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Which keyboard works - beside Bach's - are part of the study curriculum *and* regularly performed in public?
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I understand the question to mean, which composers, especially Classical era, wrote pieces that run the gamut from beginning/intermediate through virtuoso? Bach Bach is the primary example, because he ...

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Can a suspension resolve by leap downwards?
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This is not a suspension. To be a suspension, the note must begin as a chord tone in a different harmony, carry over into a new harmony (the suspension) in which it is a dissonance, and then resolve. (...

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B flat 6 arpeggio notation
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What does the "6" mean in "Bb6"? It means to add a major sixth above the root of a major chord. Thus Bb6 is a Bb major chord plus G: Bb-D-F-G, as others have already explained. The ...

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To what extent is music mentally internalized with respect to the original key it was learned in?
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It is standard training for jazz musicians to learn everything (perhaps not literally) in every key. So, yes, you should make it a point to play/sing your favorite songs and progressions in every key. ...

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Lilypond: Controlling beaming with partcombine
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To make this work, change lowerVoice to add \stemUp \hide Flag \shiftOff before the d. lowerVoice = \relative { c'8 \stemUp \hide Flag \shiftOff d } So... theHack = { \stemUp \hide Flag \shiftOff ...

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Is it possible to distinguish if a melody is in C Dorian or in D Phrygian?
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A piece in Dorian will emphasize the sixth and seventh notes of the scale, because these are what distinguish it from other modes. A piece in Phrygian will emphasize the second note of the scale, ...

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Piano - Triplets turn into sixteenths
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First, check your fingering. It may be that you are playing the passage so that your strongest fingers are striking each fourth pitch and resulting in an accent. Then, practice slowly, placing a light ...

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How to use sus2/sus4/add9 in minor key to stay within the key
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Chords are defined independently of the key of the surrounding music. C = CEG even if the piece itself is in, say, E major. The definitions of the OP chords are: Sus2 = root - M2 - P5 Sus4 = root - ...

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Chord progression conveniency depending on the harmonic rhythm
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The Dadd9 at the end of the 2nd bar As written, the piano A part is color tones, which the piano B part has the main chords. Within the piano B part, the two chords preceding the Dadd9 are both triads,...

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Beatles - Because: Chord progression
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In functional harmony terms, the Ddim chord is a common-tone diminished chord1 expanding the Dmaj harmony. Ordinarily, this would progress back to Dmaj. But now consider the Dmaj chord as the ...

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Harmonic functions in the minor scale
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Yes. However, chord functions in minor generally assume a raised 7th scale degree (i.e., leading tone). So V in minor is presumed to be a major chord, and VII in minor is presume to be a diminished ...

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When a major 6th (or an octave thereof) is in a chord, when is the chord symbol written as a 6th vs. a 13th?
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The most important element of the question is the "not considering context" element. Calling a note the sixth or thirteenth is specifically dependent on context or, once given, implies a ...

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Can you leap to a 4th on weak beats in 3rd species counterpoint
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In strict third-species counterpoint, fourths are dissonant, and leaps into dissonances are prohibited except in one specific circumstance. In a double neighbor figure, there is a leap from the second ...

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Why is there no full triad as the last chord in 4 part counterpoint?
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Although it's not impossible for both chords to be complete, it does require specific circumstances. The quotation offers a broad explanation for why this is. First, the quotation implicitly assumes ...

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Correct Roman Numeral: which answer is wrong?
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Answer #3 is incorrect. It's in the ballpark, but a detail was missed in your answer.

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Original underlying melodies of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies
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In his article Hungarian Peasant Music, Béla Bartók writes:1 Among the melodies employed by Liszt in his Hungarian Rhapsodies, and by Brahms in his Hungarian Dances, there are scarcely four or five ...

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A: PS 4: S 1: Q 2: Why does my answer continue to be "Partially Correct"?
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The V chord in Ab major is Eb major; however, the chord written in m. 1 is A diminished. Rewrite the first chord as Eb major, and you'll have it. The error message you're getting is letting you know ...

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Is absolute pitch acquired by training, genetic or both? And if possible, is it much harder than relative pitch?
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Diana Deutsch has studied and published extensively on Absolute Pitch. The following excerpts are from "Absolute Pitch" on her website at the University of California, San Diego: https://...

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How can I record on a different octave then what is transposed on Yamaha E363
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Method #1 The E363 manual (page 45) explains how to transpose the keyboard pitches, which can be done up to one octave. Press the FUNCTION button until TRANSPOSE appears. Enter 12 (directly or using ...

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What chord is Dm7 with a Bb?
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Since you're in the key of C, the presence of Bb in the chord prevents its ("formal") interpretation as a ii chord -- which is to say, as a chord in the key of C. It would be C9sus4: the ...

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What is a correct sequence of notes in Chopin Prelude in F# Minor, Op. 28 No. 8, played slowly, both hands?
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The passage should be played as follows: T = together L = left hand R = right hand first half-beat // second half-beat T R L R L R // T R R R More precisely: X:1 T:Chopin Prelude in F# Minor ...

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How to quickly play octaves with one hand (piano)?
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Given the flexibility of playing octaves 1-5, 1-4, or 1-3, and trying things out at quarter-note = 80bpm, my preferred fingering is: X: 1 T: My War T: fingering recommendation K: E major M: 4/4 L: 1/...

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If a song's key is Gb major - how do I play the chord Bm if its notes are not in that key?
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Chord symbols like Gb, Bm, or Bm6 are literal, not relative to the key of the piece as a whole. So no matter what key a piece is in, Gb always comprises the pitches Gb Bb Db, Bm comprises B D F#, and ...

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Is G♭M7 the same as G♭7?
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The essential difference is that "7" chords contain the interval of a minor seventh above the root; whereas, "M7" chords contain a major seventh above the root. "GbM7" ...

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Tips for how to stay calm before a concert
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Some of the things that help me: Arrive (very) early This way, I know I don't have to worry about arriving on time, having time to dress, having time to prepare my instrument ... any pre-concert prep ...

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What should an almost empty measure look like in 5/2 time?
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The convention in 5-time is to group the beats either in a 3-2 or 2-3 pattern, depending on where the musical emphasis goes. When filling out a measure, it is desirable to use the largest notations ...

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Can an offbeat note be loudest when playing Bach?
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It would be strange -- or at least a rare exception -- to make an offbeat note the loudest within a phrase in Bach. For certain, it would be stylistically anachronistic in the C Major Prelude to make ...

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How to figure out key from key signature?
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Sharp keys: from last sharp Major = Half-step up Minor = Whole-step down Flat keys: last flat = root of a major chord Minor = Chordal third Major = Chordal fifth For sharp keys Note the three-note ...

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How can one identify key signatures with flats?
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The fastest way I know is to form a major chord having the key signature's last flat as its root. The third of the chord will be the tonic of the corresponding minor scale; the fifth of the chord will ...

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How do you make a Vocaloid do a "hard" pronunciation for "Through"
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I believe this can be accomplished by creating an unregistered word and then directly editing the phonemes for it. To create the desired custom pronunciation of "through", you would invent a ...

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