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Jim did an excellent job of describing how to hear intervals and melodies. There are a couple other aspects of music that can really help you to be a better performer and listener, if you get used to looking for them. When I'm transcribing or learning a piece, I try to listen first broadly, then in more detail. How much time I spend listening at each ...


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First of all: This will take time! Don't worry or give up too quickly! It is possible to learn - but it will take time! Training your ear like this usually works best with a teacher or someone you can pair up with. This way you can practice together or a teacher can give you advise. Fortunately there are also free tools on the internet to train your ear. ...


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No, there is no general convention, or international standard, or anything remotely like that. Even manufacturers that publish charts of how their pieces compare to other brands don't always agree with others. The problem is, every maker seems to measure things in slightly different places. For example, cup size can be measured at the very first start of the ...


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Another key reason for tonal variation between the two is the mouthpiece design. Although a typical true cornet mouthpiece is generally deeper and more funnel shaped than a modern trumpet mouthpiece, it is less so than a typical flugel piece. Other factors include bell size, the way the bell flares earlier and faster on a flugel than a cornet, the way the ...



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