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Mar
22
comment How to improve jerky bowing on the violin
@ToddWilcox I've re-posted my comments as an answer. Fire-away. :)
Mar
22
answered How to improve jerky bowing on the violin
Mar
22
comment Music Theory Augmented 6th chord: Analysis of Haydn String Quartet op.74 no.3, II
Welcome to the site! We don't do homework for people here because it's unlikely to help other people. Unfortunately, Patrx2 has already given a great answer, so it would be great if you could edit your question to be a bit more broad - such as making it clear that you're asking about Aug6 chords, citing the Haydn as an example (and removing the bit about the TA). Free Advice: When you analyze theory, ask yourself how it sounds, not every not is equally important; remember the larger picture.
Mar
22
comment How to improve jerky bowing on the violin
I mean long as in you sit with your violin, bow, chair, and an empty room and play an open string, focusing all of your attention on bow speed, position, angle, and tension until it is as smooth as glass and doesn't do anything you don't want it to. Then, you move on to the next string. Do this every day until you don't need to. Then, keep doing it.
Mar
22
comment How to improve jerky bowing on the violin
Long-tones. All the time. Extremely slowly. Always. Meditate on your open strings with long tones until they are perfect and serene and the bow only does what you want only when you want it. Long tones. Only when you can play your long tones in this way can you have control over all of the music you play.
Mar
22
answered What factors should be considered when planning a recital program
Mar
17
comment Move a trill into the stave
@theonlygusti You don't need special notation for that, it's just how the instrument is played. If you want to emphasize it, you could put a tenuto marking I suppose.
Mar
16
comment Move a trill into the stave
What musical purpose are you trying to achieve here?
Mar
16
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Mar
1
answered Learning my first instrument
Feb
28
comment Just intonation with Finale Human Playback?
Do you own Finale? What you describe has not been my Finale experience. If you purchased recently, they might have changed things?
Feb
18
answered Stucturing Rock Band Practices
Feb
18
comment AP Music Theory
For the OP - Taking / Passing the AP Music Theory test does not guarantee that the college / university you eventually go to will accept the score. While many institutions obviously accept the scores, many others prefer to teach their brand of music theory. Make sure you check with your prospective school.
Feb
15
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Feb
13
comment Is there a piece of music that “inaugurated” Beethoven's middle period, and thus the Romantic era?
@luserdroog No worries - if this kind of thing bothered me I'd have a terrible life. To answer your question, no. This Beethoven question was actually the first thing I ever answered here, and I had email/login issues immediately after I posted this answer. I left the account alone and started a new one.
Feb
6
comment How to give classes on improvisation
@luserdroog Wow, I can't believe you found this...yeah, I had an issue with email at the time and lost the account. I will have them merge the accounts; thank you for finding this.
Jan
22
comment 7th chord notation confusion
Not a problem; I always appreciate it when people point things out to me.
Jan
21
comment 7th chord notation confusion
Just to clarify for the OP, the 4/3 and 4/2 inversions have implied "6" in them: "6/4/3" and "6/4/2"
Jan
20
comment Is F Lydian mode in the “key” of C Major?
@ToddWilcox Absolutely not; my point was that just because you analyze a piece a certain way on paper using your eyes, doesn't mean that it actually sounds the way you've analyzed it. The whole point of analysis is to explain why music sounds the way it does, but too many people get caught up in what it looks like. This is dangerous because you're operating in a vacuum then, and you'll twist the music to justify your analysis. Much music has been written with no existing key or even pitch centers. We need to make sure the notation matches the music, not our personal goals.