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comment How can I get the instrumentals for a song?
@Pacerier: it means import "stereo". The basic idea of the trick is that because the vocal is panned in the center, it contributes equally to the left and right channels of a stereo recording. So you can subtract the left from the right channel and remove the vocals, while anything that is not dead center will still have a bit of remnant left. In other words, you use the vocals from the right ear to cancel out that from the left ear, so you must have stereo (and not mono) input.
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comment Are fingertips supposed to hurt and get calluses from playing the violin ?
in the end of the third paragraph, do you mean instead "If you can't pull the paper out, you're pressing too hard"?
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comment When did keyboard partitions start to use the G-clef for the upper staff ?
drop me an e-mail (my e-mail should be available in my profile; if not, click on "network profile" and look for it on my webpage), and I can send you copies. They are both relatively short.
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revised Where can I get started with my improvisation?
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comment When did keyboard partitions start to use the G-clef for the upper staff ?
You may be interested in reading jstor.org/stable/905327 and jstor.org/stable/905443
May
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comment What are the best techniques to play overtones in the saxophone?
@NReilingh: ah. Thanks for clearing that up.
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answered What is good software for learning how to sight-read?
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answered Software that allows playing in different temperaments
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comment What are the best techniques to play overtones in the saxophone?
@NReilingh: I'm not actually quite sure how far "embouchure" extends. Perhaps I am misusing the term, but I've always thought that the muscle behind the chin, under the jaw, but above the neck is part of the embouchure. Is that actually part of the throat?
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comment How much baroque music was derived from improvisation?
I think Bach probably also believed that he can improvise better than other people can write. :-)
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comment How much baroque music was derived from improvisation?
I do not claim to be really knowledgeable on this matter, but I wonder if you are mixing two facts together. The first is that Baroque music (especially solo performance forms) are big on ornamentation, which are typically supplied/improvised by the performer, though the basic score is written down. Second is the story behind The Musical Offering of Bach.