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Mar
11
comment Which keyboard works - beside Bach's - are part of the study curriculum *and* regularly performed in public?
Chopin was not part of the CLASSICAL period.
Mar
11
answered The teaching of scales, chords and keys
Mar
10
comment Switch to Clarinet or Saxophone, which one is easier for an oboist?
The real answer here is: whichever will get you the furthest away from an oboe. :D
Mar
10
revised What's the theory behind using a B major chord in Bb major?
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Mar
9
comment 12 to 6 strings on a 12 string guitar?
Actually, you are incorrect. See my answer.
Mar
9
comment Marimba Bars on a Vibraphone Frame
First, who doesn't like the sound of a vibraphone? Second, if it's really an issue, stay after school 3 days a week and practice on the vibes. OTOH, you can play vibes with your hands. If you're really in a pinch you can practice for vibe parts on piano using vibe hand-positions; the layout is the same as a vibraphone (though obviously narrower), but it's better than nothing. If the keyboard is electric, you can plug headphones in and practice as much as you want. Personally, I'm of the mindset: so what if your parents don't like it? You have to practice and they should respect that.
Mar
9
comment Marimba Bars on a Vibraphone Frame
Marimba bars are also graduated, meaning they are wider and further apart the lower the pitch. Vibraphone bars are not, they are all equal width regardless of the pitch. Unless you have an 8ft vibraphone, it very likely isn't going to happen...
Mar
8
comment What are the characteristic intervals or scales of 13-limit harmony and beyond?
From what I've read, that is also part of the problem - as interval ratios approach that of the 12-ET system, it is harder and harder for people to distinguish between the microtones and the "normal" ones. To that end, appropriate tuning and playing with these extremes is more practical with electronic equipment or percussion, which can be tuned of course.
Mar
7
answered What are the characteristic intervals or scales of 13-limit harmony and beyond?
Mar
7
comment How much time are you supposed to spend on a piece approximately at your difficulty level?
Interesting to know your average turn-around time for relationships. XD
Mar
6
comment Is it acceptable to change tempo in the middle of a song or is this a bad idea?
@DarrenRinger I would amend your comment by adding in the drummer. If a bassist and drummer are locked in together, you're good to go. Otherwise, you've got a nightmare.
Mar
6
comment What is it called when a music has two concurrent tempos
@luserdroog Pick your poison, they all get you to the same place. English is wonderful for butchering other languages and cultures. :)
Mar
5
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Mar
5
answered Is it acceptable to change tempo in the middle of a song or is this a bad idea?
Mar
5
revised What is it called when a music has two concurrent tempos
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Mar
5
answered What is it called when a music has two concurrent tempos
Mar
4
comment How does a pipe organist deal with latency or delay?
A quick comment about iPads, this is assuming of course that every touch of the iPad is a perfect touch and there is nothing inhibiting the screen. It also depends a bit on the quality of the coding.
Mar
4
comment Preparing for my first jazz gig
If you know all the tunes you're playing ahead of time, analyze the chords - see if you can find common scales among chords. You may find that a sheet with 16 chords in it might only need two scales, which may end up only being one scale shape that you can then transpose at the proper time to "catch" the changes. No one will knock you for playing simple. As others have said, it's when you try and do too much that will make you stick out and look foolish, especially when your sitting with someone who's got chops.
Mar
3
revised Where to go for basic help with college prep for a career in Music Therapy?
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Mar
3
revised Why do harmonics played on guitar sound lower as you move to higher frets while fretted notes sound higher?
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