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Sep
3
comment Is this piece of renaissance music really in the locrian mode?
@trlkly it's really hard to see, yes. I appreciate you trying to help!
Sep
2
comment Is this piece of renaissance music really in the locrian mode?
@trlkly is the one on p351 of this PDF any better? (It's small but closer to the source than the copy I linked.) BTW, if you click through on the copy in the question you'll get a larger copy, but it's still a bad photocopy. Thanks for the help!
May
25
comment Recorder sounds terrible with violin
@User8773 I rolled back your edit because it replaced an answer with a non-answer. You can delete the answer if you like (if you don't see a delete link, use a custom flag to request) or ask that it be disassociated from your account (use the "contact us" link at the bottom of the page), but you shouldn't make this kind of edit. Thanks.
Mar
11
comment How to extend the range of your voice?
Related: music.stackexchange.com/q/836/480 (extending low end)
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
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. :-)
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.
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
comment Is there some trick for counterpoint beyond 2 voices?
Yes, writing the lines in parallel is critical in my experience. Don't write one whole part and then try to fit the next one in around it and then try to add the one after that; that way lies a world of hurt.
Oct
25
comment Where did the British names for different note lengths come from?
The names are older than the renaissance, but I can't easily support that from here at work. Later, I hope.
Oct
16
comment Are augmented fourth allowed in second species counterpoint?
As someone who does (historical) music composition recreationally, not as part of classwork, I appreciated the case study here. I wouldn't want to see this site be only that, but a well-structured one can help people beyond the OP. (But yeah, including just the relevant phrases rather than the whole piece is better.)
Sep
16
comment Tips for singing while dehydrated?
Why the downvote?
Sep
15
comment Tips for singing while dehydrated?
@Sergio, hmm, good question whether gum is ok. (Caramel, assuming you mean candies, is food so wouldn't be.) Would that help? I don't tend to chew gum normally so I don't know what effects it produces.
Jun
18
comment Tips for tuning a dulcimer/psaltery/etc with arthritis?
Yes, this approach works! For testing I duct-taped a longer dowel to my T wrench; that's not the long-term solution you want, but it was easy to experiment with.
Jun
14
comment Techniques to Improve Vocal Volume?
Or tell the drummer to listen to the mix in headphones if he can't tone it down.
Jun
13
comment Techniques to Improve Vocal Volume?
@Meeka, when you're crammed into a tight space, do you need the monitors? Can you see and hear each other well enough without them, thus eliminating the feedback problem?