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comment Which source for Scarlatti K208? Can I mix and match versions?
And with music from Scarlatti's time, you were expected to improvise a bit when you performed a written piece. Although, today, the questions of how to improvise and how much are the subjects of endless debate.
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comment Which source for Scarlatti K208? Can I mix and match versions?
OK, so the point is that this is a certain published edition of a very old composition, and the editor of this edition has chosen to include notes about how different historical editions of this piece of music, over the centuries, contained alternate notes in different passages. You, the performer, have to decide which way you want to play it when there are alternatives presented. Have I got that right?
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comment I have Finale and I am having trouble
Have you read the Finale owners' manual? It contains a section on how to set it up for transcribing what you play.
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comment Is there a proper way to train the ears?
"Ear Training" is a subject taught in music schools and universities. It is usually taught as a component of music theory in a 2-year curriculum. There are textbooks and lesson plans and software programs for ear training.
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comment Why is Hendrix's tuning at Woodstock in between Eb and E?
What makes you think that when the band went on stage that they were concerned about being exactly in tune according to some external standard? As long as they were in tune with each other, they did not care about anything else. It is the same with all bands everywhere, all the time. Furthermore in the 1960s there were no tuning devices for use in live performance other than a metal tuning fork and the performers' ears.
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comment I have Finale and I am having trouble
The Finale company has a user support forum. You should post your questions there. There are many experts there that could help you. forum.makemusic.com
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comment How can I produce any melody on my guitar as effortlessly as I do with my voice?
Practice, practice, practice. First "hear" the melody inside your head. Then sing the melody out loud. Then sing along with the melody as you are picking each note on the guitar. Listen to jazz guitarist George Benson and rock bassist Oteil Burbridge -- they do this all the time.