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What Kind Of Voice Do I Have

So, I have been playing (guitar) and singing some Blues for a while, then about two months ago somebody told me that I sounded good. But if I take some formal voice lessons that I would sound much ...
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11 views

Garritan Personal Orchestra 4: Strings Quality

How can I create realistic sounding string sections in Garritan Personal Orchestra 4?
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voice harmony in parts (treble, tenor..)

in classical music, how do you know the right note each part should sing ,when you already know the lead note,I.e the song.
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1answer
16 views

How do I try out a new bass before buying?

I am in the market for a new bass for myself (Schecter Stiletto 5-Studio), and none of the retail music shops (Guitar Center or Sam Ash) carry it because it's not a new model, and of course the ...
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6answers
669 views

Why does the C7 chord contain a flattened 7th instead of the real 7th note?

I have already check this out (Why does the dominant chord contain a flattened 7th?). I'm not interested in (more or less) dissonant chords, neither in construction of the dominant chords. My point ...
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4answers
225 views

Designing a machine to play left hand notes in a piano for someone who lost his hand

I have a friend who lost his left hand in an accident. He is a good piano player and can play good music with his right hand. I want to build a robotic machine which will be able to play notes played ...
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3answers
218 views

Earliest Music Notation Programs

I just came across this terrific video of sample notation (of ABBA, no less!; here's the original) done with Bank Street Music Writer, a program released back in 1985 (!). This is the earliest ...
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1answer
53 views

What do these numbers mean? A4, G5, etc

I'm learning how to play a G key Xiao flute. I found this fingering chart: But i don't understand the meaning of the numbers in front of each note. Well, actually i don't understand anything ...
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5answers
714 views

Why does this version of Für Elise have d# then e both with treble clefs?

Going off a very similar question, "piano notation implies that the upper clef is the part played by the right hand, while the lower clef is the part played by the left hand." Is there some technique ...
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1answer
42 views

rachmaninov fast or furious [on hold]

Why is the very start of Rachmaninov piano concerto #3 so fast? If I explain this any more I risk being as misunderstood as I understand 10 seconds of Rachmaninov.
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6answers
76 views

What should i do with scales on guitar?

So I've been playing the guitar for around a month and i'm currently practicing some chord switches. I have a lot of free time so doing chord switches every time gets really boring so i learned how to ...
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2answers
34 views

How to notate fingerings on chords/double stops?

I have a chord that requires a different hand position from the music surrounding it. Because it is only one note, I think it is unnecessary to indicate recommended position instead of recommended ...
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2answers
53 views

Alternative to the Timpani

As a composer I often make use of the timpani on my Sibelius software. It sounds terrific digitally but often may be completely impractical for the human percussionist to play considering all the ...
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1answer
50 views

How do you define this odd chord?

I was experimenting and transcribing chords from different kinds of jazz pieces and I stumbled on a weird-sounding one. It had the notes of [Db - E - G - Bb - B - F - Bb] in this exact order on the ...
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0answers
23 views

Melody and singing [on hold]

Hey im just wondering whether it is nice to play a melody on an instrument with a singing vocal and other music instruments. For example, a violin with a choir both playing and singing the same melody....
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2answers
58 views

What is the list of intervals in order of dissonance

I understand that some intervals are considered dissonant (minor second) and some intervals and consonant (perfect fourths). However whenever I see intervals listed, they are always listed from ...
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0answers
4 views

Why did electronic music become popular recently? (America) [migrated]

I listened to trance around 2003-2006, and it was almost a closet musical enjoyment. I was an American teenager, and I knew very few people who shared my preference for electronic music - it was a ...
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5answers
96 views

What does “dominant” mean in music?

C7 is a dominant 7th chord. G is the dominant chord of the C major scale. Is the word dominant related between these two? Why is a C7 chord named a dominant seventh chord?
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1answer
60 views

What is the name for a disorganized part after a climax

Particularly in big band music, a progression may culminate in a climax followed by a short disorganized part (a few bars at most), where everyone "plays what he wants". After that phase of chaos the ...
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2answers
46 views

Handling of dotted eighth rests when a “swing rule” is in place, and whether physical note position has effect on it

I had a discussion with a friend today about how a certain part of a song is supposed to be played. Over time, several more people came in and added their own opinions and explanations, and now there ...
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2answers
80 views

Playing with Chords! [on hold]

I wanted to know if i really truly understand the reasoning behind chords. Is it correct to say that chords are - three or more notes played random to make a musical piece sound better? Are the three ...
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0answers
10 views

How to record on my iMac from my Nexus 2000 mixer

I want to record my DJ set from my Pioneer Nexus 2000 mixer into Ableton Live using a Focusrite 2i2 on to my iMac. I'm having trouble. I have selected inputs and outputs in Live and still no luck. ...
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2answers
55 views

Why does root-key matter? Why is it important to understand it

Does a basic melody have to be played around a certain root-key in order to follow music theory properly! Is this just basically staying within the same octave possibly or does it follow some other ...
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1answer
22 views

How to remove lemon oil from guitar parts where it doesn't belong

I recently had a little mishap while cleaning the fredboard and spilled almost half a bottle of lemon oil over my guitar. Unfortunately lemon oil has the word "oil" in it, therefore it takes a lot of ...
2
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1answer
11 views

Trim Segment in LMMS

I have used a simple DAW before and there was a trim function where I placed the timeline where I wished to cut it and pushed a button. Is there anything like this in LMMS?
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23 views

Young boy's first guitar [on hold]

I would like to get my four year old grandson an electric guitar that he can grow into while (hopefully) learning to play it. Do you have any suggestions on model for a starter guitar?
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0answers
52 views

Performing a “reading”

I'm in a university chamber music group and our director is ambitious, consistently giving us many pieces that are above our level to play with insufficient time to learn them well before performance. ...
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0answers
23 views

Recording self on Yamaha CP50 using USB

I noticed the keyboard was advertised as being able to record directly to USB, and if i connect a USB memory stick to the back it will allow me to record for a while, but after between (so far) 30s ...
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3answers
33 views

What do you think of attempting to tune an Acoustic 12-string one full step up?

