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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 !
Dec
3
comment What is this scale? [Root , +1 , +3 , +1 , +2 , +1 , +3 , +1 (Root again)]
+1 for good work.
Dec
3
comment Why is the aeolian mode the minor scale?
@Dom: Remember that Music Theory is based on the practice of music. Also recall that there are 3 forms of minor scales based on such usage: Natural, Melodic, and Harmonic minors.
Nov
19
comment B flat minor - the key of death…seriously?
Thank you for "Doctrine of Ethos" something I wish to learn more about now, +1 for that.
Nov
19
comment Is there software that can derive the musical notes from an audio file?
Carl, I respectfully submit to you that we can safely assume when some one uses the word "note" in the context of music it should be interpreted as a notation for both pitch, duration, and touch (e.g. tremolo, pizzicato, etc).
Sep
30
comment What is this part of the guitar called (see pic)?
Well thank you for the info.
Sep
20
comment How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
No reply so far, but I will keep you posted should one come my way.
Sep
12
comment How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
FYI I have sent an email to Prof. Magnuson with this question too.
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.
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
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.