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Is there a name for the sound of a performer physically interacting with their instrument?

Is there a name for the sound produced by the mechanical action of a musical instrument? I'm referring specifically to sounds not usually associated with the instrument's voice—the movement of a ...
2
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1answer
22 views

Is it possible with any recording software to snap to quarter notes when recording from MIDI keyboard?

I'd like to record some MIDI melodies using my MIDI keyboard, but I'm still very much a beginner in all areas of music, so my timing/rhythm tends to be slightly off. As a result, when I record in ...
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0answers
31 views

I encountered problems in transcribing lyrics of a hip-hop song [on hold]

I just found out the newest track by Future. I have troubles in transcribing it. [Intro: Future] ? We the best...... [Hook: Future] I pray to God... I pray to God... [Bridge: Future] I fucked that ...
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0answers
42 views

circled numbers in double-bass scores

My double bass learner's book helpfully marks some of the notes with small numbers next to them to show the fingering. There are also sometimes small numbers enclosed in circles, which are something ...
2
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2answers
74 views

What is the name of these colourful sound generators?

The group "Walk off the earth" are performing a video cover of "Hello" using some colourful sound generators, that emit sound when being swung (e.g. in seconds 00:05 to 00:10): ...
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1answer
29 views

Do I need an amp for my guitar if I have an audio interface?

I've been playing the bass for a few years now and want to start recording some of my songs. I've also just moved cities and am trying to save on space/money/number of belongings, so I'm a bit unsure ...
2
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0answers
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How to transcribe Indian classical music using Western music notation?

I recently started playing violin in the Western musical style (as opposed to Indian music). At the end I want to play some Indian music like this example ...
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0answers
14 views

Help Tabbing Short Guitar Segment [on hold]

I am trying to learn a small segment of a song that contains some guitar fingerpicking. It's been years since I've touched guitar so I figured learning this small piece would be a gentle way to ease ...
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3answers
529 views

In a 3/4 piece, how would I score a single 4/4 bar where each beat is a triplet?

In a song I'm working on, I have 3 3/4 bars followed by a 4/4 bar, and this repeats. However the 4/4 bar is actually comprised of 4 triplets... so we have something like: 1 and 2 and 3 And 1 and 2 ...
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usb audio interface for laptop

Hi I am using linux and recently ran into some issues. I have a mac laptop with debian on it. The macbook pro only has one combo audio 3.5mm jack. I use jackd on this machine with pulse audio bridge. ...
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1answer
53 views

How to notate a drowsy feel for a piece of music and a yawn for a note?

Is there a notational term for a drowsy tempo / feel? How to notate a yawn? How to indicate the breathy release at the end of a yawn? (Not just a comma-indicated “breath” ...
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5answers
52 views

Using a microphone through a guitar amplifier

I'm going to buy a Shure microphone SM58 type but I only have an old Peavey amplifier. The plugs are different. How should I do then to use my microphones, do I need a converter or to buy a new ...
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1answer
13 views

Finale: How can I enter triads using only the keyboard with Speedy Entry?

I've got a copy of Finale SongWriter 2014 and I'm wondering if it's possible to enter chords (in my specific case, triads) using only the keyboard. The Speedy Entry keyboard makes notating things go ...
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2answers
91 views

What does “cut. S. D.” Mean in sheet music?

What does cut. s.d. mean when written in sheet music?
2
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3answers
77 views

Should I sing do re mi when playing piano?

When I play piano on simple sheet, I can't help singing do re mi fa with the keys in my mind. But than I meet the barrier that I don't know how to sing higher keys So should I even sing anything in ...
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4answers
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How is it that 12 eighth notes fit in a measure labeled as common time?

I am looking at Franz Liszt's Consolation S.172 No.3. I have checked out two different music scores of the same composition and they both have the same time signature (standard), however the base line ...
2
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2answers
38 views

How to play bends with vibrato on electric guitar?

I can bend strings easily and apply vibrato without much trouble, but when it comes to combining those two techniques I am totally lost. When I try to make vibrato on a bent string I loose control of ...
3
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2answers
32 views

When to level/replace frets on an electric guitar?

When is it necessary to level frets on an electric guitar? What are signs that frets need leveling? What are signs that frets need to be replaced?
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2answers
49 views

Fauxbourdon in minor - examples from actual compositions

Dimitri Tymoczko has a very nice overview of fauxbourdon harmony in this syllabus. While he gives several example for fauxbourdon in major, he doesn't give examples for minor. I don't know of any ...
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0answers
9 views

Using a tremolo stompbox between the swell pedal and the synth?

I'm quite new to the practical aspects of synthesizers and fx modules (I only just got my first synth a few months ago). As is typical these days, my synth has a variety of onboard effects, but it ...
4
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4answers
80 views

Numbering measures in pieces with first/second endings and Codas

What are the rules for numbering measures in pieces with 1st and 2nd endings and Codas?I'm wondering if I should number the first ending and go back to the start and number the first measure as ...
2
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5answers
627 views

Is this a tie or a slur or something else?

The top right bar has 3 slurs/ties but they are not connected to anything. How is this interpreted?
2
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4answers
104 views

What is a D/A Chord?

It seems like you were to play an A5, except the 5th note in the scale you actually played a major chord on top of it, instead of just the consonant note. Is this common? It seems like it could be a ...
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2answers
36 views

Singing and Using a Waist trainer [on hold]

I wanted to know if waist training will effect the way I sing. I have been waist training for about three weeks now and haven't noticed a change in my voice, but will I experience it in the long run? ...
2
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3answers
78 views

Is it more difficult to learn to play mandolin after learning guitar than if starting from scratch since the tuning is opposite?

