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comment How do you count off a 3/4 waltz?
I play jazz, sometimes ad hoc, with numbers that sometimes swing, sometimes are straight. If the count in is just 1,2, 1234, it doesn't give much of a clue as to which style it'll be. We do get confused sometimes, and even 'a1, a2, a1234 isn't clear.However, your last para. makes a good point, but it's not always foolproof, in my experience.Saying 'dotted' 'triplet feel' straight' etc. is guaranteed.
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comment How do you count off a 3/4 waltz?
@Goos - counting 1-2-1234 doesn't give any clue to feel or style. It gives tempo. It's still necessary to establish whether a piece is straight or swing before the count in. An orchestra cannot 'sort of adjust' at the beginning of a piece, although the musos will generally be of a calibre that they know exactly how a piece will start, having rehearsed. But bands rehearse too...
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comment How do you count off a 3/4 waltz?
@CarlWitthoft - I've never understood why a 100 piece orchestra only needs an upbeat, whereas a 4 piece pop group needs 2 whole bars. Still, it beats the choir mistress at a school who counted a waltz in to 1-2-3-4 - honest !
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comment Guitar learning path for beginners
@NeilMeyer - it sometimes has a long lasting effect of putting them off for ever. There's lots of players out there, who know little theory, but are far better players than those who know theory.Learn to swim by reading books about it ?
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comment Guitar learning path for beginners
Only thing with those chords is that they don't lend themselves to accompanying many songs. The 3rds and 5ths are o.k., but beginners find it easier to strum all of the strings than to pick out 2.
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comment Need help with notation and time signatures
Cunningly, I didn't say the bars weren't 4/4 ! Just that you need to be certain they are ! The timing for some of the notes don't, I feel, need to be quite as exact - down to semiquavers. As a beginner, maybe work to 1/8 notes (quavers), so you can reproduce what you write for yourself, vocally, as it's a vocal, but certainly on some sort of instrument - put yourself in the performer's shoes !
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comment Need help with notation and time signatures
That apart, the dynamics look difficult to sing. Does it need so many drastic volume changes?
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comment How do you count off a 3/4 waltz?
Why go up to 6, when the time is in 3? If it's a slow waltz, it needs to be counted slowly, but in time. Substitute '1,2,3' in place of '4,5,6'.Or, if you like, use '2,2,3'. 6/8 time is different, but is sometimes treated as the same, but quicker.
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comment Why are notes beamed across the barline in this piece?
@PatMuchmore - so would you use one split downstroke, or raise the bow for each note ?
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comment Is it normal for new bought ukeleles to be out of tune every few minutes?
There is a paucity of levity on this site. I wish contributors wouldn't be so darned serious all the time. Should ukelele questions be posed on a music site...
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comment What is the difference between mono and stereo?
Thanks for the input. I am trying to convey a very complex concept in a simplistic way.Two directions because of two ears. For one to pose the OP's question, one would appear not to be much enlightened. The two directions idea was to set the scene. In 1933, at the World Fair, Chicago, a dummy with mics for ears was used to convey the binaural, now stereo idea to the general public.Things have moved on in time, and I think that delay was used in earlier times, probably not currently.
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comment Why are notes beamed across the barline in this piece?
The bowing confuses me - it shows a 4 note phrase, but with each note bowed separately. Could they be played with a single downbow?
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comment Different Simile Marks
@Dom - I love 'detonated' - Guy Fawkes lives again ! But did you mean 'notated' or 'denoted'?
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comment Different Simile Marks
The first example seems odd, in that the simile marks could/should be present in the left hand part as well.
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comment Please help me name this chord
Can one call a chord by its root name, but not include that note in the chord?
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comment Please help me name this chord
The following chord, as stated, is Cmaj.
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comment Please help me name this chord
Sorry, SeuMenes! Wrong chord spelling!
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comment Please help me name this chord
Sorry, Dom! wrong chord spelling !
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comment Can chords found in parallel modes of the relative minor of a key (or relative major when in a minor key) be considered borrowed chords?
That II chord is surely a VI. The sequence looks like it's in C, with a dom. G7. Calling A II presumes it's in G. Em can lead to A, weakly, as the step is a fourth up, very common.The parallel would be Cmin., which has no sharps to make the A. It could be construed that it's a parallel Amaj. instead of the usual Amin.
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comment Is it necessary to learn a new scale to improvise over it?
@Darren Ringer - that quote from Longfellow, mid 19th C, was probably made with no knowledge of Eastern music - he was American, and not a musician. Just because someone famous said something, doesn't make it true ! "What do you mean, the world's not flat ?"