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comment Perfect pitch and tuning forks
It might be worth clearly demonstrating that you are tuning though. By analogy, when you take a driving test, you make big head movements every time you look in the mirror. "Wouldn't it be more impressive to look in the mirror just with small eye movements?" -- maybe, but the tester needs to know for sure you're looking.
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comment Perfect pitch and tuning forks
Nobody at an audition should care how you tune your instrument, as long it actually is in tune.
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comment Which diploma, ATCL or dipABRSM
music.stackexchange.com/questions/5215/instrument-grade-exams - the grade system is widely recognised in many countries. Not including, apparently, the USA. Where they are recognised, they are so endemic to formal music education (as opposed to the no-sheet-music kind) that we find it hard to imagine having to explain.
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comment What is the proper technique for a glissando on piano?
I see tips suggesting using the back of the hand, using the nail. The thumbnail for downward runs, a fingernail for upward runs (right hand).
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comment Finding the “Starting point” when creating a composition or score
Yeah, there's no "one true way", even for the same composer on different compositions. One day you might start with a hook, another day a bassline, another day a melody; sometimes people wake up with a fully formed song in their head!
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comment Memorising the fretboard when using dropped tunings?
If you've no bandmates, you can call notes whatever you like!
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answered Memorising the fretboard when using dropped tunings?