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comment What's the purpose of the key signature information in a MIDI file?
i don't think so. it might be a manufacturer specific parameter buried in a sysex or something. it's not part of the realtime midi protocol, just stored in midi files.
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answered How to indicate left hand for piano sheet music
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answered Is there a trick to learning sight read, i.e relate notes to piano keys
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comment What notation systems exist for indicating rhymes, alliteration and cadence in rap lyrics?
ok, ok. Two notations in wide use. And I've seen many musicians who use piano roll notation to learn songs and communicate. I'm working on a way to use it for performance as well pianocheetah.com/tutorial/img/screen2.png basically take piano roll and use all of standard notation's good ideas in this format. Eh, we're way off topic.
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answered What notation systems exist for indicating rhymes, alliteration and cadence in rap lyrics?
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answered How to play fast and very quietly on piano
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comment What characteristics should I look for when picking a microphone to record a piano?
do you have an acoustic piano or digital?
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answered What characteristics should I look for when picking a microphone to record a piano?
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answered Why does software-synthesized MIDI music sound so bad?
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comment How much digital piano polyphony is really needed for classical music?
well, as I say in 1) and 2), some manufacturers count one note = one voice. some sneak by with stereo being 2, etc. I was assuming 1 note = 1 voice and dividing the 88 by 12 (12 notes per octave including accidental) then multiplying by 7 (7 notes in your average major scale). 88/12*7 is somewhere around 52. 2 adjacent notes will sound really dissonant. You'll find some of that, but not tons.
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answered How much digital piano polyphony is really needed for classical music?
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comment Is it learned or innate our reaction of happiness or sadness in music?
it's both. our brains are wired from birth (most likely) or at least very early on for either the 12 tones or multiples/subsets thereof. there's a whole lot of research that's been done. But I have no references for ya - that's on you. It's kind of the main question of music theory - Why/how is music the way it is? Why/how does it sound good?
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answered What are the practical advantages of keyboards with non-weighted keys vs. weighted hammer action?
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answered Why do modern popular songs composed on piano sound different than songs composed on guitar?