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Musicologist, Clarinetist, Small Business Owner


Feb
13
comment Difference between different kinds and brands of reeds on the alto sax
As a clarinetist, I find that Vandorens are about 1/4 strength harder than Ricos.
Feb
13
comment How to learn to play 'out of phase' with yourself?
My suggestion would be to record one hand, then practice listening to it while playing the other hand. Then you can begin to hear what it should sound like. I know this suggestion has nothing to do with hand independency, but it's where I would start if I were to attempt anything even remotely like this.
Aug
2
comment Ranking Interval Complexity
@Ygg "do mi sol" are the notes of the tonic triad when using "movable do."
Apr
25
comment Learning instrument recognition
Might I also suggest following along in the score. imslp.org has many public domain music scores. Find one and listen along.
Apr
4
comment What does one slash through a half note stem AND 4 dots above it mean?
You are most welcome. I think your question was a really good one!
Mar
27
comment How to deal with the fear of auditions?
I used to have a big fear of auditions. But like many things, practice makes perfect. The more I do it the easier it gets. Still not a breeze, still get stressed out, but I can play more reliably.
Mar
25
comment Is it easier to play on a Grand Piano than an Upright Piano?
Upon second thought, I stand corrected.
Mar
20
comment Arbitrary length full-measure rests in Lilypond
If there is an improvisation going on, maybe consider using a fermata over a single R1 rest.
Mar
17
comment Harmonizing melody exercise question with specific parameters
+1 Good catch. Much agreed. Though this resolution doesn't "break the rules," it still just doesn't sound right.
Mar
17
comment Is it possible to play a low A on a recorder
The only way your are going to get a low A out of a C recorder is to add more piping to the instrument. I'd highly suggest just getting an alto recorder.
Mar
17
comment Is it possible to play a low A on a recorder
@SomeshMukherjee no it is not. You would need to make it yourself out of pvc pipe.
Mar
12
comment Finding the “Starting point” when creating a composition or score
My understanding of the issue of composition is the whatever works approach. Though I don't compose myself, that's just always been my understanding of it.
Mar
11
comment Notation on Schubert's Op.94, D760, piece 6
I've seen this in other scores for other instruments. Think of it like a footnote or endnote.
Mar
11
comment Is it possible to play a low A on a recorder
To continue along the lines of what @luserdroog is saying, I'd suggest checking out this video, begin at 2:20, youtube.com/watch?v=T4eR719RhhY
Mar
9
comment Is it possible to play a low A on a recorder
Thanks, it seems you are correct. In that case, I'd just suggest OP use an alto recorder instead of a soprano.
Mar
9
comment What music notation software can handle this complex beaming?
+1 Lilypond us currently my go to music type setting program. It has everything you need and looks elegant on the page.
Feb
16
comment How many bars can a clarinet sustain?
Yes. And in this case it also means seconds :)
Feb
15
comment High D on Tenor Recorder
I play some tenor recorder myself and am interested in your question but am confused by which C your are talking about.
Feb
15
comment Is there a significant difference between playing one note or multiple ones per bow stroke?
Thanks, the answer has been edited.
Feb
7
comment Is there a significant difference between playing one note or multiple ones per bow stroke?
@NReilingh, reread my statement, I did not say that one note per bow stroke would give legato.