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comment What is the difference between a mode and a scale?
Good question but it's a lengthy topic and I don't have time to discuss this just now. You can check out other sources, such as Wikipedia's discussion of tonality.
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comment What is the difference between a mode and a scale?
@CurlyPaul: There is a sense of resolution to V-I, meaning that the dominant leads the ear back to the tonic once the progression has ventured forth from the "home base" of the tonic. Look at the famous I-V-I of Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra (you may recognize it from the opening scene of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey), which is represented programmatically as the "world riddle" (the fact of being born and dying). If one could put that into words, it might be stated as: "I am born, I go forth, I return" (i.e., I am finished, or "I die").
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answered What is the difference between a mode and a scale?
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comment Stopping high E string from muting by palm when using thumb to frett
Agree with @horatio: Some people have gigantic hands with long skinny fingers, and these are the people who wind up playing lead in rock and metal bands, where they hold the guitar at crotch level (where it would be impossible to do bar chords without thumbing). I myself could never play clean bar chords with my thumb (even on a Rick 620), which is one reason I play keyboard and bass now.
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comment Sight reading (“two hands”) for one non-performers?
This. Keeping going through mistakes, even botched mish-mashes, is the surest way to sight-reading proficiency. The music marches on, whether you can handle it or no. Eventually you learn to read ahead a measure or two and plot out your fingerings even while you're playing behind what you're looking at and digesting.
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comment Learning instrument recognition
Best way I can think of is to play in an orchestra. That's how I learned. :)
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answered Transcribing a Standard MIDI File to sheet music
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comment High D on Tenor Recorder
I thought the difference might be due to the fact that my Rottenburgh tenor is just a great instrument, but I just tried what I told you on a cheap plastic Aulos model and it works just as well. It's all about airflow and correct thumb placement. I do notice hints of the lower octave if I don't keep up the flow. Remember, the tenor requires much more air than the treble recorder does.
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comment High D on Tenor Recorder
A lot of players will tighten up their throats as they go for the higher notes. It's kind of instinctive. The problem is, that chokes off the volume of air flow just when you need it the most. As a side note, an open throat acts as an additional resonance chamber: subtle but present nonetheless. It's more important for playing the concert flute, but it works for recorder as well.
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