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May
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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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answered Virtual Piano black keys offset
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Mar
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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?
Feb
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answered What are the practical advantages of keyboards with non-weighted keys vs. weighted hammer action?
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revised Why do modern popular songs composed on piano sound different than songs composed on guitar?
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Feb
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answered Why do modern popular songs composed on piano sound different than songs composed on guitar?
Feb
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comment What exactly does practising scales teach?
I wish the answers paid more attention to this part of the question: 'what specifically it teaches you that doesn't come from playing music.`
Feb
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comment When practicing on my instrument - which is more important - quantity or quality?
i agree. ideally sticking to just a couple bars until those bars are perfect, then picking the next set of tricky bars. if the piece is at your level, not all the bars will need to undergo "rigorous treatment"
Feb
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answered How do I find chords to go with my melody in music I write
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answered Every time I press 'record' I forget how to play and sing!
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answered MIDI controller and software integration
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answered What does the arc under fingerings mean?
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comment What is the terminology for how we identify numbered notes like C4, E3, D6, etc?
I dunno. It may say "scientific pitch notation" on that wikipedia page. But I've never ever heard anyone else use that term. I'm not Mr. Allknowing about musical terms, of course. But don't expect everyone you meet to know what the heck you're talking about if you use that term. Also, keep in mind that it makes more sense to specify the octave first as it qualifies WHICH C# you're talking about. Things sort better in a text file if you use 4c for middle C, for example. (Not that that matters a great deal. And C4 is a standard way to say it).
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answered What is the terminology for how we identify numbered notes like C4, E3, D6, etc?