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answered Practicing Correctly for a Musician
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comment Practicing Correctly for a Musician
Horowitz said that he practiced regularly for two hours a day. Rubinstein said in his autobiography that he practiced sometimes for 10 or 12 hours at a stretch several days in a row, and then went for periods where he would practice little or not at all.
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comment Picking exercises
@RockinCowboy I wasn't sure of that, but we have it from Dr. Mayhem that he can.
Jan
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comment Did baroque composers think of ritardando on their compositions?
I'll have a look at that, thanks.
Jan
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comment Did baroque composers think of ritardando on their compositions?
While I like sound of the harpsichord button on my piano, it's unrealistic in the sense that it still has touch sensitive dynamics and responds to the sustain pedal.
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comment Did baroque composers think of ritardando on their compositions?
I was sure you knew about it and were choosing not to mention it for the reasons you point out. I mentioned it more as a curiosity than anything else, and because I'm fascinated by stuff like this: youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Nto_-j5Ao and also think that a young modern piano player might find the context informative to his own performances.
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comment Picking exercises
Are you able to edit your question yet, or do you need more rep points?
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reviewed Reviewed Picking exercises
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comment Picking exercises
Welcome to Music Practice & Theory! You'll find that you get better answers when you ask specific questions. Are you looking for a book of picking exercises, or do you want some tips for practicing the A5 power chord, or what exactly? Suppose you add a question to the end of your post that spells out what you're looking for.
Jan
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comment Did baroque composers think of ritardando on their compositions?
While I don't mention this to call your point of view into question, the clavichord was perhaps the target of some Baroque keyboard music as well, and within its limited range it had the ability to make any sort of dynamic subtlety. Nevertheless, it's quite clear that fullscale crescendi and decrescendi weren't a part of Baroque music. I suspect in general that any crescendi and decrescendi were considered obvious as a matter of phrasing at the time, and were applied at the phrasal level rather than as a musical device over larger passages.
Jan
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answered Alternative to Cooke's Piano Fingerings for F# Major Arpeggios
Jan
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comment Right or wrong syncope
I'm sorry, but I don't agree with this assessment, for reasons outlined in Patrx2's answer.
Jan
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Jan
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comment What is the job title of someone who comes up with lyrics and a beat, but not instrumentation?
Then there was Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
Jan
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reviewed Leave Closed Why is this minor subdominant chord being used in a major key?
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reviewed Close Where can I find the license or how to use the music for this?
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comment Where can I find the license or how to use the music for this?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is basically an intellectual property question.
Jan
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reviewed Close Acceptable use and attribution for a midi file found on the Internet
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reviewed Leave Open Seeking this Remo drum head