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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).
Jan
26
comment Piano getting out of tune and noisy after 6 weeks
No reason for alarm in my opinion. After a long break it might take some tunings, until the stability is as expected. The piano technician also might have chosen a little lower tuning to smooth the ramp-up-process, which explains your guitar tuner results.
Jan
15
comment How do archaic instruments affect contemporary music?
@BraddSzonye: It seems plausible now, but I know no clarinetist not having B♭ and A instrument, and in classical literature there are pieces, where one has to swap between the movements.
Dec
31
comment Why does bowed string instrument size matter?
I see both questions as different phrasings of the underlying "purpose, benefits and disadvantages of scaled-down string instruments" question, which are difficult to answer reasonably without mentioning other aspects. The kernel answer to your question is "The instruments are smaller to be more conveniently handled (e. g. by smaller persons) bought by some compromises concerning the sound" - in my opinion still somewhat unsatisfying.
Dec
30
comment Why does bowed string instrument size matter?
possible duplicate of Why are 1/2 (or 3/4, etc) violins called that way if they are not 1/2 size?
Nov
27
comment What does it mean to be able to write a fugue?
Triva: this German WP article gives the full text of Glenn Goulds "So you want to write a fugue", which may give a rough idea. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_You_Want_to_Write_a_Fugue%3F
Nov
26
comment Are music covers and the sheet music of their arrangements legal on YouTube?
I guess you won't get a definiitve answer here, but the questions seem to be the same for me. Just noticing the original authors is not sufficient to acquire intellectual property, and so you are in my opinion not allowed to publish it in any form.
Nov
26
comment Are music covers and the sheet music of their arrangements legal on YouTube?
possible duplicate of Cover video of song has been blocked by Youtube
Nov
6
comment What does “I Solisti Veneti” mean?
While this is a well-known ensemble busily playing and recording Vivaldi, I'm not aware of Vivaldi himself using that term - do you have a source?
Oct
10
comment Is Warsaw Concerto a piano concerto?
No well-founded opinion here will be good enough for a definitive answer. I guess you have no choice but to ask at the competition office.
Oct
3
comment Is there any midi software that can display in real-time the notes I play next to the “real” score?
Not found in Android Play Store. For iOS only?
Sep
30
comment When did the appearance of the quarter rest in music change from its original appearance?
@Barbara53: You are welcome, actually the currency here on stack exchange is upvoting and accepting ;)
Sep
5
comment File formats for sheet music
While I agree, that MusicXML provides only a small contribution (the main focus being score typesetting), the headline as well as the first enumeration point justify mentioning it.
Sep
4
comment When tuning a guitar, why is it only in tune for a moment?
Just for one aspect: the frequency changes not only with length of the string (even this is the most visible factor), but also with the tension. Tuning a guitar string will not change the length, but only the tension. I don't assume your are interested in the formula?