style. Bach used Allamande, Bouree, Minuet.... It's also often used for a concert selection of excerpts from a ballet e.g. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake Suite. Whether there is an appreciable pause between sections is unimportant, the point is that there ARE clearly-defined ...


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The presumption is that a pitched sound consists of partials that have frequencies that are integer multiples of the fundamental frequency, so that a note with fundamental frequency f (e.g. 100Hz) has partials at f, 2f, 3f (100, 200, 300 Hz) and so on - or in terms of ratios, 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and so on. It's these ratios that the deviation is from in an ...


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The article or book you are asking about is talking about pianos because of the stiffness of the strings and how that makes the piano behave different from how idealized physics says it should behave. The partials of notes created by most musical instruments have integer ratios to the fundamental frequency of the note. For instance, the third partial of a ...


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Well - the term "Stunt Guitarist" could be used to describe guitarist who can be seen live or in many YouTube video's doing things like playing the guitar behind their back, with their toes, using finger tapping to play both necks of a double neck at the same time and using their guitar as a drum while playing it as a guitar at the same time. Playing ...



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