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Nov
2
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
music.stackexchange.com/a/5625/1678. Meter is not only the measurement, but it defines the feel of the music. Perhaps a computer might interpret the two the same, but when played right, they will be accented differently.
Nov
2
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
12/8 has four accented beats. 4/4 only has two. 12/8 will also have a more triplet-like feel to it.
Nov
2
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
I was assuming the beats would be divided into their natural durations. 4/4 will sound like 2/2 if each measure is divided into two half-notes.
Oct
29
comment Yamaha YPG: 235 : shifting octaves
You can also change the main octave shift (e.g. up 2 octaves or down 1 octave). Instructions are on page 76 of the manual under voice functions. This might be easier and more convenient if you are just shifting by octaves.
Oct
21
comment Is there some trick for counterpoint beyond 2 voices?
This is a rather broad question, so the best advice I could give you is to get a good book on counterpoint or harmony. For example, Walter Piston's Harmony or Counterpoint.
Oct
11
comment Should one write # or b?
@Tim Copy-paste or ♮.
Oct
11
comment Should one write # or b?
Yeah. I wrote it out at first, but I re-wrote that sentence and didn't check to see if it made any sense. I'm not sure what the OP's trying to ask now.
Oct
11
comment What gives 'Winter Song' by Nico a medieval sound?
That piece simply holds qualities associated with music written for medieval-themed films. Music written in the medieval ages would sound more like this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ex_organum.ogg. That piece is definitely not medieval music.
Sep
21
comment How to disassemble a tuba for cleaning
Hmm. I assumed he was talking about oiling it. Yes, giving it a bath is another matter. My experience with brass is limited to the cornet and giving a tuba a bath is a whole different league. I'm probably not the most qualified person to comment on tuba baths. :P
Sep
8
comment What is Tempo (Speed): Moderate 4
Can you post a picture of the marking?
Aug
30
comment Are there conflicting requirements for technique between large and small brass instruments
Good answer. One question though, why do you say it is damaging to go from woodwind to brass in the same day?
Aug
20
comment How does one read very loud or very soft dynamic markings (e.g. ffff, ppp)?
I've never heard triple forte. Beyond three it's really only the emphasis that is needed, not the exact number of f's or p's.
Aug
17
comment Can't even sing the middle C or below. No hope?
Middle C is C4.
Aug
17
comment How do you practice Audiation (playing music in your head)?
This should probably be two separate questions, but aside from that, it seems perfectly fine to me.
Aug
12
comment What are all these symbols in some old sheet music?
If only I read Italian. :P Nice point
Aug
12
comment What are all these symbols in some old sheet music?
My thought is that it (the purple) marks an optional 8va for the duration of the solo to set it apart.
Aug
12
comment Storing a flute
Pad replacement is relatively cheap, so I wouldn't worry about that too much.
Aug
12
comment What instrument is this and why is it held so strangely and played?
More specifically, baroque trumpets in D.
Aug
11
comment How many lessons are necessary to pick up the basics of violin with sufficient practice?
This question varies a lot by the person which makes giving one canonical answer hard.
Aug
11
comment How to compose (a starting point)?
I would note that, although you don't have to be a virtuoso, understanding music and being at least proficient on at least one instrument are indispensable to a composer. The more music theory you know and the more instruments you have a feel for, the better you will be able to compose.