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comment How can we sing in tune, given a perfect ear for music, if we always hear ourselves lower than we actually sound?
@Mr.Boy Report back with your findings and we'll peer review!
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comment How can we sing in tune, given a perfect ear for music, if we always hear ourselves lower than we actually sound?
@Mr.Boy No, it doesn't. You are hearing a filtering effect. See above.
22h
comment How can we sing in tune, given a perfect ear for music, if we always hear ourselves lower than we actually sound?
@ToddWilcox I don't remember a lot of high school physics, but I remember this being pretty important--materials change wavelength because they ALSO change the speed at which the wave is moving. The frequency stays constant because all three factors are related. Think of the border between two different materials (two different slinkies tied together is a good visualization): the waves are reaching and crossing that border at a regular time interval, but then the waves propagate through the material with a different speed and wavelength.
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comment How can we sing in tune, given a perfect ear for music, if we always hear ourselves lower than we actually sound?
@ToddWilcox I just watched the video referenced, and I would argue that it is incorrect. Materials can't shift pitch, they can only filter it. If you inhale helium, your voice still sounds higher to a listener even though the entire room is not filled with helium.
Feb
5
comment What is the name of these tubes, that emit sound when being swung?
Such a fantastic video!
Feb
2
comment How to create guitar tabs with similar notation to Japanese Band Scores?
I'd be surprised if SoftwareRecs.SE had a better audience for a question such as this, as it's highly specific to notation. Anyway, I would expect to be able to accomplish this with any full-featured professional notation software.
Jan
29
comment Is it possible to play Jordan by Buckethead without kill switch?
Is your question about playing Jordan without using a kill switch at all, or implementing an equivalent without modifying your guitar?
Jan
29
comment Is there a name for this ending tag?
"Tag" isn't really such a bad answer on its own.
Jan
29
comment Is there a name for this ending tag?
A vamp is a section (usually an intro) that can be repeated. Coda is more plausible (but is different from a vamp), and would typically indicate some number of full measures of music.
Jan
23
comment What's the name for the style of jazz piano with slow rhythmic chords in the left hand
Not really understanding the close votes here...
Jan
17
comment What is a “stunt guitarist”?
@WheatWilliams I think you're mistaken -- "Impossible guitar parts" was a common credit for Vai on Zappa's albums, and I can't find any references for Belew being credited with the same.
Jan
14
comment How to use my mac and MIDI keyboard as a simple always-on piano
I do just that pretty frequently. There is a tradeoff between performance and sample quality (SimpleSynth could do the same thing with a fraction of the resources), but when you're running 16 gigs of RAM it's less of an issue.
Dec
24
comment Adding French Horn to Trumpet and Flugelhorn?
@AmericanLuke Arban's is a cornet method, isn't it? :-)
Dec
23
comment writing in 3/4 time
In a typical music curriculum, dotted quarters in 3/4 are completely normal. Triplets are kind of an intermediate reading skill, but any tuplet with a number other than 3 is considered advanced.
Dec
18
comment Why does the V6 chord sound so different from the plain V chord?
Your notation here is confusing. A V/VII chord in D would be a secondary dominant, G major triad resolving to bVII (C). A/C# is understandable, but when using roman numerals, the inversion should be notated with figured bass as V6 or some variation.
Dec
17
comment What is and what is not syncopation
The technical term for your "Amazing Grace" example is anacrusis. This is synonymous with "pick-up".
Nov
30
comment How do I write an original melody?
@NeilMeyer I agree they are similar topics, but this one is stated in a way that I believe is a common sentiment (good for SEO). The current close reason of "too broad" doesn't apply IMO.
Nov
20
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.
Nov
13
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.
Oct
31
comment Triplets don't seem to add up
Modern notation practices will always use a square bracket or beam for tuplet notation.