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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
13
answered Finding the “Starting point” when creating a composition or score
Mar
5
answered Keeping a drummer in time with my keyboard
Jan
15
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.
Dec
12
answered Do the hands' sizes affect piano learning/performance?
Nov
15
comment Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals
@MarkLutton Apparently I didn't, as I thought that film used "Fanfare for the Common Man"...
Nov
14
answered Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals
Oct
22
answered Is there a technique to help you memorize the notes on the guitar?
Oct
16
answered The relationship between music theory and physical phenomena
Oct
1
comment Is it dangerous to sing an entire song in falsetto?
I reckon Barry Gibb would say no. Reports that outlasting the rest of his brothers has anything to do with singing Falsetto are unconfirmed.
Sep
28
comment Does weight and/or body frame have anything to do with singing?
This thesis is interesting but you're right there isn't anything conclusive in existing data - i.e. not all Pavarotti look-a-likes are guaranteed to have deep voices. But intuitively, a larger body means a better chance of a larger vocal tract & lungs. A larger vocal tract with more air means a better chance to resonate those deeper notes when "singing from your belly".
Sep
27
answered Does weight and/or body frame have anything to do with singing?
Sep
13
comment How to free up a rusty trombone slide?
Is this for real?! Google "rusty trombone" and then add the trumpet snake and lube... this question's suddenly way off-topic!
Aug
8
comment What are these aspects of song structure called?
@ymar not sure what you mean by a "foot count"?
Aug
7
answered What are these aspects of song structure called?
Aug
6
answered Playing keyboard at a wedding
Aug
3
answered Is it better to play the keyboard standing or sitting?
Jul
27
comment Why is the key included in classical music titles?
@Bavi_H I see - I was discounting the enharmonic equivalents.
Jul
17
comment What are good tips for remaining composed during one's first public performance?
"Remember that the audience is not full of critics and music teachers" - excellent advice. Most people won't be capable of doing what you do - even if you make a few slip-ups and carry on, they'll still come away impressed by your performance. Even the most amateur magician can appear impressive when you don't know how he does his tricks!