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comment Math PI represented musically
possibly relevant: youtube.com/watch?v=rAUXyOsenhI
Aug
29
comment Harmonizing Bourrée in E minor
J.C.F. Bach has parts come in sequentially imslp.org/wiki/… in a string quartet; other arrangements of J.S. Bach's work do the same; so I'd say that it is at least period appropriate.
Aug
29
comment Harmonizing Bourrée in E minor
Just put a rest under the anacrusis?
Aug
26
comment What's the difference between two notes played on strings of different thickness?
What features do you have control over in synthesizing these sounds?
Aug
23
comment Guitar: No sound from second string, but other strings sound normal
Can you hear (or maybe even see) the second string vibrate acoustically, i.e. when it is unplugged?
Aug
23
comment Guitar: No sound from second string, but other strings sound normal
So you're saying: "in all pickup positions: no sound from second string, but normal sound from others?"
Aug
23
comment What should i turn on/off first? turntables, mixer, headphones, audio interface
As initally written, I'm not sure if you mean turn on starting at the outlet, or turn off starting at the outlet.
Aug
23
comment Guitar: No sound from second string, but other strings sound normal
It would be helpful if you could test all 5 pickup selector switch positions, and report on the outcome; I'm not 100% sure how to interpret the final sentence.
Aug
14
comment Are there some classical pieces that lend themselves well to guitar?
IMSLP has SOR's method: imslp.org/wiki/…
Aug
13
comment What is the proper humidity range for an acoustic guitar?
Unless your instruments are vintage or otherwise particularly precious to you, I wouldn't sweat the difference between 45 and 50 -- plus your hydrometer may not be that accurate anyway.
Aug
13
comment How were tuning/temperaments indicated on scores (if they ever were)?
The main link is slow, and may have a limit on the number of connections allowed, but it is alive.
Aug
11
comment How do I play the synthesizer on my own?
The Mininova specs indicate that it has an arpeggiator -- this should allow you to get at least a bass-loop going.
Aug
6
comment Are the highest pitches always the easiest to hear in a musical texture?
Fletcher-Munson effect: we're more sensitive mid-high (1k-10k Hz) frequencies of sound en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal-loudness_contour
Aug
4
comment What is the name of the small accordion type instrument in this picture?
you might want to check out concertina.net
Aug
4
comment What is the name of the small accordion type instrument in this picture?
The guy in the blue shirt closest to the camera is playing an English; you can tell since it only has thumb straps.
Aug
4
comment Is there any research showing that practicing some amount of minutes a day improves ability?
This TEDx talk youtube.com/watch?v=5MgBikgcWnY puts some perspective on the 10,000 hours idea -- basically that 20 hours gives you some proficiency at a specific skill (of course being a world class musician requires >500 distinct skills). I'm not sure which research this speaker is basing his conclusions on.
Aug
4
comment Is there any research showing that practicing some amount of minutes a day improves ability?
This Harvard Buisiness Review article is one step closer to the original research: hbr.org/2007/07/the-making-of-an-expert/ar/1
Aug
2
comment Understanding just intonation, Timidity, and Scala
@bfootdav partially addressed you comment with edit. But you're getting at one of the drawback (features?) of just intonation, and (untempered) mean-tone tunings: the tuning is specified in relation to a central "home key" and playing music in other keys will sound different.
Aug
1
comment How does the harmonic series affect consonance?
@JCPedroza If you take two notes forming a minor 3rd, so their ratio is 1:6/5, then sixth harmonic at 6 of the lower (corresponding to a musical octave+5th), matches the fifth harmonic of the higher note (corresponding to a musical 3rd).
Jul
22
comment Stress in music
I think that the OP is referring to the rhythmic accents that define the pulse of the music.