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comment Are there any plain nylon bass strings for classical guitar?
Flat-wound? No. But I like the D'Addario EXP round-wound coated strings, which are designed to last longer because the polymer coating keeps the dirt and oils from the fingers from getting to the metal windings. As a side-benefit, they are less "squeaky". goo.gl/jFrboM
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comment Why are time signatures needed?
It is often said by a rock music arranger trying to get symphony orchestra players to accompany a rock band: "You can notate the notes in sheet music, but you cannot notate the feel." Playing the feel of a phrase depends on the time signature together with knowing the correct style of a piece of music and which beats to emphasize, push or pull, which notes to play full value and which to shorten slightly, and the precise points at which musicians should breathe, in unison or staggered. These things can never be derived, totally, by just looking at the duration of each of the notes.
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comment Why are time signatures needed?
I stand by my answer. I am making the essential distinction between the notation of the notes' values on the one hand and the phrasing or feel of a measure or passage or phrase on the other. This distinction is subtle yet vital to musicianship, but a difficult concept to explain to a beginner. And as for a large ensemble playing in rhythmic unison with a certain feel, it does indeed happen all the time, but it takes experienced musicians and a conductor to do it correctly.