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Jun
14
answered Why are grand pianos usually black?
Jun
14
answered I don't understand dominant 7ths in cadences
Jun
13
comment Oasis - Supersonic Harmonic analysis (What modes are played, explaining modulations and pivots function as roman analysis)
@Kazz In order to function as a secondary dominant, yes, it should tonicize the following chord. However, roman numeral analysis in this case would show the intended function. Roman numeral analysis tends to stop being useful with non-functional harmony.
Jun
13
comment Oasis - Supersonic Harmonic analysis (What modes are played, explaining modulations and pivots function as roman analysis)
Roman number "III" should read as a secondary dominant (V/vi) as well as the VII(V/iii). There is no such thing as a "VII - i cadence".
Jun
12
comment who were the first known people to play a reed instrument
Sources for any of this? Comes across as speculation and postulation.
Jun
11
comment Voice-leading and Composition
As I elucidated in my answer, structural hierarchy with voice leading is only important if you assign importance to it relative the music you're attempting to make. Voice-leading practices are a distillation of contrapuntal ones. As is almost always the case with music, the theory comes after the music in an attempt to explain / rationalize / justify heard sounds. I disagree with what you posit regarding Mozart; don't confuse voice leading with harmonic reduction.
Jun
10
answered Voice-leading and Composition
Jun
10
revised How to help students remember Half vs. Whole rests
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Jun
10
answered How do I sing from chest voice to falsetto without missing notes in between?
Jun
10
comment How do I sing from chest voice to falsetto without missing notes in between?
I disagree with the practice technique suggested in this answer - look at my answer.
Jun
6
comment What is it called when the note pattern is the same in each bar but the actual pitch and note are different?
@Tim Agreed with Patrx2 here an ostinato is any repeated rhythmic figure. Also agreed that we have a descending tonal (as opposed to real) melodic sequence. I have to say though, that the lack of dynamics is kind of bugging me.
May
30
answered Student-teacher relationship: telling a teacher about another?
May
20
comment Locrian Harmony
Landini with a bad attitude.
May
6
revised Why are the Goldberg Variations considered a demanding work?
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May
6
comment Why are the Goldberg Variations considered a demanding work?
@speedfranklin Thanks for the update; I have studied many Bach works, but not all of them. Will edit my answer accordingly.
Apr
28
comment How to make a brass instrument quieter?
I know you've already accepted an answer, but I just thought I should mentioned buzzing on the mouthpiece. You can practice all of your music just on the mouthpiece while at home, and when you're away, you can put the mouthpiece back in the trumpet and play - you will find your accuracy, flexibility, and tone production significantly improve.
Apr
28
comment Amount of outside-classroom study required for theory/musicianship formal education
Agreed with @PatMuchmore. To take it a step further, it depends on how proficient you want to be. If you study for an hour or two a week, you could probably pass the class, but your skills would be very weak. You will never learn all there is to learn, so always learn as much as you can for as long as you can, and opportunities will follow.
Apr
26
comment I have Finale and I am having trouble
Agreed with Wheat here, this question would be much better on the Finale forum.
Apr
26
comment What's the shortest that a note can be and still have a recognisable pitch?
Very interesting question! Looking forward to some quality, data-supported answers!
Apr
26
comment What's the shortest that a note can be and still have a recognisable pitch?
Guitars and pianos are not the same as harps - the duration of their notes can be easily controlled. Regarding your last statement, I would say the same thing also occurs as you approach the other end of the spectrum; a piccolo or xylophone in the highest registers would be difficult to differentiate pitch.