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I like music and computers. 


Aug
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comment Relationship between 3/4 and 4/4
Sorry @LeeKowalkowski -- that was a kind of odd sentence construction. I'll change "argue" to "dispute" to make it clearer.
Aug
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Aug
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Relationship between 3/4 and 4/4
Aug
20
answered Relationship between 3/4 and 4/4
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Aug
11
revised What improvisational techniques were employed by Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker that defined bebop?
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Aug
11
revised What made Mozart unique as an improviser?
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Aug
11
comment Does improvisation in the classical idiom differ significantly from jazz and folk improvisation?
I've edited and reopened -- broad is off-topic, but general is not.
Aug
11
comment What are the principles of improvisation in Indian music?
This is possibly too broad, but the text in your question body looks like it could lead to an interesting question. Can you pick a part of that to latch on to and edit this one, similar to how I've edited some of your other questions?
Aug
11
revised Does improvisation in the classical idiom differ significantly from jazz and folk improvisation?
slight revamp for reopen
Aug
11
comment Composing Music- Interpretation
By the same token, over-marking a piece can just confuse the musicians and conductor, so we always come back to the point of effective communication.
Aug
11
comment Composing Music- Interpretation
Well there's a funny thing that happens when the composer is still alive -- you can ask them how they want their piece to be played! The idea of "interpretation" largely comes from playing the music of dead people and trying to figure out what they meant. The living composers I know have a crystal-clear picture of what they want their music to sound like, and so they work with their conductor and musicians to get that across as accurately as possible. Including markings just makes that job easier, more efficient, and saves rehearsal time.
Aug
11
comment What are the principles for improvising over an ostinato?
Please do NOT try to artificially inflate the site's QPD statistic. Post good questions if they truly are good questions; otherwise, other important site statistics (like questions per answer) can suffer as a result.
Aug
11
comment Composing Music- Interpretation
I'm saying that when you're doing something brand new, you need to effectively communicate that, so typically this will result in more markings. Unless, of course, the "new music" you produce is based on drones, or is chance music, or uses an alternate system of notation, or isn't notated at all!
Aug
11
revised What is the approach taken by Bill Frisell to improvisation in jazz music?
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Aug
11
revised What improvisation techniques do players like Doc Watson and Tony Rice employ to transcend cliches of bluegrass improvisation?
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Aug
11
comment What are the principles of improvisation in newgrass music?
Individual questions on either of those points would probably be valid as well.
Aug
11
comment What are the principles of improvisation in newgrass music?
Is your question about the style differences between newgrass and bluegrass, or about what it means is to improvise generally? Both of those are on-topic, but for this question to be valid, you'd need to clarify both of those things.
Aug
11
revised Does Phish base their improvisational style off of any predetermined techniques?
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