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

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awarded  Commentator
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comment How do I find a flute teacher?
+1: A local high school band teacher will almost certainly have some suggestions.
Apr
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comment Should fingerboard tapes be used for beginner violinists ?
+1: This list also applies to... everything. Ever.
Apr
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comment Beaming in different time signatures
My issue is "that they be perceived as a single [...] phrase."
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awarded  Supporter
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comment Why do minor keys sound “sad”?
+1: Great answer, sensible musically and scientifically.
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comment Beaming in different time signatures
6/8 is confusing as heck. It IS theoretically possible for it to be meant as six beats, but I've never, ever seen it; literally almost all of the time, 6/8 is two compound beats. Look into Orff Time Signatures for an interesting perspective on this.
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awarded  Critic
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comment Beaming in different time signatures
-1: Notes should be beamed based on metric properties, not based on musical ideas. Large-scale slur markings can convey that, but beaming based on musical motive is very nonstandard and would be extremely confusing to most performers.
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awarded  Editor
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comment Beaming in different time signatures
This is true. Edited.
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revised Beaming in different time signatures
Misread question slightly
Apr
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answered What are some useful ear training exercises for moving beyond two-note interval training?
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awarded  Teacher
Apr
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comment Software that slows down music to help in transcribing
One of the great features of Transcribe: you can select a section of audio and it will display a keyboard with a graph of how much each pitch is present in the sound. This is especially helpful for working out complex jazz chord voicings if you're trying to transcribe a big band piece.
Apr
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comment Are Hanon exercises mindless unmusical repetiton or a great way to develop finger strength and dexterity?
@Alex Basson: The answer is absolutely yes to both!
Apr
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comment What are the most effective ear training methods ?
...But we look at our keyboards when LEARNING to type. It's very important at the beginning. We just make sure we're not using that as a crutch, only as a first step. Using familiar tunes for interval recognition is a GREAT trick for beginners--just wean yourself off of it as you advance!
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answered Beaming in different time signatures
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