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Dec
20
comment Key signature for writing in modes other than major and minor
I would chose the C major key signature. As somebody already said, a musician should know that the key signature is only used to simplify the process of reading and writing. For instance, Heller sometimes changes the key signature when he modulates to a different tonality.
Dec
19
comment What are the most common ways to “decorate” a melody?
+1 for the extensive list. I think a reference site would fit well, since your answer does not contain much historic background or theoretical background.
Dec
18
comment What are the most common ways to “decorate” a melody?
@Ali The problem here is that your question is too "wide", if you know what I mean. For instance, something that would fit better is "Is the method X a good one to decorate the following melody?" There's not much you can do. I gave it a +1 because even though it's a "bad" fit, it's a wonderful question! Do not narrow it down, there's no need to worry.
Dec
18
comment What are the most common ways to “decorate” a melody?
+1 for the helpful answers that can appear with such question. Although your question does not fit well here, we can (and already have one) get very good answers.
Dec
18
comment What are the most common ways to “decorate” a melody?
+1 for the very good resumed explanation! And, if you want more amazing examples on counterpoint go grab a J. S. Bach book, a good coffee, and be amazed!
Dec
13
comment Trying to program a piano staff/stave. Is this what it's supposed to look like?
True, my bad, I misread it. Edit your answer so I can remove the my down vote.
Dec
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comment Trying to program a piano staff/stave. Is this what it's supposed to look like?
The vertical positioning is wrong considering that he played 25 notes straight (15 white, 10 black). For example: F and F# have the same vertical position in most key signatures. And I prefer Lilypond over Sibelius... xD
Dec
13
comment Trying to program a piano staff/stave. Is this what it's supposed to look like?
@Sean, well, that's important info. You're reading on the wrong places. Google something like "how to read music". The position and symbols that complement a note depends on which clef and which key signature you chose.
Dec
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Dec
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answered Trying to program a piano staff/stave. Is this what it's supposed to look like?
Dec
12
comment Have a note outstand in a pianissimo chord (piano)
There was a Bartók piece I once played, which I had to change the last chord to make it as expressive as I wanted. This is what I did: Take the Bbb and make it a grace note, play it first, then press the left pedal and play the rest of the chord. Attention: I don't know the piece, nor if you have room to make such big changes in the piece.
Dec
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Dec
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comment With regards to piano sheet music, when are you supposed to press the pedal(s)?
+1 for the good answer! I just want to add some info. It's important to add that the pedal will add some power to a chord. For instance, take Beethoven's opus 49-2, the first G chord, when played with pedal is much more powerful! But it's important not to overuse the pedal. For example, whenever I'm playing a piece with big "legato-like" jumps (For instance, some Bartoks or Prokofievs) sometimes I use the middle pedal, this way I won't create a resonance and add more sound where it's not needed.
Dec
1
answered What are the pros and cons of the Suzuki method of the piano teaching vs. traditional piano teaching methods?
Nov
28
comment (Free) exercises for intermediate piano player
I agree with @NReilingh, It's also worth noting that many "normal" pieces are artistic, expressive and didactic. Bach's Little Preludes and Fughetas is a classic example. Forget Czerny (I don't like most of Czerny's work), go for Heller instead, opus 45, 46 and 47. Bartok and Prokofiev are also very interesting (and didactic), since they tend to explore very non-standard rhythmic and phrasing aspects.
Nov
23
comment What exercises can I do to improve my timing?
@slim I have just edited my answer, indeed, the drum machine is important info.
Nov
23
revised What exercises can I do to improve my timing?
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Nov
23
answered What exercises can I do to improve my timing?
Nov
22
comment Pain in left wrist after playing Chopin's Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1
I have to agree with @Noldorin. Until you start lessons again you should go back to Anna Magdalena's notebook, or Heller opus 45 (might be a stretch)... I don't know, but stick with something simple. For sure, your pain is not about habit. 99% of the piano related injuries are due to bad technique. Maybe, your pain is due to technical errors. You're not moving your fingers efficiently enough for such hard pieces.
Nov
21
answered Teaching rhythm to a beginner