• Please answer! How do you train yourself to tolerate classical music?

    Best answer: All music genres have their good and bad. There must be some selections you could warm up to. As much as I don't like country music, I still like some artists.
    Best answer: All music genres have their good and bad. There must be some selections you could warm up to. As much as I don't like country music, I still like some artists.
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is a Yamaha a good piano?

    I'm thinking about purchasing a Yamaha C1X 5'3 baby grand for 23k. The actions are good and tones are good too, but I don't know if I should look for something else.
    I'm thinking about purchasing a Yamaha C1X 5'3 baby grand for 23k. The actions are good and tones are good too, but I don't know if I should look for something else.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why do so many people like "Country music" in the USA? does anyone agree it sounds pretty nauseating? why think so or help me understand it?

    Best answer: I'm not fond of most of it myself, but it seems to me that Country is as close as we moderns can get to folk music. I think that's the level at which it should be appreciated. (I do like Bob Wills and Chet Atkins and Hank Williams, Sr. and Kenny Chesney.) I think part of the problem for us who think we... show more
    Best answer: I'm not fond of most of it myself, but it seems to me that Country is as close as we moderns can get to folk music. I think that's the level at which it should be appreciated. (I do like Bob Wills and Chet Atkins and Hank Williams, Sr. and Kenny Chesney.)

    I think part of the problem for us who think we have more refined tastes is that country performers need to project the personalty of hicks in order to be popular. At least some of that is sham. In the early 1990's I saw an hour-long interview with Dwight Yoakam, and it turns out he is quite learned about musical matters, and several others things as well.
    13 answers · 1 week ago
  • Are Yamaha pianos good?

    I've been thinking about purchasing a piano. I went to the store and tried a Yamaha C1X 5'3 baby grand. I could get a great deal of 24k, because I have excellent credit. I played on it, the tone and actions are good, but I don't know if I should look further. I play classical, baroque, romantic, and... show more
    I've been thinking about purchasing a piano. I went to the store and tried a Yamaha C1X 5'3 baby grand. I could get a great deal of 24k, because I have excellent credit. I played on it, the tone and actions are good, but I don't know if I should look further. I play classical, baroque, romantic, and contemporary music. Would this be a good piano for me?
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it a bad idea to use a D string for my A string on the viola?

    My A string just broke and I don't have a replacement at the moment. I had an extra D string so I put it on and tuned it up a 5th. Are there any potential problems with doing this? Thanks.
    My A string just broke and I don't have a replacement at the moment. I had an extra D string so I put it on and tuned it up a 5th. Are there any potential problems with doing this? Thanks.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is a Yamaha a good piano?

    I'm in between two pianos. The Boston's new anniversary piano which i believe is 5'5 and I can get it for 27k. The other one is the Yamaha C1X which I can get for 23k. I play classical music, baroque, romantic, and contemporary. Which piano would be best?
    I'm in between two pianos. The Boston's new anniversary piano which i believe is 5'5 and I can get it for 27k. The other one is the Yamaha C1X which I can get for 23k. I play classical music, baroque, romantic, and contemporary. Which piano would be best?
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Would you consider Gymnopedie No 1 by Erik Satie to be Classical Music?

    I adore it and I happily say it is my favourite piece of classical music, but when I think classical music, I tend to think Bach, Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi, etc, Erik Satie sounds like a different era.
    I adore it and I happily say it is my favourite piece of classical music, but when I think classical music, I tend to think Bach, Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi, etc, Erik Satie sounds like a different era.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Full orchestral score of Magnificat by John Rutter?

    Hi, I need the full orchestral score of the Magnificat by John Rutter, so both all the orchestral parts and the vocal parts of the full piece and not only the inital Magnificat, but also the six following parts. Could you please give me a link of a site where they have it (for free) or if you have the pdf and could... show more
    Hi, I need the full orchestral score of the Magnificat by John Rutter, so both all the orchestral parts and the vocal parts of the full piece and not only the inital Magnificat, but also the six following parts. Could you please give me a link of a site where they have it (for free) or if you have the pdf and could kindly send it to me this is my E-mail: isithral96@gmail.com Thank you very much!
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Are orchestras underappreciated?

    I don't hear all that many orchestral instruments in modern music, there's the odd violin or trumpet but nothing that makes the songs sound large and powerful. Maybe I've just been listening to the wrong music...
    I don't hear all that many orchestral instruments in modern music, there's the odd violin or trumpet but nothing that makes the songs sound large and powerful. Maybe I've just been listening to the wrong music...
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How much would it cost me if I wanted to build a grand piano?

