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I play the Tuba in a wind orchestra (Klepp Hornmusikk). I also occationally play some guitar and harmonica at home.

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Jul
16
comment How do I know when I'm singing in key?
@LeeWhite The occarina has a more simple frequency pattern, which makes sense to use a tuner. The human voice has a more complex frequency pattern, which will more easily confuse the tuner without necessarily being off pitch.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
24
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
18
comment What use is knowing how many sharps or flats a key signature has?
You don't even have to memorize the entire order. Just the first two. For sharps, you start with F# and C#. Then go one up sequentially for the following pairs (3rd is one up from F# => G#, 4th is one up from C# => D# etc.). For flats, you start with Bb and Eb, then go one down sequentially for the following pairs.
Jun
11
revised Odd symbol in Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos Book 1
Changed code block to inline code because it didn't show for some reason.
Jun
10
revised Odd symbol in Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos Book 1
Added Lilypond code for the examples
Jun
5
comment Why do wind bands use a concert Bb for tuning?
@pat: The fact that it is transposed do matter. For Bb instruments it is Bb that is the natural key that instrument.
Jun
5
comment Why do wind bands use a concert Bb for tuning?
In school bands in Norway where I live, there is most common to have tuba in Eb. It is also quite common to have tenor horn in Eb. For brass bands, it's more common to have tuba in Bb.
Jun
4
awarded  Necromancer
May
30
reviewed Reopen Baroque music composed in the 21st century
May
23
revised How important is warming up before playing an instrument?
Vocal warm-up
May
23
answered How important is warming up before playing an instrument?
May
23
revised Are we all born with the ability to detect a note out of tune?
about why anyone is not able to sing in tune according
May
23
answered Are we all born with the ability to detect a note out of tune?
May
23
comment Is there a difference between 2/4 and 4/4
How can you play 2/2 in 2/4? 2/2 means 2 half-notes per measure, and 2/4 means two quarter notes per measure. They are in no way equal. If you say that you count 4 beats per measure in the 2/2, it is really "ONE-and-TWO-and". If you say that you think double tempo of what is written, it's alla breve, not 2/4. (Actually the time signature for alla breve is per definition 2/2.)
May
16
answered What's so off about the intro to Prokofiev's Dance of the Knights?
May
5
comment Should I be learning groove skills if I am not yet good at chords
I recommend that you search on YouTube for some basic guitar lessons, and just follow them through. They will help in understanding a number of basic questions you might have. Then come back if you have more specific questions that can easily be answered here without having to give a full feature lesson on music theory basics like Bob bravely tried to do for you ;-)
May
5
answered How to identify key changes?
May
5
comment Why are only even values used for note duration?
@AmericanLuke: Maybe you should include in your answer something about the relation between beat and time signature. The time signature is telling what is a beat, and the tempo (as you already said) defines the number of beats per minute.
May
5
answered Odd symbol in Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos Book 1