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Does the plectrum you play with make a difference in your guitar sound?

Does the plectrum you play with make a difference in your guitar sound? Is it just the thickness of the pick or does materials also make a difference if at all? What would be the science behind this? ...
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How to learn sight singing?

ABRSM grades for vocal require sight singing (grade 1). Do I need to take some special training to get this skill or is it expected to come with time? I am currently taking both vocal and piano ...
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6answers
252 views

Acoustic guitar's bridge had come off while tuning

I was trying to tune(standard tuning) my acoustic guitar with a digital tuner that captures the playing through a microphone and shows the note/frequency played on its LED screen. I was completely ...
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1answer
20 views

Is there a way to lower your falsetto threshold?

When I go down the notes with falsetto, I reach a point where my voice cracks and I go into my normal chest voice. My question is, is there a way to lower this 'threshold' before going into chest ...
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Help with falsetto

I can sing falsetto for short periods of time but it sounds terrible when I drag the note out. Can this be improved or am I stuck without falsetto?
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1answer
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Resistance change on the GST of a keyboard YPG235

Is it possible to increase the resistance of the keys on YPG235 to make the keys a little heavier?
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67 views

Learning to Patch Synthesizers - “Synth Theory”

I'm currently in the process of learning to produce music, and one thing I'm finding absent in any of the resources I come across is what I guess I'd call "synth theory". For someone who's very ...
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Amount of outside-classroom study required for theory/musicianship formal education

I am starting a 2 year masters prep program for adults who have a college degree is something besides music but need to be brought up to speed in order to consider a masters degree in music. The ...
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1answer
23 views

Outdoor evening gigs and humidity/dew impact on gear

I was playing an outdoor gig in North Texas last Saturday evening, and about halfway thru I lost what seemed to be about 50-75% of my volume level in my amp (Marshall AS100D, playing a Jumbo Takimine ...
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1answer
34 views

How do I stop breaking strings so fast?

I have a Squire Fender Telecaster. I play punk rock and usually keep the guitar in E flat tuning. I broke a string on my Peavey Raptor recently but it lasted longer. D'Adarrio 10's and Slinky Cobalt ...
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392 views

How to make a brass instrument quieter?

I play trumpet at home. I feel a little uncomfortable playing because of the loudness. I found the Silent Brass series by Yamaha, which makes brass sound quieter, and you can still hear everything ...
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2answers
326 views

Software to analyse music for playability

Is there any software that can analyse instrumental parts for playability? I want to compose orchestral music, I know the ranges of the individual instruments, but do not know if what I compose is ...
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2answers
64 views

What is the origin and advantages of this system of chord naming/ notation? e.g. G7 is major minor seventh not Dominant 7th

I've received a few emails through my website asking me what a major minor seventh chord was. At first I thought they had mixed up the sequence and were referring to the A-#7 chord (root chord of ...
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2answers
55 views

Physical problems during singing

I don't know if this is related to signing specifically, but I noticed that when I am signing and I hit a powerful, held note, pushing all of my vocal power forward (to the point of slightly affecting ...
2
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1answer
499 views

What exactly does a DJ do when producing a track?

I want to understand what a DJ does when producing a track. For example, let's look at the new track - Martin Garrix feat. Usher - 'Don't Look Down'. Who wrote the lyrics for this track? Who wrote ...
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0answers
22 views

How do I make Chord shifting easy in guitar? [duplicate]

I am newbie in Guitar playing. Although, I can play Guitar leads really well and also perform spider exercises and legatos but I am not getting comfortable to shift chords in guitar. Are there any ...
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0answers
19 views

sad violin music [on hold]

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49 views

Comparing trumpet and saxophone

I'll try to make my story short as possible, sorry. I have ear training, not perfect, but good. I've never been able to attend music school as child, so no academic music education. After trying with ...
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2answers
61 views

Improv on F blues

I'm trying out for a high school jazz band, and on the audition paper it says I need to improvise on an F blues. Can someone explain to me what exactly that is? I know how to improvise on a blues ...
2
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1answer
43 views

Music Harmonic analysis: Chord identification

I'm struggling with identifying the chords in these measures because the notes on the base clef staff are not part of the chord in the top staff. This piece is in F# minor, so the top chords by ...
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1answer
33 views

Is there a more precise way to play F natural on a D pennywhistle?

I am using a pennywhistle in the key of D major. I was wondering if there is an easy way to make the F# (the third hole from the end) an F natural (between the third and second holes from the end). I ...
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2answers
110 views

What is the relation between the preludes and the fugues in wtc of js bach?

So I have been studying Bach's famous WTC on piano. Even though I really enjoy the preludes and fugues, and I have found some nice preludes to warm up and exercise my touch and fingers, why did Bach ...
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1answer
34 views

Recorder upper register

I have been playing alto and soprano recorders on and off for years - mainly for personal enjoyment. However, I find I am unreliable on notes above top G on the soprano and equivalent on alto. ...
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34 views

What is the name of the song that has this melody? [on hold]

I can't for the life of me think of a single lyric to this song to look it up, and all I can remember is the melody. These notes match the beginning of the chorus... F#-F#-F# E F# E F# E...D E D C# B ...
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3answers
364 views

What's the shortest that a note can be and still have a recognisable pitch?

