• Is classic only for rich people and snobs?

    12 answers · 2 weeks 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 · 3 weeks ago
  • Best dark classical music?

    6 answers · 2 weeks 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 · 3 weeks 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 · 2 weeks 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 · 3 weeks 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 · 4 weeks ago
  • Learn to Play piano fast?

    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • 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 · 1 month 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 · 2 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 · 2 months ago
  • Should I tour in Germany or Britain next?

    I'm a concert pianist who recently finished a tour of Lithuania which was a big success. Things are looking on the up and up but I have a big decision to make soon. You see, I'm at that point where I'm FINALLY starting to begin to "make it" and I FINALLY have options, something that comes... show more
    I'm a concert pianist who recently finished a tour of Lithuania which was a big success. Things are looking on the up and up but I have a big decision to make soon. You see, I'm at that point where I'm FINALLY starting to begin to "make it" and I FINALLY have options, something that comes easy to few musicians these days. I can do a 5 performance run in the UK over the next 8 months or a 7 performance run in Germany over one year. Germany will probably involve more exposure, bigger venues, chances to play with more renowned orchestras and ultimately more money. But if I go to Germany, I may not see my wife for extended periods of time. We already have enormous strain over this because she can't stand that I'm becoming successful as she's not. Thank God I'm cheating on her...and before you get disgusted just know that she's horrific...two years ago I had to cancel a performance in L.A. because the night before, I told her that I had to be at the recording studio or I'd never get the same chance again and she hit me with a shovel. I still get dizziness and neurological symptoms from it. My son. 18, greatly looks up to me and wants to be a pianist as well (he plays better than I do), and yet she wants to turn him against me. It's unfair! I feel like I have to be like a John Lennon type figure with regards to him to make it in this business.
    6 answers · 3 months ago
  • How to play piano?

    I want to play piano but, Can i learn the piano without a teacher?
    I want to play piano but, Can i learn the piano without a teacher?
    12 answers · 3 months ago
  • How do you get gigs as a freelance pianist?

    I've taken ten years of piano lessons.
    I've taken ten years of piano lessons.
    4 answers · 3 months ago