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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.
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
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).