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comment Ambidextrous instruments
Long before I ever got shown the "correct" way to play a guitar, I naturally picked it up in the 'left-hand' position. It makes sense to me that my dominant (right) hand should do the intricate work of fretting the strings while my useless left hand just went back and forth strumming them.
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comment What is the importance of practicing scales on piano, and the proper fingering of them?
Good analogy. "Being practiced in scales ... is like knowing how all the words you read are supposed to sound, rather than having to sound them out."
Apr
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comment piano finger spread
"Or is this because it's originally an organ piece?" Yes - that's exactly why your fingers are having to play such a range in the hands. The left-hand bass part is played by the feet on the organ, freeing up both your hands to play the rest.
Apr
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comment Do I have a problem in my ring finger?
Yes, completely normal - in fact, place your hand on the table, fingers spread out, with your middle finger tucked right in under your palm. You'll be able to raise all your other fingers independently, but your ring finger won't budge.
Mar
18
comment What are the ABRSM graded examinations, and why would one want to take them?
Just to add that although you don't need to have the previous Grades to attempt the next level, you now MUST have passed Grade 5 Theory before attempting any practical exams of Grade 6 and above.
Mar
15
comment Which diploma, ATCL or dipABRSM
Congrats on your Grade 8! Don't forget that there's a third option - don't do a diploma! Are you doing a diploma for a reason? If not, and you're just doing it for "fun" then just go with the one which has the most interesting syllabus in your opinion. If you're doing it as a stepping stone to something even higher (a Masters degree? a job?) then look closely at the requirements and choose the one that fits best.
Mar
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answered Finding the “Starting point” when creating a composition or score
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answered Keeping a drummer in time with my keyboard
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comment Aiding the transcription of naturally occuring sounds. e.g. Horse whinnying, bird singing, etc
Can I ask why you need to replicate a horse with a trombone specifically?! There may be other instruments better suited. It might also help if you could give an example of what a whining horse sounds like, I'm not familiar with horses making any whining sounds.
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answered Do the hands' sizes affect piano learning/performance?
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comment Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals
@MarkLutton Apparently I didn't, as I thought that film used "Fanfare for the Common Man"...
Nov
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answered Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals