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Apr
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comment Difference between equal temperament and just intonation
Don't get overly confused by statements made in online resources (like the statement that Just Intonation is the same as Pythagorean tuning). It's been repeated a lot online that Indian Classical Music uses Just Intonation, but the truth is that it's not just like that, not for the music of north India (hindustani sangeet) nor southern (karnataka) music. I went that way tuning my sitar frets to JI ratios in the beginning, but didn't worked. It's a very debatable topic and depends on style of playing, raga, mood, artist, gharana, etc. If interested, follow the research works of Wim Van Der Meer
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comment Where should I go to learn about non-Western scales (particularly Turkish & Greek)
What do you mean with "where should I go"? I know of a few music institutions in Greece where you can learn Greek and Turkish music (and even some other world music). If you're asking for texts, or suggestions in finding a teacher (which I highly suggest), that's another thing.
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comment Is there any research showing that practicing some amount of minutes a day improves ability?
It's very risky to say that it will take 10000 hours and you'll be disappointed if you don't reach your calculation. The most important part is doing the effort with love for what you're doing, not the goal. As an ancient teaching says, you own the work, not the result of the work. Thanks for your comments!
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comment Is there any research showing that practicing some amount of minutes a day improves ability?
@Grey i agree on it not being a hard limit as you say. On the other hand, the "10000 hour" isn't a "hard" or "fixed" goal either. I think one thing is to make a daily study plan arranged for better learning, and other is to try to estimate when you'll reach a far-future goal making calculations based on a number. [continues...]
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comment Is there any research showing that practicing some amount of minutes a day improves ability?
You put some interesting points in your answer. I would only say that it contradicts when it says that more practice is better and more than that is better too and then you say that there's an upper limit to how much good practice you can get in any given day (which there is). Some music therapists i've heard of say it's 3 hours per day. But what's more important than how many hours you practice is what is the frequency of your practice. Brain should receive the most constant stimuli as possible for learning something. Best to practice 5 minutes every 1 hour than 4 or 5 hours on sundays.
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