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comment What does it mean to play a note for half a second?
@thePetProjectProgrammer I never said 220Hz -- I pointed out the 220 oscillations to emphasize that there are still a large number of complete cycles even in one half of a second. The only time when you'll run into a problem is when the duration of the note is so short that it can't complete even a few of them.
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comment What does it mean to play a note for half a second?
Since the ear effectively does frequency analysis an uncertainty relation applies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourier_transform#Uncertainty_principle -- thus a very short short signal does not have a well defined frequency, rather is has a spread of frequencies.
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comment What does it mean to play a note for half a second?
I guess that I learned a rule of thumb that is slightly more stringent than you.
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comment What is the difference between sharp note & flat note?
In 5-limit just intonation A# is lower ( 976.5 cents) than B flat (1017.6 [2-fifths, then a minor sixth up], or 996.1 [two fourths up] ).
Apr
20
comment Scientific references to singing?
Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics A. H. Benade, 1976?
Apr
7
comment With respect to right hand guitar technique, what does it mean to not scoop?
music.stackexchange.com/questions/20637/what-is-a-flat-wrist -- I think that this is a similar idea in the context of bass guitar.
Mar
23
comment How to play a G-chord?
Which G chord? Open, barred etc?
Mar
23
comment Classical examples of a 'fifth voice' or 'ghost soprano'
@jjmusicnotes This should probably be moved to chat -- this is my understanding of what is going on: combination tones do not exist /in the air/ (or more generally as any kind of mechanical oscillation). What is going on is that the pattern-matching mechanisms in the ear & brain detect 2f (and it's overtones -- this is the octave avbove) and 3f (and its overtones, this is one fifth above the 2f pipe) with the net result that the listener subjectively perceives that the pitch of that sound is 1f. This also underlys the way that church bells are tuned.
Mar
20
comment Classical examples of a 'fifth voice' or 'ghost soprano'
@jjmusicnotes here's a nice discussion of it: pykett.org.uk/resultantbass.htm#Introduction albeit with electronic organs. I might have an appropriate reference at home.
Mar
19
comment Classical examples of a 'fifth voice' or 'ghost soprano'
Your description of combination tones for pipe organs is wrong -- it's two pipes at different pitches (usually a note and a fifth above), and thus different lengths, to produce the effect of a lower pitch.
Mar
19
comment Is “pattern-based” playing specific to instruments or tradition?
@DanDavis early classical, not 12 tone, sometimes a phrase/motif is repeated, transposed, but diatonically (Cmaj example: {c e g} => {d f a}) other times it is transposed chromatically (e.g. {c e g}=>{d f# a}) there's a term that distinguishes between these two.
Mar
19
comment Is “pattern-based” playing specific to instruments or tradition?
There's the proper music term for "transposing a phrase, keeping the intervals exactly the same", but I can't remember what it is. Something like chromatic alteration maybe?
Mar
19
comment John Bonham's bass drum technique
This is a "non-answer" -- i.e. your response is "there is no answer", which is dubious given the other high quality answers.
Mar
5
comment Is it learned or innate our reaction of happiness or sadness in music?
@Shevliaskovic (r lo) I consider it right at (but over) the edge, and probably better addressed by psychology. /How/ do we come to associate sound patterns with emotions? is a (developmental) psychology question. /Which/ sound patterns are associated with different emotions? is a question that can be answered in terms of ethno-musicology. (The similar questions that I'm aware of fall in the latter category).
Mar
5
comment Is it learned or innate our reaction of happiness or sadness in music?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a psychology question.
Mar
4
comment Does the type of wood on a solid body electric guitar affect its tone or sound?
possible duplicate of How much does an electric guitar's body physics affect the tone, playability, etc?
Feb
27
comment Name of guy who teachs famous training technique for beginner drummers
fsi -- If you fleshed this out a bit more it would be a good answer.
Feb
24
comment How to efficiently play two consecutive notes on the same fret?
What style of music are you working on?
Feb
12
comment What exactly does practising scales teach?
When was the last time you practiced scales? When was the last time you practiced reciting the alphabet?
Feb
11
comment What exactly does practising scales teach?
Learning/reading is not the same as practising.