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comment Singing the words to one song along with the music for another - what is this called?
Belongs on th Music Fans site?
May
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comment Is there music available for a c1780 square piano with 5 octaves F to F
Up until about 1820, all pianos had five octaves. Harpsichords from before this period had about 4-1/2 octaves. Thus, virtually every piece of keyboard music written before about 1820 -- Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Bach, Couperin, Scarlatti, etc. can be played on such an instrument.
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revised Why won't my new guitar play in tune?
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comment Can someone clarify the range of orchestral strings?
Actually what is more common with modern orchestral upright basses is for a 4-string instrument with a low C extension mechanism on the low E string, enabling playing two whole steps lower. But this is not yet considered a standard part of the bass' range.
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answered Can someone clarify the range of orchestral strings?
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comment Best way to practice being in key for new violin players
How about playing along with a recording of a piano accompaniment, etc.? That way you can compare your intonation to the recording and make sure you are in tune.
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answered Acoustic guitar's bridge had come off while tuning
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comment What does it mean to play a note for half a second?
Your car travels at 60 miles per hour. You drive it for 1/2 of one hour. Do you mean to tell me that the car has not traveled any distance at all, because it failed to travel for a full hour? Of course not. Your car has traveled 30 miles. Similarly, your note vibrates at the rate of 440 vibrations per second. You play the note for 1/2 second. Do you mean to tell me that your note made no sound? Of course not. Your note made a sound for 0.5 seconds. I think your problem is that you do not understand maths.
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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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