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revised How to write partitures for an orchesta
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comment Is this a tie or a slur or something else?
Also, it looks like all bar lines are a quaver late. It might be a monster-hemiola, but it doesn't look avant-garde enough for such radical ideas.
Jan
24
comment A weird form of Anacrusis
I don't understand what you mean. "The rhytm then mimics a upbeat yet there is actually none." -> the four sixteenth notes which start the main motive (b-e'-g'-b') seem an upbeat to me, otherwise I don't see any mimicking.
Jan
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comment How to keep music books open?
Brilliant! @Tony
Jan
10
revised How to keep music books open?
I believe the word "walla" isn't very existent, yet "voila" is.
Jan
10
comment Pianist at 22 years old
The only thing missing here is the maybe too obvious to mention need for a conservatory level teacher.
Jan
10
comment Fixing an old piano
"where I live, pianos ... are always available for free" - I'm emigrating tomorrow.
Jan
10
comment How to keep music books open?
I don't like this idea because I'm just dogmatically sticking to the tradition of paper sheet music, but I suppose you have a point. As long as I can still use my unpractical paper :)
Jan
10
comment Back pain from playing violin
"Is this pain normal for violinists?" Unless you have some kind of handicap or otherwise different physiology, pain is a very strong indicator there is something wrong in your technique or posture. I don't believe there is any instruments that requires you to hurt yourself while playing.
Jan
10
answered Dominant 7th chord fingerings for piano
Jan
10
answered How does the tonic solfa work in minor keys?
Jan
10
comment What instrument gives the sound of artillery?
"I am excluding actual artillery pieces and recordings of shots" - alas, I wanted to suggest the Tchaikovsky approach.
Jan
10
answered Fixing an old piano
Jan
10
suggested approved edit on How to keep music books open?
Jan
10
comment How to keep music books open?
@ToddWilcox It does have some drawbacks; most tablets are smaller than music books (which are a little larger than A4) and it is a source of light, which doesn't matter very much under normal practice conditions, but in a dark performance hall it might be very distracting to either the audience or the performer.
Jan
10
comment How to keep music books open?
And how do you turn pages with a clip on your book?
Jan
5
comment Could you please advise some piano scores and exercises for extreme finger stretch for a middle-size hand?
Chopin f minor etude op. 10 nr. 9? javanese.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/3/30/…
Jan
5
comment Did Bach intend his two volumes known as the “Well-Tempered Clavier” to be a single work?
@user209347 Yes, "24 Preludes and Fugues" (in archaic German - probably something like "24 Präludien und Fugen").
Jan
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comment Why is piano the instrument all music students are expected to have some competency in?
Thank you for this useful distinction, I had't considered it. I agree that the horizontal aspect of harmony is not directly helped by playing the piano, yet I think the vertical understanding is a prerequisite for the horizontal, gained by harmony lessons (and playing Chopin :)). @JenB
Jan
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answered Why is piano the instrument all music students are expected to have some competency in?