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Nov
11
answered What is the correct way to play the two ornaments in BWV 541?
Nov
10
comment key signature # and b
Looks like duplicate of music.stackexchange.com/q/5221/3300.
Nov
10
comment How accurate are the pedal indications of Bach - Busoni, solo piano works?
As English is not my first language I checked Merriam-Webster for a definition of "accurate". It has three, and from your example, especially since you say things like "sounds best for..." and "even worse", I take it that you mean the definition which says "conforming exactly to truth or to a standard". If this is the case, all I can really say is that there is no standard. Sure, changing with harmonies is a common, but by no means the only, way. It really depends on the situation. Here, for example, the full-measure pedal in the second system works well, provided you're careful with dynamics.
Nov
10
comment How accurate are the pedal indications of Bach - Busoni, solo piano works?
Right now the only other meaning of "accurate" I can think of is how accurately it describes where and how Busoni thought it would be good to use pedal. It this sense it seems to be pretty accurate: the position of pedal change is very clearly notated, and he even describes how to change (halb) in the second measure. Of course, a professional artist will adjust the pedaling to suit the instrument, the acoustics, and their interpretation.
Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is a simple way to determine the notes in a scale?
Nov
9
comment How is 12-bar blues harmonically possible?
You seem to use the term "harmony" when you mean "harmony of the Common practice period" or something similar. To analyze blues you should use blues theory instead.
Nov
9
comment How accurate are the pedal indications of Bach - Busoni, solo piano works?
If by "accurate" you mean "Bach wrote them" then they are not accurate; because Bach did not write any. In fact, Bach did not even write many of the notes in your excerpt.
Nov
3
comment Why does the dominant chord contain a flattened 7th?
@leftaroundabout: True, we need to consider the other notes, but it's also often the relation with the lowest note that's most important. Again, to my ear, playing a Cmaj7 chord as C-B-E-G vs. B-C-E-G makes a big difference in how dissonant it sounds. In the first one we have (relative to the bottom note) a strong 3rd and a very strong 5th. In the second we have a dissonant-ish 4th and a weak 6th. In the higher notes the roles are reversed, showing that the relations between those have much less effect. Thus, I believe the effect of E and G wrt B(b) are neglible.
Nov
3
comment Why does the dominant chord contain a flattened 7th?
@jjmusicnotes: I agree with everything except the "you are incorrect" part ;) Are you implying the dominant 7th chord is more dissonant than the major 7th chord? Because that's what I think the OP is claiming, and I don't agree with that.
Nov
3
comment Why does the dominant chord contain a flattened 7th?
Actually, the chord C-E-G-B is (or at least should be!) more dissonant than C-E-G-Bb! At least to my ear the interval C-B is harsher than C-Bb. To hear it more clearly, invert the intervals: B-C (a minor second) is more dissonant than Bb-C (a major second).
Nov
1
answered Naming two-note chords
Oct
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Connecting Roland vb-99 to Personal Computer (USB)
Oct
30
awarded  piano
Oct
29
answered Rapid chromatic scales
Oct
28
reviewed Edit suggested edit on What gives 'Winter Song' by Nico a medieval sound?
Oct
28
revised What gives 'Winter Song' by Nico a medieval sound?
the song is in the key of G. the mode is not aeolian but dorian (aka harmonic minor) which means you will flat the 3rd and 7th note in the key you are in. Since this song is in G, you will have G,A,B flat, C,D,E and F ( F=your flatted 7th)
Oct
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Connecting Roland vb-99 to Personal Computer (USB)
Oct
26
comment What are the ways to play chords on black keys?
Could you be more specific? Is it about the theory of building chords with black keys or the technique (like using thumbs on black keys) or what?
Oct
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on amplifiers tag wiki
Oct
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on amplifiers tag wiki excerpt