• True or False This is a Great day to play " The Golden Oldies " ?

    Best answer: YES I DO THAT EVERY TIME I COME HERE..I TOLD U SO BY RANDY TRAVIS IS PLAYING
    Best answer: YES I DO THAT EVERY TIME I COME HERE..I TOLD U SO BY RANDY TRAVIS IS PLAYING
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Who discovered the Key of S flat major?

    3 answers · 6 days ago
  • Brass instrument slide stuck?!?

    Best answer: Place a heavy cloth under the slide.  Apply a few drops of penetrating oil to the exposed section of slide and wait 10 minutes.  Add a single drop of oil, wait 20 minutes, and repeat for two hours.  Wait overnight, then remove any visible oil and attempt to remove the slide.  Do not use excessive force, no more... show more
    Best answer: Place a heavy cloth under the slide.  Apply a few drops of penetrating oil to the exposed section of slide and wait 10 minutes.  Add a single drop of oil, wait 20 minutes, and repeat for two hours.  Wait overnight, then remove any visible oil and attempt to remove the slide.  Do not use excessive force, no more than about 15 pounds (7kg).

    Caution:  Penetrating oils are toxic, therefore avoid skin contact.

    If you cannot remove the slide after applying penetrating oil —

    Attach a heavy cord to the tuning slide.  Pack ice (preferably coarsely crushed) along the slide, and wait ten minutes.  Set a few cups of water to boil during the last few minutes.  Begin pulling on the cord with moderate force (you may want to enlist help).  When the arrangement is stable, dump the ice and quickly pour boiling water over both sections of tubing.

    If the slide begins to move and then sticks again, repeat the chilling and scalding step.  If you're unable to remove it, seek a brass instrument repair shop.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • I need help with an oboe?

    Best answer: Please first talk with your doctor about whether he or she believes that it's a good idea to going back to playing the oboe. I'm just presuming that respiratory (lungs, breathing) issues may have had a role in not playing the oboe as it's a woodwind instrument that requires blowing into it. Should... show more
    Best answer: Please first talk with your doctor about whether he or she believes that it's a good idea to going back to playing the oboe. I'm just presuming that respiratory (lungs, breathing) issues may have had a role in not playing the oboe as it's a woodwind instrument that requires blowing into it. Should that be the case, please talk with a board-certified pulmonologist (lung doctor) about resuming playing the oboe.

    If you get the "okay" from the doctor to start playing the oboe again, how about first making sure that it's properly sterilized and then start rather slowly without overdoing it. How about remembering the lesson from Aesop's Fables - "Slow and steady wins the race" :)
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can anyone learn to play piano or is it something difficult?

    Best answer: I am 51 and have played since I was 4. Piano isn't though of as difficult, but pianists sometimes receive difficult music. Music requires a certain amount of innate ability, but I have seen far more pianists progress who spend time practicing. Piano may not be for everybody but it gives you a wonderful... show more
    Best answer: I am 51 and have played since I was 4. Piano isn't though of as difficult, but pianists sometimes receive difficult music. Music requires a certain amount of innate ability, but I have seen far more pianists progress who spend time practicing. Piano may not be for everybody but it gives you a wonderful musical foundation. If you're interested, I recommend that you find a teacher and not attempt to learn alone, and start out practicing about an hour a day. Good luck, hope this helps.
    11 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Favorite classical song?

    Best answer: I think a great way of learning is to find an internet service like pandora where it tells you the name of the piece and composer. Keep a notebook of the music you like. Write the composer's name down and look up other pieces they've composed and then find those pieces online. Just follow where that... show more
    Best answer: I think a great way of learning is to find an internet service like pandora where it tells you the name of the piece and composer. Keep a notebook of the music you like. Write the composer's name down and look up other pieces they've composed and then find those pieces online.

    Just follow where that process takes you. In no time you will have a bunch of favorites. They will be your best friends always!
    12 answers · 1 month ago
  • Violin string snapped?

