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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
May
30
comment What's the difference between sixteenth century counterpoint and eighteenth century counterpoint?
@ReinaAbolofia that said, universities sometimes have separate classes in 16th- and 18th-c counterpoint. (I've taken the former but not the latter.)
May
30
comment What's “species counterpoint”? Are there any other types of counterpoint?
Well, it's a method used by modern composers of counterpoint and taught in universities. Do we know that anybody used these methods in the renaissance/baroque periods?
May
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
24
answered Can anyone learn to sing higher?
Apr
24
comment Can anyone learn to sing higher?
+1 Even if you can't afford to take lessons long-term, a few lessons for diagnostics and some of the basics will serve you well.
Mar
8
answered Remove drum track from song given the isolated drum track and the song?
Feb
27
comment Keeping rhythm when performing live without a drummer
+1 for visual communication.
Feb
14
comment Quickly flip a page of sheet music while playing
@Benoit plastic sleeves are great for the friction problem, but beware glare from unfortunately-placed lights. Get the sleeves with the matt finish to mitigate this.