    Best answer: Since this is the second time you've asked, perhaps you're looking for a different kind of information. A grand piano that may sell for $25,000 only contains about $1,200 in raw materials. The cast iron harp that is the big deal only contains less than $20 in raw metal. Most piano factories don't cast... show more
    Best answer: Since this is the second time you've asked, perhaps you're looking for a different kind of information. A grand piano that may sell for $25,000 only contains about $1,200 in raw materials. The cast iron harp that is the big deal only contains less than $20 in raw metal. Most piano factories don't cast their own harps but sub-contract that work to foundries that make products for hundreds of customers. The rest of the cost of the instrument is in labor. Thousands of man-hours of time from a dozen or more skilled craftsmen.

    It might be possible to get a harp, pedals, and other cast parts from an old, ruined piano and make a simplified straight-sided casework at home, assuming you already own a very well equipped woodworking shop. In that case you could build a piano for a couple of thousand dollars plus hundreds of hours of your time.

    I suggest you visit You Tube and watch some videos about piano making. It is a fascinating topic. When you see how much goes into them it's surprising that they can sell for as little as they do.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Music Appreciation help?

    Can you tell me a little more about how the basic elements are used by composers and how they affect the music? For example, what could happen to the music if the beat pattern (rhythm) changes in the middle of the piece or song?
    Can you tell me a little more about how the basic elements are used by composers and how they affect the music? For example, what could happen to the music if the beat pattern (rhythm) changes in the middle of the piece or song?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Wats yer fav Moody blues song ya *****?

    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you teach percussion to a first grader?

    I teach percussion lessons and I have a client that wants me to teach his son who is in first grade. Do first graders have the motor skills to play percussion? Or should you wait until they're older?
    I teach percussion lessons and I have a client that wants me to teach his son who is in first grade. Do first graders have the motor skills to play percussion? Or should you wait until they're older?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How much would it cost me to build a grand piano?

    Best answer: I would think the modern grand piano would be very expensive to build on an individual basis. It not just the materials but the specialized tools and fixtures that would have to be bought or made. It doesn't take a lot of wood and metal to build one. The main expenses are in labor and tooling. You can buy... show more
    Best answer: I would think the modern grand piano would be very expensive to build on an individual basis. It not just the materials but the specialized tools and fixtures that would have to be bought or made. It doesn't take a lot of wood and metal to build one. The main expenses are in labor and tooling. You can buy kits of other historical keyboards like harpsichords and virginals, but you don't see piano kits. I'm not sure there are any individual piano makers. Pianos are the sort of thing that takes a factory to produce. It's the cast harp that takes the piano-forte out of the hands of the hobbyist. But if you could get one of those from an old instrument you might be able to build your own around that.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What do we do about this?

    So...My mom's friend got scammed on an Anton Breton violin sold at a local music shop. As a violin player for 6 years, I noticed a few things wrong with the Violin, which I was sure wasn't because it was a 1/4 size compared to the 4/4 I use. The thing that stuck out first was that the violin wasn't... show more
    So...My mom's friend got scammed on an Anton Breton violin sold at a local music shop. As a violin player for 6 years, I noticed a few things wrong with the Violin, which I was sure wasn't because it was a 1/4 size compared to the 4/4 I use. The thing that stuck out first was that the violin wasn't tuned at all, which I've seen every local music shop do before handing the customer their violin. Next, the bridge was in in the wrong direction. The flat side was facing the scroll, which is definitely not right. Plus the bridge was placed too far up the violin, which I noticed because the bridge is usually placed at the middle of the f-holes. Moreover, the scroll was tilted compared to the neck of the violin. Finally, the tuners and fine tuners didn't function correctly and the fine tuners' brass seemed old and re-used. I did some research and was immediately sure this was a scam because 1. Anton Breton is a legit maker that does a hell of a good job on their violins 2. The model, AB-05, usually came in the traditional red color made with white wood, but this one was made with poor quality cream wood with black stripes 3. the wood made for the body of the violin felt more like a plastic than wood. I'm not sure how to handle this situation since the local music shop had closed down already and there's no leads to how to contact or sue them because we don't know the name of the shop or the name of the person that sold it to us. However, we also don't want to give up on the $100.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago