• Are you blue-collar like me?

    Best answer: I'm not sure if a security job would fall under blue-collar or white-collar.
    Best answer: I'm not sure if a security job would fall under blue-collar or white-collar.
    9 answers · 3 hours ago
  • Classical music helps me think. Like I don't find it distracting, far from it, it actually helps me focus. Anyone else experience the same?

    Every other genre of music is distracting and hinders my ability to think.
    Every other genre of music is distracting and hinders my ability to think.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why are Beethoven, Mozart and Bach so famous among classical artists?

    Even children who give no shiiits about classical, raised in homes who have only ever listened to murder, rape and violence in their rap "music"... even they have heard the names Beethoven, Mozart and Bach. Im wondering why. I find these artists grossly overrated. Dont you? Give me Dvorak, Tchaikovsky,... show more
    Even children who give no shiiits about classical, raised in homes who have only ever listened to murder, rape and violence in their rap "music"... even they have heard the names Beethoven, Mozart and Bach. Im wondering why. I find these artists grossly overrated. Dont you? Give me Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Listz, Holst, Debussy, Satie, etc., etc., any day of the week.
    8 answers · 7 days ago
  • Do you suggest putting the movie " Ode to Freedom Beethoven Symphony No. 9 " in the O's for Ode, or B for Beethoven, within a dvd collection?

    Best answer: "O" for Ode. Always go with the first word, other than "the", "a" etc.
    Best answer: "O" for Ode. Always go with the first word, other than "the", "a" etc.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the best thing to do when trying to understand harmonies?

    I am a violinist of 10 years. I don't yet understand how harmonies are constructed, or what I'm supposed to be listening for when making a harmony for a melody. Can someone explain this, or direct me to a source that can? Thank you
    I am a violinist of 10 years. I don't yet understand how harmonies are constructed, or what I'm supposed to be listening for when making a harmony for a melody. Can someone explain this, or direct me to a source that can? Thank you
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Best dark classical music?

    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is classic only for rich people and snobs?

    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do Liberals hate symphonies?

    Best answer: I thought the stereotypical artsy-fartsy snob was also a liberal, weren't they? Same with hipsters, kids who go to band camp, and lots of others who are into classical music.
    Best answer: I thought the stereotypical artsy-fartsy snob was also a liberal, weren't they? Same with hipsters, kids who go to band camp, and lots of others who are into classical music.
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • [POLL] Best Simon & Garfunkel song and why?

    Best answer: Bridge over troubled water because I love bridges as they are so majestic
    Best answer: Bridge over troubled water because I love bridges as they are so majestic
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • I just broke my new violin?

    Hi as Im writing this I just got my brand new violin 30 minutes ago I took it out of its case started to tune it then snap the g string just went im really worried as I have violin class tommorow
    Hi as Im writing this I just got my brand new violin 30 minutes ago I took it out of its case started to tune it then snap the g string just went im really worried as I have violin class tommorow
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Do I have a shot at being a concert pianist?

    I am 15 years old and I don't really have much experience on the piano. My dad plays in a band as the keyboard player (he plays multiple other instruments too) and he said he would teach me how to play the piano if I wanted. I have always been interested in it, but I have never really pursued it. I love music... show more
    I am 15 years old and I don't really have much experience on the piano. My dad plays in a band as the keyboard player (he plays multiple other instruments too) and he said he would teach me how to play the piano if I wanted. I have always been interested in it, but I have never really pursued it. I love music and I know how to play a few other instruments but only the basics. I have read a few other posts on this, and most of the answers say something along the lines of "most 15/16 year olds are already winning major competitions". I just want to know if it is even possible and how, if it is then I will work my hardest to catch up.
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • What's the best way to mark a violin fingerboard so a finger position can be found, but that's invisible, easily removed & causes no damage?

    Here's my situation. I'm a reasonably good player, (Grade VII ABRSM at one time, now about grade VI standard) but I've always had problems with high notes above third position. Before you say the best solution is to practise, yes, I KNOW that, but I don't have the time & inclination to... show more
    Here's my situation. I'm a reasonably good player, (Grade VII ABRSM at one time, now about grade VI standard) but I've always had problems with high notes above third position. Before you say the best solution is to practise, yes, I KNOW that, but I don't have the time & inclination to practise for ages each day, & I don't think that would make enough difference to justify the time & effort. I was wondering if something like clear nail varnish would do the trick, but if there are other better ways I'd be most grateful if you would share them. I just want a sort of marker on the E string that I could use to mark where the note B is, then I'd use that marker as a safe 'home' point to make the notes above it more secure. I can play in 5th position, but my accuracy is risky, & intonation that high can be horrible if just slightly out. I'm not that worried about notes above top E (which is a harmonic anyway, so accuracy is of less risk if I can get there safely. Like I said earlier I know this isn't the best solution to the problem, but I'm only a hobby violinist, and I work - so I can't spend hours each day practising. But if there is a way of marking the fingerboard so I can feel the mark with my finger, but without permanently damaging the fingerboard I'd be really grateful to learn it. Thank you.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Learn to Play piano fast?

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  • Why were most Classical era operas written in Italian?

    Why did all of the classical era music composers like beethoven, bach, chopin, liszt, mozart, pachelbel, schumann, schubert etc who all lived in Austria or Germany and whom all spoke German write their lyrics and operas in Italian?
    Why did all of the classical era music composers like beethoven, bach, chopin, liszt, mozart, pachelbel, schumann, schubert etc who all lived in Austria or Germany and whom all spoke German write their lyrics and operas in Italian?
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Advice to a beginner piano player?

    Best answer: Save yourself a ton of time, disappointment, frustration, and incorrect technique - cal a qualified teacher Seriously. What is you OWN time worth - and your mounting frustration - when for a reasonable fee, you can see an educated professional each week, and learn correctly? Most - not all, but most - of the... show more
    Best answer: Save yourself a ton of time, disappointment, frustration, and incorrect technique - cal a qualified teacher Seriously. What is you OWN time worth - and your mounting frustration - when for a reasonable fee, you can see an educated professional each week, and learn correctly? Most - not all, but most - of the *self-teaching* things on YouTube and various other sites, are either money-makers, or some kind of indirect self- aggrandizement - which the author (cannot bring myself to say teacher) thinks will lead to eventual reputation and then - money. There is a very valid reason why the instruction and education model in the art has been - fore CENTURIES - live,personal instruction. At the very least - take an adult ed piano CLASS. Good luck - but I have been a full-time professional classical musician, studio teacher, educator and conductor, and adjudicator for over 40 years - that is past my first 2 conservatory degrees ( of 3). I am no different than many of the other PROFESSIONALS here - not bragging - just letting you (and the others reading) that there are no short cuts. Call a FINE teacher- or flounder in frustration.
    4 answers · 3 months ago
  • I really want to start playing the piano, what type of keyboard is best for beginners?

    Also, as a beginner, is it best to buy a piano or buy a keyboard?
    Also, as a beginner, is it best to buy a piano or buy a keyboard?
    5 answers · 3 months ago