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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


9h
comment When to use a dot or a tie in music notation?
thanks, yes, I appreciate that, but to me it still feels the same, either way.I'd have probably written it 6/8, 'cos that's the final outcome (for me). Unless the rest of the piece is 'normal' 3/4.
9h
comment When to use a dot or a tie in music notation?
that 3/4 example, to me comes out as a 6/8 feel, regardless of what I do to it. Help !! I guess the first quaver would be slightly quieter in 3/4 time compared with it written in 6/8 ?
16h
comment Relationship between 3/4 and 4/4
...and 5/4...and all sorts. Listen to Closest thing to Crazy.
19h
comment How to compose music for a musical drama?
A very wide question, needs narrowing down to be answered here. What sort of drama, what sort of instruments available, length of piece, format, will it need an overture?
20h
comment Where to start with orchestration?
@ElyBeauEastman - yes, it would. Hence the last para. Moving 'properly' between chords, etc., will mean listening for consecutive fifths, etc.,and actually hearing them for what they are. The usual sounds wrong - probably is; sounds right - probably is.Mostly covered by grade 5.
2d
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@Linda - tell us exactly which chords you want to play. There may be an alternative solution.
2d
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@slim - you're right ! It's one I can't remember ever teaching. Baptism by fire into barre chords !
2d
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@Bob - the question is ambiguous, but you've provided clear answers. Not the easiest one to elucidate on, bet he wasn't expecting such complicated explanations !
2d
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@scrowler - for a song using Eb, I would happily use a C shape barre chord on the 3rd fret for it. Where's the problem in substituting the barre finger with a capo ? However, then an F chord would inevitably appear, and probably need to be barred...
Aug
18
comment Music Theory on guitar chord progression
3rd line - C dim = Eb dim = Gb dim etc.For anyone thinking 'where did Eb dim come into this?'
Aug
18
comment Still Major Intervals?
@slim - that, to me, would seem to miss the point of inervals.C- G# has to be an aug. 5th, whilst C-Ab has to be a min 6th. It's as much what has happened to the note that makes it what it is. Also writing it in music wouldn't be right. And if A levels have been dumbed down that much, the dogs in the street will be getting into uni... Shev's answer works, as does Grey's, and mine. We're not counting semitones as much as following notes in particular keys, using the lower as the start note.
Aug
18
comment Still Major Intervals?
@slim - aug.5th = 8 semitones, min 6th = 8 semitones, different note names, different intervals.This something else does matter.
Aug
17
comment How to create an interval from a note which doesn't start a major scale
See my answer below.
Aug
17
comment Is it normal for frequent guitar playing to be accompanied by wrist pain?
@ Kevin - interesting that the wrist brace is on your right wrist. Is this because you're left-handed, or is it someone else's wrist ?
Aug
17
comment How to create an interval from a note which doesn't start a major scale
It should matter.Putting augmented and diminished intervals into your chart will reveal that, for instance, an augmented fifth has the same no. of semitones as a minor sixth. From C, the former is a G#, the latter an Ab.Same place on most instruments, different place on the music, indicating a different function.
Aug
17
comment How to create an interval from a note which doesn't start a major scale
For the uninitiated, B# is found (in equal temperament) at the place occupied by C. However, in this instance, technically, it will be called B#, as Pat Muchmore indicates.
Aug
16
comment is there a note location chart available for 22 hole chromatic harmonica?
This question perplexes me, as I have several harmonicas, mostly Hohner. However, they're about 1,000 miles away right now, so when I get home, I'll play them all and report back... But I feel that most will produce the standard scale, with the scale a semitone out with the button pressed. Watch this space.
Aug
16
comment How much pedal should be used in practice?
This sounds like the very question you should be discussing with said teacher.
Aug
16
comment Is it normal for frequent guitar playing to be accompanied by wrist pain?
@KevinJohnsrude - done, thanks. It's been 50 yrs since biology A level...
Aug
15
comment Is it normal for frequent guitar playing to be accompanied by wrist pain?
I'm guessing it's the fretting hand. What sort of style/pieces/guitar are you playing ?