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Aug
8
comment Is there any real-world difference between time signatures such as 4/4 and 8/8?
Apart from @NReilingh's comment, it should also be added to the answer that (at least theoretically) the time signature makes a difference for the conductor's stroke pattern.
Jun
10
comment How should I dampen timpani?
@NReilingh: no, I really meant the different vibration modes of the head, see music.nebrwesleyan.edu/wtt/?page_id=183
Dec
6
comment How to properly tune drum heads?
@Stunner: Done... Unfortunately; I don't have a permanent, "official" link, but googling for "Drum Tuning Bible" should return something in case the link breaks again.
Oct
26
comment Where should I put delay pedal, before reverb or after?
+1 for mentioning that in theory, it doesn't matter.
Sep
10
comment What are the advantages of point to point (PTP) wiring?
I'd say it's exactly the opposite. Theoretically, there's a small difference concerning the signal quality, coupling and so on. The amount and sign of the difference depends on the PCB and PTP designer, it's possible to deliver bad designs in both approaches. Practically however, there is no hearable difference in sound.
Sep
10
comment How to convert recorded Piano music to midi?
While I strongly encourage the "by-ear" method, it should be noted that there is indeed some software that is able to decompose audio tracks to single notes. It's called melodyne and seems to work quite well for single instrument tracks, judging from the press releases. I've never tried it myself, though...
Aug
16
comment 150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
In your answer, you do not mention the most important part - WHY the maximum draw is just over 4A using the 8ohm speaker.
Aug
7
comment Why does the Dorian mode on C have two flats?
I would call D E F G A B C Dorian mode on D. The word "Dorian" tells you where the half and whole-note steps are, the C or D tells you where it starts from. It doesn't mean that it's based on C or D major, just like C minor is not using the same notes as C major.
Jul
30
comment When playing drums behind the beat, what instruments define the actual beat?
It's still not totally clear to me. I updated my question and added an example scenario based on your answer.
Jul
8
comment Identifying meter on double bass drum
Am I missing something? I hear plain 16th notes on the bass drum at 1:34, nothing else...
Jun
14
comment When practicing a song with frequently changing time signatures, what is the best way to count in?
I accepted this one as it adds some information about the common way to do it in larger ensembles. On a side note (I'm not a native English speaker): what is the correct word for it, do you "count in" or "count off"?
Jun
14
comment When practicing a song with frequently changing time signatures, what is the best way to count in?
As @JB pointed out, there are hardly any passages without signature changes in this specific piece. Otherwise, I agree of course.
Nov
18
comment Practicing drums with metronome and not hearing it's tick
Ignore the answers suggesting to change something. It's a good thing! As soon as you can't hear the metronome anymore, you're perfectly on the spot. Consistently hearing the tick just after or before the stroke doesn't work, it's too difficult to decide if it was really precise (consistent enough). As long as you are able to hear the metronome when you're off the beat, there's no need to increase the volume. Anyway, closed headphones or another way of protecting your ear is never a bad idea.
Aug
25
comment How to reliably execute a snare drum rimshot?
One should add that you should practise this with old sticks...
Aug
17
comment Recommended book for learning Jazz Music in the piano
It's a very good book that gives you a good overview to start with. I'd recommend it!
May
31
comment Performance practice of Viennese Waltz
Interesting... I have a book of a German drummer, Werner Schmitt (called Tanzmusik für Drummer, "Dance music for drummers"). He played a lot of dance music in big bands for professional dance championships. He claims that the drummer should - in contrast to the way classical orchestras play this music - enforce an exactly equal distribution of the beats in the Viennese Waltz to simplify dancing. I'm not a good dancer, so I don't know if he's right.
May
26
comment Why are orchestras tuned differently?
It should be added that besides organs also most tuned instruments of the percussion section (concert bells, xylophone, tubular bells, NOT timpani of course) can't change the tuning easily.
May
26
comment Why are orchestras tuned differently?
Wikipedia has a nice article about the history of the concert pitch and the reasons for changes