Many like to tune a 12 string 1/2 to 1 full step down. I understand it reduces tension, reduces breaking the high G string and/or allows you to run thicker gauges for a fuller sound. However I ...
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2answers
65 views

fingering of g chord on guitar

Is it recommended to play g chords on a guitar with middle finger and index finger reversed? I find it easier to use the middle finger where the index should be, since it is longer. Or is this a bad ...
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0answers
27 views

Getting sound from GB instrument into java program [on hold]

First of all, this is probably more of a programming question, but I had to ask it here because, well... my account kind of got blocked on SO. Anyhow, here's the question: So I have Garage Band, and ...
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5answers
95 views

Teaching others how to swing

In a couple of jams I've been in recently there are players who play swing and jazz music but who play it as straight-eighths. Worse, they try to correct the other players who are swinging the beat ...
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2answers
54 views

Ways of reducing noise with single coil sound hole pickups

I currently use an sound hole single-coil magnetic pickup on my acoustic guitar so that I can get both a good "acoustic" guitar sound and so that I can drive electric guitar effects pedals. In some ...
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2answers
91 views

Figuring out the difference between major and relative minor scales

We know that the notes as well as the chords in a major scale and its relative minor scale are the same.So, how does soloing in a major scale differ from soloing in its relative minor scale?
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2answers
54 views

How can a musician determine the sound of different musical artists?

To be more specific about my question; I am currently trying to learn how to best identify the specific sounds of different jazz artists by listening for quantifiable differences in their style and ...
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6answers
2k views

Do real life emotional experiences affect one's creative ability? [on hold]

I have heard people say that music only flows from a broken heart. I sit down to write music, and not one melody comes out from me that isn't similar to something that I have already heard before. ...
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2answers
44 views

Interpreting guitar tab notations (zeros, numbers, curve, arrow)

I am a beginner at guitar. I was looking at a guitar tab for a Chinese song but I have trouble understanding it. x means to pick the string where it is drawn, but what do the other symbols mean in ...
2
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0answers
14 views

Can you change the volume of a specific track in TuxGuitar 1.3?

In old TuxGuitar versions, you could open the Mixer and adjust the volume for each track on it's own. In the current Windows version (1.3.2) the Mixer has been replaced with the "Instruments" dialog, ...
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0answers
27 views

Rythmic for “Ces petit rien” from Serge Gainsbourg [on hold]

I a very big fan of Serge Gainsbourg and especially "Ces petits riens": As a guitarist, I'd love to be able to play it like on the record, but I'm looking for the ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Fret buzzing after set up

I've got an Admira Artista guitar, I bought an used one which was manufactures in 1980 and it looks liek a new guitar without any scratch. I played with medium tension strings and it was great, never ...
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0answers
25 views

Tips for learning history [on hold]

Lately I've been wanting to learn some history on music, starting from... Well, as far as we can really go. For reference, I've been listening to medieval music, I made a playlist on whatever I could ...
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0answers
28 views

Doubling Trumpet and Trombone

I have been playing the trumpet for two years now. I decided on May of the current year to buy a Trombone and play the Trombone as well. I was getting a really nice tone on the Trumpet but now, for ...
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2answers
53 views

How to practice singing melody notes when playing scales?

I've been practicing singing scales with a piano, but I'm confused about whether it can teach me to sing a melody. When singing scales, I match the pitch of the individual piano note with my voice. ...
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0answers
40 views

How I study Music Theory [on hold]

It is one year less that I started to play guitar and I have learned lots of things about playing guiatr and after I could read Music notation two Octave on the Stuff...but now I don't remenber that.....
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2answers
55 views

What properties of a chant can be used to encode information (w/o lyrics)

I am currently researching for a (fictional) draft and need help. I am a complete layman in music and musical theory. A single person or a group of people is singing a song to control a machine, ...
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0answers
33 views

Recognizing modulation style / pattern in Steely Dan's “West of Hollywood”

I'm a fan of Steely Dan's music, but I find analysis of their music to be difficult from a tone-, modal-, and chord-theory point of view. But perhaps the complex jazz-influenced M7/M9/M11 chords ...
2
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0answers
43 views

Ridge along the backside of the neck of my bass guitar

Three months ago I purchased a Warwick Pro Series Thumb BO 4 string from my local music store and recently I've discovered a ridge that runs along the grain on the back of the neck. It appears the ...
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0answers
39 views

Any ideas what's the rhythm here? [on hold]

The rhythm in question is in the video starting at 1:17, with the lyrics "If you need me, call me up on Avogadro's number". Any help is much appreciated!! EDIT: To ...
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1answer
31 views

How to notate a slow strum?

How is a slow strum notated? By slow strum, I mean chords played on a plucked instrument in such a way that each note is distinct from the others, but they are not slow enough or far enough apart to ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Ohm ratings for guitar amp / extension cab

I have a guitar amp that recommends the following for connecting to an external cabinet: Only use extension cabinets with an impedance of 8 Ohms or more (e.g. 16 Ohms). NEVER use a lower impedance (e....

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