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General Q&A about music, for fans, artists, and composers.

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Why do you need sheet music of John Cage's 4′33″ to perform it?

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by VLDR‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by gmcgath‭

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Did W. F. Bach copy J. S. Bach in this piece?

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by gmcgath‭

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How do I insert a verse in an existing MuseScore document's lyrics?

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by gmcgath‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by gmcgath‭

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Why are lute-like instruments found in so many cultures?

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by gmcgath‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by InfiniteDissent‭

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Please identify this instrumental? Is this "Ocean" by This Night Alone?

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by VLDR‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by VLDR‭

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How can you productively find all recordings of a piece?

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by VLDR‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by VLDR‭

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Why was Haydn "the father of the symphony"?

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by gmcgath‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by gmcgath‭

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Why did classical-era composers associate keys with moods?

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by gmcgath‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by gmcgath‭

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What is this bowed, fretted, lyre-shaped instrument?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by elemtilas‭

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'differential' vs 'different' : as adjectives, not nouns.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by VLDR‭  ·  edited 1y ago by VLDR‭

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In Kim Taeyeon's "I", why do the C7 and Six-Four Chords conceal the chord changes?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by VLDR‭

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Why can't a pop singer on stage, wearing earpieces, hear someone right next to her?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by VLDR‭

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Why does Korean Pop feature so much backbreaking, grueling dancing?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by VLDR‭

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Why does Cathay Pacific's 2018 boarding music feel "Chinese"?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by VLDR‭

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What genre of music is "Gobi Moon", composed by Dave Randall after 2014?

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by VLDR‭

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Did Schoenberg consider dodecaphony in terms of democracy and freedom?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by gmcgath‭

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Why do some composers gesticulate wildly, while others reserve their composure?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by elemtilas‭

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What are the advantages of knowing the theory behind serialist compositions?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by MattheasBoelter‭

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Why was Stravinsky alleged to be a lousy conductor?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is there any genre of music (or a song) that eschews silence or rests within a piece?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by gmcgath‭

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"Properly" naming rotations of unusual scales?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by celtschk‭

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(How) does bow shape affect playing the bowed psaltery?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by elemtilas‭

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