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comment Is it feasible to modify a combo-amp so the line-out doesn't silence the speaker?
@Tetsujin: theoretically, but the internal input to the power amp is probably so high-impedance that this doesn't matter.
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comment Do capable harmony singers sing in just intonation or tempered tuning?
I disagree with this answer, but your argumentation is reasonable. In particular, when someone always practises by singing along with auto-tuned recordings, it does seem plausible that they'll end up "fixing" those 12-edo intervals in their vocal chords. However I don't think this has been happening previously. The reason: singers generally don't perform unison with a 12-edo instrument. Rather, the 12-edo instruments will just lay down chords or perhaps counterpoint. But the best way to intonate to a 12-edo major chord does not necessarily use the frequency of the major third in that chord.
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comment Simple one-channel audio-interface plus analog mixer, or multi-channel USB audio interface?
4-channel mono mixer for unbalanced mics? Frankly, there's no way to make a good recording with that, unless you're doing minimalist lo-fi electronic music. You could get better result with a cheap mobile recorder with built-in mics, provided you record in a decent-sounding room and use good instrument- and mic placement.
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comment What is “groove”?
It helps a lot if a few instruments take a rhythmically leading role, as nowadays drums and bass do. That's also possible with e.g. sufficiently rhythmic piano, for instance I find many of Bartók's works highly groovy, even with full orchestra like the Piano Concerto 2. More obvious candidates would be stuff like An American In Paris (Gershwin), but you might well classify those as rather jazz than classical. However, even the “purest classical” works can groove a lot, especially with smaller instrumentations. Check out the finale of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 12!
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answered Tune to a recording
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answered stage monitors as stereo speakers?
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comment What is the difference between sharp note & flat note?
@phoog: that's matter of considerable dispute. Pablo Casals used to insist that leading tones be rendered almost a quarter-tone higher than just intonation, to make it clear that you have not a harmonious third in a consonant chord, but rather an energic forerunner note, leaving the unrequiting dominant for the tonic.
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comment Help for the first time keyboard player in a band
@tarun: either that, or they start to jingle around way to much with the right hand, because the left hand already covers anything needed harmony-wise.
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comment What are common scale patterns for the cello?
@CarlWitthoft: right (though I do occasionally use the pinky for trills in thumb position), but the difference is that, in thumb position, the fingers are assigned to diatonic scale degrees, e.g. f and f♯ are both played with 2 in 7th position, and the g is played with 3, so you don't need 4 like you would in 1st position.
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comment What are common scale patterns for the cello?
BTW, I too started cello late (at 16) and after years of (classical) guitar. One year I tried it autodidactically, but then fortunately though better of it and started taking proper cello lessons. Without these, I'd never have gotten very far on the instrument.
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