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Apr
27
comment Convincing colleague that playing to a metronome is a good thing?
Perfectly straight is a (particular) feel, and an essential one for a well rounded musician.
Apr
25
comment What defines an instrument?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is a general language usage (and maybe philosophical) question.
Apr
24
comment String vs Percussion - What is a Piano?
There's one other common usage of percussion: "in the class of instruments that percussionists play", or "would appear in the percussion section". The piano isn't a percussion instrument in this orchestration/arrangement sense.
Apr
19
comment What is the relation between key and 'feeling' of a song?
music.stackexchange.com/questions/32438/…
Apr
7
comment A (440 Hz) and A (880 Hz) are completely different sounds to me. Does this mean I'm tone deaf?
Note the disclaimer "pretty much every human", you may be in the minority of people who don't (easily) identify octaves as equivalent. I haven't been able to find any studies on how rare this is. Since no one else can get inside your head it is hard to tell if this is tone deafness (color analogy: everything is sort of grey) or super-acuity in pitch perception, or something more complicated, and not easily described on a deafness<->acuity scale.
Apr
7
comment A (440 Hz) and A (880 Hz) are completely different sounds to me. Does this mean I'm tone deaf?
@topomorto Your comment on another answer, to the effect that "universal across cultures" is not the same as "universal across people" is an important point that might be worth incorporating.
Apr
7
comment A (440 Hz) and A (880 Hz) are completely different sounds to me. Does this mean I'm tone deaf?
@laffoyb Octave equivalence isn't just for humans; neuroscience-of-music.se/eng7.htm
Mar
29
comment Is there a name for this ending tag?
I don't find your description of "continues riffing" as accurate; What I hear is melisma on the final vocal note. "Continues riffing" implies to me multiple iterations of a phrase (with/without variations).
Mar
29
comment Is there a name for this ending tag?
The OP's note of "continues riffing" isn't really accurate in this case. Despite the comment, the vocals is just a single, highly decorated, note. If there was more extensive music, I'd agree with you.
Mar
28
comment What is the unit for sound intensity?
Here's a discussion of acoustics in terms of power levels: study.com/academy/lesson/…
Mar
25
comment Creating conga part in lilypond
Partway down this page lilypond.org/doc/v2.18/Documentation/notation/… is a "congas-style" section. Note that if you click on the notation you will be provided with the lilypond source that produced that notation.
Mar
21
comment How do I to calculate note's frequency using no intervals?
@DmitryParzhitsky the content of your comment to NReiling (about Objects and whatnot) indicates to me that you are trying to solve a problem that is not laid out in the body of this question -- what are the constraints that prevent you from just doing the math laid out in this question? They should be in there.
Mar
21
comment How do I to calculate note's frequency using no intervals?
What problem are you trying to solve? Is this an XY problem? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/66377/what-is-the-xy-problem
Mar
13
comment Plastic ring on bow?
What instrument is this for?
Feb
25
comment Why do guitar amps only use one type of speaker cone?
JC-120 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_Jazz_Chorus
Feb
23
comment What's this horizontal bar notation in liturgy called?
@ToddWilcox My bad...
Feb
23
comment What's this horizontal bar notation in liturgy called?
This looks like a separate question to me, you can post as many questions as you want. More critically, this is not an answer to your original question. The idea here is to have specific questions and (ranked) answers, not a flowing discussion thread (music.stackexchange.com/tour)
Feb
15
comment Modern convention for writing raised sixth in figured bass?
@NeilMeyer so the content here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figured_bass#Accidentals is wrong?
Feb
14
comment What's the term for rapidly blending two pitches a single time in a beat?
@ToddWilcox on some synths the control wheels are re-assignable, on some synths one is dedicated to pitch bend. I thought that the term "mod-wheel" was an appropriate generic term for this kind of wheel controller, whatever function they are assigned to.
Feb
13
comment What's the term for rapidly blending two pitches a single time in a beat?
This question could be improved by including a written description, as best you can, of what the aural effect you're asking about is.