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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
19
comment Traveling or moving neck bow
Hi there! I don't think we can give a more proper answer than "visit a guitar repairer". Note that StackExchange is not a forum, so you shouldn't expect people hitting you with random ideas of what could be the issues and how to try to get around them.
Feb
12
comment Really silent guitar practice
Is "isolate the room" an option?
Feb
10
comment How to mic an upright piano to record singing and playing?
@Mr.Boy On TV, it'll likely be a contact microphone, or a well hidden one, or an EP, or a playback, ...
Feb
10
comment Why is the lowest note on the piano an A?
I would say: "a 88-key keyboard instrument". There are electronic instruments which are certainly not keyboard but have the full 88-key range. Other than that, I would say that the two questions are too similar to each other and none of them can get a much better answer (and if it can, it'll probably apply to both of them).
Feb
9
comment How to use a 61-keys digital piano?
@Mr.Boy Ok, I made a remark that "you never know which C is C4", I think it should be fine now.
Feb
9
comment How to use a 61-keys digital piano?
@Mr.Boy Ah, probably yes. Well, it's the C1 in my country, so it confuses me always. I'll redo the picture.
Feb
7
comment Audio jack has fallen inside the body of semi-acoustic guitar, how to get it out and reattach it?
@Tim Because it's a new A to an old Q?
Feb
6
comment How to use a 61-keys digital piano?
@JackTwain It is possible that it's shifted by couple keys, especially for the 6-ottava (73 to 76 keys) it's quite common. But according to images I checked on the internet, your Casio CTK-1200 starts with C1 as I indicate here.
Feb
6
comment Octave shift context
@Motig Indeed it is, as long as you don't mind your 16th being dampered by the pedal. If you have a sostuendo (middle) pedal, you can use that one, but it takes some good timing.
Jan
31
comment Guitar less resonant than when new; humidity problem?
Plus: Get something for proper string treatment, your local guitar shop should have plenty of stuff. It's not more expensive than a new set of strings and it knows to help preserve them for a longer time.
Jan
28
comment How can one restore a very old guitar?
7-string guitars are known here as "Russian", which would support the fact that it was made in Leningrad. Could you at least post a photo or two of the guitar (particularly of the most strange/damaged parts)?
Jan
27
comment How important is string-muting when playing the bass?
I've seen bass players just resting their 5 RH fingers on the 5 strings, and plucking the correct string with the finger; almost like playing the piano!
Jan
27
comment Piano getting out of tune and noisy after 6 weeks
If you have a good tuner, you can actually check how much the single strings are out of tune. The best is to use a guitar pick for this, and simply pick each of the string triple separately.
Jan
27
comment Piano getting out of tune and noisy after 6 weeks
instead of special humidity control, what works unless the piano is in extreme conditions: couple glasses of water placed in the piano (better on something to prevent moisture rings). Usually it's enough to refill the glasses once in couple weeks.
Jan
21
comment Short scale guitar tuning to A
Get a plug in tuner, the cheap ones are around 10-15 dollars now. Then you don't rely on the sound and you're fine :)
Jan
20
comment How difficult is to get basic melody out of Theremin?
@MeaningfulUsername But that's not the fun. You can directly play your iPad touchscreen if you do that ;)