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May
17
comment Prokofiev's style
I'll give it a go, even though I'd love a much more thorough answer
May
17
answered Prokofiev's style
May
16
revised How do professional accompanying musicians (seem to) figure out songs instantly?
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May
16
answered How do professional accompanying musicians (seem to) figure out songs instantly?
May
16
awarded  Quorum
May
15
awarded  Nice Answer
May
14
comment What's the difference between a G♭ and an F#?
it's a shame the two highest voted answers only address the frequency distinction in certain temperaments and not the functional distinction
May
14
answered How can I safely extend my vocal range?
May
14
answered Can vocal range extrema be reached by a lot of practice?
May
14
comment What to consider when selecting the number of keys for a keyboard
not just "weighted" but simulated hammer action too. I can't play anything else :-)
May
14
answered What to consider when selecting the number of keys for a keyboard
May
13
answered Mnemonics for memorizing the Staff: useful or harmful?
May
13
comment Identify this chord: F# (bass) + C + E + A
@Rein yes, in a way this question and its answers and discussion have been a great demonstration of the inadequacies of traditional chord labeling
May
13
comment Why are orchestras tuned differently?
a higher frequency gives a brighter sound so I wonder if orchestras started to compete with each other as to who sounded brighter.
May
13
comment Why are orchestras tuned differently?
related bit of trivia: the French standard was 439 Hz (by law) but 440 Hz was much easier to produce in the lab (due to 440 being a composite number)
May
13
comment Why are orchestras tuned differently?
Here is a site purporting to list the tuning frequencies of many orchestras: members.aon.at/fnistl/index.html
May
13
comment What is the importance of practicing scales on piano, and the proper fingering of them?
in fact, I would say the majority of melodic fragments are either scale fragments or arpeggio fragments.
May
13
comment When was the deceptive cadence introduced?
I wasn't familiar with the term 'deceptive cadence' only 'interrupted cadence'. Now I see wikipedia also calls them 'ninja cadences' I know what I'm going to use from now on :-)
May
13
comment How to interpret half notes combined with thirty-second stems?
when I first read the question, I thought you were saying a half note followed by a 32nd note; but now I see you mean the head of a half note with the beaming of a thirty-second note. The accepted answer is correct; this is used for tremolos
May
12
revised Purpose of double-sharps and double-flats?
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