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I like music and computers. 


Apr
10
comment Is it possible to programmatically generate Parson's code from a sound file?
@RolandBouman I would have said that of the three file types you mentioned, only the WAV is a sound file. MusicXML and MIDI don't contain waveform data, i.e. sound. For the purposes of this question, as long as the file is indeed a sound file, (Mp3, aac, aiff, etc.) the encoding is irrelevant.
Apr
9
answered Is it possible to programmatically generate Parson's code from a sound file?
Apr
9
revised Is it possible to programmatically generate Parson's code from a sound file?
improved title so no longer software-rec
Apr
6
comment Can anyone achieve absolute pitch?
I'd suggest the reason for prodigious rarity is that not a lot of people are willing to put in the work! And it's worth noting that the people you mention as being truly anomalous both attained a high level of skill and caused an artistic paradigm shift. In his most influential years, many trumpeters could outplay Miles, but that's not what he was known for. :-) I know many jazz and classical musicians who became what they are because they put in the work in high school and college, regardless of PP possession. (My comment on that was in reference to seeing AP acquisition as an exception.)
Apr
6
comment Melody for haiku poem?
Agreed; this applies to an entire class of musical text-setting, so I don't believe the "song identification" off-topic criteria applies.
Apr
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How often should I wax my bass?
Apr
6
answered Can anyone achieve absolute pitch?
Apr
4
comment How does a flutist maintain a grip on the flute when the stops are open?
@jjmusicnotes The right pinky isn't the only finger with a "resting state" that depresses the keys. The left hand first finger and thumb both rest on keys that close tone holes on the instrument, and this, with the addition of the heel of the 1st finger, is enough to grasp the instrument (though not enough to counterbalance the lip plate). If one is not playing, you can also just close some of the other keys on either hand to get a grip--this is enough to hold the instrument securely with either hand alone.
Apr
4
comment Chord analysis: b13 or #5
To be honest, to most jazz musicians the "compelling reason" you suggest in the last paragraph amounts to "That note's a sharp 9; this is jazz, don't make me read double-sharps if you don't have to." Common Practice rules of chord notation only apply up to a point in jazz, especially with a gnarly chord such as this one. (To a similar point, a jazz musician would NOT expect to see this called a b6 over a b13 -- it's just not the language.)
Apr
4
answered How does a flutist maintain a grip on the flute when the stops are open?
Apr
2
revised What do the letters above the piano staff represent?
more specific title
Apr
2
comment Do the F clef and G clef always reside on the same line?
Absolutely correct, but worth noting that with the exception of treble, alto, tenor, and bass clefs, these are not very common nowadays.
Apr
1
revised What musical tropes make sci-fi music recognizable?
remove dead youtube video
Apr
1
comment what is the difference between writing and pronouncing of notes?
When you are talking about written notes, do you mean the letter C, or the notehead written on a music staff?
Mar
31
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
30
comment What does the tie across other different notes mean?
@jjmusicnotes Oh, no argument that the score in question is completely bonkers! But at the end of the day, the objective of notation is to communicate efficiently with the player, and this practice reduces clutter on the page while still being unambiguous… so despite Ravel's eagerness to break notational rules, I think we can say he wasn't doing it to make his scores harder to read. Anyway, this score was all I had access to; anecdotally, the practice seems to be a common occurrence in classical guitar music, but I would like to hear more from experienced classical guitarists on the matter.
Mar
30
comment What does the tie across other different notes mean?
@George The OP example could have put the chord on the quarter note as a D in octaves, but it would be at the expense of the single line that is created visually by those 5 notes. The tied-to eighth is in line with the last eighth in beat 1, so it is clear that the three-D chord is meant to be held up until that point. I would argue that the quality of being a "Ravel tie" does not hinge on the last note's chordedness, but on the duration of the first being shorter than what would usually be necessary to reach what it is tied to.
Mar
30
comment What does the tie across other different notes mean?
While I agree that your suggested notations are often better, these are known as "Ravel ties" -- I've edited my answer with some examples.
Mar
30
comment What does the tie across other different notes mean?
@jjmusicnotes I would have said the exact same thing a year ago, but I ended up proving myself wrong with some extra research. I've elaborated on my answer with more information about this notation.