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Why does a clarinet behaves like a closed pipe?
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Saxophones and oboes are conical, and behave like closed conical pipes. They are closed at the reed, just like the clarinet. Flutes are cylindrical, and behave like open cylindrical pipes. The ...

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Chord analysis: b13 or #5
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That's a valid voicing of both a B7#9#5 and a B7#9b13 as long as we aren't concerned with the spelling. Jazz musicians often are less concerned with spelling and more concerned with things being easy ...

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What scales can I play over Maj7 with lowered ninth?
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You probably won't encounter this chord very often, but you could derive a synthetic scale for it. A synthetic scale is made by altering a traditional scale to fit your purposes. In this case, you ...

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oboist performing Malcom Arnold's Divertimento for Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet
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The standard B flat fingering along with the third D fingering on this list http://www.wfg.woodwind.org/oboe/ob_alt_3.html might work for you, it at least makes it so you only have to move one finger ...

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Playing flute High notes: role of lip position and one's mood
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The direction of your airstream influences the octave produced by the flute. For low notes, you need to aim the airstream down, and for high notes you need to aim the airsream up. You are achieving ...

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What is the definition of counterpoint?
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Counterpoint (from Lat. contrapunctus, from contra punctum: ‘against note’; Fr. contrepoint; Ger. Kontrapunkt; It. contrappunto). A term, first used in the 14th century, to describe the combination ...

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How to improve/solo over a song/backing track besides staying in key?
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Your next step is to find a recording of a guitar solo that you like and learn it by ear. Play it with the recording over and over again and try to sound exactly like it. Then, find another recording ...

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Is raising the flat 7th scale-degree of a mode to become a leading tone to the final still modal?
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It depends on how you're thinking about modal- from the perspective of the piece (or section of a piece) as a whole, or at that exact moment. Looking at only the exact instance in which the leading ...

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Instrument range cheat sheets
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The definitive source is "The Study of Orchestration" by Samuel Adler. I'm not aware of an online copy, but if you're really interested in learning as much as possible about this, you might want to ...

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