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Aug
21
comment Simplified notation for two-note tremolo
Actually the first is the most simplified notation already (and as such may not be known to inexperienced nor not formally trained players), full notation would have beams with each 32th note listed.
Aug
14
comment Are some scales more instinctive than others?
I guess, instinctive is the wrong word: since Eastern and Western music have this huge differences, I don't assume any genetic dependency, but more one acquired from the environment. At least the German Wikipedia article defines physiological predisposition and independence from culture as necessary conitions for a human instinct.
Aug
10
comment Purchasing a keyboard piano for recreational play
Consider to look for an used instrument instead; the price range does not seem to match your requirements. A decent keyboard mechanic is expensive
Aug
6
comment Percentage Of Different Scales That Are Exactly Alike?
I don't see, how a percentage would help in anyway. A percentage is only meaningful, if you define from which set. I for one never encountered something like Yu nor does wikipedia deliver any hits beyond chinese instruments.
Jul
30
comment How to Read Sheet Music
The score exhibits some very unusual bar lines. There should be none at all after the the time signature, no double bars anywhere a simple bar a beginning of line 2 and may be a thick bar at the end of the piece.
Jul
27
comment Does a time signature imply accents?
related: this question
Jul
13
comment Why are bass guitars so much shorter than a double bass?
This principle can be easily seen comparing the highest to the lowest string of any guitar or bass, which obviously have the same length.
Jul
2
comment How to record and add the voice of my friend for a song who is in another country?
If you want to publish audio-only, I would ensure, that your friend has decent audio equipment to record, which means a mobile audio recorder (as opposed to built-in stuff from laptop, mobile phone, webcam).
Jul
1
comment What was opera performance practice like in Wagner's time?
The citation of Mark Twain wagneropera.net/Operas/Intro-Tannhauser.htm at least suggests, that the audience was quiet....
Jul
1
comment Half, Three Quarter Sharps and Microtonality
I've never encountered a triple-sharp or flat (and can't comment on microtonal stuff). Double sharps/flats are not uncommon. They occur in keys, where a single sharp/flat is already in the key signature, see linked question an its answers.
Jun
28
comment What does it mean when we say that this musical instrument is n octaves?
I would not take it for granted, that the lowest tone is a C. Where the range ends, is typically indicated by the number of keys.
Jun
12
comment who were the first known people to play a reed instrument
@ I dont consider the flute as reed instrument. Even if a pan flute is made of reed, it does not fit the definition of being involved in sound wave production.
May
26
comment What do Four Vertical Dots mean?
Elain Gould in Behind the Bars also calls them dotted barlines. She state that they mark subdivisions of a bar, especially useful in very long bars or irregular ones, e.g. subdivided 2+2+3.
Apr
17
comment Why are time signatures needed?
I'm somewhat unsure: possibly mean chord notation? Whether notes are played at the same time or not, is typically seen from the fact, that they share the note stem... This rule finds its exception in very tightly set chords, where notes in smaller intervals than a third may be squeezed aside.
Apr
16
comment Αre these three dots over a note supposed to be staccato?
possible duplicate of Four dots over tremolo minim (half note with slash)
Apr
5
comment Do accidentals in one staff apply to notes in other staffs?
It is somewhat unclear to me, for what reason you write "should affect". I learned this quite recently from an comment by @Éduard, that accidentals are valid for the one octave only, where they appear. (see e.g. wikipedia). So I would be more than surprised, if they would be valid in different staffs, clefs where the context is much more difficult to see.
Mar
11
comment Which keyboard works - beside Bach's - are part of the study curriculum *and* regularly performed in public?
I don't understand the purpose of this question, the only one coming to mind is, to study something which then can be presented in a concert - a somewhat adventurous approach. It was already discussed in another question, that the grades are highly depending on the country, which I would also claim for the concert repertoire. Why obvious Haydn and Mozart are not mentioned yet, eludes me.
Feb
17
comment How do I learn to play the flute with vibrato?
related question here
Feb
16
comment Algorithms for music composition
The program Ludwig 3 also seems to do something like composition.
Jan
30
comment What is the '+' symbol mean in a chord?
A futher meaning, especially encountered in baroque music, is an unspecific ornamentation (instead e.g. of a trill symbol).