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Apr
29
comment What is distinctive about the Hammond B3 organ?
It's not quite true that nobody played jazz or blues on the pipe organ. Here is Fats Waller in 1927: youtu.be/uJ4ZV1MTOGU Later, Waller enjoyed playing the Hammond organ.
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Mar
22
answered What factors should be considered when planning a recital program
Mar
12
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
Beethoven is said to have played it at quarter note = 60. At that tempo it becomes a funeral march, 30 bps. There is a similar passage in Don Giovanni at about that tempo.
Mar
11
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
Look at an Urtext of Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata and you'll see that it is really in 2/2 time -- the time signature is a C with a vertical line through it. (Don't trust the von Bulow edition.) It has two beats per measure -- two very slow beats, each with 6 triplets.
Feb
8
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
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answered Help for the first time keyboard player in a band
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Dec
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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
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answered Are there more violin music similar to “Canon in D”?