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revised Are fingertips supposed to hurt and get calluses from playing the violin ?
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comment Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Order
One can learn the entirety of both Well-Tempered Clavier books in a year, I would estimate, but it would take a lifetime to master. Unless you're Angela Hewitt or Glenn Gould I would recommend mastering only a select few Preludes and Fugues rather than being 'okay' at all of them.
Jun
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comment How do I change the strings on a double bass?
Thanks for the tips, it was quite easy in the end. In fact, I didn't even need to anchor the strings in at the top, I just stuck it through the hole and started turning the winder and it magically remained anchored.
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accepted How do I change the strings on a double bass?
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answered Are fingertips supposed to hurt and get calluses from playing the violin ?
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asked How do I change the strings on a double bass?
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comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
+1 for "can't get it wrong".
Jun
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comment What is the difference between a “band” and an “orchestra”
Interestingly, in situations like that the "Orchestra" is in fact explicitly a Jazz Band or Big Band and contains no orchestral strings except a (usually plucked) Double Bass.
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answered Is it harmful to use an electronic tuner to check intonation while practicing ?
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comment How far “off” can a piano unison be and still be considered “in-tune”?
@Rein Henrichs Most of the notes on piano actually use two or three strings for a single note.
Jun
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comment Why is the piano such a commonly used instrument?
The piano also lends itself much more to polyphonic music. I'd like to see a guitarist play a 4-voice double fugue!
Jun
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comment Why are violin bows longer than viola bows, than cello bows, than double-bass bows ?
Also, bass rosin is infinitely more sticky than violin or cello rosin. Once we get the string vibrating, we can sustain a long, quiet note while moving the bow extremely slowly and still getting a lot of resonance. A violin doing the same thing would have to change bow directions more often than a bassist, otherwise he would get a low-quality sound.
May
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comment Why was basso continuo not widely used after the baroque period?
Just an interesting side note, there are quite a few recordings of the complete Mozart and Haydn symphonies that do in fact employ a Basso Continuo with Harpsichord. I was curious as to whether or not this was historically informed practice.
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