    Best answer: Strings break. It's no big deal. If the same string breaks in the same place more than once there's probably a problem with the violin and it should be looked at. The bridge is held up by pressure from the strings. It should be firmly set even if only three strings are in place, so if it wobbles with... show more
    Best answer: Strings break. It's no big deal. If the same string breaks in the same place more than once there's probably a problem with the violin and it should be looked at.

    The bridge is held up by pressure from the strings. It should be firmly set even if only three strings are in place, so if it wobbles with three strings there's a problem with the bridge - either it's not fitted properly or it's not straight. The tailpiece side of the bridge should be at a 90 degree angle to the top of the violin. Tuners might feel loose if there's no string in them or if they're screwed all the way out.

    The only way a broken string would damage the violin would be if you took all the strings off at once. Then the bridge and probably the soundpost would fall over and would need to be reset.

    If you have an expensive violin you should know how to care for it. Take it to your teacher or a violin shop (not a guitar store) and have them show you how to change strings and straighten the bridge.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Playing the violin and ran out of things to practice can anyon compile an extensive list on intermediate songs to play, mostly classical thx?

    Best answer: You can go to IMSLP.ORG and download thousands of free classical violin works. Print all you like.
    Best answer: You can go to IMSLP.ORG and download thousands of free classical violin works. Print all you like.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Cello bridge fallen off. Why did this happen and what should I do?

    I’ve just bought a pre owned cello and noticed the bridge was not the original one that came with the cello. I didn’t think much of it until I was tuning the cello and the bridge fell off. I was wondering why this happened? Also I want to take it into a shop to get it fixed so u don’t break the cello anymore. How... show more
    I’ve just bought a pre owned cello and noticed the bridge was not the original one that came with the cello. I didn’t think much of it until I was tuning the cello and the bridge fell off. I was wondering why this happened? Also I want to take it into a shop to get it fixed so u don’t break the cello anymore. How much would this probably cost?
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • What do I need to know before I start learning Piano?

    I have no previous experience or any education about music. There is this Piano at my university pub that anyone can access. Maybe I can ask someone there for a favor to teach me. But still, what stuff do I need to know? Theoretical wise
    I have no previous experience or any education about music. There is this Piano at my university pub that anyone can access. Maybe I can ask someone there for a favor to teach me. But still, what stuff do I need to know? Theoretical wise
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • Was Mahler a better composer than Bach?

    Best answer: Mahler would deny it.
    Best answer: Mahler would deny it.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Am I a prodigy?

    I'm 13 and a self-taught horn player of almost 2 years now. I can play almost anything someone gives me, and I can sight read very hard material. I just auditioned for an orchestra with Czardas by Vittorio Monti and now I'm 1st chair principal horn in a high school orchestra. My range is pedal D (2 octaves... show more
    I'm 13 and a self-taught horn player of almost 2 years now. I can play almost anything someone gives me, and I can sight read very hard material. I just auditioned for an orchestra with Czardas by Vittorio Monti and now I'm 1st chair principal horn in a high school orchestra. My range is pedal D (2 octaves below middle D to high C (2 octaves above middle C) and sometimes I can hit a high D or squeak out an F.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Do you think Mozart actually said this?

    Admirer: "Herr Mozart, I am thinking of writing symphonies. Can you give me any suggestions as to how to get started?" Mozart: "A symphony is a very complex musical form. Perhaps you should begin with [something simpler]." Admirer: "But Herr Mozart, you were writing symphonies when you... show more
    Admirer: "Herr Mozart, I am thinking of writing symphonies. Can you give me any suggestions as to how to get started?" Mozart: "A symphony is a very complex musical form. Perhaps you should begin with [something simpler]." Admirer: "But Herr Mozart, you were writing symphonies when you were 8 years old." Mozart: "Yes, but I never asked anybody how."
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • What do opera, cantata, and oratorio all have in common?

    They are all sung in Italian. They are all large-scale works for vocalists with instrumental accompaniment. They are all based on biblical texts. They are all performed in church.
    They are all sung in Italian. They are all large-scale works for vocalists with instrumental accompaniment. They are all based on biblical texts. They are all performed in church.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Do atheists believe in the greatest composer in the history of German baroque music?

    Best answer: Monty Python
    Best answer: Monty Python
    8 answers · 2 months ago