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Apr
28
comment Why do people sometimes write notes as E♯ or C♭?
@supercat Yes. Intervals are a measure of distance, not direction, but if you were describing a melody, then you would still call it an upward third since it goes from a B to a D.
Apr
28
comment Why do people sometimes write notes as E♯ or C♭?
@200_success (Dom, he wrote Cx - Ebb.) Yup, that would be considered a triple-diminished third.
Apr
28
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Apr
28
comment Why do people sometimes write notes as E♯ or C♭?
@TungD.Nguyen I don't know many beginners playing atonal music. If the music is tonal, beginners should be reading correct notation. Granted; most beginners aren't playing in keys with Cb, Fb, etc., but it's not a choice about what notes are easier to read, it's about which note is the correct scale degree.
Apr
28
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Apr
28
answered Why do people sometimes write notes as E♯ or C♭?
Apr
27
comment Is there a note that stays the same?
The whole point of a scale is that it is a sequence of intervals of varying size. With the exception of the chromatic scale, you can shift (transpose) any other scale so that one of the "empty spaces" is over any note.
Apr
27
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26
comment How can I prevent clipping when using a microphone with a tube amp into a PA?
Well, maybe you can help them find the gain knob on the mixer
Apr
26
answered How can I prevent clipping when using a microphone with a tube amp into a PA?
Apr
25
comment Can I use Keyboard amps for live monitoring?
@MattPutnam Now, I didn't say anything about the master volume :-P
Apr
24
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24
answered Can I use Keyboard amps for live monitoring?
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answered What does “gliss 2x” mean here?
Mar
21
comment How do I to calculate note's frequency using no intervals?
The answer to your question as written is "No, it's not possible." This is because a pitch->frequency conversion actually requires a second argument that defines the tuning system in use. When you omit this, we assume that the tuning system will be 12-tone equal temperament at A=440Hz, and so this information must be embedded in your formula as constants.
Mar
21
comment How do I to calculate note's frequency using no intervals?
I can write you a JavaScript function that takes an absolute pitch and outputs a frequency. It should be obvious how to do this from the information already here. But any reasonable solution would make use of subtraction arithmetic from constant values. It is unclear what your constraint is--is this some kind of programming riddle?
Mar
21
comment How do I to calculate note's frequency using no intervals?
I do think this is an XY problem, frankly. What are you trying to accomplish by answering this question? Are you just having trouble translating note names into numeric values?
Mar
21
comment How do I to calculate note's frequency using no intervals?
My function doesn't have a 'number of semitones' argument. It just takes a given pitch. You MUST, as part of the formula/function, find the difference of that pitch from A4 in order to complete the calculation.