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Dec
9
answered How do harmonics work?
Dec
9
accepted Naming convention for trumpet mouthpiece size
Dec
9
comment Trumpet low C♯ and D
I like this concise answer. See the edit in my question (I put it as an answer put it was moved back), the problem is that increasing the wavelength for lowering a note should be done in percent of the reference wavelength. Increasing tube length in valve instrument is done with constant lengths instead.
Dec
9
awarded  Scholar
Dec
9
accepted Trumpet low C♯ and D
Dec
6
comment Why are the notes in a key signature in a specific order?
I never heard about the circle of fourths? For me it's still fifth, only going in the other direction. I like seeing it as a double circle, going from 7b (one o'clock) to 7# (11 o'clock), through zero (12 o'clock). Alternatively, showing all 15 in one circle, with overlap for B major / Cb major, F# major / Gb major, and so on.
Nov
8
comment What chord is formed by the open strings of a guitar in standard (EADGBe) tuning?
Note that sus chords do not always lack the third. When they have it, it is generally at a higher octave than the 4. (Source: Marc Levine's "The jazz piano book".)
Nov
4
comment Why can't I whistle and hum different notes at the same time?
I'd say it's only a matter of training, I can change my whistling tone while keeping the sung note constant, and the other way around. Logically you could train to control them separately at the same time, as with left and right hands.
Nov
4
comment Is there a way to measure the consonance or dissonance of a chord?
Nice formula @MatthewRead. Is it something you came up with, or a standard formula? I can't help but think of interferences.
Nov
4
comment Are whole and half note rests supposed to only be written on specific lines?
Sometimes you can see these rests even outside of the staff. They look like short top hats.
Sep
27
comment What to look for when buying a digital piano for a beginner?
Babu, @Addsy: agreed, the price difference between pianos with and without built-in speakers is not very large (Yamaha produces often two models of the same piano, one without speaker and one without), implying that the amplifier and speakers are not expensive and thus the quality is not very good. One very important additional issue is in which direction these speakers point. Some keyboard have the speakers on the back side, so most users have the speakers directly against a wall. That does not help sound quality...
Sep
12
comment How to clean a tuba thoroughly
Warning: I totally screwed the lacquer of a trumpet with warm water! Surely the size of the instrument does not matter here.
Sep
2
comment How do harmonics work?
@Matthew: see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Harmonic_motion4.PNG , the third string played with finger loosely on the 7th fret is still a sine, not a sum of two sines.
Sep
2
comment How do harmonics work?
@Matthew: I interpret your answer as the harmonics sound being a combination of two tones: that of the open string and that of the corresponding fretted tone, summing up. My understanding (from my head and from wikipedia) differs: the whole string vibrates with equal length between nodes (along the whole string, either side of the finger), the finger on the string just forces a node to be there. In other words, a harmonics played at 3/5 or 4/5 of the string produces the same harmonic tone: that of 1/5 of string length. What do you think? Did I misunderstand you?
Sep
2
comment What scale is this? ( A B C# D E F G A)
@Rein: I just saw that and wrote it in an answer. I don't mean to hijack and use your knowledge in an answer I write, I just thought the name should figure in an answer rather than a comment. Also, I own that book and did not even check there :) ... books do not have a search button.
Sep
2
answered What scale is this? ( A B C# D E F G A)
Sep
2
comment What scale is this? ( A B C# D E F G A)
After more research, it seems to me that Faza has the correct answer: mixolydian b6. It might also be called the Hindu scale. ref: jazzguitar.be/melodic_minor_modes.html
Sep
2
comment What scale is this? ( A B C# D E F G A)
@Faza: is A mixolydian b6 a standard name, or something you came up with here?
Sep
2
comment Trumpet low C♯ and D
@Ben Alpert: I see. But that's not my point: the tables with tones and frequencies show up as guitar tabs. It does not make sense, it should stay as tables.
Sep
1
comment What scale is this? ( A B C# D E F G A)
@Kyle Brandt: While I do agree that these are the tones of ascending D melodic minor, I wonder if this mode (based on A in this example) has a name. You wouldn't say that G mixolydian is C major, so if this is not D ascending melodic, this is A what?