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28 votes
16 answers
6k views

What modern innovations have been/are being made for the piano?

20 votes
7 answers
6k views

Does tuning music to A = 432 Hz versus A = 440 Hz have a measurable effect on listeners?

18 votes
1 answer
2k views

What does "j" mean in a chord symbol?

15 votes
4 answers
5k views

How can I slow down a YouTube video I'm trying to analyze or transcribe?

14 votes
2 answers
5k views

What does the chord notation X/Y ("slash chord") mean?

13 votes
1 answer
342 views

What criteria does ABRSM use in assigning piano music to each grade?

11 votes
2 answers
1k views

Where did "The Real Book" originally come from?

11 votes
1 answer
879 views

When and/or how did Western music shift from downward to upward scale concepts?

11 votes
3 answers
805 views

Does movable do modulate with the music or stay with the initial key?

10 votes
2 answers
794 views

What, if anything, is known about Bach's interpretation of, or emphasis on, meter?

10 votes
5 answers
859 views

What is the relationship between where and how a vibrating string is activated?

10 votes
1 answer
1k views

Am I too old? Is it too late? Starting, Resuming, or Mastering an instrument [duplicate]

9 votes
1 answer
1k views

What is the origin and original meaning of "tonic", "supertonic", "mediant", etc.?

9 votes
5 answers
2k views

What does it mean to "play what is not written"?

8 votes
1 answer
259 views

How is (male) falsetto taught?

8 votes
2 answers
221 views

Spurious note in "Für Elise" (D in measure 76)?

8 votes
3 answers
958 views

How did the ancient Greeks notate their music?

8 votes
3 answers
410 views

What are the acoustics of brass instrument pedal tones?

8 votes
1 answer
337 views

How are editorial additions/changes to a score indicated?

7 votes
3 answers
1k views

Did Chopin use hairpins (adjacent crescendo and decrescendo) to indicate rubato rather than dynamics?

7 votes
1 answer
2k views

What are brass instrument "pedal tones" and "false tones", and how are they different?

7 votes
3 answers
348 views

Does the chord-symbol spelling of a polychord have musical meaning?

7 votes
1 answer
220 views

Which came first: the dot or the tie?

6 votes
3 answers
396 views

Did continuo players consider figured bass as "interval symbols" or "chord symbols"?

6 votes
3 answers
1k views

Should the comping instrument ever double the bass player?

5 votes
1 answer
280 views

How can I render "uneven" tuplets in ABC notation?

5 votes
1 answer
463 views

What are brass instrument "false notes" and how are they played?

5 votes
2 answers
192 views

What should one look for in buying a practice mute for trumpet?

5 votes
1 answer
1k views

What is "Young's modulus", and how does it relate to guitar?

5 votes
1 answer
594 views

What is the proper shorthand notation for a multi-measure chord tremolo?