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Jan
29
comment Piano vs Guitar Strings? Tension vs length?
Possible duplicate of Why are bass guitars so much shorter than a double bass?
Jan
26
comment Do capable harmony singers sing in just intonation or tempered tuning?
Tuning denotes a static property, which in my opinion does not apply to singing and fret-less string instruments (as long as no open strings are involved). One would typically deviate all the time, e.g. making major thirds a bit larger, leading-tones higher and so on. So I expect in the best case a probabilistic answer of limited value.
Jan
25
comment Does a key signature remain the same after a clef change?
related question, concerning time signature.
Jan
11
comment What is this trumpet attachment called?
I never heard of an attachment to the valves. The instrument looks like a plain-vanilla Flugelhorn with piston valves to me.
Dec
20
comment accidentals in measure
At least related, if not a duplicate when considering the answers.
Dec
18
comment The manufacturing date the violin
@SmartyTwiti: Yes Shawn interpreted me correctly. It is no antiquity, its nowhere near its expected lifetime, and hey, it obviously didn't fall apart for quite some time (which new very cheap ones could do).
Dec
18
comment The manufacturing date the violin
In my opinion Anno leaves no room for interpretation. It could theoretically be the year of a major maintenance, but I doubt it. Anyway 34 years is a completely unremarkable age for a violin, I would recommend to focus on more interesting properties like sound, opinion of a violin player you trust.
Dec
16
comment How to transcribe a score without a rigid tempo?
Possible cause #5: ritardando/tempo primo or accelerando/tempo primo.
Dec
11
comment Two MIDI files generated by Lilypond output the same audio
No, MIDI does not support key signatures, nor can it distinguish between c-sharp and d-flat.
Nov
10
comment How many sounds should be played for this (tr) market note?
I disagree with the last sentence. It is true, that harpsichords have a special relation to trills, but I would offer the following explanation: Lacking a sustain pedal it was necessary to ornament long tones, since otherwise they would fade away; trill is one of the candidates fro that. For simple dynamics variation the second manual or octave coupling would have been used.
Nov
4
comment Can you give a comparison of musical instruments for a casual music beginner?
Related questions for learning how to write music, recorder and piano.
Oct
8
comment How do time signatures relay information on the grouping of beats?
related question and this.
Oct
2
comment Question on Hanon's Exercises for Piano
Related question with further linked questions
Sep
29
comment Is there any name for two melodies that are being played at the same time?
+1 for introducing the term more appropriate than the accepted answer
Sep
28
comment Why are there no instruments made from rocks?
@aparente001: Not fully true; in the flute just the air column vibrates, in the brass category the lips of the player, in the reed instruments the reed.
Sep
22
comment Why are Lutes so hard to tune?
Situation is even more dreadful for harps due to the larger number of strings.
Sep
12
comment Technique in which student repeats notes teacher plays
This sounds like Suzuki method for me. An important difference is, that Suzuki pupils learn notes substantial time after being able to play complex melodies. The technique you describe is used in any woodwind or fretless string instrument ( e.g. during warm-up) simply to improve hitting the correct pitch, despite melodies are played from standard sheets within the same lesson
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