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Oct
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comment Why do some intervals sound better than others?
@dwoz I think you are misunderstanding. I'm only using them as comparison words. For example, a perfect 5th is more dissonant than an octave. I'm not applying the word "dissonant" to the 5th (or any other interval) in a vacuum.
Oct
31
comment Why do some intervals sound better than others?
@dwoz I don't claim they are quantitatively absolute, but they ARE definable as relative measurements. That is, I can objectively say that interval X is more consonant/dissonant than interval Y based on how the frequencies of the two notes in each interval relate to one another.
Oct
29
answered Why do some intervals sound better than others?
Oct
10
comment Flowers on a Piano
I thought it would be interesting to find some examples: images.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=grand+piano+in+room -- that brought me to capid.org/2013/07/23/placing-a-grand-piano , which offers some good wisdom, for example "Some people like having accessories on the piano. But it implies the instrument is not frequently used. A grand piano looks the best with its lid open."
Oct
4
comment Why do pianos have piano hinges?
You're talking about an upright piano, not a grand, correct? The lid on a grand piano is usually attached with a few small hinges so that it is easily removable for performance of duo piano music.
Oct
2
comment What's the correct term for a 'professional' composer?
"working composer" might be good in some cases -- maybe in between "emerging" and "established" :)
Sep
30
answered Counting off anacruses (pick up measures)
Sep
30
comment Counting off anacruses (pick up measures)
I'm having trouble understanding what your suggestion is. Didn't OP say he was counting bar 0?
Sep
30
comment Counting off anacruses (pick up measures)
It was clear from the question that these are amateur musicians playing in a band; not following a conductor. You're of course correct that this is how you as a conductor would start off professionals, but realize that there is more to it than just the number of the prep beat -- counting a full dead bar should not trip up people because the real prep will have all kinds of other information (like breath, or inflection -- or a visual cue) that won't be included in the dead bar. It's also far more common in jazz and more pop-oriented musics to have longer countoffs, with length varying by tempo.
Sep
30
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Sep
23
comment What is the name of this musical symbol (squiggly line)?
A piano can play a gliss -- they'd basically just be hitting the chord there and then dragging their hand down across the keyboard.
Sep
23
answered What is the name of this musical symbol (squiggly line)?
Sep
13
comment How to properly connect my PC's external audio interface to my combo bass amp?
Also, based on your question, you have the original version of the BA-108 with the effects send/return on the back panel. And your Focusrite has 1/4" balanced outputs next to the RCA jacks. If those are in use, you can still use one of the RCA outputs to go to the effects return, you'd just need one half of a stereo RCA cable, and a 1/4"-RCA adapter on one end.
Sep
13
answered How to properly connect my PC's external audio interface to my combo bass amp?
Sep
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Sep
10
comment Piano with two treble clefs on grand staff
@NoviceInDisguise My favorite example of that is halfway through youtube.com/watch?v=QwFMn2rPvqc
Sep
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Sep
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Sep
3
comment What do uncommon time signatures consist of?
You would have to invent a ninth-note notation. A quarter or eighth note under a partial tuplet wouldn't cut it since that would only make sense relative to a 2-power time signature, which would be undefined in this context.
Aug
28
comment Kahler vs Floyd Rose
Don't they ask and answer that very question in the video? 2:05