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answered How to direct alternating measures of 6/8 and 5/8 time signatures?
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comment Difference between Modality, Tonality and Chord-naming conventions in a more practical way?
By and large, you should treat this site like Wikipedia: take our information at face value, confirm with third-party sources, and continue. Even though most of us here have an idea of what we're talking about, we all make mistakes from time to time. I'd recommend investing in some music theory / history books for your concrete definitions.
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comment In Four Part Writing, is an augmented unison interval in a single voice allowed?
@Tim Yes, I meant to put those two words in quotes (now edited) but forgot. Lenny and thousands of other composers broke the "rules" to achieve great music. It's less about hard rules and more about being considerate to performers. Regarding Lenny, it was how he used the tritone that allowed him to be successful with that piece.
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revised In Four Part Writing, is an augmented unison interval in a single voice allowed?
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answered In Four Part Writing, is an augmented unison interval in a single voice allowed?
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comment What are the common features of the basic musical periods?
Do your own homework. Read book(s), listen to the music yourself, learn something instead of looking for handouts.
Aug
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comment What to do when you don't trust the sheet music (or guitar tab)?
@MichaelEaster Look at several other editions / versions of the music. If your copy is different from theirs, you know there is an error, if not, then you're music is fine and your ear is a little wonky. :)
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comment How does the flute range extend with experience?
@Mr.Boy The best visualizations I've seen pretty much always incorporate strings. A string was how Pythagoras discovered the core elements of how sound acted - the harmonic series. Smoke and mirrors would indeed be difficult (and perhaps a bit disingenuous :) )
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comment Female with a deep pitch range (F3-E4)
Yes, that's more contralto range. Contralto's are rare, and many musicians (especially composers) get excited when they turn up. If I were your choir director, I'd be super excited because your voice will really fill out the sound.
Aug
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answered How does the flute range extend with experience?
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comment How does the flute range extend with experience?
"Play from the diaphragm" is a catch-all statement that too many people use for too many different reasons. You also know that you can't consciously control your diaphragm, right?
Aug
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answered Violin - Scratch Notes as Technique
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comment Violin - Scratch Notes as Technique
@ToddWilcox You are correct; see my answer below.
Aug
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comment Do accidentals earlier in the measure affect a trill?
If it was supposed to be an E nat, the trill notation needs to reflect that. Currently, the notation indications that you should trill to Eb. As far as playback goes, typically, un-altered trill indications in contemporary music signify a whole-step trill, which is why you're hearing the E nat. come back to you. It would be better to clarify your trill notation by providing a small notehead in parenthesis that indicates which note you're trilling to.
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answered Smooth Voicing Leading Explanation
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comment What is an orchestra “reading session”?
READ the link - it tells you everything you need to know.
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answered How to reach the lower notes on a B-flat tuba?
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comment What mode consists of the note G A Bb C Db E F G?
+1 for Lydian Chromatic Concept