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Aug
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comment Piano (sheet music) curves on top and numbers in circles
No, of course it wouldn't. But at least as I read it that is what point 4 says. Furthermore, what you describe in point 4 according to your last comment is some kind of rubato, which has little to do with the "con moto". As I see it, the "con moto" signals the "spirit of the piece" (from Neil Meyer's answer - he put this better than I did).
Aug
17
comment Piano (sheet music) curves on top and numbers in circles
Are you suggesting in point 4 to play the piece as if there is an accelerando from beginning to end?
Jul
26
comment Why isn't there a key signature with F flat?
I would just like to add that in my experience, A flat minor (parallel of C flat major) is quite common in the classical literature. Apart from that, +1; well put & complete answer.
Jul
20
comment Collective word for sharps and flats in the key signature
Ah, the musician's worst enemy: the editor. Good point. Indeed, only C Major requires it, because otherwise you wouldn't see the key change. Thank you.
Jul
20
comment Collective word for sharps and flats in the key signature
"Naturals will only be used (...) to "reset" to C major." This is only partially true. Modulating to any key which has fewer [insert sought term here in plural] requires naturals at the key.
Jul
19
comment Collective word for sharps and flats in the key signature
@user7290 That doesn't hold up in pieces in, for example, C sharp major, which has a B sharp and an E sharp. Neither of those is a black key, yet there is a corresponding sharp at the start of the line. Also, this is a very piano-centred term. For instrumentalists who don't play the piano, harpsichord, organ or similar keyboard instruments, this is a useless naming convention.
Jul
19
comment How to play the tremolos in Mussorgsky's Con mortuis
Is the problem here that you a) don't understand the notation or b) can't play it technically or c) something else?
Jul
15
comment What does the staff notation half-moon symbol on top of the last note indicate?
Which seems quite improbable after comparing the ending and beginning of the two.
Jul
15
comment What does the staff notation half-moon symbol on top of the last note indicate?
The coloratura in this Haydn sonata is somewhat similar, so I thought it might be a different version, since these coloraturas were often improvised. I should have noted the opus number, Haydn's opus 27 is (as far as I can tell) a piano trio.
Jul
11
comment What does the staff notation half-moon symbol on top of the last note indicate?
Is the music in the photo by any chance from a Haydn piano sonata?
Jul
7
comment What to choose? Violin or piano?
@SomeDudeOnTheInterwebs Every skill is, it only depends on how far you want to develop it.
May
12
comment Should chords in Bach's solo violin pieces be arpeggiated if not marked as such?
I know a baroque violin teacher, specialising in Bach, who explicitly told me chords in Bach's solo violin works are meant to be arpeggiated. Disclaimer: I am not a violinist.
May
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10
revised How deep should the fingers sit when pressing piano keys?
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May
10
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May
7
comment Is it too late to learn music theory and composition?
@user20273 Specifically on fugues: m.hooning.myahk.nl/analyse/fuga/fuga-tekst-en-red.pdf (Dutch link, English PDF). I should mention substantial theoretical knowledge and solid sight-reading are prerequisites, but it is very much worth it. For me, it was a real eye-opener when I read it.
May
7
comment Is it too late to learn music theory and composition?
The book is not quite old compared to the music the OP is talking about, namely Baroque counterpoint. This is one of the advantages of studying classical music: your resources don't get outdated very easily.
May
7
revised Variation of Chopin's Mazurka Op. 68 no. 4 in F minor
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May
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revised Variation of Chopin's Mazurka Op. 68 no. 4 in F minor
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