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Mar
7
asked Tips for tuning a dulcimer/psaltery/etc with arthritis?
Feb
7
comment High D on Tenor Recorder
Yes, that's the hole I was talking about. I'm not a recorder player myself (I play with some), so I thought they were leaving that hole uncovered for the high notes, but maybe they're pinching it. For debugging you might see what happens if you completely uncover it and then start adjusting the pinching from there. Good luck!
Feb
6
comment High D on Tenor Recorder
Sorry if this sounds like "is it plugged in?" tech support, but just to check: you are fully covering the hole on the back for the lower octave and are uncovering it for the upper octave, right?
Feb
6
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Feb
6
reviewed Excellent What is “Sonata-Allegro form” and what other similar forms should I be aware of?
Feb
6
awarded  Custodian
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory Can people really sight-read advanced pieces?
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory “Andalusian cadences”: How are they commonly heard?
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory How does one help a student sing in a “missing” range?
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory How do I play this ornament/slur? (Guitar Tab)
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory Can I use strings for bridge pins on a non-bridge pin guitar?
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory The Swan of Tuonela: Sibelius, Wagner, and Smetana
Feb
6
reviewed Excellent What does an arranger do?
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory Do hollowbody basses feedback as much as hollow body guitars?
Feb
6
reviewed Excellent How can I do rough vocals without hurting my voice?
Jan
9
comment How do I determine my vocal range?
Ah, I see what you're saying now. I somehow misread your parenthetical note on 3 -- my fault, sorry!
Jan
9
comment How do I determine my vocal range?
This will give you information, but in warmups people (at least the ones I've sung with) routinely produce sound at extremes that they can't really sing. There's a difference between reaching a note stepwise like that (and when in "warmup mode", and not worrying about timing and voicing, and...) and doing it as part of a song. Any note that you can't sing with this exercise is definitely not in your range, but it doesn't follow that all notes you can sing in this exercise really are. :-)
Dec
19
comment What does an arranger do?
It can also go the other direction -- someone writes a melody for a singer and someone else writes a piano score, or someone writes a melody or simple score and someone else expands it into an orchestral score. Those are "arranging" too.
Dec
10
comment Is there a standard range for a baritone? What is it?
FWIW, the baritones in my choir get put onto either the tenor or bass line, whichever has the better-fitting tesitura for that particular song. Our mezzo-sopranos have the same issue; sometimes they sing S and sometimes A, depending. (And when we sing music that's in etiher more or fewer parts than four, more people get moved around.)
Dec
6
comment How to improve the blend between male and female voices on the same part in a choir?
@neilfein thanks, that's a good idea. I will attempt to procure a sample at our next rehearsal.