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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.
Dec
5
comment How to improve the blend between male and female voices on the same part in a choir?
Men and women sound distinct -- like the effect of two different instruments playing the same part (versus two of the same), but not as pronounced. I think it's something about timber or voice coloring or something like that.
Dec
5
asked How to improve the blend between male and female voices on the same part in a choir?
Nov
2
comment How do I stop a sensitive microphone picking up breathing when recording acoustic guitar?
Or if you can't prevent it, get a second mic for your mouth (on a different track) and then use wave-cancellation to remove your breathing from the main track. :-)
Oct
22
comment How do I determine my vocal range?
Women should take notice of head voice vs. chest voice too.
Oct
19
answered How do I determine my vocal range?
Oct
3
comment What characterises Irish drumming?
Triplets! The bodhran's double-headed beater is optimized for this rhythm.
Sep
11
comment Should a new band seek every possible opportunity to play or just work towards a few big shows?
Varying the show is important if you play frequently for the same audience. I've seen bands that bored the heck out of people on concert #2 ("we heard this show last week"), and ones that could play weekly for a year and never bore anybody because they had (a) lots of repertoire and (b) different ways of presenting some of the same songs. Your fans will come anyway (to a point), so they're not the ones to use as gauges. It's the people who aren't yet fans that you need to reach, and they've got lots of things to do other than listen to you so you've got to keep it fresh.
Aug
21
revised Is this piece of renaissance music really in the locrian mode?
retag
Aug
21
awarded  Nice Question