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Feb
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comment Is there any evidence that JS Bach, A Vivaldi and J Handel had perfect pitch?
Pitch is very important to a singer. Whether the singer had absolute pitch or not, she would quickly learn which towns to avoid because of the difficulty of reaching the high notes.
Jan
25
comment Is it possible to have “Perfect Tempo”
"Solo piano piece" ... that sounds right. Compare a solo piano piece to an orchestrated version of the same piece, or an orchestral piece to a piano transcription of it, and the performance of the piano version is almost always much more flexible in tempo.
Jan
24
comment Is it possible to have “Perfect Tempo”
There are plenty of pieces meant to be played exactly at a single tempo. Every parade march, for example. Judging from historic recordings I would say most dances, jazz pieces, ragtime, boogie-woogie and rock-and-roll.
Jan
11
answered Help for the first time keyboard player in a band
Dec
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Dec
11
comment How fast should I set the metronome for agitato?
Whatever speed works best.
Dec
6
answered How fast should I set the metronome for agitato?
Nov
28
comment Is it possible to have “Perfect Tempo”
Do you have an electric alarm clock? Most likely it beeps at 60 beeps per minute. Can you think of the sound right now?
Nov
25
answered Is it possible to have “Perfect Tempo”
Nov
15
comment The Greg Kurstin ethereal breathy vocal effect
You mean like Julie London in 1964? That's not production or mixing. That's a vocal technique. youtube.com/watch?v=DXg6UB9Qk0o
Nov
11
answered Is there a lightweight keyboard piano that doesn't require any energy supply?
Nov
4
answered Are there more violin music similar to “Canon in D”?
Sep
23
comment What is the name of this musical symbol (squiggly line)?
And here's the greatest fall of all time, from a song that has plenty of them: youtu.be/9OPc7MRm4Y8?t=2m28s
Sep
6
answered Wondering about taking up violin as a third instrument
Aug
26
comment Are short fingers detrimental to becoming a pianist?
Thanks to anonymous reviewer for the correction: Josef Hofmann, not the other Josef.
Aug
26
revised Are short fingers detrimental to becoming a pianist?
Thanks to anonymous reviewer for the correction: Josef Hofmann, not the other Josef.
Aug
17
comment How are note durations named in the British system?
The OED does only give English examples, being interested in when a word crossed over from French or Latin or German into English, not when it first appeared in the original language. "Maxima" and "minim" no doubt have a long history in Latin, probably going back to the earliest mensural notation. "Crotchet" and "quaver" sound English to me.
Aug
16
comment How are note durations named in the British system?
It appears that "semi" was all there was for more than a hundred years until someone added "demi", and I don't know how many years went by before "hemi" appeared. See the citations in my long answer. If my language knowledge is correct, "semi" is Latin, "demi" is French and "hemi" is Greek. Examples: semicircle, demitasse, hemisphere.