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I play the double bass, electric bass, most brass instruments - with a preference for the low - and some other instruments, as well as sing (choir, á capella and solo). I know a fair bit of music theory and arranging, as well as some musical acoustics. I have a huge crush on musical instruments in general. My main focus is jazz and related genres, but I find myself in other contexts now and then.


Oct
20
comment Understanding V/ii♭9 Chord
Yes you are correct; minor ninth is the correct name! My error. (A diminished ninth I suppose would sound equivalent to an octave. :-)
Oct
19
comment I need help to understand chord intervals (not single note intervals)
See also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatonic_function
Oct
18
comment Understanding V/ii♭9 Chord
I believe your interpretation of the chord function is incorrect. However, a note regarding voicing of a b9 chord: you'd likely voice a b9 chord by (1) omitting the tonic [when a bass takes care of it], (2) voicing the b9 almost an octave below the tonic, or (3) have the b9 and the tonic note voiced next to each other (as long as they are not on top of your voicing). The diminished ninth voicing you suggest with the b9 an octave above the tonic is arguably the last dissonance still generally avoided in jazz voicing. :-)
Oct
10
comment Why is the ''backbeat'' called the ''rock beat''?
All the genres you mention are descendants of rock...
Oct
9
comment String configuration on a bass guitar
Rotosound makes 4-string BEAD sets, and even F#BEA sets... I must try out the latter some day on some bass. I wonder how pickups and amp will handle it though?
Oct
9
comment Practice amount and habits for time constrained individuals
I like this and upvoted. But when reading this again I'm wondering what is your exact question?
Oct
9
comment Why does the C7 chord on guitar omit the G note (5th) in open position?
@Vigrond: If you have a bass playing the root you may omit that.
Oct
8
comment Was the Angolan style of music called kizomba inspired by Kassav'?
Perhaps this question would be a good fit for the yet not existing Music Fans site?
Oct
7
comment Want to learn composing and producing music with a DAW. Where do I start?
Perhaps OP is satisfied writing hacky spaghetti software? ;-)
Sep
17
comment How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
@filzilla: If you get a reply with an answer, please encourage P Magnuson to post his answer here, or post it here yourself with his consent.
Aug
25
comment Clarinet extension in Wagner's Tannhauser
The A clarinet goes down to Db. Are you perhaps notating for a Bb clarinet?
Aug
23
comment Is it safe to use silicone spray as valve oil?
You might want to avoid turning the pistons - if there is dirt in the valve there's a risk of creating horizontal scratches that might obstruct the vertical valve action. I have found that a few drops before and a few drops after playing and just pumping the valves a few times when back in place keeps the valve action in trim. (I have a feeling that I read such instructions in a Yamaha tuba manual, but I can't remember.) I haven't had any problems with any brass instrument since I started following this procedure. +1 for the screw open time being the time consumer.
Aug
21
comment What are some interesting ways notes and chords are spelled in cultures outside of the U.S.?
@rolf: I think you should provide an answer to this question: music.stackexchange.com/questions/10195/…
Aug
21
comment How to compose a simple “introduction” to a short musical piece?
@Michael: From Wikipedia: "[A secondary dominant] refers to a dominant seventh chord set to resolve to a degree that is not the tonic" [Emphasis mine]
Aug
21
comment What are the greek modes, and how do they differ from modern modes?
@Michael: I find it odd that you find differences between tuning systems irrelevant to musicians. I believe a lot of people would disagree with you including Bach, Pythagoreans, middle east musicians, etc, and anyone not using or limiting themselves to the equal tempered scale or tuning.
Aug
21
comment Introduction to jazz theory
@Karolis: 'The Jazz Theory Book' (by Mark Levine), however, does go up to John Coltrane's level and beyond, should you feel like taking a stab at it. :-)
Aug
19
comment Saxophone vs Trumpet: range, overtone series and intonation
In simplified terms, though, you could say that the saxophone repeats its fingerings by the octave.
Aug
19
comment Saxophone vs Trumpet: range, overtone series and intonation
Saxophones can be "overblown" to produce higher tones of the harmonic series using the same fingering as for the fundamental (as demonstrated by Michael Brecker in Delta City Blues {see 2:38...}). However that is considered an extended technique. Normally for the upper register you press the octave key which opens an appropriate "speaker" hole that kills the fundamental, and so your first question isn't really applicable; all notes have their own fingering(s)!
Aug
17
comment Which notes to play over a certain chord in a progression?
This question is similar and might be of help: Comfortable notes in a key
Aug
15
comment Correct process for replacing guitar strings
See also: [Changing the strings one by one or by taking all strings off at one time](http:‌​//music.stackexchange.com/questions/1511/changing-the-strings-one-b‌​y-one-or-by-ta‌​king-all-strings-off-at-one-time)