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Apr
2
comment What is a measure?
Hello KillaKem, I see you are an EE Student. Consider a measure as a segment of a time domain where time is expressed in the x axis and the y represents a pitch field. Not far from looking at an O'scope and identifing a horizontal division as one measure.
Apr
2
comment special quality of pure silver tone
See update above.
Apr
2
comment Can a passage resolve a problem of not being in sync in band?
What do you mean by "passage"? Do you mean wait until you can get on beat again? or Play some 'passing' notes? or something else?
Mar
21
comment the fingering intended by the composer
It would also be helpful to name the piece, and the measure (if there is one) you are referring to as this would eliminate guess work and possible confusion by those who wish to answer your good question.
Mar
21
comment the fingering intended by the composer
This is one of many unconventional yet fascinating aspects of this composer, consider "his first three gnossiennes... without time signatures and bar lines (often referred to as "absolute time") and traditional tempo markings."
Mar
21
comment Is it possible to differentiate Major scale and Minor scale by ear?
An interesting exercise might be to listen to Blues, where the scale changes from major to minor and in between often.
Mar
18
comment Is there a formula/theory for writing country licks/riffs?
I have to disagree with you Wheat, I think it has to have a train, someone in jail, and a gun, but the rest sounds right like your woman cheating on you.
Mar
11
comment X or Y guitarist doesn't know music theory - how true is this statement?
Thank you for kind the endorsement, I must say there are many good responses here. One of the key points I omitted that others included: music theory facilitates communication with a language that has a wide audience.
Mar
11
comment Pentatonic scale chords
If you can, please be more specific to which pentatonic scale you are interested in applying your question. As you can see on this wiki there are numerous pentatonic scales: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatonic_scale
Mar
11
comment X or Y guitarist doesn't know music theory - how true is this statement?
My apologies if I appear to have stolen some of this content, but I honestly did not read your post until I was done with my rant below. All the best.
Mar
7
comment What keyboard synthesizers can produce quarter tones for Arabic music?
No worries Wheat, thank you for your kind understanding.
Mar
7
comment What keyboard synthesizers can produce quarter tones for Arabic music?
With all due respect Wheat, I was focusing on a melodic line as per the culture of Arabic music where such lines are a prominent feature. To suggest I do not understand the nature of tuning temperaments and micro tonal music is at best a grossly inaccurate assumption on your part, somewhat brutal.
Jan
24
comment Self-Teaching Piano: what to learn after Bach's Prelude in C?
Hey guys this is about technique.
Jan
24
comment Origin of the asymmetrical keyboard layout of a piano
There may be at least 3 other similar questions but obviously no definitive answer. @fons: widen your search to organs, and you will get more history, starting with the hydraulus, 3rd century BC. Also check out microtonal keyboards old and modern: h-pi.com/eop-keyboards.html
Jan
24
comment Self-Teaching Piano: what to learn after Bach's Prelude in C?
Sorry American Luke but I do not agree with you: he's asking what is available that was 'designed' to challenge him as in give him a set of progressively more difficult work. This is very different then asking the question on "hey what's your favorite piano piece."
Jan
24
comment Guitar audio interface matching tone of my old amp, and a problem
If you talk to serious professionals, there is no substitute for the real amp and guitar, e.g. strat with a real Fender 1965 Black Face Super Reverb, or an original Les Paul with an original Marshall Plexi. I have heard most of the simulators out there and I agree with the pros.
Jan
8
comment Is there a color code for notes?
Because this image serves as an example of how scientists use pseudo-color to express variations of the data.
Jan
8
comment Why do I get more tired when I play on stage?
Excellent answer, kudos to you +1, I might add: prepare your body before going on stage with stretching, deep breaths, a good walk, anything that will get your body to relax.
Jan
6
comment How drummers and percussionist should handle change in time signature?
+1, Score for the minimalists!
Jan
6
comment Electric guitar trapezoid inlay protruding from fretboard
Dr. Mayhem, You are a brave soul (just cuz I would be scared to mess it up), so Kudos for the walk through !