Dave the Sax
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Woodwind v brass instruments - what is the defining characteristic?
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Musical instruments are classified by the way the sound is produced. The material is immaterial and brass and woodwind instruments can both be made from metal, plastic or wood. Woodwind instruments ...

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Can a tuplet apply to a fraction of a beat?
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Might need a more concrete example of the kind of thing you're asking. But if you mean: can you do something like a quaver triplet on beat one and a semiquaver triplet and quaver rest on beat 2 in ...

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Modulation theory exercise for baritone saxophone in E flat
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I play bari sax too, and there is a nice trick you can use to sightread bass parts without mucking about transposing. Ignore the clef, add three sharps to the key signature, and otherwise play it as ...

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What beat is We Can Still Stop Her in?
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Listening to it I'd have put it into 9 (or maybe 4+5 if 9 always means compound, and it definitely doesn't have a triplet feel). This puts it in 3/4: http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=...

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Any good methods to memorise scales?
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You've identified four scales, and there are 15 keys (C major, 1-7 sharps, 1-7 flats for the "no only 12!!!" brigade, and yes I have seen music in both 7 sharps and 7 flats), so that's 60 ...

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Singing Evolution: could I ever achieve the voice I want?
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I couldn't help thinking of Transvision Vamp while reading your post (look them up on YouTube). Don't let this teacher's comments put you off. If you have the option, swap this one out for one that ...

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Is there any rules to choosing appropriate drum pattern for a melody?
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The drum track should match the feel of the piece, not its notes. Compare the Christmas song "O Come All Ye Faithful" with Twisted Sister's "We're not gonna take it". Same tune, different style. If ...

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Learning to read music, please help, understanding time signatures
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I don't see how the "Imagine you are walking" stuff explains time signatures in any way. It only seems to be describing how you can have different rhythms within a 4/4 bar. You cannot always ...

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