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Sep
12
comment How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
+1 for sure for your excellent research, Prof. Phillip Magnuson makes some very useful connections between music and art movements of the 20th century. Thank you for that link.
Sep
12
comment How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
Thank you @jjmusicnotes, your pointer to Stravinsky is a real gem, certainly appreciated. I will follow up with this lead.
Sep
12
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Sep
12
asked How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
Aug
26
comment What contributes to good piano posture?
Excellent, and mentioning the stretches makes this wonderful. No matter what instrument you play, stretches will help and so will taking deep breathes while you warm up.
Aug
22
comment How to compose a simple “introduction” to a short musical piece?
Well, thank you for the additional correct terms. It is always best to use the proper nomenclature, but 'upside down' and 'backwards' get to the point faster.
Aug
22
comment What is the best way to break using the pedal too frequently?
Disconnect the pedal, or put a box over it so you can't engage it.
Aug
21
comment How to compose a simple “introduction” to a short musical piece?
You are 100% correct, but aren't we splitting hairs?
Aug
20
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Aug
20
comment How to make your own samples?
This will be very helpful as you all ready have an understanding and practice of melody, harmony, rhythm, etc. Piano is a great start since it covers the entire range of traditional pitches and you have no doubt developed a sense of form from the music you already learned.
Aug
20
answered How to compose a simple “introduction” to a short musical piece?
Aug
20
comment How to make your own samples?
Learn about Foley sound to understand recording of sounds in general. As far as music creation, which instruments have you learned as this is a good start by simply playing instruments you already know.
Aug
14
comment How do I improve my physical stamina for oboe playing?
Swim a mile every day. This will improve your lung capacity and loosen up your whole body. You don't have to swim the same stroke, just get in a lap pool, use different strokes and mix it up, change every 5 to 10 laps: breaststroke with frog kick, Aussie Crawl, backstroke, then add a kick board. Also try the kick board between your legs and pull with your arms. Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Aug
9
comment Tutorials or advice on layering synths
Great answer which for an old fart like me is refreshing.
Aug
8
comment Tutorials or advice on layering synths
A complete description (make and model) of your rig would be very helpful: synthesizer, USB or other interface, mixer, computer (cpu type, memory), recording software, audio monitor or headphones. Example, Yamaha S08, Tascam U800 USB interface, Dell PC XPS 8700 i7 with 32 GB of memory, Vegas Pro 12, BOSE Computer MusicMonitor.
Aug
7
revised What should I write first
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Aug
7
answered What should I write first
Aug
7
comment What factors contribute most to the tone of an electric guitar?
@JimR, you are 100% spot on, truly 100% of good tone starts with the players body, arms, hands, fingers, however, most people assume this when answering this question and will focus on the gear. SRV had a heavy emphasis on the string size too 13 !!!
Aug
6
answered In simple words, how would you describe 1) Rhythm and 2) Melody
Aug
6
answered What factors contribute most to the tone of an electric guitar?