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What to do when you don't trust the sheet music (or guitar tab)?

I'm working on learning a piano tune from a book of sheet music. There are 1-2 bars that just seem wrong to me, to the point of distraction. Having lost trust in the correctness, I'm not motivated to ...
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Considering buying a keyboard but need advice

I've always wanted to learn how to play the piano but I've never actually tried. I'm thinking about buying a 61 key keyboard (I found one used for a great price) to see if I can learn how to play and ...
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Can a note be heared in wrong pitch

Just like Optical illusion happens to our eyes. can this happen to our ears? Consider a well tuned Piano. can we make hearing illusion with music? because of my horrible English and lack of ...
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Easiest way to turn permutations into Sibelius notation

Total dummie (non-programmer) question here. There are permutations like these, for example: (n=9, r=2) {1,2} {1,3} {1,4} {1,5} {1,6} {1,7} {1,8} {1,9} {2,1} {2,3} {2,4} {2,5} {2,6} {2,7} {2,8} {2,9} ...
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Replace nylon strings with steel ones on a guitar made for steel strings

I recently bought a guitar from a friend and it has nylon strings. He said it originally came with steel strings, but for some reason he replaced them with nylon. I'd like to know if it will bring any ...
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How to learn musical theory?

I am taking 1/2 hour lessons in classical guitar and progressing well. I guess I am at the high end of beginner level, just finishing Aaron Shearer's first book. But I don't know how to gain an ...
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Electric Guitars that can fit firebird humbuckers with minimal effort

Not sure if this is the best place to ask this but I've been stumbling around for awhile now! I love the sound of the Seymour Duncan firebird pickups but I can't work out what type of guitar I could ...
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What is the safest way to raise and lower action and adjust intonation?

I'm worried that taking my strings of every time to check whether the action or intonation is right will make them snap. So what's the safest way to remove new strings so I can change the intonation ...
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What's the reason for having a large number of guitars?

This question is motivated by Is it a good idea to leave my guitar tuned over night?. I leave all ten of my acoustic guitars tuned all the time I'm a cellist and I just can't imagine having ...
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What's the purpose of the key signature information in a MIDI file?

My understanding is that MIDI files use fixed numbers/names for all notes, as shown e.g. in this chart. At the same time, MIDI has a "key signature" meta-event. What's the purpose of the key signature ...
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Microphone options for a bicycle bell

I am part of a group who use bicycle bells and we would like to mic up the bells for live performances. What kind of mic would be suitable for this?
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Finale notation

fellows. I have been using Finale to perform guitar tablatures. I got stuck trying to transcript this: I just cannot find how to place the (3.2) harmonic inside parentheses. Is there someone out ...
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Stage manager of music?

Is there an equivalent of what in theatre is a stage manager for music? Someone that either stays at a specific venue, or travels with a band, and manages the light, sound, and other effects used in ...
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4answers
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Thick fingers create problems sometimes

I have thick fingers. Whenever i try to play after 12th or 13th fret, I end up making some strings dead. Sometimes while playing some of the chords or while I have to switch chords quickly, this ...
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Where can I find recordings of Tallis choral music without, or with minimal vibrato [on hold]

Specifically, I've never been able to find such a recording of the "why fum'th in fight" psalm. It's one of my favourite little pieces of harmony of all time, and I would like to hear it sung without ...
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Sing along to connect my ear with my instrument (guitar)

I would like to learn and improve my jazz improvisation and soloing skills. Many places I am reading about the importance of singing along to improve my ear. It is completely reasonable, however I ...
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Need to sing lower

I'm just turned 15 not too long ago. My current range is D2-D4(bad days)~ On good days I can sing from C2 ~ E4. I would like to sing lower. How low could i sing?? Also can i somehow thicken/lengthen ...
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Is it a good idea to leave my guitar tuned over night?

I have an acoustic guitar and I always leave it tuned over night until someone told me that it ruins the strings and the neck of the guitar. Is that true and should I leave it tuned overnight?
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Is it possible to improve your sense of pitch? How? [duplicate]

I've been doing this: http://tonedear.com/ear-training/absolute-perfect-pitch-test For some basic pitch testing. I set it to be as easy as possible, just two notes, C and D. I get almost every ...
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3answers
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Having trouble doing multiple intervals at the same time

Ok, practicing my intervals and playing M3 and m3. If I do them one after another, and move from a low register to a high one and visa versa, I tend to cling onto the old tones and its making it very ...
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1answer
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Banjo 5th string as a melody note

I'm looking Wildwood Flower in Wayne Erbsen's Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus. On line one, he specifies that the G in the first line be played with the thumb on the 5th string. This is ...
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how to help pinky and ring finger connected by superficial ulnar nerve for guitar

My little finger and ring finger do not move independently. I have heard that the problem is a hand design defect by having the two fingers connected by the superficial ulnar nerve. This defect ...
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Should I now relearn my picking from mainly alternate to economy?

I was learning (jazz) guitar for 4 years. There was some pause, but now I am back in track and learning again for 6 months. I do some 0.5-1 hours/day scale and pattern practice with a metronome, then ...
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Why is touring Japan a big deal?

This is a question to all the rockers but why is touring Japan seen as such a big milestone in a band's career? Is it often just that it is a bands first big tour outside their home country or is ...
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What is the correct posture to play the piano?

