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comment Tritone as a passing note
We don't allow song search or itemized lists here, so I've edited your question a bit. Matt and Laurence, I would consider turning your comments into answers.
Apr
19
comment Why are time signatures needed?
@topomorto No, we specifically do not close based on lack of research here. That's what downvotes are for. All: I've cleaned up some comments. Comments are for clarification and on-topic info/explanation that doesn't constitute a full answer. If you want to talk about downvotes and the merits of closure, head to Meta or Chat.
Apr
19
comment Why can a C major chord be played C-E-G-C-E instead of just C-E-G?
Were you actually told that only C-E-G was a C Major chord, or did you assume? There is no such "theoretical definition".
Apr
17
comment Why are time signatures needed?
@Carlitos_30 The most basic interpretation of a time signature is that each bar contains the time of (top number * bottom number-note). So 3/4 has the time of 3 quarter notes per bar. 6/8 has the time of 6 eighth notes per bar. Etc. (The duration of each note depends on the tempo which is, again, independent of the time signature.) I'd suggest reading some questions here on this site to start figuring out more details: music.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/time-signatures
Apr
17
comment If I'm grade X, how close to X-standard pieces should I be able to sight read?
Please specify in the question if you are talking about ABRSM or another grading system. The answer is probably in the syllabus though.
Apr
17
comment Why are time signatures needed?
This doesn't make any sense. The time signature is about the beat and fully independent of the tempo, and neither depends on the type of instrument.
Apr
16
comment Is the quality of a USB microphone worse than using a conventional mic through a separate audio interface?
Shopping recommendations are off-topic here so I've removed the specific products from your question. The core concern seems independent of the particular products so the answers should give you what you need to make the decision between them (or something else).
Apr
15
comment Why is “A” not used for augmented in Chord symbols?
"Not too confusing" seems like poor reason to buck convention. Might as well call your notes A-L instead of having sharps and flats.
Apr
15
comment Chord symbols for diminished and half-diminished
° is use for double-flats which could also be said to be "diminished" compared to the base note, so it could come from there. Like many other sheet music markings, that seems to be chosen simply because it does the job.
Apr
13
comment Higher registers and lower registers of piano more difficult to play
@lobi You may be able to use the pedalling foot to push off with as you pedal.
Apr
13
comment Etymology of “high” and “low” notes
I did a quick search and it doesn't look like this has been asked there, I will migrate.
Apr
13
comment Piano: Finger substitution vs spreading hand for different intervals
As you noted, the finger substitution method is simply not fast enough. Stretching is definitely the correct technique and good practice.
Apr
13
comment Etymology of “high” and “low” notes
You might get a better answer on English Language & Usage.
Apr
12
comment How to play chords from a tab where a capo is used
@Tim The song does not involve full chords, you never hold more than 3 notes at a time (and never pluck more than two) except for the final stroke.
Apr
12
comment Barre chords, how to avoid or simplify?
For easier -- try on a classical guitar, or with lower tension strings (you could tune down a 2 semitones and then capo up 2).
Apr
12
comment How to learn to exchange hands' roles on keyboard
Start with simpler songs, played slowly, and work your way up.
Apr
12
comment How to play chords from a tab where a capo is used
As a side note, Hey There Delilah is a great beginner song as-is so you might want to try learning it directly rather than approximating with the chords. It's not much more difficult to play without the capo using the D-F#m-A-C-G shapes either, which has the benefit of avoiding the barring.
Apr
12
comment How to play chords from a tab where a capo is used
Agreed. There will be the odd amateur tab that uses the chord names based on the actual notes (so say "D" for the "C" shape with a capo on the 2nd fret), but the majority use the chord names to refer to the shapes.
Apr
12
comment Do song lyrics need to be complicated and have hidden meaning?
Open-ended advice and purely subjective questions are two things SE does not do well (and are off-topic). See the Don't Ask page -- in particular, every answer to this question is equally valid and it becomes a popularity contest and poll. (I've cleaned some comments, please take discussion to Music: Practice & Theory Chat or Music: Practice & Theory Meta.)
Apr
10
comment Difference between equal temperament and just intonation
As noted in one of the answers, "better" is a subjective term that involves making tradeoffs between the pros and cons of each, depending on what you want to be able do. Purely opinion-based questions are off-topic here, so I've edited that part out of your question. I think you will find that the answers give you enough information to determine yourself what would be "better" to use for your own purposes :)