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Mar
28
comment (1/√π)/√⅔ as a time signature?
Just want to point out that there is nothing superficial about using tone rows to create music. If they are superficial, then so too are all other scales and systems of musical creation.
Mar
26
answered Should the dominant-seventh chord in just intonation use 9:5 for its seventh, or rather 16:9?
Mar
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Instruments natively tuned to just intonation
Mar
24
answered Is the bow supposed to be lifted when playing staccato?
Mar
22
comment the fingering intended by the composer
You can't spell "satire" without "satie". Among other things, he was a proponent of Dadaism and put a lot of silly, dry humor into his pieces, among other treasures.
Mar
21
comment What's a good way to get started making music on the computer?
Actually, what you're really missing is compositional knowledge. A better question for you is "What's a good way to get started making music?"
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
18
comment How many disruptive ideas in music harmony were there, that became widely accepted?
To clarify, Wagner was actually a Romantic composer and so the opera mentioned was written several decades after what is considered to be the end of the Classic Period. Further, it is irresponsible to pin the "birth" of something, especially "the modern" on one piece of music or composer. What about Berlioz, Debussy, Satie, Rossini, Schubert, Wolf, The Mighty Five, Brahms, and a host of other composers and their respective works? Many people were / are all doing different, new things simultaneously, which makes the poster's question so broad and therefore difficult to answer faithfully.
Mar
15
comment A reliable foundation from which to understand what “key” really means
Your question in of itself I think, is fairly clear, however, when viewed with the title of your question, it is unclear. Are you speaking about keys specifically? Are you asking about chords, intervals, or something else? Like science, music is extremely multi-faceted with multitudes of branches, and as I'm sure you're now aware (with the answers you've been getting) that an unclear question yields a wild variety of responses. In science and most other subjects, things are concrete to a point. After which, your education and knowledge guide you. Music is the same. Purchase a textbook.
Mar
15
revised A reliable foundation from which to understand what “key” really means
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Mar
12
comment Alternative ways to classify Instruments
Just want to comment here that this is not the accepted method of instrument classification. The above is a simplified categorization of instrument families; different than a specific classification. See Dave's answer below:
Mar
12
comment Alternative ways to classify Instruments
Just to add to Dave's answer, which is a little incomplete: Idiophones are instruments in which the whole instrument vibrates, and Membranophones in which the sound is produced by a resonating membrane.
Mar
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Instruments natively tuned to just intonation
Mar
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Instruments natively tuned to just intonation
Mar
5
comment Does F Minor have any happiness without C minor
@caters - your analysis of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is historically and academically inaccurate, please take the time to either do a proper analysis or read a proper analysis before attempting to speak about a piece. Your original question(s) touched upon the Doctrine of Ethos (look it up). You will not find answers to what you seek as chords / feelings are contextual and are perceived differently by everyone.
Mar
2
comment How does bodybuilding or weightlifting affect singer's voice?
@Manoochehr - again, I am obviously aware of that fact. It seems that everyone has misconstrued my point and has misunderstood my response. Do not worry about weightlifting - just focus on learning absolutely correct fundamental technique, posture, and breath management and you'll be fine.
Feb
28
comment How does bodybuilding or weightlifting affect singer's voice?
@AlexanderTroup - yes, I was distinctly aware of that. The larger point is that like the pianist from the other question, weight-lifting doesn't affect your vocal cords, therefore not affecting the voice. With vocal production, what matters more is posture and breath management as opposed to muscle / fat ratio.
Feb
28
comment How does bodybuilding or weightlifting affect singer's voice?
possible duplicate of Is it bad for a piano player to work out?
Feb
26
comment Understanding the key concept
Just want to clarify that Key and Tonality are not the same thing. You can have a tonal piece of music that is keyless. It really just depends on how and which pitches are emphasized over others.
Feb
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What can I do on the ukulele beside plucking just melody line?