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comment C Melody Saxophone
Thanks for editing -- that's better.
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comment C Melody Saxophone
Hi Jacob, This question seems to be more about transposing instruments than it is about the C melody sax specifically. Have you seen this question? music.stackexchange.com/questions/7225/… It goes into this topic in detail. Let me know if that's what you were looking for, and I'll close this as a duplicate.
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comment Collective word for sharps and flats in the key signature
@11684 It's ultimately up to the editor's style decision, though. I hear you, but "requires" isn't accurate since no one interpreting a score is going to treat a new key signature as anything other than superseding the old one.
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comment who were the first known people to play a reed instrument
Whatever dudes; 42,000-year-old bone flutes from the upper Paleolithic are freaking cool and worth talking about. Gimme dem downvotes
Jun
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comment who were the first known people to play a reed instrument
@guidot I wasn't talking about the pan flute at all -- from a physical perspective, the flute is considered a reed instrument (by the professionals that play it, at least) because it requires splitting an airstream with a sharp edge. Strictly speaking it's not in the Hornbostel-Sachs 422 classification, but the physical mechanism is fundamentally the same.
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comment Whole bar rest in 6/8 time?
@Paul That's not quite correct -- multi-bar rests are a thing, but they will have a different symbol, not a semibreve. Also Tim, any time signature (including 4/2, or 6/2, or 8/2) can use a semibreve in the middle of the bar to indicate a full bar rest.
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comment Why does a clarinet behaves like a closed pipe?
+1, but an important note of clarity is that the main point asked about in the question is about the harmonics for each type--and that both the conical and open-cylindrical instruments are similar in that regard (with only the closed-cylindrical instruments, like clarinet, behaving very differently).
May
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comment Why does a clarinet behaves like a closed pipe?
I did some additional reading on this and I think I understand--the difference in behavior you're asking about is all to do with harmonics, yes? It would be good to include a reference at the top of the question to the known differences and definitions between closed and open pipes--clarity like that always helps get better answers. The first paragraph is still a little confusing to me, particularly the "pierced pipe" bit. Actually, I'm more curious now as to why oboes and saxophones don't behave like the "closed pipe" clarinet, in contrast to the open-pipe flute.
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comment Why does a clarinet behaves like a closed pipe?
It's just very unclear from your question what you mean by a closed or open pipe, and what characteristics they are expected to have. All keyed reed instruments that I am familiar with (flute, clarinet, saxophone) operate by changing the length of the tube by way of closing and opening keys, and changing register by venting the tube near a desired harmonic node. There are differences as you have noted in the harmonic profile of the clarinet, but it's unclear why that is expected to be dependent upon the tube-ness of the instrument and not other aspects of its construction.