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Is stretching my fingers on the piano healthy?
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It slightly hurts when I do so Huge cue! You should never ever insist with something that hurts and that could damage you in any way. If somebody recommends some kind of exercise, but when you do it,...

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How should I write this passage to make it the most readable?
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I'd go with the second or the third, depending on the clef that you need before and after this passage. The first one feels more uncomfortable that the others.

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Time signature inconsistent
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The notes on the treble clef are triplets. That's all.

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What frequency ranges are most instruments in
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Full audible spectrum is 20Hz - 20kHz. Having said that, if you don't want to or can't stretch to 20kHz, the lowest I would recommend going is to 8kHz. I think the main question here is: what is the ...

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Fingering for Bach's Toccata in E-minor BWV914
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I recommend starting with the left hand (12132435). It's more natural as the theme evolves, since the next voice enters with the right hand. Hope this helps!

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Do brackets between staves indicating which hand to use apply to the entire measure?
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The brackets should be interpreted only for the marked notes, i.e. they don't apply for the whole measure.

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How much do concert pianists play from memory?
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They however will have the sheets with them. Where do you get that from? There's some discussion going on on whether it makes sense or not for a concert pianist (or any other concert instrumentist) ...

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Moonlight Sonata vs K.331 Andante Grazioso
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Why am I finding Beethoven's sonata easier than Mozart's? Well, this isn't a very fair statement, given that you're actually referring to just the first movement of a sonata, and one which lays ...

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Do classical piano professionals train mainly on acoustic piano?
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Yes. As a professional, there's no way one could study on anything but a real piano. A professional pianist masters the instrument in a way that to perform a piece giving it all he/she has in mind, ...

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It it possible to find the equation of any melody, in principle?
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Short answer: You may be interested in the chromagram and/or the Constant-Q transform. From the links cited above: Chromagram: In music, the term chroma feature or chromagram closely relates to the ...

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Why are linear phase EQs not the standard?
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On single instruments recorded with 1 mic there are no benefits to linear phase EQs. Phase is a relative impact parameter: it produces audible effects only when compared against something else with ...

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What do actual vocal ranges look like?
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I know the theoretical range for each voice type, but I would like to understand know the real ranges of singers in practice. Those are the estimated ranges for each of the voice ranges. From there ...

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Should I practice til I "get it" or until I'm sick of it?
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or, should I regroup and think about how I'm approaching the patterns? I think you respond by yourself: when I figure out how to practice and make even incremental progress it isn't drudgery. It ...

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Is the purpose of sheet music to be played along to? Or a guide for learning and reference during playing?
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So is the purpose of the music that I read along when I play so I know exactly what I'm doing? Or is it there to teach me, and then be a general guide when I'm playing? Both true. You have no liberty ...

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Sore around the thumb (abductor pollicis brevis) after playing the piano
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You should immediately stop playing as soon as something starts to hurt to prevent any serious injury. It is not necessary to stop playing for a long time, though. Just make sure to stop right away to ...

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guitar picking noise
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As your question is about the sound of a recording of an acoustic guitar, if it is not clear how you recorded it in the first place as Todd suggested, it will be very difficult to help. I suggest you ...

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Bad piano lesson
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have been doing well according to my teacher. I don't want to give up. It's normal to have some days where you just can't get anything right. It happens to every student. Things you thought you ...

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Why am I unable to hear subtle differences in timbre?
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I think it depends on how much experience you have. Maybe you just aren't used to it enough. Most of the time the effects you mention aren't used to be heard as something separate, but rather to ...

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Thicker string gauge
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Thicker strings engage more force. I've heard of a case where the guitarist changed strings to thicker ones, and the neck couldn't support the force needed and hence doubled. I suggest you take your ...

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Duplicate / unison notes in piano sheets
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Is there a reason why you would write it like that? Yes, they are separate voices. would you actually play it any different? Yes. In this specific example it seems interchangeable, but you ...

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Does every piano need tuning every year?
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Apparently the professional tuner has done a very lasting job a year ago - or I'm missing something I should also check. Apparently, the professional tuner is a very good tuner, indeed! Although the ...

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Fourier Analysis of varying classical guitar bracings
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If what you need to do is then compare the different Fourier transforms corresponding to the different guitars, I'd go with an open string. There you would clearly see the fundamental note and all ...

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Proper course of study for someone who wants a career as a conductor
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it seems to be preparation for teaching high school orchestras, bands, choirs, etc. It is possible that you're right. I can't confirm, though. I think the best approach in this kind of things is to ...

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Why Is My Music Waveforms Exported From LMMS So High?
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the exported track does not sound much peaky and sounds OK, but why do the waveforms say otherwise? Each software can render waveforms differently, so I don't think judging audio level by inspection ...

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song writing technique
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Does any one know of a method to sort of channel such an energy source, if in deed one actually might exist? There are plenty of books, videos on YouTube and other sources both online and not which ...

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Cajon Sound Help
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When I have to, I usually mic it with a kick mic near the hole and an sm57 on the front, to have a mic for the very low sounds and another for the rest. I really think this combination can't fail. ...

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Markings and symbols in Paganini violin compositions
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Sounds like they could be rehearsal letters. Thought I'd explain it myself, but the cited article is already pretty clear. A rehearsal letter is a boldface letter of the alphabet in an orchestral ...

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