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revised How can I learn to play the chords by listening to the song (like I do with notes)?
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comment How to prepare for a music major?
@jjmusicnotes I had listened to them all devoutly, but without any rigorous study or analysis of technique. So I had written a few pieces that just kinda sounded weird but pleasing to me. And they weren't impressed. I later realized that it only sounded right on my piano, which was an ex-player upright, not in particularly good repair. Certain combinations of notes would evoke these eerie resonances from that sorry instrument that simply couldn't be reproduced on another piano.
Dec
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comment How to prepare for a music major?
I auditioned on piano, which I had only played for 2 years, having played guitar for 6 years at that point (age 16). So I was told that I wasn't sufficiently competent on my chosen primary instrument: piano. This was in conjunction with an early-acceptance application, so that may have raised the bar on me. I could play every song recorded by Tori Amos (pre-1996) but I couldn't play this piece they put in front of me that was supposed to sound like a rooster crowing or something. I forget the title, or maybe I never knew it.
Dec
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revised How to prepare for a music major?
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answered How to prepare for a music major?
Dec
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revised How could I create a musical vocabulary based on a group of similar classical pieces?
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answered I'm totally new to classical guitar, I see people playing barre chords
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answered How can I learn to play the chords by listening to the song (like I do with notes)?
Nov
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revised Why are bass guitars so much shorter than a double bass?
turn first line into a subtitle. excellent answer needs more visual appeal at the start.
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revised I've booked my first ever singing lesson - what should I do in preparation?
grammar
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comment Developing Stage Presence as Guitarists
+1 I think my font is set too small, but I love the part about "You should have your pants down well enough ..."
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comment How do you compose using the chromatic scale?
I was being poetic, but I think the metaphor holds. The avante guard piece Stria is built using a similar construction as the Western 12TET system, but uses phi (the Golden Ratio) in place of the 2/1 ratio which defines the octave in the Western system. In Western functional harmony, the octave provides the basis for parallel lines. And since non-Euclidean geometry began with Riemann discarding the "parallel postulate" from Euclid, I think it apt to call Stria's construction a non-Euclidean musical structure. ... Good q by the way. It took me several days to remember what I meant.
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Nov
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revised What can I do to improve my apoyando?
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comment What can I do to improve my apoyando?
@hpaulj There is a strong community opinion against list/poll type questions. But I think this is a good question on the right side of the line. Let the burden fall on the answerers to keep this from becoming a "list".
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revised What can I do to improve my apoyando?
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