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comment Why are notes named the way they are?
This is incredibly interesting. German note naming has B for Bb, and H for natural B, I suppose it has to do with "The first note that people tried adjusting was B, which formed a dissonant interval of a 'tritone' with F. " I would love a source for this!
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comment Is the trumpet's theoretical range unlimited?
With a standard bore of .450", that is roughly 11.5 mm, and with sound speed of 340 m/s (is that the correct value to use here? Should it be affect by the air speed?), that limit is right below 30 kHz. The human ear is said to be able to hear frequencies up to 20 kHz.
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revised Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
Add lip stiffness
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revised Authorship of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Albinoni typo
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answered Why does a clarinet behaves like a closed pipe?
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comment What chord is this and when is it the dominant?
Oh I'm with you. I find it kind of dirty to notate the descending line of My Funny Valentine (C, B, Bb, A) in the chords. It's not really the harmonic function, as you say. I was just reacting to your "isn't a real chord", because if a composer really want a minor chord on I with a sixth, what else could they write?
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comment What chord is this and when is it the dominant?
@jjmusicnotes: I am not sure what you mean. Surely you can have a m6, for example on the root? My Funny Valentine: Cm - Cmmaj7 - Cm7 - Cm6.
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answered First and second valves vs third valve
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revised How does “triplet feel” for eighth notes affect non-eighth notes?
nice link to jazzadvice.com
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comment What is the most common way to notate dominant chords with a sharp fifth?
Nice answer. In the D+11 case, you could also put the 11 in superscript, to avoid the +11 confusion.
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answered How does “triplet feel” for eighth notes affect non-eighth notes?
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