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Jul
24
comment What interval should frets be placed for the Tar (Persian Lute)?
I can't resist. "Don't Fret, someone will be helpful eventually."
May
17
comment Early-intermediate Ralph Vaughan Williams Piano?
@oge normally I'd shrug, but as part of the beta process I agree with you. Advertising discussions of topicality and such is good.
May
15
comment Looking for a 'Danse Macabre' baroque antecedent
I'm embarassed to say that the only Dies Irae that I'm sure that I recognize is not the same melody as Danse Macabre, which may well merely indicate a lacuna in my musical education.
May
14
comment Looking for a 'Danse Macabre' baroque antecedent
I'm not sure I care to call this in the same bucket with attempts to play shazam by remote control with pop songs, but that's just my opinion.
May
14
comment Looking for a 'Danse Macabre' baroque antecedent
@Ras Um, a list of pieces of music on the theme of 'Danse Macabre' doesn't shed much light on the melodic antecedents of Saint-Saens.
May
14
comment Looking for a 'Danse Macabre' baroque antecedent
@Ras I started there. I didn't spot anything in the Danse Macabre page on wikipedia, did I miss something, or is there some interesting connection drawn on some other page?
May
9
comment Piano Exercices to go beyond John Thompson's Modern Course?
amazon.com/Mastering-scales-arpeggios-elementary-perfection/dp/…
May
8
comment Piano Exercices to go beyond John Thompson's Modern Course?
Have you see Cooke? He's got enough scale-related ideas to keep a person hopping for a very long time, and is kind of a hoot if you like old books.
May
5
comment Sibelius op .75 Number 5: is the composer a bit sloppy, is my edition a bit sloppy, or am I missing something
Many thanks. It's cheering that my teacher and I had tentatively reached the same conclusion.
Apr
27
comment Why are violin bows longer than viola bows, than cello bows, than double-bass bows ?
Q: Why are violas bigger than violins? A: They aren't. The violinists heads are bigger.
Apr
27
comment Sibelius op .75 Number 5: is the composer a bit sloppy, is my edition a bit sloppy, or am I missing something
Yes, an actual comma written above the staff. I've seen them before but never in the same piece with a fermata.
Apr
27
comment Why are violin bows longer than viola bows, than cello bows, than double-bass bows ?
I am reminded of the old joke about the relative sizes of violas and violins.