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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?
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 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.
Jun
24
comment Rondo alla turca - bar 55
Breitkopf and every other edition I can find has F#. The A is either a mistake or the editor took a few liberties with the piece.
Jun
1
comment Networking within the music community
@DrMayhem music.stackexchange.com/q/7276/1678?
Jun
1
comment Networking within the music community
The standards are set by the community, not just the mods. The moderators are human exception handlers.
May
24
comment Theory of Major and Minor Chord Sounds
The fifth is still in the same place relative to the root, regardless of the third.
May
21
comment Ambidextrous instruments
Not all, but if you look at the barrel of a recorder, the holes are not in a straight line. They are aligned on two curves, one for each hand (see the alto in this image). The curves are larger for the larger recorders. The alto, which never has keys is difficult to play with the hands switched unless you have unusually large hands, which few people do.
May
21
comment Ambidextrous instruments
Only higher pitched recorders (soprano and up, possibly alto) can be played with the right hand on top. Try playing a tenor or a bass with your right on top. Impossible
May
21
comment Comfortable notes in a key
I know that. The OP seemed more interested in modern music and not a lot of songs these days use that cadence. It's mostly hymns and musicals.