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Mar
17
comment Circle of fourths in Jazz
@NeilMeyer There are countless chord progressions used in "standards"; the 4ths progressions are just a primary element. It's not to say that every chord change is a 4th away from a previous one. You can look in any Real Book for hundreds of examples.
Mar
13
comment Accompanying notes to higher key
Why not transpose the whole song down until it's within the singer's range?
Mar
9
comment How does one read very loud or very soft dynamic markings (e.g. ffff, ppp)?
Steven Bryant's great. I played in the second (or third) performance of his Concerto for Wind Ensemble!
Mar
8
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Mar
8
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Mar
8
comment What key could the progression Cm - G - Dm - Am be in?
@Mr.Boy Go ahead and link to the recording! Honestly I don't think this is truly answerable until we hear the melody -- context accounts for quite a bit.
Mar
8
revised Just intonation with Fluidsynth
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Mar
8
answered Just intonation with Fluidsynth
Mar
8
asked Performance practice of baroque triplets
Mar
8
comment BPM marking doesn't check out or am I just reading it wrong?
I dropped into OP's video at about 16:30 and she's talking about the passing tones that Schiff does here, as being written as triplets in a second version that Bach produced of the piece. But then she goes to say that the performance practice of those triplets would be shifted to fit a duple rhythm -- exactly the opposite of what Schiff does.
Mar
7
answered David Brubeck's “Take Five” in 4/4 Time
Mar
5
comment Is it acceptable to change tempo in the middle of a song or is this a bad idea?
+1 -- I still think Freebird's gradual tempo change is what made it so popular.
Mar
4
comment Preparing for my first jazz gig
To tack on one more thing to everything else that's been said: spend every waking moment of the next 45 days LISTENING to as much classic jazz as you can get your hands on. Immerse yourself in the stylistic vocabulary and you will be far better off than you would be otherwise.
Mar
3
comment Why do harmonics played on guitar sound lower as you move to higher frets while fretted notes sound higher?
The 9th fret node is the same harmonic as the 4th fret node. Each successive harmonic divides the string up into a smaller division, so all but the first harmonic (12th fret) occur more than once.
Mar
3
comment Why do harmonics played on guitar sound lower as you move to higher frets while fretted notes sound higher?
Your harmonics would also "match" the fretted notes for any other harmonics found on the bridge-side of the 12th fret. That is, if you had a theoretical fretboard that extended all the way to the bridge (with an infinite number of infinitely small frets in between) the harmonic nodes you found on that part of the fretboard would match the notes being played.
Mar
3
comment Why do harmonics played on guitar sound lower as you move to higher frets while fretted notes sound higher?
Your fretboard shortens the string to the length of fret->bridge. Your harmonic "shortens" the string to the length of node->[bridge or nut, whichever is closer].
Mar
3
reviewed Reviewed Syncing audio recording with video recording
Mar
3
answered How does a pipe organist deal with latency or delay?
Mar
1
comment What happened to the orchestral scores of Johann Strauss?
@SomeDudeOnTheInterwebs I think I was misunderstood -- I am saying the question itself has more to do with history and musicology, about which I am not qualified to answer. I only made the point about IMSLP because OP mentioned that in his thought process.
Mar
1
comment What happened to the orchestral scores of Johann Strauss?
@SomeDudeOnTheInterwebs I would have thought that was obvious.