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Dec
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comment How to give classes on improvisation
Awesome. This is the kind of ideas I was hoping for. I will definitely use lots of these in the course. Hopefully I won't forget commenting here how it went.
Dec
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comment Finnish metal vs Swedish metal
The swedes abhor keyboards? How about the first albums by Pain of Salvation? How about all the wonderful Progressive Metal coming from Sweden?
Dec
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comment How to give classes on improvisation
I disagree that improvisation is all about producing melodies. Improvising accompaniments is also an important part. And if you take Debussy, who composed a lot of his pieces based on improvisations, you'll see that it's possible to improvise beautiful music without melody. Otherwise, yes, good point, we should analyse improvisations and build on that.
Dec
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comment How to give classes on improvisation
@MatthewRead, indeed. Maybe we can collect answers in a Community Wiki style.
Dec
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comment How to give classes on improvisation
@luserdroog, thanks a lot, I already have some song material to improvise over. I'd prefer modal jazz without scale changes for absolute beginners, because in the C-Jam Blues they'll often play E in the F7 part. But I'd be interested whether you think that blues would still be fun to play on violins.
Dec
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comment How to give classes on improvisation
@jjmusicnotes, that's the kind of ideas I'm hoping for, care to write an answer?
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reviewed No Action Needed Why isn't D the “most central” note?
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comment Is it easier to play “softly” on a grand piano?
That's being done with the middle pedal in many modern uprights. It's called a practice rail or practice pedal (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Practice_Rail)
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comment Is it easier to play “softly” on a grand piano?
@ysdx, I think this is a thing seen on older uprights with a different action mechanism (dampers above hammers). Mine is 120 years old and behaves as described by ysdx. However, I've never seen a modern upright with that mechanism.
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comment Linux compatibility with CoreMIDI network protocol?
What do you exactly mean by Linux implementation? Do you want to connect your iPad to a Linux machine? Have a look at jackaudio.org. All proper production music software on Linux goes with JACK. It supports CoreMidi somehow, so maybe it works.