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

I try to hang hout in chat occationally.


Oct
13
comment Is there a more specific name for this instrument than “PVC instrument”?
I would suggest "plumber's nightmare"
Sep
22
comment Why does music seem to transpose when I yawn?
I think you actually answered your own question there, with the note about change in tension.
Jul
30
comment Trumpet low C♯ and D
@naught101: Yes, depressing valves lengthens the total tubing. Perhaps he means that the more valves you press, the shorter the total length will be compared to ideal length for the tone to play.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Apr
29
comment Retrograde and Inverted songs
@Hans: It would help if you provide a bit more background info on why you want this answered. It would help in how to phrase the answers and what kind of examples to provide, and to be more useful to others that might share your interest in this.
Feb
13
comment What is this common chord pattern, if that's the right term?
To answer this, it is important to know the definition for "arpeggiated" (reference for others who don't know what it is).
Feb
6
comment What's the point of keys other than C and Am?
The original key that the composers use is one thing. Another thing is that you can transpose any finished piece to whichever key you want to better fit your own needs. See the answers below for more on this.
Feb
6
comment What's the point of keys other than C and Am?
In a wind orchestra, it is common to tune in Bb, as it is common that all the instrument groups there are tuned in Bb except flute, sax, walthorn (and oboe and fagott(bassoon), but those are less common in amateur wind orchestras).
Jan
31
comment Swelling delay?
@MarkWhiteaker: You can politely respond to him with a link to this question as reference to make it clear to him what you mean.
Jan
7
comment Help me to find a way not to bar A-shape guitar chords with my ring finger
"It sure does have some potential but looks so wierd :D" - If it works, you can ignore the fact that it looks weird. The important is how it sounds!
Jan
3
comment Playing Sax and Clarinet
From what I have learned, the fingerings are more similar between sax and flute, than it is to clarinet.
Dec
18
comment I need help understanding a complex (or maybe compound) time signature
@jjmusicnotes: You are aware that I see the first 4 beats as not the first measure in the pattern? If you count from the beginning, I see it as 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 , where 1 2 3 | 1 2 3 4 | 1 2 3 4 is repeated after that.
Dec
17
comment I need help understanding a complex (or maybe compound) time signature
If you make the soundcloud loop track "public", it will show directly here in the question body. See how to do it here.
Dec
17
comment Playing guitar pieces flawlessly
@DrMayhem: Yes, but the answers here are more relevant to guitar, and might not fit as answers to the duplicate question. So the duplicate questions has relevant answers to this one, but not the other way around...