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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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reviewed Approve Software that allows playing in different temperaments
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reviewed Reject English Horn Etymology
May
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reviewed No Action Needed Home recording!
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reviewed Reviewed Reason Propellerhead, to set a fixed velocity for keyboard midi input, while recording
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reviewed Reviewed Dissonances and harmony
May
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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.
May
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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.
May
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comment Why does a clarinet behaves like a closed pipe?
I believe you have some incorrect assumptions here -- the closed/open pipe phenomenon is readily demonstrated with boomwhackers, but does not apply here since all of the mentioned reed instruments are closed at one end and open at the other. The difference in register key interval has only to do with the location of the vent created by the register key.
May
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comment Macbook pro to piano with MIDI problem
This is almost certainly not a problem with your Mac. You've left out some important information, which is how you are connecting the YDP-161 to your Mac. The YDP-161 doesn't have a USB port and the Mac doesn't have a MIDI input, so you must be using some kind of interface between the two. This is the first thing you need to troubleshoot, and so far it is unclear what you are using.
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answered How do I play this part in 'Portrait of Tracy'?
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comment How do I play this part in 'Portrait of Tracy'?
Is that a typo where it says "2nd fret of the H string"?