My main instrument is guitar. I have played electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar and 12 string guitar and the patterns and fingering is pretty much the same. I have tried playing a 4 ...
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0answers
12 views

Books to start playing Piano? [duplicate]

I'm a guitar player and I would like to know a good starting book for piano. I have some music knowledge acquired with years of guitar theory. I did my research and I did find some interesting books ...
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0answers
19 views

How to Achieve hands independence? [duplicate]

I can play with right hand. but when I try to play chords I messup everything. I already searched in youtube for exercise but none of them helped. Really want to be able to play with both hands ...
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1answer
441 views

Difference between a ride and a crash/ride cymbal

What are the main differences between a ride and a crash/ride? I ordered a 22" ride, but the retailer accidentally ordered a 22" crash/ride. I want a bright jazzy tap, and don't plan to ever use it ...
9
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7answers
328 views

struggling to switch chords when fingerstyle / arpeggio

AHHHH so for the life of me I am STRUGGLING to switch chords with my left hand while picking a fingerstyle pattern. have been playing a bit over 6 months :( When I'm playing chords with a flatpick I ...
6
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1answer
277 views

Clef between a beam? proper notation?

Is that F Clef between the beam of those two notes in the 3rd bar proper notation? if so, what does it mean? I'm guessing it's the same as the G Clef that precedes it, so that the next note would be ...
0
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1answer
77 views

Piano Sheet Music in Each Key

The book of simple music I've been using for piano sight reading practice has really helped me deeply memorize key signatures. However it seems most of the keys with flats in them were neglected. I'd ...
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0answers
29 views

Piano methods (classical) that address musical meter specifically

Czerny's op.500, book 1, lessons #12 and #13 are specifically about meter. I think the main point of the lessons is playing various rhythms which subdivide the beat while being able to count the meter ...
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1answer
58 views

How to practice solfege?

I have a solfege test coming up and I want to practice some more. What is a good website to practice solfege on? (Preferably free) And what are some general tips to get better at it?
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7answers
181 views

Need advice on the composing process

I'm fairly new when it comes to composing. So far all of my compositions result from messing around at the piano, not writing a thing down. After messing around for a very long time, trying countless ...
1
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1answer
39 views

Is it feasible to modify a combo-amp so the line-out doesn't silence the speaker?

I'm considering this small bass amp, primarily for practising at home: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vox-PATHFINDER-Combo-Bulldog-Speakers/dp/B002YC36ZI A few people have said it's also capable for small ...
7
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0answers
61 views

Where does the tradition of bowing after a performance come from?

Why do we bow after a performance? Where does this tradition come from? For how long has performers been doing this? Maybe there is some sort of interesting anecdote about this.
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votes
2answers
113 views

Playing barre chords without E strings - does it have a name?

Many rock bands play barre chords without the E strings. Is there a name for that? For example, the F chord at 1:27. A normal F chord normally contains more notes. The last string is muted. I heard ...
0
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0answers
16 views

Discovery Travel and Living Ad - Music title and piano sheets [on hold]

I don't know where to ask this question. I'm looking for this song https://youtu.be/0Q3JRTjUOkg If you have any idea, please help me, as Shazam has failed me.
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0answers
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Jazz flute - correct way to fall-off?

For my A Level Music recital one of my pieces is Fly Me To The Moon, as sung by Frank Sinatra, for jazz flute. There is only one "fall-off" in the piece, on an Ab in the middle register. Regarding the ...
3
votes
2answers
51 views

Understanding the physics of bridge pins (ukulele)

After an ultimately unsuccessful and frustrating attempt at getting a newly-installed C string on a Martin 1T tenor uke to settle in, I've been taking a closer look at what the bridge and the bridge ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Sheet music for obscure melody [closed]

I have been searching for the sheet music for a particular song for quite some time, and have been unable to find anything. I only need the first movement (I. Allegro Moderato). IMSLP has it listed ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

how old is my Baldwin Pianovelle RP2 electronic piano?

Is there a way that i can find out what year my digital piano was made? The piano was given to me and i have no idea how old the piano is. The serial number is 62c960023. Thanks!
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0answers
19 views

How does the song feature work on the Casio CTK keyboards?

I know the Casio CTK keyboards have 100 songs built in. I have seen several videos on Youtube showing how one can use this to learn the songs. For example, one selects a song and then the keyboard ...
1
vote
1answer
15 views

Musescore - how to add general MIDI sound?

How do I add a general MIDI instrument, like bird tweet or guitar fret, to a Musecore score? They aren't available in the instruments dialog, although all soundfonts support them.
0
votes
0answers
17 views

does changing my bridge affect my guitar tone? [duplicate]

does changing my bridge affect my guitar tone? I want to change it into floyd rose bridge
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Piano rhythm patterns

What written resources can be recommended to an advanced classically trained piano player looking to learn rhythm patterns for piano chords to accompany jazz/latin/popular music?
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0answers
37 views

There is something common in these but what? [closed]

Here is a (partial) list of primarily piano based music I really, really like: Finale of the Rose - Karen Marie Garrett MiddleIsland - ロゼ Sirenia - Seven sirens and a silver tear Is there a ...
8
votes
5answers
989 views

Why does rock music use higher fret alternatives on guitar?

A recurring pattern that I see in rock music is that it will often opt for higher frets while lower frets are available. For example, in this tutorial for Alice in Chains - Them Bones, the guitarist ...
1
vote
2answers
75 views

guitar beginner level - chord voicings

I have been playing guitar for a few years and lately I have been studying some music theory. So what is the difference between playing the bmaj chord with the root note in the fifth string (A string) ...
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0answers
37 views

Completing SAT parts

I have to complete the SAT parts, given the bass and figured bass. I don't know what to do with these three first inversion chords in a row. It's three G#s, and they're all in first inversion. So ...

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