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comment What is the full list of possible chord names? Are there chords that don't have a name in chord theory?
@ValentinGrégoire: actually my computation does include B9, as long as you count all transpositions of a given chord as the same one. Since you can always transpose the 9 to a 2. On the other hand, if you are willing to count different voicings, then the number of chords is clearly infinite.
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comment Can a chord contain both the C and C♯ notes? (as opposed to containing C and D♭ notes)
@MattL. assuming equal temperament, the two are equivalents as far as the harmonic contents go, so aesthetic objections to minor 9 apply equally to augmented octave. My third paragraph already addressed the issue of "chord spelling": in short, yes, they do occur, and for good reason. // In unequal temperament, the two notes are different, so if it is really a C# you have to spell it like that, and not as a Db.
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comment Tuning the Ouds
An unauthoritative answer based on observing my friends who do play: Greek and Arabic ouds generally have 11 strings in 5 pairs + 1 (though I was told there are some with 13 strings), the pairs are often tuned one octave apart (though sometimes in unison?). My friends always carry a tuning fork at A-440, but I am not sure whether that is because they like to play in small ensembles and it is more convenient then to tune to a reference. (I don't play the instrument myself, so I don't know the usual tuning. But I remember seeing alternative tunings used sometimes for certain songs.)
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comment Are short fingers detrimental to becoming a pianist?
For those who haven't seen it before: comedic illustration of Rachmaninoff's hands youtu.be/ifKKlhYF53w
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comment Note bending on harmonica
Thanks! I'll definitely check it out.
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comment What does it mean when one says that rock and jazz have strong beats on the even numbered beats?
Pulse I get. I am not quite sure what you mean by drive. Can you explain a little bit more? Thanks!
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