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Computer scientist playing bassoon, musically at home in baroque music


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?
Sep
4
comment File formats for sheet music
According to my few tries nothing is lost during import/export. The decisions like beam grouping and stem direction are all explicitly expressesed in XML, so while the importing program might produce slightly different output, everything [beyond the used "font"] was preserved.
Aug
11
comment Classical music vs March music relationship
I guess "O fortuna" refers to Orffs Carmina Burana, I have some doubts, that really the 4th symphony by Mozart is intended, more likely is 41 "Jupiter".
Aug
7
comment Double Sharps And Double Flats
@BobBroadley No problem with me. I guess part of the difficulty is, that accidentals are context-insensitive (they work irrespective from previous accidentals and actually it is mostly recommended to resolve them first before applying new ones), but the question is posed in a context-sensitive way.
Jul
29
comment Ukulele or some kind of flute
See the answers to this question: music.stackexchange.com/questions/4151/…
Jul
21
comment Instruments that challenge your ear
@BobBroadley: The number of keys increases with the price of the instrument, 23 to 26 total, from which upto 9 are indeed for the left thumb, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassoon#mediaviewer/….
Jul
20
comment Why are there transposing instruments that transpose by octave?
possible duplicate of Why transpose at the octave?
Jul
8
comment How do I approximate instruments when arranging an orchestral piece for brass ensemble
I would suggest to replace "Isolde" by "voice (soprano)". You need a distinguished tone color for that to stand out from the others, possibly the sopraon cornet warned against in other answers?
Jul
7
comment More volume from a Bass Clarinet
I helped out as bassoonist in a large wind ensemble, which had all these tubas, trombones etc. I was astonished that I could nearly not hear myself playing (which never happened in a standard orchestra), but nevertheless got some nice remarks from co-musicians later, how I added to the complete sound. So I guess it is partially a psychological problem. One instrument can't replace a whole bass group and the conductor will probably not succeed to reduce the volume of all saxophones, clarinets and trumpets to really achieve a sort of balance in this case.
Jul
2
comment What do these beamed half notes mean?
possible duplicate of How to interpret half notes combined with thirty-second stems?
Jun
4
comment Why is A4 the standard pitch reference for tuning?
Sorry for faulty translation of German note names. Whereever I wrote "b" it should read "b flat".
Jun
4
comment Why is A4 the standard pitch reference for tuning?
@BraddSzonye: Actually I have no reference, but helped out in a brass band. They play a sounding B which would correspond to a notated C (if I'm getting that right). I had a hard time at my first attempt to make my A matching their B.
Jun
3
comment Why is A4 the standard pitch reference for tuning?
Some remarks: While the "a" is somewhat fixed, the octave is not. A violoncello will use the "a" of a deeper octave. Brass bands use "b" instead, since this is the base tone for many of the instruments.
May
15
comment Will a 61-key keyboard severely restrict my piano repertoire?
I would not trade. If (trans-)portability is not an issue I would recommned to keep your piano, whose keyboard you are used to and simply substitute the sounds on the computer.
Apr
2
comment Do the F clef and G clef always reside on the same line?
Sorry to disagree. The C clef on the second line (called tenor clef) is heavily used - for higher passages of the cello (never seen an alto clef there) as well as for higher bassoon passages. If you don't prefer to revise your answer yourself I will make an attempt.