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Nov
9
comment What is a simple way to determine the notes in a scale?
I'm not quite sure this is what the OP was asking, but it is a good answer in itself.
Nov
9
comment What is a simple way to determine the notes in a scale?
Are you talking about finding the notes of a scale, or finding the accidental signs in a key signature?
Nov
8
comment Maximize practice time on electronic drum kit
I know drummers who practice on acoustics and perform on electrics. They both use the same technique. The only difference is some electrics aren't as responsive as an acoustic.
Nov
2
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
"an accent is an emphasis placed on a particular note, either as a result of its context or specifically indicated by an accent mark". Context being the meter. Every time signature has conventional downbeats. E.g.: 3/4, **1** 2 3; 4/4, **1** 2 *3* 4;
Nov
2
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
For example, if I play three bars of music in 4/4 and the same music spread over four bars of 3/4, I will play the two phrases quite differently even though the notes are the same.
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