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comment Best way for this lefty to play guitar?
@Tom Riggle - You don't have to be hasty in marking 'best answer'. It's early days yet, wait for others to submit.
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comment Teaching unmotivated students
@Matthew Read - the clue's in the title - Music-Practice and Theory. Of course it could be construed that the question could relate to any subject, however, it doesn't. Motivating in music specifically, can be very different from motivating in other subjects
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comment What time signature is this?
It's about the only way. Unless it's 3/4 then 4/4 alternating solidly, when it could be re-written 7/4. Or - do as Stravinsky did, and put emphasis marks over what would otherwise be the first beat of a new bar in a new time sig.
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comment What time signature is this?
The Beatles seemed quite good at this - Here comes the Sun, All You Need is Love. Roy Orbison often stuck a 2/4 bar in,. After a few listenings, it all seems quite simple to sing. Ever sung The 12 Days if Christmas?
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comment Need help working out scale
@MattL. - yes, I don't think you're wrong, it just seems to fluctuate between Eb and Cm. The Cb/B note sounds more like it's from an Abm
Apr
30
comment Accidentals in a piece with no key signature
To get a helpful answer, you need to post the piece, or part of it, or at least give a reference so we can look at it.
Apr
30
comment Scale degree in minor key
Interesting how different languages put different spins on concepts.
Apr
29
comment Just intonation modulations
What I find hard to figure out is that after a couple of bars in a new key, whether it's a semitone or not quite, away from the previous key, I 'm into the new key, so what real difference does it make?
Apr
29
comment Just intonation modulations
If so, there would be certain instruments which would be denied the pleasure of performing the pieces.
Apr
29
comment The practical difference between 2/2 and 2/4 time
@Micah - true...
Apr
29
comment Chord symbols for diminished and half-diminished
@BobBroadley - still waiting for Matthew Read to come back with a reply on 'o' as a double flat. Even if it is, a P interval diminished is only smaller by one flat.
Apr
29
comment Scale degree in minor key
F is relative rather than parallel. Dmaj is parallel of Dmin.
Apr
28
comment Does the plectrum you play with make a difference in your guitar sound?
There are loads of wooden ones out there, and someone uses an old sixpence, I believe, good question!
Apr
28
comment Acoustic guitar's bridge had come off while tuning
Why would you take all the strings off at all? It's far better to replace them one at a time, so the tension on the neck doesn't vary much. It also obviates the tuning problems often seen just before scenarios like this one - whichever sort of guitar is being re-strung.
Apr
28
comment Acoustic guitar's bridge had come off while tuning
@Édouard - that's even worse. I missed school the day they did physics...
Apr
28
comment Acoustic guitar's bridge had come off while tuning
bridge and saddle - other way round!
Apr
28
comment Comparing trumpet and saxophone
@NatalieK - thanks. Being wrong gives me a chance to do some more homework and learn something new. Edited answer. Hope it's better!
Apr
27
comment What is the origin and advantages of this system of chord naming/ notation? e.g. G7 is major minor seventh not Dominant 7th
I know you know ! It just sounded a little confusing, specially for beginners.
Apr
27
comment What is the origin and advantages of this system of chord naming/ notation? e.g. G7 is major minor seventh not Dominant 7th
Still not exactly - yes, the 7th bit is a min7th, but C7 is essentially a major chord - with a M3.
Apr
27
comment What is the origin and advantages of this system of chord naming/ notation? e.g. G7 is major minor seventh not Dominant 7th
Your second para - you say 7 alone = min7 (dom7). The two are very different .