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Jul
12
comment How important is to reach the bottom limit of the key when pressed?
It's more about whatever works for you, given what your piano can do. If you can play pianissimo by pressing the key just until the escapement flings the hammer, you will be using less motion in your fingers and you can play faster. I don't have that much finger control.
Jul
10
answered How important is to reach the bottom limit of the key when pressed?
Jul
6
comment Should pedals be used when playing classical piano music?
@BobRodes: The piano of Beethoven's time had a pretty good sustain, not all that much shorter than a modern piano. You can play 3 of them at the Frederick Collection in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. It appears that Beethoven liked the effect of all the notes sustaining. He compared it to the sound of a voice in a very reverberant vault.
Jun
30
answered Count on beat 2 and 4
Jun
29
answered Piano scale and arpeggio fingering technique: Thumb Under vs Thumb Over methods
Jun
26
comment Piano scale and arpeggio fingering technique: Thumb Under vs Thumb Over methods
How do you play legato with TO?
Jun
23
comment Why must the final bar complete the anacrusis?
Counterexample: Beethoven Symphony number 5, third movement. The movement ends with a transition to the finale, and the last measure of this transition has the full three beats. The finale begins on beat 1 and the last measure is a full measure. There is just no place where the beat could be left out.
Jun
8
answered In Pythagorean tuning, what's the frequency of the tonic of each key?
May
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May
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May
6
comment How does a piano go out of tune?
Iron bars were added in the early 19th century, and the full cast-iron frame was invented in the 1830's. Except for historical reproductions, all pianos made after about 1860 have cast iron frames. Even so, string tension is so high that it distorts the frame a tiny bit. If you lower the pitch of most of the strings, the remaining strings will go sharp and may even break.
May
6
comment How does a piano go out of tune?
A piano that has been played hard for years but never maintained will have very hard hammers, and thumbtacks create a very similar sound, as BobRodes says.
May
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May
6
answered How does a piano go out of tune?
Apr
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Apr
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revised what is the difference between writing and pronouncing of notes?
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Apr
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answered what is the difference between writing and pronouncing of notes?
Mar
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comment How much can transposing a song by a half step or a whole step help a vocalist?
I accompanied a singer singing "O Holy Night" at a Christmas service. At rehearsal it was clear that the high note was just out of his range. I took it down only one-half step and it made all the difference in the world!
Feb
25
comment Beatles - Because: Chord progression
Unexpected like finding a Jalapeño pepper in your hot fudge sundae, but not unexpected to someone who eats chicken with Mexican chocolate mole sauce on top.