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May
18
comment What are common analytic techniques for identifying phrases in music?
I think your example would be more compelling if you add a second one with phrasing marks added, then readers will naturally look to the text in between to see how it is done.
May
18
answered Small Ensemble Management
May
14
comment How can I improve my classical guitar vibrato technique
Can you mention which book or edition the piece is from? "Romanza" could be anything! ... oh wait "sections where there are arpeggios on open strings with melody played on the first string" -- ok. I know what it is. Carry on.
May
13
comment Is there a standard musical/poetic form for the interaction between the protaganist and chorus in Ancient Greek tragedy?
The rhythms might be inferable based on the Greek text and a knowledge of meter in Greek poetry of the time. But it's also possible that certain passages were decorated with neumes which indicate musical inflections. Very eager to read answers to this.
May
10
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
29
answered Playing Barre Chords
Apr
27
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
22
comment Strength / speed exercises for rasgueado
When you shake down the contents to get a clean tear (so it doesn't spill all over the counter), do this: pinch a corner with the left hand and do a rasgueado on the sugar packet with the right hand. One good one and the packet is ready to tear. ... Differently-sized packets of stuff will have different recoil allowing you to practice different tempos. ... I work at Starbucks and easily get bored. :)
Apr
22
revised Classical Guitar. How to study from fret 5 to 12
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Apr
22
answered Classical Guitar. How to study from fret 5 to 12
Apr
22
comment Strength / speed exercises for rasgueado
You can practice on sugar packets and hot-chocolate mix.
Apr
19
answered How do you build guitar 'muscle memory' faster?
Apr
6
comment Strongest notes in the major scale modes
+1 I think it's precisely that sense of avoidance which the suspension effect plays with.
Mar
26
comment circles and other gestures not really keeping time
There's an excellent Ted Talks video that contrasts Bernstein's style with a few other conductors. If someone digs it up and posts a comment with the link, please delete this comment.
Mar
6
comment What is it called when a music has two concurrent tempos
multitempo has a more consistent derivation (Italian), while poly- is a greek prefix. Polychronic?
Mar
6
answered Is it learned or innate our reaction of happiness or sadness in music?
Feb
26
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Feb
12
comment How to approach the study of a piece for guitar (Leo Brouwer, Estudios Sencillos no. 6)
Now for the real question: How do you pronounce Brouwer? My memory of high school French is that 'w' doesn't show up a lot.
Feb
11
comment How to approach the study of a piece for guitar (Leo Brouwer, Estudios Sencillos no. 6)
I think you may have overused the word 'excellent' in the first few paragraphs.
Feb
4
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