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Jun
2
comment Why do these progressions sound good?
Their instruments were tuned differently, which is why C-E-G sounded horrible whereas it doesn't in more modern tunings. It's not just psychology, there was also a physical reason.
Jun
2
answered What online resources should I use to learn harmony and musical analysis?
May
31
comment Appreciating the music of J. S. Bach
I find it much more mechanical on harpsichord to be frank. The piano allows for much more dynamics than a harpsichord can.
May
31
comment Playing the “fail” sound effect on a guitar?
I toyed a bit around and I find a descent in tritones to sound quite "fail". For instance <Eb A> <D Ab> <Db G>.
May
30
comment What's the difference between “modal music” and “tonal music”?
What substitutes for common-practice functional harmony in modal music? And how different are ancient modal music, church modal music and modern modal music from each other?
May
30
comment What online resources should I use to learn harmony and musical analysis?
Here's a related question. It seems IMSLP has many freely available treatises on harmony.
May
29
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May
25
comment Appreciating the music of J. S. Bach
Why the downvote? I think this is an interesting question.
Apr
30
comment Where can I find one-handed piano pieces?
For instance.
Apr
30
comment Where can I find one-handed piano pieces?
Maybe you are not relaxed enough when you sit at the piano to play. Or you play for too long and strain yourself unconsciously. Anyway, add your level in the OP so that people have an idea as to what they can advise you. Also, try a search because I think someone had a similar question.
Apr
30
comment Where can I find one-handed piano pieces?
Really, you must have very poor technique if you had an injury while playing piano. Do you learn with a teacher or on your own? Concerning your request for left hand pieces, what's your level?
Apr
27
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Mar
24
comment What exactly does a 3 mean over a quarter note and an 8th note?
That's right. A way to train it is to subdivide the time in 6 parts. The triplet notes take 2 beats each, the ordinary eight notes take 3 each.
Mar
24
answered What exactly does a 3 mean over a quarter note and an 8th note?
Feb
24
comment Lead sheets / fake sheets without score
I'm sure lilypond could be tweaked sufficiently to get this kind of chord charts.
Nov
24
answered The same note on two staves
Oct
28
comment Why is it so hard to count beats and play at the same time?
Have you tried slowing down the pace extremely? It's pretty normal that you are having trouble as a beginner. I had a lot of trouble myself. I remember the teacher asking me why I was fighting with the metronome. :D The only trick is to play really slowly. Hands separate first. Make sure you know both hands separately. You should be able to play them blindfolded even.
Oct
16
answered How do you know what hand positions to use in a song you have never played before?
Sep
21
answered What happens when I start to get music “down” to the point where I can play it fluently?
Sep
21
comment How to select a key-signature for a song
I think reading 6 sharps is pretty easy, think about it this way: only one note does not have a sharp. It's precisely the keys which have 3 or 4 sharps/flats I find most difficult. Especially minor keys which get extra alterations. Also agreed with Matthew about E Major being relatively easy to play on the keyboard as compared to C Major for instance. Though that would also depend on the intrinsic difficulty of the piece.