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Oboe student and Music Theory tutor. Doing my level best to represent the good instruments (a.k.a. orchestral winds) on this site. :P


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comment Why do marches usually end with a repetition of the last note?
Often conductors opt not to play them as well. I know a former conductor at Ithaca hated them and would point blank refuse to have his ensembles play them.
Nov
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comment Piano mordent with two notes
Just double checking, are we talking about measure 3? Because there's an 8th note pick up before the first measure which could look like a full measure... ;-)
Nov
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revised Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals
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comment Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals
Oh yeah! How could I forget that?
Nov
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comment What instrument is inexpensive and can be self-taught?
It's also appropriately hipster, and sure to impress ;-)
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asked Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals
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comment Could B♭ instruments be built in C? Why are they in B♭ in the first place?
A lot of this information is transferrable, and what is different Wikipedia can tell you. Not being a brass player, I don't want to try and hack at my memory of Brass Techniques. :-P
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comment Learning another instrument?
What are you actually looking for? Multi-instrumentalists talking about their experiences? What size gradient mouthpieces cover? If it's worth attempting for some variety of music degree?
Nov
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comment Oboe Fingerings in the Upper Register
Thank you! I will work on it.
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accepted Oboe Fingerings in the Upper Register
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answered Piano Concerto Evolution
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comment Tips on counting and playing odd time signatures
With Money being in 7 and Take Five in 5, of course. :-P
Nov
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comment Effect of Rubbing Alcohol Upon Reeds
Among those who teach woodwinds, this is common. Actually, I think one used hydrogen peroxide... It's also common among those who share non-standard instruments like English Horn. I'm extrapolating personal information and assuming it's not unusual. And only using saliva on reeds wierds me out these days :-P
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comment Baroque Performance Tips
Thank you! That sounds like good advice. Also, thanks for the edit of the question.
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comment How can I reduce the echo/reverb in a large room if I can't add physical damping?
Ouch. Good luck! If you find a solution let us know!