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Dec
31
comment Adding French Horn to Trumpet and Flugelhorn?
Yes. It is. Three years later :P
Dec
11
comment Do musicians that began playing from an early age have an incontestable advantage?
I am offering the bounty for authoritative answers with regard to the psychological and development process. It is undisputed that younger musicians have more time to develop (duh). But, do they have an distinct advantage similar to that of a young second language learner?
Dec
10
comment Do musicians that began playing from an early age have an incontestable advantage?
I think he was asking about psychological advantages (like the language learning skills of a toddler).
Oct
7
comment Are octaves, fifths, fourths and thirds considered as “consonant” in all music cultures?
When there is one or more note below the fourth in pitch, the fourth is considered consonant. Otherwise (i.e., when the fourth has no notes below it in pitch), the fourth is considered dissonant.
Oct
6
comment Are octaves, fifths, fourths and thirds considered as “consonant” in all music cultures?
Fourths are only considered consonant when they are supported.
Jun
9
comment What is needed for an electric woodwind?
Youtube is blocked for a lot of people and videos can get lost. Could you summarize some of the relevant parts of the videos in your answer to keep it useful? Thanks
May
29
comment Average Melody Range
They usually stay within an octave as far as I've seen.
May
29
comment Horn clefs across two staves
Did you find any instances of both the G and F clef being used at the same time?
May
15
comment Recorder bell question
A soprano can play higher than the D. A higher pitch can be obtained using other fingerings and covering the bell.
May
13
comment Practicing all practical permutations of three-note chords on guitar
Are you confining this to major and minor triads? By definition, any combination of two or more notes is a chord.
May
12
comment Can legato notes be played staccato?
No, this is written for a band with brass, wind, and percussion sections. No strings.
May
4
comment Why are only even values used for note duration?
Perhaps I did not make it clear enough that each piece has its own temp
May
4
comment Why are only even values used for note duration?
@RolandBouman No question is silly :) . Each piece defines a tempo for the entire piece (or a section the piece). For example, in Beethoven's Cello Sonata in A, you can see the tempo marking "Allegro Ma Non Tanto". This means "Fast, but not too much". About 120-130 bpm, approximately. So, at that tempo, there would be 220-240 eigth notes in a minute. However, in a piece marked "Largo", the tempo would be about 45-50 bpm. That tempo is much slower than Allegro Ma Non Tanto, so an eighth note would have a longer duration.
May
4
comment How do I double tongue on a recorder?
I don't have a copy of van Hauwe handy. Could you summarize a bit about his take on double tonguing?
Apr
26
comment De-awkwardize middle G trill on recorder
Whoops, your original fingering actually works fine. I was thinking you were saying trilling with the right ring finger (4). Trilling the middle finger (3) works great.
Apr
26
comment De-awkwardize middle G trill on recorder
That would produce a trill from G# to A, no?
Apr
26
comment De-awkwardize middle G trill on recorder
Here is the recorder part. It is on page 6, the beginning of the third movement.
Feb
12
comment Cziffra's cadenza in Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
"Tab" is short for tablature, the system used to indicate fingering on instruments, commonly the guitar.
Feb
11
comment Playing recorder with bandaged finger
It' not a serious cut, but deep enough that it's taking a while to heal.
Feb
4
comment Trill in Bach fugue WTC 1 BWV 851
D minor R8 d8 e f g e | (f16 d cis d) bes'4 g^"tr" | (a4 a16) g16 f e g f e d | R1 | R1 | R8 a8 b c d b|