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awarded theory
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comment How did "Mary had a little lamb" become popular blues?
I don't know if this is what started it, but it's the song the teacher assigns in Chubby Checker's 1959 novelty record "The Class".
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awarded Nice Answer
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awarded Enlightened
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awarded Notable Question
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awarded Notable Question
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answered Why does this harmonic minor scale notation use a natural sign?
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answered Notation for a turn with a half step
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comment Piano performance: slippery keys due to sweat of previous players
Yes, come to think of it, you may have to deal with your own sweat from the piece you played just before intermission! Now if you need to wipe off the keys between movements, I think you'd better do it yourself. It would look just as strange to call in the stagehand in the middle of your set as to wipe the keys yourself before you started playing your first piece.
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answered Piano performance: slippery keys due to sweat of previous players
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comment In "All we like sheep have gone astray," are we laughing with Handel or at him?
But never a joke entry about the Bible, God, Jesus or any other sacred matter. The conservative establishment took religion extremely seriously. A joke in a secular Handel opera would not be out of place. A pun in a sacred work, like F# instead of F on the word "cross" (kreutz: sharp, cross) is fine; Bach did it all the time. But that's an erudite pun, not a silly pun.
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comment In "All we like sheep have gone astray," are we laughing with Handel or at him?
The problem is not that "we" is accented, which is almost certainly intentional; it's that "like" is nearly as strong. Try singing "For God loves me" to the same notes: it fits perfectly.
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answered In "All we like sheep have gone astray," are we laughing with Handel or at him?
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asked Equivalent of ServletContextListener in vertx-mod-jersey
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comment What do you learn in music colleges, for drums?
Adding a note: My roommate was another percussionist, very talented as an orchestral percussionist and composer, but his main love and strongest talent was jazz drumming. Classical music history and stuff were not what he needed. The school did not offer classes in jazz history, jazz theory and jazz notation, and although he knew most of that coming in, these are things he should have been able to concentrate on. He switched out of music after a couple of years; I hope he eventually got back to it. Don't wait too long to determine that your school is not the right fit.
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answered What do you learn in music colleges, for drums?
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answered Acoustic Yamaha U1: One key sounds too loud
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accepted RESTEasy JAX-RS dynamic dispatching other than subresources
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answered Are there other re-orchestrations of Schumann's symphonies besides Mahler's?
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awarded Enlightened
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