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Engineer, Jazz Singer, Poet


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comment German in Bach's Cantatas
I compared the recitative in the St Matthew’s passion to the 1545 text of the Luther bible, and it is indeed nearly word for word identical, so I can’t dispute that it must be Frühneuhochdeutsch. Still, it is highly intelligible. Maybe that is due to the fact of the biblical language remaining in continuous use in liturgical contexts, while contemporary secular texts fell out of fashion and thus seem less familiar today.
Apr
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comment German in Bach's Cantatas
Being a native speaker, I’d say that the language is very easily intelligible for contemporary speakers, but also clearly recognizable as dated. I would consider it more comprehensible and more modern than e.g. the text of Simplicius Simplicissimus which was published around 1670, so I find it hard to agree with your classification of it as Frühneuhochdeutsch (which was supposed to end around 1650).
Apr
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comment Chord analysis: b13 or #5
@Tim in my (limited) understanding, the difference between a 4 and an 11 is not what octave the note is played in relative to the root, but the context implication, i.e. that a 4 is usually a sus4, with the 3 omitted, while the 11 is not.
Apr
4
comment Chord analysis: b13 or #5
@Tim let me ask you the converse question to explain my view: Do you think that a pianist, when encountering e.g. a C13, is obliged to hit a particular set of keys spanning more than one octave, but a bit less than two? That’s not exactly how it works.
Apr
4
comment Chord analysis: b13 or #5
@jjmusicnotes ah, thanks for the explanation, but I don’t think that’s how chord extensions work. What octave a note is played in is a matter of voicing and has nothing to do with the chord identity.
Apr
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comment Chord analysis: b13 or #5
Could you explain what you mean by "too soon in the rising note list" ?
Nov
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comment When to start Vibrato (on any instrument)
I agree. It depends all on the style. One of my jazz singing teachers characterized opera vibrato as a large, constant vibrato that starts immediately, while jazz vibrato should kick in fairly late in the note, increase in depth, and stay more moderate. But of course, in jazz, all sorts of different styles are found in practice.
Sep
10
comment What note type in the 7th of a chord? - Music Theory
Think of the chords in terms of intervals, i.e. # of semitones, from the root. Depending on your root, sometimes those intervals will fall on a note representable without sharp/flat, and sometimes you need a sharp/flat. As an example, any chord with root C will have all of its notes a semitone higher than a chord with root B, so for many of them, you need sharps/flats in one root or the other.
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comment A genre for soft electronic music
How about Trip Hop?
Jun
15
answered Proper technique for screaming vocal style
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