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May
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comment Statistical Average range for a Male singer
It would be great to see an answer which cited the statistics rather than just stating the average values. This seems such a reasonable and interesting question I am surprised that there do not seem to be canonical academic studies one can turn to, but I've not found any.
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May
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comment Is there a way to lower your falsetto threshold?
One exercise my singing teacher has me doing is to sing a pitch and to vary its production as smoothly as I can between chest voice and head voice.
Apr
30
comment What are the ABRSM graded examinations, and why would one want to take them?
The number of UCAS tariffs allowed for ABRSM grades is given in this table: ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/… and appears to have reduced over the last 10 years. It's also worth note that most UK universities, especially the posher ones, do not use UCAS points but make offers subject to grades at specific exams (A levels or baccalaureate)
Apr
17
comment How to interpret results of the failed exam
I'd be surprised if there were not countless anecdotal examples. "Genius in X was thought by her or his teachers to be a dunce at X" seems a common story: Einstein leaps to mind. But making a living out of being a musician seems so hard that perhaps being open to having it as a hobby instead of a career is a wise choice to consider; after all that worked for Einstein!
Apr
17
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Apr
17
comment Mathieu Crickboom “The violin” method
Great answer. It would be even more useful if you could include their strengths and weaknesses with your list of methods.
Apr
17
comment What technical difficulties will I encounter transitioning from violin to 5-string viola?
One big change if you do start playing viola repertoire is having to read music in the c-clef
Apr
17
comment What technical difficulties will I encounter transitioning from violin to 5-string viola?
I think a five string violin (with the low C string) and a five string viola (with the high E string) are the same instrument? I'd be intrigued if they aren't, can you provide a link to the instrument in the question?
Apr
17
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Apr
10
comment E string remains silent when playing fast legato from A string on violin
Getting another violinist to play the existing set-up is a great idea.
Apr
10
comment E string remains silent when playing fast legato from A string on violin
OK - I'll add another idea. Please do keep us up-to-date it's a fascinating question.
Apr
10
revised E string remains silent when playing fast legato from A string on violin
Adding another idea
Apr
10
comment E string remains silent when playing fast legato from A string on violin
OK - I'll add another idea to my answer.
Apr
10
revised E string remains silent when playing fast legato from A string on violin
Adding practise idea
Apr
10
comment Difference between equal temperament and just intonation
For a thorough yet engaging mathematical explanation I recommend David Benson's Music: a Mathematical Offering. It is available to buy, or as a free download. Chapter 5 (it is free standing) covers scales and temperaments and Chapter 6 has a lovely explanation (in terms of continued fractions) as to why the octave is divided into 12 semitones
Apr
9
answered E string remains silent when playing fast legato from A string on violin
Mar
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revised What does “gajo” mean as a musical directive on sheet music
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revised What are the best methods to study violin positions?
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