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Methinks the amount of performers is beginning to be such that a separate page might not be too much... Aarnepolkusin 06:46, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Opening[edit]

"Although the use of extended technique was uncommon in the common practice period (c. 1600 - 1900), extended techniques are more common in modern classical music since about 1900."

I would really like to see a citation for that sentence. Obviously from a modern stance looking back, anything that was an extended technique in 1650 would be fairly normal by now. We have to remember that singing in thirds was--at on point--unorthodox. I can think of several techniques for my instrument that are fairly "mainstream" but were considered strange during the 17th century. Jmclark (talk) 21:48, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Bass 'Slapping' as extended technique?[edit]

Question is here. --Thaddius (talk) 15:03, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Microtones?[edit]

Are playing microtones really considered extended techniques? On the piano I would say yes, that is, tuning the piano differently to microtones. I don't know whether they are considered extended techniques on wind and brass instruments, but on strings? really? --number googol (edits) 21:31, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Although string players will modify their intonation to achieve the best sound, they learn a particular pattern of fingering which only coveres the chromatic tones commonly in use. In fact, the basic finguring is based on diatonic intervals, with the chromatics being "half"-positions. Any deliberately notated use of tones beyond this is therefore "extended" by definition. The use of microtones is actually still very rare, and Alois Hába's experiments are rarely extended beyond local colouring. --Jubilee♫clipman 23:10, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Capitalization?[edit]

This article's capitalization is extremely inconsistent among the non-proper nouns. Shouldn't all of the things mentioned be lowercase except for the proper nouns? --number googol (edits) 21:37, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

List of performers[edit]

Is there any reason to list the performers in this order? Shouldn't it be in orchestral order (with "other" at the bottom)? --number googol (edits) 04:39, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

String extended techniques[edit]

I should be noted that Heinrich Biber used a number of those techniques. In particular, extreme scordatura with strings crossed in his Mystery Sonatas and Harmonia artificioso-ariosa. These are not modern inventions as the article seems to imply. --Jubilee♫clipman 23:10, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

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