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I want patience and I want it now.

Also, I find that nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Laziness is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

正宗で大根を切る。

言い出しっぺ。

Some of the smartest things people have ever said:

No language makes perfect sense. — John McWhorter

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. — Carl Jung

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. — George Santayana

Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. — Savielly Tartakower

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision — Bertrand Russell

Every good thing that happens in your life is a gift. — Yours Truly


Nov
5
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.
Nov
5
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").
Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
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awarded  Necromancer
May
23
answered What is the difference between a mode and a scale?
May
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awarded  Commentator
May
23
comment What is the difference between a mode and a scale?
I can't believe nobody has answered this question with anything approaching a real understanding of the difference.
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Jun
29
accepted Sheet music apps for iPad/tablet?
Jun
29
comment Sheet music apps for iPad/tablet?
So it's an exact dupe of a question from another site. How am I supposed to know that? But you really put a lot of effort into hating on this question, so you must be very proud. I don't come around here much as it is, and this kind of welcome is why I won't be back.
Jun
29
awarded  Scholar
Jun
29
comment Sheet music apps for iPad/tablet?
Interesting. Their site doesn't give a lot of details about the product from a technical standpoint, though.
Jun
29
asked Sheet music apps for iPad/tablet?
May
5
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.
May
2
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.
May
1
comment Learning instrument recognition
Best way I can think of is to play in an orchestra. That's how I learned. :)
May
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answered Transcribing a Standard MIDI File to sheet music
Apr
27
answered tempo: “Andante allegro” vs “Allegro moderato”
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awarded  Teacher
Feb
8
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.