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My main instrument is the trumpet, I have classical training but switched to jazz 10 years ago. I play in a big band, and a funk-pop band.

I can play some piano, and find my way around on a guitar. I have also composed some choir music and played with sequencers.

I like typography (including music notation), and music theory.


Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
22
comment What does an “L” shape mean beside a note in the lower staff?
The left hand stretch is no comfortable. Which is why the bracket is :) (time sig: 12/8).
Jun
22
answered What does an “L” shape mean beside a note in the lower staff?
Jun
19
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
28
comment Sound spectrum to notes software
Regarding your comment about "the best SE site for this kind of questions", you might want to consider avp.stackexchange.com
Apr
26
awarded  Yearling
Apr
23
comment Can a chord contain both the C and C♯ notes? (as opposed to containing C and D♭ notes)
Agreed. And having a Db instead of a C# in a A7 variant of chord feels... urk. This is what I meant with limitations of the system. You can see A7+9 as a chord with the third, the seventh, a minor ninth, and an augmented ninth, then come up with one spelling. Or you can see it as a set of tones from Bb minor melodic and come to another spelling. There are several ways to look at it, and they are not very consistent. It is even worse when you start using things such as diminished scales (on A7b9. Too many tones!) or whole tone scales (too few!).
Apr
22
comment Can a chord contain both the C and C♯ notes? (as opposed to containing C and D♭ notes)
@ReinHenrichs: correct. There is something to this answer though: you can voice A7+9 with both the b9 and the #9. There you have A, Bb, B#/C, C#. I would prefer to spell it A - C# - G - Bb - C, thus having both C and C#. This is really a sign of the limitations of our notation system, in my opinion.
Apr
16
comment Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
@Mark: there may be a big difference between the trumpet and tuba, the frequency ranges being so different. Here is a relevant discussion about buzzing at the Trumpet Herald: trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=104100
Apr
16
comment Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
@supercat: interesting, I am not sure I understand it all though.
Apr
15
comment Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
I've heard the lip buzz amplifier theory many times, but I am a bit skeptical. If you can play the trumpet, try and play a comfortable clean middle G, then remove the mouthpiece from your lips. You are not buzzing, just blowing. Likewise, I can play tones with such spacing between my lips that they could not be possibly buzzing. Now I don't want to go too far and call it a myth before I have more evidence, specially since buzzing is such a great work-out.
Apr
12
answered Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
Mar
28
comment What does it mean to write a song in a certain key?
@slim: Bm has a F# (I don't mean you should put the b5 in there, but maybe omit Bm altogether). A7sus4 in A major would feel like a C# is missing, but mostly like a G# was altered to G.
Feb
25
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
3
revised What scale is this?
added 4 characters in body
Nov
12
comment What are the practical reasons for still having transposing instruments?
"Why do we write music in keys other than C?": fantastic :) A technical reason: in the case of the trumpet, the low G on a Bb trumpet is occasionally used (not very often, but not too seldom either), and you can't reach it with a C or D trumpet.
Nov
7
comment Could B♭ instruments be built in C? Why are they in B♭ in the first place?
In the case of the brass instruments at least, the original instruments had no valves or slides, so the difference between an instrument in C or Bb was big. Trumpet players had to switch horns when the piece modulated, and had quite boring parts, limited to the tones they could play without valves. Why the trumpet settled on a Bb base later on, I don't know. Note also that the C trumpet is rather popular in classical music, at least for solists.
Nov
7
comment Key signature for writing in modes other than major and minor
That is also the way I prefer, singers would tend to fall back to D minor otherwise.
Oct
30
answered Why classical music compositions are named with key/scale/note names?
Oct
30
comment Why classical music compositions are named with key/scale/note names?
@teodozjan: I don't think that not naming songs with the key is a sign of lack of music theory knowledge. There are plenty of very advanced composition that go by an unique name, for example in jazz.