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I am a composer!


Jan
15
awarded  learning
Jan
14
answered Can one become a concert pianist if they start learning at the age of 10?
Jan
14
comment What is actually involved in moving a piano?
In addition to the legs they remove the pedals, the lid, the music stand, and some internal components. Each piece is carefully wrapped in padding and secured with tape.
Jan
14
awarded  Custodian
Jan
14
reviewed No Action Needed Why can some people play music well who don't “know music”?
Jan
14
reviewed Reviewed Multiple sets of notes on sheet music
Jan
14
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
13
comment Why do composers use seemingly/unecessarily complex time signatures?
yes, don't we all? I believe the tendency is for them to get lost in the noise of contemporary pablum.
Jan
13
comment Why do composers use seemingly/unecessarily complex time signatures?
Just wanted to add that I also use time signatures for the above reasons, as well as to elongate or truncate specific beats à la Messiaen. We also use them to rhythmically modulate the beat center (to create various rhythmic and agogic effects). Lastly, it would be remiss not to mention that some composers do it because they think it makes them look cool / smart. Other composers think it makes their music look fancy. Other composers do it because they like to make people feel uncomfortable. Still others reject the idea of the 4/4 box where everything is filled in like ravioli.
Jan
13
comment Is stomping on the soft pedal of an upright piano bad for the piano?
@NatalieK Correct on both counts, I probably should have made it clear that regarding my comment concerning UC pedals, it was with respect to Grand Pianos.
Jan
12
reviewed Leave Open Examples of musicians expressing in words how they comprehend music
Jan
12
reviewed Close Numbers under a note
Jan
12
reviewed Leave Open Word for part of a beat
Jan
12
reviewed Close How to achieve a good tone with a small guitar amplifier
Jan
11
comment What is the meaning of “4/2 ₵ II?”
@Tim - That's unfortunate timing; his inbox would be overflowing.
Jan
11
comment Is stomping on the soft pedal of an upright piano bad for the piano?
@NatalieK That is interesting. Perhaps all of those pianos were the same brand. I have never played an upright with an una corda pedal; they have always been "silent" pedals. Conversely, I've played uprights with sostenuto pedals.
Jan
11
comment Is stomping on the soft pedal of an upright piano bad for the piano?
@Tim - On a grand piano, it's hardly an issue. On an upright, you simply tell them what they can/cannot touch and if they don't listen, you put them in time-out.
Jan
10
answered Is stomping on the soft pedal of an upright piano bad for the piano?
Jan
10
comment What is the meaning of “4/2 ₵ II?”
If the composer is still alive and the score does not clarify. Email the composer and ask them.