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Michael Curtis
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33 votes

Why is it that I can sometimes guess the next note?

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Why does standard notation not preserve intervals (visually)

29 votes

Why didn't classical music use drums?

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What is a I♭ chord?

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I accidentally composed a song that sounds like a famous song

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What is the progression from A minor to F minor called?

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What does it mean to play in a mode?

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Is knowing music theory really necessary for those who just want to play songs they hear?

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Where should I press white keys - between black keys or below them?

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How can a perfect fourth interval be considered either consonant or dissonant?

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Can I have two different instruments play the same melody at the same octave?

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Why are the 4th and 7th scale degrees removed from the major scale to make the Pentatonic scale?

15 votes

Should sight-reading be emphasized less for piano instruction with new developments in technology

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Why are diminished fifths called tritones?

14 votes

What is this key signature used in Gymnopedie 1 - F major or D major?

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What time signature should I use with partial triplets?

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Should I use British or American note value terminology?

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How to break out of playing scales up and down when improvising

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How do I read bars with only one or two notes?

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Why use 5 or more ledger lines below the bass clef instead of ottava bassa lines for piano sheet music?

14 votes

How bluesy is Ravel's Blues actually?

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Difference between playing a D/F# and a D in the key of G on piano

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What symbols on piano sheet music show what hand should play what?

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Using chord iii in a chord progression (major key)

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Aldous Huxley and 5/4 Meter in Music Predating "Take 5"

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Why do guitarists specialize on particular techniques?

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Outside of Equal Temperament, what decides the spelling of notes in a major scale?

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Norwegian Wood, no consensus of rhythm and feel?

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Why do e# and b# exist in theory?

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A melody is built from both notes and chords

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