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Plays at making music.


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.
Feb
5
comment Meaning of diamond-shape notes on guitar staff
Usually I've seen it where the note that is sounded is indicated by the diamond note head; e.g. f# from the 19th fret of the b string would be indicated with the notehead on the top line of the staff, usually with an 8va indication, like here: acousticguitar.com/How-To/Acoustic-Guitar-Notation-Guide. That's why I hedged in my answer, but interpreting the 19s as fret numbers seemed to be the only thing that made sense.
Jan
15
comment POD X3 Live with M-Audio Oxygen V4
@DemonDrake -- "what features of a sound card affect latency" is probably a good, separate, question.
Jan
13
comment Queuing up and outputting MIDI files
github.com/vishnubob/python-midi claims to do some of what you want in python (I haven't used it yet though).
Jan
8
comment How do I teach a five-year-old violin?
c.f. music.stackexchange.com/questions/12687/… (piano based, but possibly relevant).
Jan
8
comment Is there a Relative Pitch Clef?
Oops -- just noticed dan04's comment.
Jan
6
comment Can the fan fretted design on guitars acheive pythagorean intonation?
@MeaningfulUsername there are two meanings of intonation at play here: "does the guitar play in tune (12-TET in normal circumstances) across the neck?" -- fanned frets can help with this. then there is intonation in the sense of slight (fine) adjustments to the pitch away from or toward some specified scale. To my knowledge, no fanned fret guitars/basses do anything other that 12-TET; and this is how I interpret Wheat's first sentence.