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Mar
30
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
11
comment How to extend the range of your voice?
Related: music.stackexchange.com/q/836/480 (extending low end)
Mar
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do accidentals override key signature?
Mar
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Instruments natively tuned to just intonation
Feb
12
awarded  Quorum
Feb
6
comment What's the point of keys other than C and Am?
Sometimes I compose for what fits neatly on the staff with minimal ledger lines, and then move it to where it needs to be later. In other words, purely practical for the composition process. (Your answer reminded me of that, which is why you're getting the random comment. :-) )
Feb
6
comment What's the point of keys other than C and Am?
Different people sing comfortably in different ranges, which affects choice of key. And some instruments play more easily in some keys than others -- and not always C/Am. So depending on whom you're writing for, key can make a difference quite aside from any perceived aesthetic qualities of particular keys.
Jan
21
awarded  Custodian
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can a 24-year-old learn to play violin/viola proficiently?
Jan
20
asked How do you identify string gauge?
Jan
15
comment How should I practice before going into the recording studio?
Oh right, I guess that would apply to most people. Silly acoustic-and-in-small-spaces musician here. :-)
Jan
15
answered How should I practice before going into the recording studio?
Dec
10
accepted How do I fix a loose joint in a plastic recorder?
Dec
10
comment How do I fix a loose joint in a plastic recorder?
This is what he ended up doing and so far it's working fine. Thanks.
Nov
27
reviewed Excellent How to have a penetrating voice?
Oct
27
comment How do I fix a loose joint in a plastic recorder?
Sorry, it didn't occur to me that size might be a factor, so I failed to specify.
Oct
27
comment How do I fix a loose joint in a plastic recorder?
Sopranos and altos are inexpensive, but the tenors and basses run into more money. (I believe it's his tenor that's currently giving him trouble.) Thanks for the tip about cork. (Re: your last paragraph -- shudder.)
Oct
27
comment How do I fix a loose joint in a plastic recorder?
Is there any concern about long-term damage to the plastic from the glue on the tape? (I'm not assuming there is; I don't know and don't want to trade one problem now for another later, hence asking.)
Oct
27
comment How do I fix a loose joint in a plastic recorder?
Thanks for the tape info. The way you tune a recorder is to make minor adjustments in the top joint (pull out or push in slightly), so permanently fixing them in one position doesn't work. (Sure you can make some adjustments through how you blow, but sometimes more is needed.)
Oct
27
asked How do I fix a loose joint in a plastic recorder?