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Jun
25
comment What conventions are used with accidentals and tied notes?
Yeah, it can be hard to distinguish between ties and slurs on old sheet music. Even some new stuff. I'd probably default to assuming it's a tie if the note doesn't change -- it's on the arranger to make it explicit if not.
Jun
25
comment Why is the double bass the only instrument in the violin family tuned in fourths?
Heads up that you have to use two line breaks to get Markdown to make a new paragraph.
Jun
24
comment How to determine whether a song is considered musical plagiarism?
@Jacob Whoa, I had no idea that was a site now! Thanks for pointing that out. Energy, we generally do not migrate to Beta sites but you should definitely consider posting there.
Jun
24
comment How to determine whether a song is considered musical plagiarism?
History of music events is on-topic at musicfans.stackexchange.com I believe, so if you were to take that angle (asking about important cases in this area for example) it might be allowed there, but I can't guarantee it.
Jun
24
comment How to determine whether a song is considered musical plagiarism?
Sorry, legal questions are off-topic here. See music.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
Jun
22
comment Not sure what voice type I have
Related: music.stackexchange.com/q/7992/28
Jun
19
comment What does this crossed-note notation mean?
@Tim We don't have a rule against homework. It's one thing if it's low quality in which case we treat it like any other post: meta.music.stackexchange.com/a/2148/28 and meta.music.stackexchange.com/q/304/28
Jun
18
comment With sheet music, how do you determine whether the song is in the major key or the minor key?
@MattPutnam Please provide an alternative answer.
Jun
17
comment Mastering double trills
Wow, that's intense. Great question.
Jun
15
comment Why are grand pianos usually black?
It would be interesting to read about this in more detail, can you reference any sources?
Jun
15
comment What exactly is a scale, what are they for, and how does practising them make me a better guitarist?
This is several questions that aren't even all related; please keep it to one per post. As for the duplicate question, you can create a bounty or leave a comment if you want to ask for more clarification rather than reposting the question.
Jun
14
comment How long is Staccato?
Is it based on a date or composer? Yes, and composer's intent. Plus people get to throw whatever interpretation they like on top!
Jun
14
comment Reduce byte-size of Standard MIDI File
MIDI is a good format for simple music but ultimately this question is about manipulating the file and format rather than anything to do with music. I'm not sure what site it is best suited to -- GameDev or Programmers as suggested, or maybe Super User or Stack Overflow?
Jun
12
comment who were the first known people to play a reed instrument
I am clearing the 4 inappropriate close votes here. Do not make up close reasons due to dislike of the question, just downvote. Please take further discussion to Music: Practice & Theory Meta.
Jun
12
comment Audio Search and Audio Metadata
This greatly depends on the file format and isn't really about music, it's the same for any audio. I think Super User might be the best place to ask how to do this but you should include more detail if you ask there.
Jun
11
comment Is there a rest symbol that means “rest until the end of this measure”?
Personally I would use a whole rest, which ought to be understood thanks to the fact that it is already variable (used to represent the length of a bar irrespective of the time signature in most cases), but I don't think that's common practice.
Jun
11
comment Piano accompaniment with left or right hand
Not a full answer, but an accompaniment is often about providing a backdrop. While you can certainly have an instrument harmonizing with the vocal melody or duplicating the melody, you frequently want to provide some fullness to the sound. As for vocal range vs. the register of the song, those things can be determined somewhat independently by the composer -- and generally you don't want to abandon the middle and higher registers just because the vocalist is a bass (etc.) as decreasing the dynamic range limits your options and can result in a muddy sound.
Jun
10
comment Tuning Old Music Tapes
So you're really asking if there is a way to convert tapes to digital audio files?
Jun
8
comment Playing notes of a chord not quite simultaneously
@Mr.Boy That's good to know. Certainly play the way you want to play! I will leave this advice here for anyone else coming across this question.
Jun
7
comment Am I a baritone or a tenor based on these points?
Check out that question and the questions linked in my comment on it. If you have any more specific questions after reading the answers, please feel free to make another post about them!