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Jul
22
answered Bass guitar - One finger per fret or not?
Jul
21
reviewed Edit How can I significantly improve my hand independence on piano?
Jul
21
revised How can I significantly improve my hand independence on piano?
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Jul
19
comment Reducing Neck Pickup Dissonance
Stratitis is a particular problem caused by too strong (and/or too close) magnets. When Alnico pickups loose their power, they loose sound too of course, but this doesn't cause dissonance and has nothing to do with stratitis.
Jul
19
answered Reducing Neck Pickup Dissonance
Jul
19
comment If a piano song contains a melody line, should this be removed if we add the singer?
Right. Though it can of course make sense to double certain passages, or possibly add a parallel second voice.
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
12
answered Note Accentuation (Dynamic) - When should/shouldn't you apply accentuation?
Jul
8
comment Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
Regardless of that: I'd say that workarounds like .scl (though they do work) remain ugly hacks, and we shouldn't really content ourselves with them. It's a disaster that 7-bit MIDI is still around after being technically out of date for two decades; let's try to at least encourage developers to think of some better replacement rather than focusing on the adaption MIDI for applications it wasn't originally meant to do – it's bad enough at the stuff it was meant for!
Jul
8
comment Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
@user2165086 those .scl files use a very simple text-based format. You can create them with any text editor or scripting language, don't need Scala or any specific library. For instance, here's 31-edo.
Jul
8
comment How can I visualise the effects of EQ as a curvature represented on a graph?
Mind, a) that “completely independent” is true for ideal linear EQs. Most digital EQs are in fact perfectly linear (up to floating-point unaccuracies, but these are neglectable now we use 64-bit for everything), but analogue EQs (possibly modelling) introduce more or less nonlinear distortion, which is not simpler in the frequency domain. b) even linear EQs that present you a full curve may do unexpected things to the phase of the signal. Only for constant-phase EQs (aka “linear phase”, confusingly) you really get a real multiplication in time domain with the response.
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
6
revised Why is a grand piano better than an upright piano?
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Jul
6
comment When composing for oboe, how useful is it to think about recorder fingerings?
@CarlWitthoft: damn, I was going to use baritone, octave sub-bass and mezzo-soprano clefs all over the place for the oboe...
Jul
6
reviewed No Action Needed Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
Jul
6
awarded  Curious
Jul
5
comment What is this orchestration technique called?
Ok, that makes it clearer. So you mean that ~1 second long dissonant brassy sound at 2:56?
Jul
5
comment What is this orchestration technique called?
With that edit, couldn't you have put in a link (e.g. on YouTube) to an example, as everybody's asking for? That would really be more useful than any description with words.
Jul
5
comment When composing for oboe, how useful is it to think about recorder fingerings?
@Patrx2: interesting. You wouldn't like to make that an answer specifically adressing oboe, would you? — Regarding fingering charts, could you recommend some book or something where I can find charts, ideally including also microtonal pitches?
Jul
5
revised When composing for oboe, how useful is it to think about recorder fingerings?
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