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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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May
21
comment Comfortable notes in a key
Sorry, I was talking about the plagal cadence
May
20
comment Figuring out the difference between major and relative minor scales?
What pieces did you look at? For example, take a look at the second or fourth movements of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Although the fourth is an anacrusis, the next measure stars with a D while the signature is G. Look at King Cotton. This is also fairly common in hymns. By common, I mean about 10-25%.
May
20
comment Comfortable notes in a key
@Tim I would have included that in the answer, but I don't think that's the type of cadence the OP is looking for.
May
20
comment Figuring out the difference between major and relative minor scales?
"Songs in a key will use the same chords whether they are in maj. or relative min." No, if a song is in C, for example, the relative minor (Am) will not involve the same chords. With the same chords, the tonic is still on C, not A.
May
20
comment Figuring out the difference between major and relative minor scales?
Pieces often start on the dominant, not always the tonic. They end on the tonic 99.99% of the time.
May
20
comment Accidentals in First Species Counterpoint
Don't worry, the limit's 30 000 characters, almost six times the length of the answer. :P
May
19
comment Confusing passage from The Study of Counterpoint
A question can't be a duplicate of a comment. Comments are, by definition, temporary.
May
19
comment Sound spectrum to notes software
Should this question be CW?
May
19
comment Comfortable notes in a key
Yes, it has various names, also including "standard cadence".
May
17
comment Why is the recorder a good instrument to start with?
+1 for "easy to play badly"
May
17
comment Why is the recorder a good instrument to start with?
With lower recorders, you can't just twist them to make them playable the other way around. There is no way I could possibly play my tenor with my right hand on top.
May
16
comment Learn music professionally, not classical and not jazz?
Most pop-like genres (e.g., rock, hip-hop, etc.) came from jazz. Knowing how to play jazz can be very helpful when playing those genres.
May
15
comment Why is the recorder a good instrument to start with?
Related: music.stackexchange.com/q/7156/1678
May
10
comment How to play together online?
Most online Skype-type apps just can't physically be synced close enough for you to play together.
May
6
comment How to play together online?
Have you tried a telephone?
May
6
comment Acoustic considerations for positioning an upright piano against the wall?
Why does having it right next to the wall boost the treble frequencies?
May
4
comment Polymeter vs Polyrhythm
Thanks for the examples. I never understood it until now. Great answer! (+1)
May
3
comment How to know whether my guitar is the problem or I am the problem
Hi and welcome to Music.SE! I've cleaned up your question some to make it more readable. If I've changed to much, feel free to edit it back. Again, welcome to Music SE!
Apr
25
comment Is there a way to repair key on a digital piano?
This is a valid answer. If the OP is looking for a do-it-yourself manual, she should specify.
Apr
18
comment Small natural above C in G Major
The octaves are changed here because this is an arrangement for the recorder and to keep the original octaves would place some portions out of the instruments' ranges.