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comment Benefits of listening to Trance Music?
Possibly the Music Fans due to, though I'm not sure. But this site is for music practice/theory etc. rather than neuroscience or "listening" aspects.
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comment Discussion on the placement of dots on a guitar neck
Looks like you meant to post this as an answers to that other post, please note that the Ask Question button is only for questions!
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comment Why are key signatures like E# and B# necessary?
B# and C are not necessarily the same note.
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comment Improvising on the piano as a solo instrument: what octave range to cover?
Normally I would say that your hands will be 1-1.5 octaves apart. You avoid clashing with the bass by not playing clashing notes, rather than by trying to avoid low notes (unless you have specific concerns about muddying things).
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comment How can I learn to read bass clef score more naturally?
It might work for you to think of it as a mirror image of the treble clef. Middle C being a line above rather than a line below, the "interior" C being the 3rd space from the top rather than the 3rd space from the bottom, etc. Otherwise definitely try flash cards as aparente001 suggests.
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comment How can I learn to read bass clef score more naturally?
@Mr.Boy With practice it will be fast enough not to matter, and with more practice you will know the notes for what they are. Your brain will not forever forget what the note on the third line is called :)
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comment What key tin whistle for this tune?
Hi Maria, for analysis questions we require a specific reference. If you could provide the sheet music or at minimum the actual YouTube link that would be helpful.
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comment Sharps vs Flats - Formula to determine correct sharp and flat notes in a scale
Please don't ask questions in answers. But to address it, check out music.stackexchange.com/a/5659/28
Mar
27
comment Are there more than 2 Clefs?
Taken to Meta, thanks @MeaningfulUsername. I've cleaned up the comments.
Mar
25
comment What happens technically when you accentuate on a time-signature?
Beat one is not always emphasized. 4/4 rock often emphasizes beats two and four.
Mar
23
comment Is it normal for most people to play root or inverted chords?
I think you're defining this too narrowly. If you were asked to identify the first chord in the treble clef, the correct answer would be first inversion C Major. Functional analysis isn't the only way to interpret it. From the sound of it OP is focused on the shapes.
Mar
23
comment Major Seventh chord with root note as melody : why the dissonance?
Intervals between lower notes in a chord will tend to be more consonant.
Mar
23
comment Major Seventh chord with root note as melody : why the dissonance?
Smaller intervals are not more consonant. A perfect 5th is more consonant than all smaller intervals (barring the unison), and the smallest (minor 2nd) is the most dissonant in that entire range.
Mar
22
comment How are intervals defined and measured?
Any combination of two or more notes is a chord. You have several questions here covering a very broad range. I suggest you look up the definitions of the various terms and ask more specific questions if you still have any misunderstandings.
Mar
22
comment What is this technique in cinematic music called?
There's not a special term for creating tension/suspense, it's clear enough just to say that.
Mar
22
comment Should I fix my piano or buy a digital one?
That piano appears to be in excellent condition, besides the pedals (which are easy to fix even for someone knowing nothing about them). Do note that shopping advice is off-topic here.
Mar
16
comment What are the trade offs between using a pick and fingerstyle for guitar?
I've cleaned up the comments here. It's good to see this improved and reopened, but please do not use comments to post answers.
Mar
14
comment Congregational involvement in Protestant and Catholic services during the time of Luther
This is specific and answerable, as indicated by the answers, unlike this user's other questions. Please vote based on content and not the user or their presumed intent. Reopening
Mar
13
comment Do I need piano lessons?
Written material is thoroughly insufficient for learning playing technique. Videos can be good, but you have to be cautious. Anecdotally, every YouTube video I've seen regarding technique has been a bad player spouting garbage. You also need to be recording yourself, have the ability to assess your playing, and to do so honestly -- few do.
Mar
9
comment Correct way of writing this bend in ASCII tab notation
Good question. I don't know of specific notation for this, but I think 12b14b12 is pretty clear.