While talking about this question: What does it mean to play a note for half a second? I got to thinking - how short can a note actually be for us to perceive its fundamental pitch? Obviously real ...
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1answer
40 views

How effective is the voice builder app? [on hold]

How effective is the voice builder iOS app's methods in teaching singing through low and high registers?
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2answers
87 views

Square bracket next to two notes

I was looking though some old music today and I found a symbol I did not recognize. This symbol as shown below looks like a square bracket next to two notes. So what is the bracket suppose to mean? ...
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3answers
174 views

What does it mean to play a note for half a second?

This is my first serious look at the science side of music, as I am getting started with audio programming, and I am greeted by an awkward bouncer first up. I know that a note is simply a certain ...
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2answers
43 views

Pedaling in Satie's Gymnopedie #1

I'm an adult piano novice learning Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1. The edition I'm working with has no pedal markings. You can see the score here: ...
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1answer
33 views

Not sure what voice type I have

I'm trying to decide whether my voice type is bass or baritone. I'm an 18 y.o. guy. I never had vocal education, I just sometimes sing or hum for fun. In chest voice I can do E2 - E4. The lower end ...
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2answers
71 views

Why do so many symphonic works that are named “minor” end “major”?

For example, Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in d minor has the 4th movement end in D major. There are many many other examples that I have seen of this pattern; some that end on the major version of the ...
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5answers
326 views

The Tritone - is it a #4 or a b5?

Generally, in Blues and jazz, the oft-used tritone (C to F#/Gb) is referred to as a b5. Why is this a better term than #4? In the Blues scale, there will always be two notes of the same name, but why ...
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0answers
25 views

What's the meter of “All I want For Christmas Is You”? [on hold]

What meter is the song "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey? And what would the texture be?
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1answer
33 views

How to get my drum tracks louder for guitar practice , PA ?

How do I get enough volume from my iPad drum tracks to match my guitar amp ? PA ? I have been practicing heavy metal rhythm guitar with drum tracks from my iPad amplified with a blue tooth speaker . ...
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2answers
84 views

Tritone as a passing note

Can a tritone be used as a passing note? (say in key of C, going from note C to G).
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26 views

I need help for information on my acoustic guitar [on hold]

I have recently got a beat up semi hollow I guess wings acoustic guitar. It's got a sunburst look to it but my main question is about its logo and brand name. The logo it self is a trouble clef with ...
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2answers
169 views

Triangle Tonnetz vs. Hexagon Tonnetz

I have just started to learn about Tonnetz and I've run across two very representations of the same information in different types of Tonnetz. In the first one shown below the triangles represent a ...
3
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1answer
58 views

Are there any plain nylon bass strings for classical guitar?

I was checking out some classical guitars at a store today and was surprised to find out that only the treble strings are plain nylon, while the bass strings are nylon wound with bronze or silver. ...
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1answer
47 views

What technique is being used by this pianist at 0:40? [on hold]

I've heard this pattern (or riff or progression, not sure what to call it) all over blues music, and I can't seem to transcribe it by ear. He stops playing right at 0:37, then the following two ...
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2answers
43 views

How to sing in mixed voice without tensing/raising larynx?

I've always had problems with tensing while singing. I used to pull up chest to hit all my high notes. About a year ago I finally found my mix and was able to hit the high F-B range (I'm a baritenor.) ...
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0answers
25 views

Open Labs Miko better alternative [closed]

EDIT How do you think the olds Open Labs Miko and NeKo could have done better?
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0answers
30 views

Home Sound System [closed]

I'm looking for a home stereo receiver/amp for my Bose 301 speakers. I would like to add in the future more left and right 301 speakers stacked on top of each other. This would require a receiver with ...
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2answers
138 views

how long it takes with 1hour/daily practice to be able to freeze people with your music? [closed]

I'm 29 and I always was dreaming of playing piano very well but never had had a chance ; it's been 4 months since I bought a keyboard and started learning by myself with Hannon exercises and pieces I ...
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1answer
100 views

Need help leaning to feel and play the upbeat centric soul/gospel/funk groove

I'm a pianist for a contemporary church also. I've been playing for my church for 30 years but I'm trying to improve my playing. My problem is that I really don't know that much about music theory ...
0
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2answers
43 views

Does “through-composed” mean a piece is disorganized?

Wikipedia defines through composed (in relation to musical form) as when "the music is relatively continuous, non-sectional, and/or non-repetative." Does this mean the piece is disorganized? If a ...
7
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2answers
747 views

Why is Mozart's Turkish March considered a rondo?

I read on Wikipedia Mozart's Turkish March has the form A-B-C-D-E-C-A-B-C But I read in my textbook Listening to Music by Craig Wright that a rondo form is supposed to have more "symmetrical ...
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0answers
27 views

Beethoven Virus w/o the violin part!! Backing track [closed]

Does anyone know where I can get the background music to this without the violin? So I can play along? I have a concert with this song this saturday please help!!!
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3answers
103 views

Understanding Inversions

I am not completely understanding how I find the major and minor chords. I understand half of what is going on, but not fully. Can someone please help.
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1answer
64 views

How does the Improvise for Real method compare to others?

What is the Improvise For Real approach to learning how to improvise and how does it compare to other methods? I would also love to hear about experiences with learning from the resources. One thing ...
2
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3answers
48 views

Classical Guitar. How to study from fret 5 to 12

I started learning to read music with a classical guitar. What I'm doing is to study the C scale from fret 0 to 4, and next I try to play a study based in that scale. So far, I have noted that most of ...

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