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Dec
4
comment Why is the aeolian mode the minor scale?
@Dom: It's the other way around: the major scale (Ionian) is a derivative of the other modes, by a late Renaissance banker called Glareanus.
Nov
6
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Nov
5
comment How to know whether a note is to be played with the left hand or the right hand?
@Tim It is to point out the A was creating a dissonant (major 7th) with the g sharp in the upper voice on purpose (or minor ninth with the lower g sharp). Composers often do this so it won't be changed by the editor in a misguided attempt to 'fix an error'.
Nov
4
comment Is this piece supposed to be played by one person?
All right, twice a thumb in a black key, but for people with relatively small hands (or for pieces with relatively wide intervals) that is quite acceptable.
Nov
4
comment Is this piece supposed to be played by one person?
I fail to see what is so 'awkward' about the fingering s for the arpeggiations of the guy from this tranquility video.
Nov
3
comment Is it possible to write a song without a key?
IIRC Bartok said "finally, free from the chains of major and minor" (that is a translation of a translation).
Nov
3
comment How to determine the pitch of the auxiliary note in an ornament
AFAIK, you may choose yourself. It's either that, or I have been doing it right instinctively since I arrived at repertoire with mordents, as my teacher never objected.
Jun
2
comment Are minor sevenths allowed in baroque counterpoint?
Good point. Thank you!
Jun
2
comment Are minor sevenths allowed in baroque counterpoint?
I want to add (while I think Bach was a great composer) he wasn't considered such a great composer in his time. IIRC, he was discovered about a hundred years later. So I don't know if he's such a good reference for what is allowed in the baroque.
Jun
2
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Jun
2
reviewed Excellent Should the soloist watch the conductor?
Jun
2
answered Why are orchestras tuned differently?
Jun
2
comment Raised leading tones in Phrygian mode counterpoint
@Tim: exactly, an augmented second (that's from google translate). That is practically the same as a minor third, and you wouldn't want thirds in your scale. Especially not in the 15th century.
Jun
2
comment Piano For a Tight Budget
I'd like to suggest Roland. While Yamaha still works with tone sampling, Roland uses algorithms to simulate what a real piano would sound like. Good answer though.
May
10
comment Transcribing a Standard MIDI File to sheet music
If you're on a Mac, I believe GarageBand can do that. I'm not 100% sure though.
May
5
comment tempo: “Andante allegro” vs “Allegro moderato”
You can't give a MM of a tempo marking; it depends on how long the notes are.
May
5
comment Suggestions for comprehensive books about the history of music?
A nice video about the last 400 years of musical history by the King's Singers: youtube.com/watch?v=JXhAz0DOpMU
May
5
comment Fingering for octaves on the piano
I don't know how big your hands are, but I can use 3-1 with scales too. That makes playing octave scales legato a lot easier where there are two white keys next to eachother.
May
5
comment Fingering for octaves on the piano
As for the brutality of playing the Erlkönig, in my Bärenreiter edition the appendix contains a second edition ('Zweite Fassung', not sure if that's correctly translated) with eighth notes instead of triplets (?).
May
5
comment strange fingering in moonlight sonata
A good answer overall (+1), but I want to add that there is a difference in sound between pedal legato and finger legato.