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comment Are there any compositions for piano that are impossible to play without a full-range keyboard?
Gotta love Ligeti :)
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comment Are there any compositions for piano that are impossible to play without a full-range keyboard?
Oh. I guess I read "impossible to play without a full-range keyboard" and thought he meant the extreme notes on a normal full range keyboard. My bad. Should I edit my answer?
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revised Are there reasons to choose between a round-section or an octogonal-section bow?
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answered Are there any compositions for piano that are impossible to play without a full-range keyboard?
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comment Do music theory books differ per instrument?
@Rei Well I'm pretty sure Sarasate never asked anyone for a theory book about composing for the violin, and I'm pretty sure he did ask for composition books at some point. The virtuoso-instrumentalist part you learn in practice, not in theory. Anyway, I see your point of view and think we should just agree to disagree, it's clear none of us will change our minds.
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comment How do I decide for how many keys I should go on my keyboard?
I've never seen a list of repertoire x number of keys. As a rough answer, if you want to play songs, tunes, four octaves should do. If you want to play classic baroque music, five octaves (think harpsichord), for classic romantic you need a full keyboard. But really, why don't you just get a full 88-keys and save yourself the trouble?
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comment Prokofiev's style
Man this is a tough one.
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comment Do music theory books differ per instrument?
@Rei Sure, when Bach adapted his violins concertos for the harpsichord he didn't write long sustained notes and etc. But given the monstrosity of knowledge he had to have to compose the concerto in the first place, regardless of the soloist instrument, I feel pretty comfortable calling these differences 'technicalities'. Of course you're right, they do make a difference on a musical level. But given the broadness of the art of composition I'm not sure this specific feature should be given that much attention, specially for a beginner.
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comment Do music theory books differ per instrument?
Remember what it was called?
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comment Do music theory books differ per instrument?
Yeah, his work demands a lot of work and patience and he usually rambles about all sorts of random stuff in the middle. Worth it, but definitely not for the newcomer.
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answered Do music theory books differ per instrument?
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comment Should I retrain myself to be a right handed drummer?
That's not to say you won't have to learn to play right handed in the long run. You will. But don't worry about it until you have to!
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answered Should I retrain myself to be a right handed drummer?
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comment Which set of books could I read to become an advanced conductor?
No point trying to reword it until someone makes things clear on the meta discussion. From where I stand now it seems it's impossible to ask anything.