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Sep
19
comment Able to recall music in its correct key, but don't have perfect pitch — what is it called?
@Matthew Ah, yeah, I wasn't too sure what tags to use. Thanks for the edit.
Sep
19
revised Able to recall music in its correct key, but don't have perfect pitch — what is it called?
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Sep
19
asked Able to recall music in its correct key, but don't have perfect pitch — what is it called?
Aug
1
comment How much being a touch-typist can help learning the piano faster?
Touch typing hasn't helped me keep my hands relaxed either. My violin students have had stiff hands for the first few months, and having started proper piano lessons just last month, my teacher tells me that my hands are stiff too, particularly my wrist. I think tension comes more from learning something new, not from any kind of transferable technique.
Jun
23
comment How can I significantly improve my hand independence on piano?
I've been teaching myself piano recently and started trying the Inventions. Good to know I'm on the right track.
Jun
16
answered How can I improve my playing of faster finger runs?
Jun
16
revised Are fingertips supposed to hurt and get calluses from playing the violin ?
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Jun
16
comment Are fingertips supposed to hurt and get calluses from playing the violin ?
@Willie Hah, yeah, that's what I meant. Thanks!
Jun
14
comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
Might be, not too sure. 7/11 tends to localize their selection, so they might have it if there's demand for it in your area.
Jun
14
answered How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
Jun
14
comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
@Binary Phile -- Do you ever actually drink coffee when you do that? Because for me caffeine just makes things even worse. Then again, I have an unusually low tolerance to caffeine.
Jun
14
comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
@rshallit Yeah, I get that too sometimes.
Jun
14
answered Are fingertips supposed to hurt and get calluses from playing the violin ?
May
31
comment My fingers ache after practice. What can I do about it?
@Matthew Thanks!
May
31
comment My fingers ache after practice. What can I do about it?
Also, the only reason it's short is because it's an easy question to describe -- not because it's trivial.
May
31
comment My fingers ache after practice. What can I do about it?
@Matthew Whether this question is about how to avoid hurting your fingers while you're playing or how musicians generally remedy the problem when it does happen, it's relevant to musicians and it's something that a good guitarist would be very well qualified to answer. I strongly disagree with closing this question.
May
22
answered Teaching Bandmates to Count
May
22
comment What to play instead of chords with an informal group?
That's actually the same tuning as violin and mandolin. Maybe you could check out the repertoire for those instruments. The Violin II parts of orchestral and string quartet pieces might give you some inspiration, albeit probably not in your style. Bach could be especially good since his music generally has interesting counterpoint. If you're interested, imslp.org is a good place to look.
May
22
comment How to transcribe music by ear?
I find that the hardest task for me when I'm transcribing is figuring out the middle pitches of chords. Sometimes it seems like a pitch is there, so you write it in, but then after a while you realize that you're really just reinforcing a fifth redundantly.
May
21
revised Keeping time when tired
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