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comment How to find a rock sound on a mini amplifier for my guitar?
What's the model number for your amp? Alternatively, upload a picture of the front panel.
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comment Question about time signatures with voices
An important cue from the notation here that there are two voices is that the stems are in opposite directions. For that measure, in that staff, the stem-up note equals 3 beats and the stem-down notes equal 3 beats.
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answered Why is music in music schools taught the way it is?
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answered Is there a lightweight keyboard piano that doesn't require any energy supply?
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comment Triplets don't seem to add up
Modern notation practices will always use a square bracket or beam for tuplet notation.
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
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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.
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answered Why do some intervals sound better than others?
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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
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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.
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comment What's the correct term for a 'professional' composer?
"working composer" might be good in some cases -- maybe in between "emerging" and "established" :)
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answered Counting off anacruses (pick up measures)
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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?
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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.