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Musically-inclined mathematics-loving liberal agnostic idealist, stir-fried with a large side dish of computers.

Jul
28
comment Instruments that challenge your ear
Also, good trombonists make extensive use of alternate positions, so that even passages that could be played linearly end up in more interesting (faster) position patterns.
Jul
28
comment Strengthen mouth muscles without mouthpiece
Freebuzzing is a great activity for anyone, but especially for beginners who are working on forming a good embouchure. With some hard work, you'll eventually be able to freebuzz entire songs, which is good practice AND good fun. 😊
Jul
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
8
answered Does software exist to catalogue band parts?
Oct
7
answered How to keep practicing to compose music when you're too picky to listen to yourself playing
Apr
26
awarded  Yearling
May
21
answered Keeping time when tired
May
9
comment How can I stay informed of new art music?
@NReilingh: Your edit is totally in line with my original intent. I think your wording might help make the question less controversial.
May
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awarded  Beta
May
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revised How can I stay informed of new art music?
Clarified to avoid misinterpretation as a subjective question
Apr
30
revised Learning for entry level exam for music school
Fixed numbering
Apr
30
comment How can I stay informed of new art music?
I think your first two links are the same...? And, yes, that Wikipedia page is hours of fun!
Apr
30
revised How can I stay informed of new art music?
Clarified.
Apr
30
awarded  Student
Apr
29
asked How can I stay informed of new art music?
Apr
29
comment Criteria for selecting a voice teacher
Something to consider in the case of a voice teacher specifically is your goal--do you wish to become a better musician? A better solo singer? A better choral singer? These are three very different goals, and you should consider your choice of teacher accordingly.
Apr
29
answered Learning for entry level exam for music school
Apr
29
answered Why choirs consistently go flat or sharp in certain keys
Apr
29
answered What is the right age to start learning to play violin?
Apr
28
comment Beaming in different time signatures
A phrase is a group of notes that forms a musical idea, which traditionally almost always runs over beat boundaries in a way that should cause breaks in the beaming. Maybe "beat or group of beats" would be more appropriate.