If I play the piano for extended periods(2 hours+) I get terrible back pain. What is the correct distance/height for the digital piano/chair and what should my posture look like?
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Ways of modulating to a new TONICA (root) [on hold]

In another post we were recently talking about modulation and how to define the term in contrast to an immediate unprepared change to another key. So I was wondering how people of different musical ...
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1answer
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Sidechain Gating vs Sidechain Compression (Ableton)

Currently trying to clean up my mix-downs (Drum & Bass)... I understand how both work, but I am stuck on which one I should go for. which of these would be recommend in reference to side-chaining ...
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How long to learn/understand/master mixed-voice technique?

I recently began taking singing lessons twice a week. I am a low tenor, with my highest note being G# above middle C. I advised my coach that I want to sing as high as possible, in the post-hardcore ...
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1answer
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Guitar pro 5 slash line to rest

Can someone tell what is that weird note? Not the tie between the 12 and 12, afterwards there a slash line that I can't recognize and it sounds similar to a slide but not exactly. It from "The ...
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Limited finger movement and range

I would like to find out if there are particular exercises for problems with hand structure. I have been playing for 30 some years and discovered 10 or so years ago that the muscular structure of ...
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3answers
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For which instrument the Minuet in G major is written?

I am learning the Minuet in G major, previously attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, but probably composed by Christian Petzold. I am learning it on a piano, but as there are other voices on my ...
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36 views

Is there a way to find out 2nd and 3th voicing? [on hold]

I was wondering if there is an easy way to find the 2nd or 3th voice of a melody line?
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How long do you hold a fermata?

I am new to piano and just downloaded this book, it seems simple enough for a beginner like me but there is a symbol that I don't really understand, a fermata. Googling I see I am supposed to hold ...
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What does the caret symbol ^, mean in guitar tablature?

I'm reading a piece of acoustic guitar music containing both tablature and standard music, and I've come across a symbol I'm unfamiliar with in the tab. ^ The tab shows: 0^24 but the ^ is on top of ...
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Logic Pro X jumps back when starting recording

In Logic, the main track view is suddenly jumping back to the beginning of the track (or clip?) when I hit record, even though record begins from later on project. If I enable the Auto-Follow it then ...
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Minor Chord Progression

Let's say we have this chord progression (keyboard and SATB voicing): b: i-V-i If I understand it correctly, we have to use harmonic minor in chord progressions. Thus, we never use natural minor for ...
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Why does a major minor modulation with the same root work (e.g. C to Cm) [duplicate]

There are very few chord changes I cannot rationalize and fit into some mode of a major scale. One of these is a major minor change with the same root (e.g. C to Cm). The C chord has c, e, and g ...
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Do studio monitors need electricity and magnetism to work? How? [on hold]

My teacher wants us to know if studio monitors need electricity and magnetism to work. I know that monitors need those but I don't know how. Help needed.
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Ear training: the basics [duplicate]

What do I do to start ear training? I want to have to end goal of being able to hear a melody and be able to recognize the notes. But how to I get there? I don't even have a clue on where to start at ...
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1answer
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Varying touches in Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

I notice that in playing the beginning of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, some organists make an abrupt marcato release of the keys, clipping the notes, but others play the notes in a normal full ...
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Are flat 6ths ever used?

I see that 3 minor 6th intervals can fit into the diatonic scale, but I never see any mention of flat 6th chords in any chord encyclopedia or diagrams etc... So whats with these chords not making an ...
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Trying to get sound from two amps through two headphones

I've got a guitar and a bass with separate amps. I want to be able to get sound from both amps into two pairs of headphones. But I can't even get the sound from one amp into two headphones. When I ...
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1answer
49 views

Are pop songs often composed on “layers” and is there a common set of layers used in pop music?

I was reading this question and this question, both of which discuss the parts that are often present in a piece of music as it progresses from beginning to end. The question I wanted to ask is about ...
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What is first chair?

I am under the impression that first chair is the seat reserved for the best player of a particular instrument. Second chair would be reserved for the second best. Is that all there is to it? Or does ...
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2answers
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When would you call a 7th chord first inversion a 6th chord?

I read the question C major 6th chord and A minor 7th chord: same notes but different quality, why?, and it talks about the quality of the different chords. But when would you call a 7th chord first ...
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What do these unusual time signature symbols mean?

I have been studying advanced music theory lately. Having explored a wide range of musical symbols, I was surprised to encounter the following time signature symbols I've never seen before in ...
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When playing solo piano how to play jazz chords with left hand when there is no bass player to play the roots?

I have been learning jazz piano but always using backtracks for bass and playing using rootless chords. My question is if I want to play solo piano without a bass player what is the best approach for ...
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Violin - Scratch Notes as Technique

A friend told me about an "advanced" violin technique involving pressing down with the bow very hard (but not too hard) on a note, producing a kind of scratch note; When done right, however, this ...
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Learning modern acoustic fingerstyle [closed]

I'm interested in learning modern fingerstyle acoustic guitar. I particularly like Andy McKee's music as well as Craig D'Andrea. They seem to explore alternate tunings and open tunings. How did you ...
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When to learn music reading?

Do I have to know some scales before learning to read music notation? And please recommend me a good book to learn read music on the guitar.

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