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Nov
24
awarded  Yearling
Nov
24
answered What does the “+” symbol mean in an organ piece when attached to a note?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
18
comment What would be a good method to learn a new piano piece?
Plus in my experience saving pedals for later and trying to add and polish them after I had learned the piece without them actually uses up more time than learning the piece bar-by-bar with pedals and everything.
Sep
18
comment What would be a good method to learn a new piano piece?
I would not agree with leaving pedals for later. A piece without pedals just does not sound or feel the same. Same for ignoring dynamics and loudness. What is the point of just pressing the correct keys if you are not playing the right music?
Sep
18
answered What would be a good method to learn a new piano piece?
Aug
17
comment MIDI-Keyboards with integrated audio?
Do you want a keyboard that can act both as a MIDI input device and also synth on itself? If so, you can use any digital piano, e. g. Yamaha P-105
Apr
18
comment Are Tersun Piano Technique books any good?
To me Hanon sounds awful and I think it murders musicality and taste. I would recommend Czerny etudes for finger dexterity and Microkosmos for sight reading, they are quite musical and sound nice when played well.
Mar
12
comment Why are so many Eurovision song contest songs sung in English?
I have another possible explanation: since computers are programmed in English (see any programming language, all keywords are English) and most of the music for Eurovision is composed on a computer, the lyrics are naturally also in English, because this way they are easier to program
Mar
10
comment Why are so many Eurovision song contest songs sung in English?
For the same reason why most contestants sung in Latin during Eurovisionum of 1580
Dec
13
awarded  Critic
Dec
13
comment Learning Piano without a teacher
Learning piano without a competent teacher results in bad habits, and having bad habits is worse than having no habits. There are probably a few people who are self-taught and who can play medium-level compositions without making other people cringe, but I'm yet to meet one, or see one on youtube. I would just wait to save up money to get a teacher.
Dec
13
comment Learning Piano without a teacher
Wow. I think playing piano (even at the «semi-competent hobbyist» level) is 1% hitting the right keys and 99% everything else.
Sep
18
comment Is it bad for a piano player to work out?
If this was the case, other occupations that require fine and precise hand motor skills (like surgery) would have recommendations against working out. I cannot google any advice to surgeons to avoid gym, and, if this was the case and/or had some evidence, there would be at least some discussion on this topic on surgery forums and in articles describing technique, because precise and error-free surgery is much more important than precise musical performance.
Feb
21
answered What is the history of considering Rock 'n' Roll to be “the Devil's music”?
Dec
22
comment Completely computer music: good or bad?
This is my personal opinion. Naïve computer programs (that is, all or almost all programs) that play MIDI or MIDI-like score do it with mechanical perfection, which may sound nice at first, but is rather boring, at least to me. Since my definition of being a good musician includes not only being able to play notes correctly, but to be able do it in a pleasant and/or interesting way, computer programs I have listened to are (by my definition) not good musicians.
Nov
9
awarded  Editor
Nov
9
revised Baroque Performance Tips
Removed introduction and the link.
Nov
9
suggested suggested edit on Baroque Performance Tips
Oct
23
comment Chopin op. 28 no. 2 - bar 16 symbols
Looks like a gruppetto with an (x) (no idea what the (x) means)