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Nov
17
comment What are some examples influences from external cultures on the development of Western classical music?
yes really. otherwise conflicting answers result. not good. suggestions for how to split q: 2nd paragraph of post mentions 'Spain' but title mentions 'external culture' -> ask about specific country / geography & contextualize /w something like 'when was Spanish music culture considered external to European music culture?' First paragraph is about theory. split that into questions about specific theoretical aspects e.g. rhythmic or pitch structures. '1.' is about dances and '2.' is about instruments -> split those into questions about specific practices / artifacts etc. to get @ diff times.
Sep
27
comment What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
Thanks @slim for edit. There indeed seems to me to be a correlation of pink color and lower pricing for student violins but I do not know the cause and effect involved.
Sep
26
comment What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
@Babu, next time you see google links used in answers, instead of a knee jerking reaction of down vote, click through at least one to see why google links are used.
Sep
25
comment Logical way to learn movable scales on guitar?
what is your opinion or experience of music.stackexchange.com/questions/3136/… ?
Sep
25
comment Do music theory books differ per instrument?
ISBN:0634016350 google.com/…
Sep
19
comment What's the difference between a G♭ and an F#?
Actually, to make them sound more 'in tune' harmonically (i.e. sounding at the same time with pitches of other names), G♭ CAN BE higher than F♯ : look for them near the lower left or lower right corners of this diagram en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Archicembalo_en_Cents.jpg "f# 579" below "♭G 620" in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archicembalo
Sep
19
comment How do I begin finally making music on the piano?
please consider replacing the title 'How do I begin finally making music on the piano?' with something that summarizes 'I wish I could just sit and play something I hear clearly in my head, but I just can't. Any advice on how to make this happen?'. Thanks.
Sep
18
comment Tuning the Ouds
Thanks to your info, I find it much easier to locate more info about the instrument on the web. شكرا
Sep
18
comment Is there a mandolin-like instrument with guitar-like tone and range?
'nothing like'? subjective evaluation of similarity in tone can be affected by context too. please try listening to some works played by the Singapore Ruan Xian Chamber Ensemble on youtube e.g. youtube.com/watch?v=xvn3PCatV7g youtube.com/watch?v=yZkUzL94_4o etc.
Sep
17
comment Beginning “adult” piano for musicians
do you have absolute pitch? do you use solfeggio in your rehearsals? how often do you do scales and appeggios on piano (i.e. stuff that are mainly for getting your body move in a certain way, with little [if any] musical food-for-thoughts)? how you go about improving your piano playing depends on these (and other) factors, so please state them.
Sep
17
comment Is there any real-world difference between time signatures such as 4/4 and 8/8?
yes, there is indeed a readable way to write that: see greschak.com/notation/finale/iwbni/fs179.htm