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I love Jesus, classical music, history, and Italian food, in that order. I also enjoy studying math.

I've been playing music for about five years now and I am proficient on the cornet and the recorder. I also play a little piano on the side.

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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.
Aug
3
comment Fingering for playing three octave scales on the violin
That's an A minor natural scale.
Aug
3
comment How do you avoid falling into the same patterns every time you improvise?
Would you mind expounding on this short answer?
Aug
2
comment Does music theory make you a better Musician? Artist?
How do you objectively measure artisticness or creativity? This question is hard to answer in the current form.
Jul
31
comment What are semi-acoustic guitars?
Welcome to Music.SE and thanks for the informative answer! :)
Jul
31
comment Where can I find Drum Scores / Sheet Music?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about requesting a list of resources.
Jul
30
comment How do I practice (vocal) pitch without an instructor?
Are you trying to attain absolute pitch or relative pitch? In other words, are you trying to be able to sing a C# (for example) at will, or sing exactly a major sixth (for example) up from any given note?
Jul
29
comment Location of ABRSM quote
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about the practice or performance of music specified in the help center.
Jul
29
comment how do you play a double mortent on the piano
Are you talking about a Glissando?
Jul
11
comment What are the patterns of the minor scales
The help center says nothing about basic or Googleable questions being off-topic. This question seems perfectly fine, IMO.