Posts Tagged ‘than’

More than a toy…

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

More than a toy…
lionel trains
Image by Benjamin Chun

In Regards to model trains.. what is a OO scale? Is it smaller or larger than an HO scale?

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Question by JellyCat: In Regards to model trains.. what is a OO scale? Is it smaller or larger than an HO scale?

Best answer:

Answer by October
Larger than HO. It is the size of the big Lionel trains.

What do you think? Answer below!

I need help piano in keys other than C, F, and G. I play scales repeatedly but cant connect it to the music!!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Question by mmikle: I need help piano in keys other than C, F, and G. I play scales repeatedly but cant connect it to the music!!
I play my scales every day like I should but when it comes time to play music in other keys I have to literally mark each note on the page (circle it, underline, etc) or else ill play the natural note and make a mistake. Is there some type of mental pattern I need to learn? What exercises can I practice? Should I know the note is flat/sharp due to the sound (ear training?)? Is there somewhere on the web that has music sorted by key so I can practice one key at a time over several songs? Im good at transposing but I want to play songs as they are written..

Best answer:

Answer by Alliepants!
Know what key you are in before you start the piece. It shouldn’t be a matter of having to look back at the beginning of the line and see what flats/sharps there are. Do you have the circle of fifths memorized? Here is a picture of the circle of fifths: http://numbera.com/musictheory/theory/images/fifths2.gif
Memorize what keys have how many sharps/flats. I would try practicing some pieces in C major, then F (1 flat), then B-flat (2 flats), etc.

Here is a site that might help you with memorizing key signatures (if you don’t have them memorized already). Just knowing them and being able to look at it and immediately know what key you’re in will help you alot, I think.

http://www.musictheory.net/

This site has Trainers – Note, Key, Interval, and Triad, where it shows you a staff with a note, key signature, interval, or chord and will ask you what it is, and then there are the ear trainer where it plays a scale, interval, or type of chord and ask you what it is. You can set it to be pretty tricky – for example, on the Scale Ear Trainer, you can set it so it will play not only Major, minor, and harmonis minor, but also all of the modes, such as Dorian, Lydian, Mixolydian, etc. As for the key signature trainer (which will be the one which will help you with your “problem” the most), once you’ve mastered treble clef, you can move onto bass clef, and then there’s tenor and alto clef, which I find very difficult to read.

Anyway, good luck with your piano playing! <3allie

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

How to resolve feelings about other kids being “smarter” than yours?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Question by rainwriterm: How to resolve feelings about other kids being “smarter” than yours?
Note that I set “smarter” off with quotes to keep it subjective rather than objective. Right now I’m having a hard time because I feel like my 3 year old is falling way behind in learning. I _know_ that all kids learn and develop at their own paces yadda yadda, but at some point it _is_ true that some kids are learning more/better than others. There’s only so much of “My girl was fully potty trained before she was 2; my boy is speaking in 3 word sentences and he’s 20 months old; my 4 year old can read at a 2nd grade reading level etc before I start to feel like every other child is “smarter” than my son.

So, while I do understand the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (people learn in different ways and will have certain things come more naturally than others), and I totally understand that a lot of “smart” at this young age is directly related to kids being trained to behave that way in order to get their rewards or avoid their punishments rather than because they actually are learning, but I still feel like all of these other kids are just “smarter”.

Best answer:

Answer by Heather Wilson
try those dvds that help your child learn it worked for my friends baby he learn to clap and the head shoulder knees toe dance and the chicken dance etc just from the video

What do you think? Answer below!

Are electric trains the best way for human transportation? And/Or why is it better than cars?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Question by YellowJeans: Are electric trains the best way for human transportation? And/Or why is it better than cars?
Please help. Thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by zzonyx
We’d first have to define “the best”. However, here are several certainties:
– trains consume much less energy per passenger than cars;
– trains have a much smaller CO2 footprint;
– trains need less space per passenger;
– train mile is cheaper than car mile per passenger.
On the other hand, trains can’t beat cars for flexibility and appeal. In a well-organized society there is ample space for both as they are complementary to each other.

Add your own answer in the comments!

i have old marklin toy train “made in germany” with more than 50 track of all types. see details?

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Question by SAMIR: i have old marklin toy train “made in germany” with more than 50 track of all types. see details?
the track is made of tin plate and i have heard that there is good value of tinplate track of marklin.

Best answer:

Answer by sabine_white
not sure what your question is,but yes , it is worth some money right now , especially to a collector

What do you think? Answer below!

Subscribe to RSS feed

Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Jets    Watch Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens live stream, NFL, week 1, 11.09.2011  Live TV Streams Discussions