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Jul
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comment Why does a melodic half step resolve on the higher note?
Even in ionian, the fourth in a sus4 chord wants to resolve a half-step downward to the major triad. I don't think it's a clear-cut case of always resolving up as you state; it's more about wanting to resolve to the nearest of the three basic tones in the Western system, being the tonic (root), subdominant (fourth) or dominant (5th).
Jul
14
comment What is the difference between a mode and a scale?
Yes, my comment was incorrect; A Aeolian is the same set of notes as C Ionian, and C Aeolian uses the same flats as Eb Ionian. Xzoechord could play the Aeolian mode of the key of C, but it would start on A and not C
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comment How many (major and minor) keys are there? Why?
True, however the question specifically asked for a number of major and minor keys, which imply the Ionian and Aeolian diatonic modes respectively. Any additional diatonic mode you want to include as a key, like Dorian, Phrygian or Lydian, would add 12 tonally unique and 15 engravable keys (though the signatures would not change). Add non-diatonic scales with non-standard key signature patterns, like Ascending Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, Hungarian Minor, Phrygian Dominant, and Arabic/Byzantine semitonic, and you can easily arrive at a total number of tonally-unique keys in the hundreds.
Jul
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comment What are the differences between an American and Mexican Fender Stratocaster?
MIM = Made In Mexico. MIA = Made In America. Common jargon among guitarists on the Internet.
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Jun
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comment Are there certain foods that harms the throat in the long run?
I would say that light to moderate alcohol consumption during times not related to singing is harmless, and some say it can even be beneficial; however, taken just before singing, or in heavy doses, it will cause damage that is compounded by trying to sing through it.
Jun
16
comment What is the difference between a “band” and an “orchestra”
The term "brass band" is indeed highly subjective. In some locales it refers to what in the U.S. is known as a "Drum & Bugle Corps", which is a competition marching group similar in concept to a military band but using specialized brass instruments with only two valves. In other locales it's closer to a "brass choir" and differs primarily in the genres played; a brass band will play ragtime, jazz, swing etc while a brass choir will play adaptations of classical pieces. In still others "brass band" and "brass choir" are completely synonymous.
Jun
16
comment Why does conventional playing style give the string manipulation to the left hand?
My theory is that, regardless of which came first, the two chordophone branches in Western music developed interdependently, and the left-handed posture came to dominate the entire family due to its importance in bowed strings.
Jun
16
comment Why does conventional playing style give the string manipulation to the left hand?
This is similar to my understanding of it; however, scholars disagree on which branch of the necked chordophone family spawned the other; bowed strings (which descended to the modern violin family) or plucked strings (the lute and oud, eventually resulting in the guitar, banjo and similar instruments). If bowed strings came first, the need for fine motor control in the entire bowing arm would indeed naturally lead to using the nondextrous hand for note fingering; however, if plucked strings came first, the other way makes more sense to a right-handed person.
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May
14
comment common mistakes made when singing
The floating ribs do move, but humans only have one of those on each side. All the others are linked by cartilage to the sternum, and while cartilage is flexible, it's not very elastic, so no, the ribcage as a whole doesn't expand to increase lung capacity.
May
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