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Apr
17
comment Why is it called the chromatic scale?
I think your tetrachord intervals should be applied descending from higher pitch to low pitch, ie. the half-step in the diatonic genus is the leading tone <-> tonic interval, or 8-7-6-5 from the Major scale.
Apr
8
comment A-minor scale has different notes when descending
I like your explanation, but it may be easier for readers if you use A-minor to follow the OP.
Feb
20
comment How can I get a violin sound from my electric guitar?
Can you expand on this a little?
Feb
20
comment I need help figuring out some of these note values for my sequencer
+1 very curious to know what kind of sequencer uses this notation.
Feb
19
comment What is the basso continuo numbering of the inversions of a dominant seventh chord?
I gave an edit. Consistent possessives, a parenthetical. I wonder if "dominant's" would be better.
Feb
19
comment What is the basso continuo numbering of the inversions of a dominant seventh chord?
I think it's talking about C7 as the dominant in the key of F major. But I agree it could be more clear.
Feb
6
comment Can I play `A scale` song on a `C scale` harmonica?
@MichaelCurtis I've seen it done in youtube videos. But I've never been able to do it myself. I'd probably bend down to get those notes, to be honest.
Feb
5
comment How to give classes on improvisation
@jjmusicnotes I think I found an orphaned account of yours. I think you can use the 'contact' link below and ask for them to merge the accounts.
Feb
4
comment How is it that 12 eighth notes fit in a measure labeled as common time?
Watch out for this in Debussy and Brahms, too.
Feb
4
comment Should I sing do re mi when playing piano?
You're welcome. Sometimes it may be more useful to consider the current chord as the root instead of the key. If you always count from the lowest note first, this gives you figured bass notation.
Feb
4
comment Is there a piece of music that “inaugurated” Beethoven's middle period, and thus the Romantic era?
Please take no offense that I changed acceptance. BTW didn't you have more rep than that?
Feb
4
comment What does “cut. S. D.” Mean in sheet music?
My guess is it's a typo of 'cut D.S.' which would mean "skip the repeat" if someone wanted the piece to be shorter.
Feb
4
comment Should I sing do re mi when playing piano?
I don't do it, but it doesn't sound like a problem. Unless, by asking here, you're really really worried about it. I'd recommend you try singing the note names instead, C D E F... and then try switching back and forth. If your brain is wanting to do more work, then give it more work to do. Next try singing the note's function in the scale: root two third fourth fifth .. (I say "two" instead of "second" so it's one syllable.) Make it work for you!
Feb
3
comment Struggling to switch chords when fingerstyle / arpeggio
+1 Scrolled down to add this same idea, but you've already done it.
Jan
29
comment How to automatically create guitar chord diagrams for site?
You might find this answer of mine useful. It discusses calculating fretstops from a figured-bass representation applied to the scale.
Jan
26
comment How to automatically create guitar chord diagrams for site?
You might find the answers to this question useful. Many of the tools mentioned are scriptable.
Jan
15
comment How to avoid unwanted scratching/squeaking/hissing noise from the fretting hand when playing hi-gain electric guitar?
I don't remember having that problem. But I've been using tapewound for a while now. Some flats have a coating or plating that may wear off.
Jan
12
comment Having trouble locking into another drummer's groove while playing rhythm guitar and singing
@ToddWilcox There's also the bounty mechanism for giving more rep points.
Jan
11
comment What instrument gives the sound of artillery?
That might depend on the specific kind of MIDI sound module. Many use synthesis instead of a bank of recorded sounds.
Jan
10
comment How to keep music books open?
@NᴏᴠɪᴄᴇIɴDɪsɢᴜɪsᴇ I learned it from a school film in the 80s that was probably made in the 60s. But google isn't finding it right now.