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How to optimally rank performances in a music competition?

These kinds of situations happen often—people's performances get assessed and compared—and have happened for centuries. And yes, when the stakes are high, people have tried to find ways to make them ...
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Post-concert routine for soloists?

First they go to their dressing room, pack their instrument away, get changed, possibly shower. If there's catering, they might stay at the venue for a while. If they're well known they might have to ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

When I practice I play; scales in different keys long notes while watching the tuner long notes getting louder and softer tricky twiddly bits over and over difficult stuff at half speed impro along ...
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Post-concert routine for soloists?

In between pieces, a soloist and conductor will walk off stage and just stand in the wings briefly. It's a chance to pause, switch gears before the next piece, maybe have a drink of water. It allows ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

Sure. Make some and see what the reaction is. Maybe you will have the knack of making informative, helpful and entertaining recordings. Maybe they'll just come across as recordings of someone ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

We can definitely learn "along with" other people—learn from their mistakes, share our solutions, etc. This works best in small communities, when the learning can flow both ways. Many music ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

I would consider this oversharing. However, what might be helpful would be a short demo of how to solve a particular problem. That is, a demo of a particular practice technique.
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

Maybe this is just my age, but… This seems to be a very modern penchant - spend half your life posting things online that are not yet perfected. Why not just get it right first? YouTube, TikTok et al ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing

I did actually debate doing this very thing with my guitar teacher once. An online practice journal. We came to the conclusion that it was going to be a lot of effort to create a series of the most ...
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Is Warsaw Concerto a piano concerto?

I'd vote no. Comparing it to other piano concertos, it stands out apart. Usually piano concertos have three movements - fast, slow, fast and follow a certain form: the sonata form. https://en....

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