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comment Why Is Just Intonation Impractical?
Wendy Carlos had a computer-based synthesis system that allowed rapid updating of the tuning tables. She wrote and recorded many pieces in just intonation. With this system she could start in C major just intonation and suddenly modulate to F major just intonation by adjusting the pitches. She could go around the circle of fifths in just intonation! The results can be heard on her 1986 release "Beauty in the Beast". (Yes, it's really a spiral of fifths; the C you end up on is not quite the C you started on.)
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answered German abbreviations for instrument names in score markings (Wagner - Tannhauser)
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answered Where do musicians draw their melodies from?
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answered Piano Maintenance
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answered Acoustic considerations for positioning an upright piano against the wall?
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comment strange fingering in moonlight sonata
Cue the discussion of the composer's pedal instructions....
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comment What is this beat and why is it so popular
It makes me think of "Twelfth Street Rag" by Euday Bowman.
Apr
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comment Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
You can remove the mouthpiece and play into it and get all the notes and everything in between, even if it's not a very nice sound, and you are buzzing with the lips. I played the tuba, not the trumpet, and it was a long time ago, but one of the first things I noticed was that I could think of it either as the instrument producing the note and the lips providing a "setting" as to which note, and jumping from one note to the next when tightening them, or the lips producing the note and the instrument amplifying it and cleaning up the tone.
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answered Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
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answered Orchestration and painting evenly over the spectrum
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answered Notation on Schubert's Op.94, D760, piece 6
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comment Am I able to repair the pegs on my violin?
Get some Peg Dope.
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answered Do competent violinists avoid open strings?
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answered What value does practicing without paying attention to what you do have?