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Mar
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comment What is the most effective, structured way for an adult beginner to learn drums without a teacher?
hmmm that link... youtu.be/U2BEQKYk8kg
Feb
22
comment What's this horizontal bar notation in liturgy called?
@Kilian Foth that sounds like THE answer...
Feb
16
comment Playing super fast on the piano
that's a question for your piano teacher...:/
Feb
6
comment What is the name of these tubes, that emit sound when being swung?
Oh gotcha. Well, I'll leave the answer for posterity. what the heck.
Jan
23
comment How to reduce tape hiss while recording a cassette tape with digital data as source
i gotta ask why ya got a cassette tape recorder instead of a digital one...?
Jan
22
comment Automated way to recognize musical key given chords?
using the notes of the chord will still work. the 7 most popular notes will still outweigh the minor 7ths cuz the chords's main 3 will build up way faster than the dom7.
Dec
3
comment How to disable my midi-controller touch sensitivity in kontakt 5
by reading the manual. it's different from keyboard to keyboard. go to the manufacturer's website, download the manual, read.
Nov
16
comment Where am I going wrong in interpreting this MIDI string?
dude. yer really off topic...
Nov
15
comment Where can I find machine-readable music scores?
portable or not, i wouldn't limit my app to 16 midi channels. or only one device.
Nov
15
comment Where can I find machine-readable music scores?
The limit on channels is pretty big. There's a device pseudo event so 16 channels per device, no limit on #devices, so you can really have plenty of midi channels. Unfortunately the device pseudo event isn't very portable from sequencer to sequencer. voices could be done by track, but again, no standard for all sequencers.
Nov
14
comment Guidelines for Easy Piano Blues, but not boring
guidelines? isn't that pretty much missing the point of the blues? and no lyrics? that doesn't really compute...
Oct
15
comment Is there any midi software that can display in real-time the notes I play next to the “real” score?
update - sorry, but I've taken out standard notation. But it still displays what you're playing on top of the piano roll notation live. notes to play are colored according to scale so you can easily see octaves, 5ths, etc. Your recording is displayed as a black bar on top of the notation.
Oct
1
comment Learning while recovering from tendonitis
I'm not sure the mods are gonna let this question live cuz it's pretty subjective. And I don't even have any recommendations for what to learn. And I don't even know what a dobro IS. But if that tendonitis came about from your practice, you should definitely get the stress OUT of your practice. Piano players always need to watch for "playing with stress". The emphasis should be to eliminate stress as much as possible and not brute force it EVER. Also, absolute rest is needed for recovery usually. Good luck.
Sep
23
comment Why is the Phrygian Dominant Scale thusly named?
thusly? my aren't we fancy. (kiddin!)
Sep
17
comment Software to get started on programmable music
from your question wording, I'm guessing you're familiar with programming. Are you already familiar with how to compose music? If not, that'll be your biggest learning curve probably. if so, download ableton live and watch aaaaaall those tutorial videos. That should get you started. You've picked a pretty giant sized task :) Might take the rest of your life.
Aug
31
comment What's the purpose of the key signature information in a MIDI file?
Voted down because condescending remarks about DJs were removed. KIDDING - I didn't vote ya down.
Aug
27
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.
Jun
17
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.
May
29
comment What characteristics should I look for when picking a microphone to record a piano?
do you have an acoustic piano or digital?
May
24
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.