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Feb
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answered How many keys should I require for a keyboard for ABRSM piano exams?
Feb
9
comment What instrument can an old guy learn if the main goal is to write music
+1 And don't be intimidated by the complexity of playing the piano. If you're learning in order to compose, your major goal is learning to pick out lines and try different kinds of things -- you're not trying to play a performance. (Unless of course you fall in love with the piano and start practicing a lot and performing!)
Feb
9
answered What is the savart unit in Persian music theory?
Jan
27
answered I need the name of this chord
Jan
24
comment What to look for in beginner etudes for a second instrument?
You could try All for Strings (Anderson/Frost). My violinist spouse teaches from the beginner violin book which has 184 pieces that are all very short and tend to alternate between exercise-like and musically interesting. The viola book is probably similar.
Jan
14
answered Music Cognition
Jan
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comment Name for music that imitates speech
Peter Ablinger wrote some wonderful pieces that imitate the speech of famous people so closely that you can almost hear the words. youtube.com/watch?v=ZN_o6nKwY5U Then he went the extra mile and built an electronic player piano that transcribes voice to notes automatically. youtube.com/watch?v=muCPjK4nGY4
Dec
31
answered How do I make my fingerpicking patterns interesting?
Dec
31
comment Need keyboard that sustains like an acoustic piano
Hi Slim, do you know of any actual instruments at a reasonable price point that have the synth capability you describe?
Dec
25
comment Limb independence for non-drummers
(Sorry, I missed how old this question was before I answered! Hope this is helpful to someone else.)
Dec
25
answered Limb independence for non-drummers
Dec
25
answered Need keyboard that sustains like an acoustic piano
Dec
18
answered Do the hands' sizes affect piano learning/performance?
Dec
18
answered Small natural above C in G Major
Nov
6
comment Goldberg Variation 28, right hand 4/5 trills
Why not play the trills 3/4 or even 2/3 if you have large enough hands to reach the other notes? Fingering is very individual and 4/5 is usually only for when you have no other option.
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Nov
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answered Technique for octaves on piano without pain?
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