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Mar
13
comment Does a phrase ending in V7/V - V end in an authentic cadence or a half cadence?
An authentic cadence always ends with the tonic. The way you have this analyzed means that it isn't an authentic cadence, since it ends on V. You'd have to analyze it as a modulation to G (underneath your V7/V you would write "G:V7"), and change the V under the next chord to I. Then you would be saying that it's an authentic cadence in G. Not that it would be, necessarily, as the many answers have elaborated.
Mar
13
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Feb
15
comment When practicing on my instrument - which is more important - quantity or quality?
Yeah, I understand. My underlying point is that just because something is common sense doesn't mean that everyone ought to know it. After all, we generally spend most of our lives deviating from common sense, as is evidenced by the fact that we humans so very often put so much effort into having so little in common.
Feb
12
comment When practicing on my instrument - which is more important - quantity or quality?
@CandiedOrange: that's part of the point of my question. The other part is that idmean's question implies the position that deviation from common sense isn't a part of life. So I asked him about it.
Feb
12
comment Why is the lowest note on the piano an A?
I know Liszt wrote something that calls for the E0, but can't find it. I don't suppose anyone else has it?
Feb
12
comment Why is the lowest note on the piano an A?
We were using the AA-C-c-c'-c'', etc. version in college, and I never really bothered with it. :)
Feb
12
comment Why is the lowest note on the piano an A?
I would say that the reason that you don't hear the fundamental is not so much that it is below the audible spectrum as that the overtones sound louder than the fundamental and tend to drown it out. It's hard for the ear to keep the pitch level from becoming indistinct at very low frequencies, especially with a note that has a lot of overtones.
Feb
12
comment Why is the lowest note on the piano an A?
@jjmusicnotes You're right, of course. I was starting with A instead of C. Thanks for the correction.
Feb
12
comment When practicing on my instrument - which is more important - quantity or quality?
Why are you wrong? Seems like common sense to me as well.
Feb
11
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Feb
11
comment Octaves in counterpoint
In case you don't know why, the reason parallel fifths and octaves aren't allowed is that they cause voices to drop out. If you put three or four parts together, and get some nice contrast motion going in the voices, and then drop a parallel octave in there somewhere, and listen to it, you'll notice that it sounds like there's a missing note where your parallel octave is. Fourths are sort of frowned on, and thirds and sixths are just fine if not overused to the point of losing the contrast in the voices.
Feb
11
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Feb
11
comment Why is the lowest note on the piano an A?
Beethoven's pianos only went down to the F0, and you can often see him writing around the limitation, leaving out E0 in a place where he obviously wanted to put one, for example.
Feb
11
comment What exactly does practising scales teach?
It's more like this. Soccer players do a lot of long distance running. A striker will spend a couple of hours taking shot after shot straight at a goalkeeper, who will catch the ball and throw it back. That isn't playing soccer, but soccer requires a whole lot of running and shooting. Focusing on fundamental skills as a part of your practice regimen means that you don't have to focus on them when it's time to play, because they will be second nature. So it is with musical exercises and playing music.
Feb
11
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Feb
11
comment proper uses of minor seventh chords
So, keep in mind this concept of "secondary dominants" and "secondary supertonics". Secondary dominants are dominant 7ths ("five ofs") of another note in the scale, typically IV or V, and secondary supertonics are supertonic 7ths ("two ofs") of another note in the scale. Also, do keep in mind that for every element of joy, there must be an element of sorrow, so that we may better understand both. :P
Feb
11
answered Which Piano Course is Best for Me (trained musician but beginner at piano)?
Feb
10
comment proper uses of minor seventh chords
You can use ii7, but that's one of the chords that Casey talks about. II7 is the V7 of V, and vi7 is the ii7 of V. Try this progression: I-vi7-II7-V7-I. That will give an extended feeling of "fiveness" to the progression.
Feb
10
comment When practicing on my instrument - which is more important - quantity or quality?
As for pushing the speed quite far, one of my teachers once said that that's the carrot we hold in front of ourselves to keep going.
Feb
10
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