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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 some tryings ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How effective is the voice builder app?

How effective is the voice builder iOS app's methods in teaching singing through low and high registers?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
29 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
82 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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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 ...
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1answer
56 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
41 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
38 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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24 views

Open Labs Miko better alternative [on hold]

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

Home Sound System [on hold]

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
132 views

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

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
96 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 ...
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2answers
41 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 ...
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740 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
26 views

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

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
99 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
61 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 ...
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3answers
46 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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2answers
69 views

Strength / speed exercises for rasgueado

I'm trying to learn the rasgueado strumming technique, but I just can't get my fingers to "snap" out with enough power to get an effective sound; is this just something that comes with practice or are ...
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2answers
68 views

Slowing Down To Transcribe

Is there some consensus/study on whether one should slow down music which one cannot play just by hearing it a couple of times (if the goal is to improve as a musician)? If I got a fast run, I can ...
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4answers
76 views

Guitar : Difficulty in chords shifting

I have started learning guitar basics,since last couple of months. I am facing huge difficulty in shifting chords. I have started playing simple open chords like C,Am,Em,Gm. I am practicing for these ...
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1answer
30 views

What are some good ways to practice rim shots?

First of all, this is not a duplicate of this question. That question is asking about how to reliable do rim shots, and the answer was to practice. This question is about the practicing part. Plainly ...
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2answers
63 views

Guitar technique

How do you call guitar technique for playing one instrument, but making it sound like there are at least two guitars? Example of that might be, probably well known, Tommy Emmanuel's Classical Gas ...
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1answer
51 views

I would like to learn to play an easy to learn instrument [on hold]

I would like to learn to play an easy to learn instrument. I love music but don't know how to read notes. I would like to play any music but especially Spanish music. I love to sing.
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1answer
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Does valve oil in the lead pipe of a trumpet prevent tarnishing?

Sometimes I've gotten the advice to drip a few drops of valve oil in my trumpet's leadpipe before putting on the mouthpiece and start playing. Allegedly this would help to prevent tarnishing and ...
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1answer
45 views

Progressive rock style, classical music pieces [closed]

I wonder if there are any examples in classical music of a specific type of pieces (or songs if you prefer), quite common in progressive rock. I'm searching for these criteria: long songs (at least ...
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1answer
74 views

Is there a collection of pop or jazz standards that include harmonic analysis? [on hold]

I'm learning to do harmonic analysis and I'm quite happy with the sources for the theoretic aspects online and in books. But to practice, it would be great to have excercises with solutions ...
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1answer
22 views

Problem with my left hand's thumb in Viola

It's almost a year I'm playing Viola and my biggest problem is with my left hand's thumb. I cannot put it in a relaxed situation. Actually it will be contracted during the practice. My teacher told me ...
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1answer
39 views

Grace note in Bar 20 of Chopin's Op. 10 No. 3

What is the correct interpretation of the ornament in bar 20 of Chopin's Etude Op. 10 No. 3 — that is, the final full bar below: The recordings I've heard generally repeat the G# but not all of ...
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1answer
35 views

Where is the manuscript of Escenas Romanticas by Granados? [closed]

TL;DR: is it known where it is kept? If so, where? Until now, I played Escenas Romanticas by the composer Enrique Granados (1867-1916) from a horrible edition with plain mistakes in the score. As ...
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5answers
110 views

Can I learn two skills in music by studying them on alternate days of the week?

Is having an alternating practice routine like this: Mon, Wed, Fri Warm up (Chromatic, Finger Exercises) - 10 minutes Lead Guitar Techniques (Scales, Arpeggios, Etc) - 20 minutes Improvisation ...
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2answers
349 views

What should I think about when acquiring a triangle (percussion)?

What should I consider when buying a triangle to use for recording popular music percussion? For example: What are the differences between cheap and expensive ones (the price range is enormous)? ...
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3answers
54 views

Taylor Big Baby vs Koa Limited Edition Taylor 324ce-k-FLTD

What are the differences between an extremely expensive guitar such as the 324ce-K and a very cheap / affordable acoustic like the Big Baby? Could somebody enlighten me as to why one is worth so much ...
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6answers
120 views

Is learning guitar good without knowing how to sing?

I'm interested in learning guitar, but I doubt it would be useful to play guitar without singing. Is it necessary to learn to sing in order to play guitar?
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18 views

Why do I sing better after sport? [duplicate]

I noticed that after a good amount of swimming, my vocal chords feel a lot more 'free', so hitting higher notes is less of a struggle. I also noticed that I'm able to achieve a more natural vibrato ...

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