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Aug
26
comment Sing along to connect my ear with my instrument (guitar)
This is a good advice certainly. Singing is not detrimental. It's the ability to imagine the melody in your head. I think that actually being able to imagine the melody is harder (and therefore "better") than singing it, because you have to do it without the listening feedback.
Aug
26
comment Stage manager of music?
Sometimes yes and sometimes no, it really depends. Madonna may travel with a fixed team of dozens of people. Small bands travel without any "technician/manager".
Aug
10
comment Where or what is the guitar table
This is an interesting explanation, but I doubt it's true. Have you got any reference for this claim, please?
Aug
8
comment How can I avoid making unpleasant facial expressions when playing difficult chords?
My good friend plays the piano with his mouth wide open. I almost frown when playing the piano, and I close my eyes when playing the guitar. Et cetera. It's no big deal IMHO :D
Aug
4
comment Recording: Dealing With Cicadas?
While this question is IMHO on-topic here, I believe you can find the right audience at Sound Design.SE.
Aug
3
comment When to use a dot or a tie in music notation?
I'm with @11684 here, with my typography hat on. There are only very little rules in typography in general. Mostly it's conventions. Whether an author/typesetter decides to stick to the convention or not is up to him. For instance, if you get loads and loads of these notes that break the pattern, then you probably use the dotted notation, since the reader very likely won't get the pattern anyway during the first reading, and you lessen the amount of things to read. But again, that's just my opinion and another typesetter will have a different opinion.
Aug
3
answered Rhythm notation for lyrics?
Aug
3
answered What is the correct way of filling a 9/8 bar with a single note?
Aug
3
comment What is the correct way of filling a 9/8 bar with a single note?
@NoelWalters Rests and notes are different w.r.t. full-bar duration!
Aug
3
comment Connect digital piano to interface
I can't give a definite answer, but there can be multiple sources of the problem: Bad level setup, low quality cables, some effects added to the signal in the sound card, slow computer etc. I'm afraid that there are too many unknowns or possible issues that no definite answer can be given :-(
Aug
3
comment Two silence notes and a note that isn't played? misunderstanding ties
This, moreover, isn't a standard legato slur, this is a phrasing slur that tells you where the phrase starts and finishes. To see the difference: you can have a rest below a phrasing slur (since the phrase can contain a rest) -- this would be non-sense for a legato slur.
Aug
3
comment Rhythm notation for lyrics?
Does it make sense to write down the rhythm if you don't write down the melody? Someone who knows the melody will know the rhythm, and someone who doesn't won't be able to sing it anyway...
Jul
31
comment Is there piano notation for finger sustained notes (as opposed to pedal sustain)?
@PatMuchmore Damn, sorry, maybe there's a different name and I mismatch the two. I've seen it a lot in organ sheets, I'll try to find it later today.
Jul
31
comment Is there piano notation for finger sustained notes (as opposed to pedal sustain)?
I would consider adding a comment "cluster" to the bar when you first use it, to make it clear that it's indeed meant as a cluster.
Apr
4
comment Why are conductors required at orchestra performances?
And if you watch recordings of famous sweet pieces such as Mozart's Ave Maria, you'll often see that the conductor actually stops conducting, drowns himself in the music and still the orchestra manages to slow down in the end in a very precise way.
Apr
3
comment Improvising on the piano as a solo instrument: what octave range to cover?
+1, but mostly only for the last sentence :)
Apr
3
comment How to evaluate the quality of sound of a piano?
+1 for "play some pianos you can't afford". IMHO that's a good strategy, because then you get the idea of what to look for. Everybody has a different sense of what they like, and this enables us to understand your personal preferences.
Feb
25
comment Is making things over-complicated a common mistake for new songwriters?
Reminds me of: Rock: playing for 20000 people on $20 instruments. Contemporary music: playing for 20 people on $20000 instruments.
Feb
22
reviewed Excellent Using flatted third in 12 bar blues
Feb
22
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