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Jun
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Jun
25
answered transposition while playing
Jun
25
comment What conventions are used with accidentals and tied notes?
Could you expand on the the engraving difference between a tie and a slur? I saw in your example that they don't look the same, but I had never noticed. Very interesting!
Jun
25
comment Why aren't unusual leading tone cadences more common?
I think IV-Imaj7-I is actually a plagal cadence (IV-I), only that you put the maj7 in there for a while.
Jun
24
comment How to know what notes/chords go together while improvising?
"Then change all of the notes, and leave the rhythm the same." I have to test this. Otherwise I hear you about tone choice being less important than most people think, and it's not the first time I hear that. But I just can't seem to make myself believe it (I just love the tension-release effect of playing out for a bar and then land in), so I'll have to test your exercise!
Jun
18
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Jun
16
comment What is the difference between swing and shuffle?
As an example, listen to Clifford Brown: youtube.com/watch?v=dnK6OHPQZbA . It swings as HELL, and yet the melody instruments are playing nearly straight 8ths.
Jun
16
comment What is the difference between swing and shuffle?
I actually practice scales this way now: 8th notes, straight, p on the beats, mf on the other 8th. I also slur the notes in pairs, starting on the mf 8th. In other words, grouping with both volume and articulation the 8th number 2 with 3, 4 with 5, and so on. It's a bit mechanical, but if you're new to this articulation it helps moving from your old ways.
Jun
16
comment What is the difference between swing and shuffle?
+1 At last! I'm not a fan of the "swing = triplet feeling" explanations. It makes musicians sound like... people who just read what swing is on the internet. I'm a bit skeptical about the 50's, my experience is that the tighter swing feeling kind of started to disappear in the 40's with bebop. In the 30's they still played with tight triplet feeling, but this hasn't been hip for very long now.
Jun
15
comment “Tritone” intervals in n-tone equal temperament
Semantically, "tritone" is three whole tones. Would you have a definition of "tone" in a n-temperament scale? Then take three of these. If you are looking for the most dissonent (it's arguable if the tritone is the most dissonant interval in 12-temperament. There is a tritone in a dominant 7 chord), then find the "weidest" frequency ratio.
Jun
15
comment “Tritone” intervals in n-tone equal temperament
@MattL. And the augmented octave even more so.
Apr
27
answered How to make a brass instrument quieter?
Apr
26
awarded  Yearling
Apr
25
comment How to know what notes/chords go together while improvising?
I am not aware of the terms you are using, boxes and such, but does this help?en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_scale
Apr
21
comment Why do Flugelhorns and Cornets have such dissimilar sounds?
From dallasmusic.org/gearhead/Flugelhorn%20Guide.html : "The small bore flugels play quite differently from the larger bored horns and one should really try one of each, if at all possible, to see which group feels the better to you. The large bore horns, though still sounding like flugels, play more like trumpets, which may or may not be a good thing. You already have a trumpet.". Cornets might have a smaller bore than trumpets, but flugelhorn maybe even smaller, which might make the difference you hear.
Apr
21
answered Why do Flugelhorns and Cornets have such dissimilar sounds?
Apr
21
comment Why do Flugelhorns and Cornets have such dissimilar sounds?
@adogden: Placing the valve section closer to the mouthpiece should not affect the sound much in itself, but it allows for starting the conical part much closer to the mouthpiece.
Apr
21
comment Why do Flugelhorns and Cornets have such dissimilar sounds?
Well, if it is far more conical, it will need a larger bell. As for taper, isn't it the same as conicity?
Jan
30
revised Trumpet low C♯ and D
C# and D are HIGH
Jan
27
comment Key signature for writing in modes other than major and minor
"Singers with varying reading skills", I don't think that'd mean much to a good portion of a choir.