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"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong."

-- Bertrand Russell


May
31
answered Are there any classification systems that categorize music by mood?
May
28
comment How do I find the accompaigning low-pitch note when playing fingerstyle?
You mean you want to learn harmony?
May
27
revised How can I learn Cuban/AfroCuban and Latin Jazz piano?
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May
27
answered How can I learn Cuban/AfroCuban and Latin Jazz piano?
May
26
comment Is reading notes without an instrument a good way to practice?
Ideally, you should also imagine yourself hitting the correct keys on the piano and hear what it sounds like in your head without your piano. Of course, this can only be achieved after much practice.
May
26
comment What's so special about minor and major scales?
The problem with this is that the modal system predates the tonal system. So, at some point in history, modal systems were considered more natural than tonal ones. When you go to other societies where music developed in a different way from the West, you'll see that they also lean towards modal systems. The key I think is the development in the West of polyphony. Polyphony is the main reason why the tonal system imposed itself in the West, although I don't know all the details.
May
23
accepted Prokofiev's style
May
22
comment How do you get into “deep practice” mode?
And this Daniel Coyle guy doesn't explain it in his book? So what is he talking about really?
May
18
revised How can a classical pianist learn jazz piano?
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May
18
answered How can a classical pianist learn jazz piano?
May
18
answered Are there any compositions for piano that are impossible to play without a full-range keyboard?
May
18
comment Looking for a 'Danse Macabre' baroque antecedent
There's a new feature on IMSLP allowing searches by melody.
May
18
comment Capitalization of key names (C Minor vs. c minor)
I thought the point of using C and c was to let go of the description Major/minor altogether. But it seems not.
May
17
comment Prokofiev's style
Hello @Rein Henrichs, I think you better change the link to this one, for the one you have given only contains the introduction and first chapter. And maybe you want to add a link to this as well, which contains an analysis of Prokofiev's piano pieces.
May
17
comment Prokofiev's style
A link to a dissertation, very good!
May
16
comment How useful is a metronome for playing the piano?
Certainly, but also pieces with 3 against 2 rythms (or 3 against 4) for instance. I break up to a common denominator so that I can play them exactly and progressively speed up until I get the feel for it. Once I have it, I don't need the metronome anymore.
May
15
comment Looking for a 'Danse Macabre' baroque antecedent
Could it be that you just heard the Dies Irae?
May
15
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May
15
answered How useful is a metronome for playing the piano?
May
15
comment Looking for a 'Danse Macabre' baroque antecedent
I think it's a valid musicological question: what is the musical history behind the "Danse Macabre" and what are examples of compositions with this theme. In particular the baroque ones.