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Nov
27
comment What does it mean to be able to write a fugue?
We had to write short 3-voice fugues like every week in a theory class. And it was a course everyone (instrumentalists, singers, theorists, ...) had to take. There is no need to be a genius to write a mediocre fugue at least.
Oct
18
comment Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau: Rhythm Ambiguity
Well, it says "Quasi cadenza" (and also stringendo) a copule bars before that, so it's probably intended to be quite free anyway. Then "Mesuré" would indicate returning back to stricter tempo. I would end the cadenza with a small slow-down, it's also almost required to prepare for ppp.
Oct
17
comment Notation symbol I've not seen before
If it's English music, it's probably a trill: books.google.fi/…
Sep
4
comment Do some measures get no numbers, in an opera score?
I think copyright laws usually permit publishing small parts in cases like this (research, review, criticism, education, ...) so maybe you could re-consider posting an image?
Aug
14
comment How to play same note legato?
I answered the main question. I think for the bonuses you should make separate questions.
Aug
13
comment How to synthesize grand piano sound
I believe the Yamaha is still sample-based. (Just mentioning so that people are careful; Yamaha's certainly not going to advertise that CP1 is not a virtual piano in the sense of V-piano and Pianoteq.)
Aug
10
comment playing softly - full grand piano
@user2097818: It all depends but one thing you can try for slow passages is this: keep the fingers and wrist kind of firm but "spring-like" and play from the elbow or shoulder. This allows you to use a larger and faster movement (which is easier to keep even even when there is friction) while still keeping the velocity of the key low. Maybe think how a cat would play... Well, it's really difficult to explain. Your best bet, as usual, is to find a good teacher.
May
30
comment What is the correct fingering for this sequence of notes?
A good fingering depends on many things, like the properties of your hands, the tempo, articulation (legato/staccato/...) dynamics, pedal, position of strong beats etc. etc... For example, with my (right) hand, if the tempo would be about 120bpm, where each G is on a beat, and pedal is used, and I would like it to sound like some kind of flourishing, I would probably use 12345 12345 12323 5. If I want a little crescendo in the end I might use 12312 4 in the end. Here I use 1 for thumb as is standard (for both hands). It would be good if you could scan/take a picture of the score.
Mar
7
comment Co-writing with others
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about legal issues.
Mar
7
comment Chord sequences cannot be copyrighted, really?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about legal issues.
Jan
13
comment What do scale fingerings have to do with musicianship in the context of college auditions?
What do you have to support your claim in the last paragraph? Because at least where I live, nobody cares about what fingerings you use. Have you actually been to an audition and you were not accepted just because you used the wrong fingerings?
Jan
7
comment How much practicing time per week is enough to progress with piano for beginner?
Well, I put it as a comment since in my opinion it doesn't answer your question... Anyway, I do think it could be better to practice daily, and one session should be short enough that one can practice well the whole time. It is mentally hard work, so if you try practicing for an hour it might be that you practice well for 15 minutes and then the rest is just fiddling around making no progress.
Jan
7
comment How much practicing time per week is enough to progress with piano for beginner?
This depends on too many factors... How about you try something, like 15-30min/day of good practice, and then in a couple weeks ask the teacher and the kid how it's working?
Jan
4
comment Notes in small font
Ossia is used for actual alternatives but I'm not sure if that's the right word here.
Dec
29
comment Which are the ~15 most common time signatures?
I can usually live with 1/4 (or signatureless mode) but not without it, so don't forget that! Also, usually when it would be useful for me for the metronome to actually do time signatures, then it is somewhere where I would have to be able to program it such that it plays 1 measure of 3/8, 2 measures of 5/16, 1 measure of 3/4, then loop, or something.
Dec
19
comment Why are pianos traditionally tuned “out of tune” at the extremes?
Usually pianos are tuned the other way, that is, high notes are tuned sharp, and low notes flat. See Railsback curve. Maybe your digital does not follow this and therefore sounds the way you describe to you?
Nov
25
comment What are some common beginner mistakes when learning to play the piano?
One mistake is to not have a good teacher... Really, even if you know what you should and shouldn't do, and you think you're doing it right, you still might not because you haven't experienced how the right way feels.
Nov
21
comment How do you play a grace note tied to the same principal note?
Yes, those extended ties are what I meant. Might be more of a piano notation thing but they certainly exist.
Nov
21
comment How do you play a grace note tied to the same principal note?
You can have non-adjacent notes tied. I've seen this at least for arpeggios.
Nov
10
comment key signature # and b
Looks like duplicate of music.stackexchange.com/q/5221/3300.