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Jun
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revised Which takes less time and effort to learn?
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answered Which takes less time and effort to learn?
Jun
6
comment What is causing this weird distortion coming from my amp?
Yes, headphones are a reasonable substitute too, as long as the amp has a provision for headphones otherwise you might have some mismatch issues.
Jun
5
revised What is causing this weird distortion coming from my amp?
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Jun
5
comment What is a latin rhythm and how do I play it on Double Bass?
In IT, we worry about missing ones and zeros, wonder if James has the zeros too?
Jun
5
answered What is a latin rhythm and how do I play it on Double Bass?
Jun
5
answered What is causing this weird distortion coming from my amp?
Jun
4
comment What's the difference in sound between different wood grades?
@Fergus. I get what you are saying about cosmetics vs. actual value of tone but I would like to see some evidence, e.g., quotes from new vs. old school master luthiers as in this discussion: acousticguitarforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-225649.html
Jun
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revised Tradeoff between powering off and leaving tube amplifier on during breaks
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revised Tradeoff between powering off and leaving tube amplifier on during breaks
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answered Tradeoff between powering off and leaving tube amplifier on during breaks
May
30
comment Has music notation become more prescriptive?
+1 Caleb: just want to mention that precise notation is taught in most universities for composition as to lock down the intent, no surprises for either the performer or the composer. At the same time, composition professors are very aware of stochastic or aleatory practices and are very willing to assist in notating the best way to 'cut it loose'.
May
30
comment What's the difference in sound between different wood grades?
With all do respect, I think you guys are making a huge mistake here by shutting down this question. Here's why: if tone graded wood is as misleading as you suggest then here is an opportunity to smack it down with some real data, if not, then why not allow our guests to explain why AAA is better than AA tone wise. Ignoring this is simply saying materials for instruments don't matter, which for those of us who have studied musical instruments for music production know is not true otherwise Steinway would sound just as great made out of cardboard.
May
29
comment Baroque music composed in the 21st century
Along Caleb finds add Richard Grayson.
May
29
comment Baroque music composed in the 21st century
Ottorino Respighi, not 21st century but 20th century: "His musicological interest in 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century music led him to compose pieces based on the music of these periods." While listening, Caleb has it right, this is not authentic, but I would say borrowed/inspired. He has a definite 20th century flare for texture and dynamics and is quite good at creating deep moody and somber moments from traditional themes. Not unlike Ralph Vaughan Williams, his orchestration is powerful and profound. Check out his "Three Botticelli Pictures".
May
29
comment Baroque music composed in the 21st century
Assuming Baroque, close to J.S.Bach, likely the best place to find this besides university students of counterpoint would be film scores as per writing original music for motion pictures.
May
29
comment Does a guitar ebow work on bass?
I think this is a worthy thing to try, don't let my opinion get in the way of your hands on education. New things should be explored not ignored, kudos to you.
May
29
comment Does a guitar ebow work on bass?
As a matter of personal preference, I encourage a bass player to learn to bow a double bass vs. ebow. The tone (IMHO) is so much more vibrant with a real bow on a string bass (double bass) than an ebow on an electric bass. For me tone is almost everything. But +1 for expanding the universe.
May
29
comment What exactly constitutes a PhD in music?
Great question +1: Check out Will Gay Bottje (born 1925), DMA, Eastman School of Music, 1955 first in the nation to earn this degree. I can verify this as I was one of his electronic music students many years ago. Amazing, profound, think out of the box, hands on, incredible ear, one of the best composers if not professors of music of the 20th century. He is also a great friend, flutist, and champion of the arts.
May
29
comment Is there a Relative Pitch Clef?
This is a great question (+1). So far it appears that this form of notation is either so obscure that it is not easily found or begs to be developed and nurtured. This might be like cosmologists trying to define dark matter, ok that's a bit of a stretch. However, if no one here can find an answer, we then should turn to you to develop this new system which as you have pointed out could be a very useful to define analytical contexts. Have you looked into speech cognition, or speech therapy to see if there are tools like this?