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0answers
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I want to learn piano by purchasing a MIDI/USB keyboard

I've been teaching myself how to compose, arrange and orchestrate music for films and games. I just love listening to movie scores and I would like to create my own. I've been using FL Studio for a ...
2
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1answer
18 views

Role of muscle memory vs. ear-based micro-adjustments in non-fixed-note instruments

Many instruments have fixed notes tuned according to equal temperament, but some don't. The most common examples are the violin family, the trombone, and the human voice, but one can also find ...
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2answers
30 views

Exercises to improve guitar playing while singing at the same time

I notice a big gap in the complexity of what I can play on the guitar when I'm just playing, compared to playing and singing together. I'm by no means an expert guitarist but I can learn specific ...
1
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3answers
84 views

What exactly is a Major scale?

So, typically you compose a happy song in a major scale, or, in my case Progressive House, in a Major scale. But, if C# major's relative key is A# Minor, what exactly is a major scale and how do you ...
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6answers
449 views

What are some tips for battling forearm fatigue for performing long passages of fast notes (keyboard)?

I am unable to play, for example Chopin etudes (most of them) and Fantaisie-Impromptu because less than 30 seconds in, my forearms fatigue. I slow down a lot and it is physically painful to proceed ...
2
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2answers
592 views

Should I learn guitar, harmonica, or violin first?

I decided to begin studying and practicing one of the instruments I love, which are guitar, blues harmonica, and violin. Is one of them the easier to play? Also, my ear is not trained on recognizing ...
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0answers
44 views

Why are my fingers suddenly sluggish?

I had a late night last night. I had played my violin several times during the day, and had no problems. Today, I woke up late (as is to be expected after getting to bed at 12:30) and had a slow ...
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2answers
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If E-G-C is first inversion, what is E-C-G?

(in the piano this would be impossible to play but it's doable in a guitar) anyways, C4, E4, G4 -> E4, C5, G5
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1answer
43 views

My floyd rose is badly sharp on return

If I pull up on my whammy bar and then go to tune, the entire guitar is sharp. II have an Edge zero 2 on an Ibanez js140... any help?
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0answers
79 views

Rule of the octave for melody

In thorough bass (where the bass line is written first) there are simple "rules" for ascending and descending scales with different inversions and other rules in "partimenti". They are all based on ...
4
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2answers
412 views

Playing concert barefoot

I usually play electric guitar barefoot during my rehearsal,I feel more comfortable and it's easy to maneuver the pedals this way, and it's never been a problem. But in shows, I always been using ...
3
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1answer
126 views

Meaning of values for MIDI control change event

What is the meaning of the two bytes that come at the end of a MIDI control change event? For eg. I have a MIDI file of Chopin prelude no. 7, and the track for Right Piano has one control change ...
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2answers
55 views

Ibanez Rg series lead guitar

I own a Ibanez RG lead and was wondering if I can play rhythm with it. Just not sure and don't want to damage it with the strumming.
4
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1answer
35 views

Does MusicXML support arbitrary text?

Is there a way to format a MusicXML file to include arbitrary text, e.g. at the bottom of a sheet? I'm trying to write additional verses to a song without having to show them underneath the notes.
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4answers
2k views

Finger tips getting hard, calloused

I play the piano. And I am newly starting to learn guitar on a classical one. I want to play electric guitar after I improve and manage to acquire one. I wanted to play the guitar left handed, with ...
0
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1answer
68 views

Clicking sound when switching chords

Here is a demo: https://goo.gl/photos/SmJaUU3LUCvU6Mx66 Amplifier: Roland blues cube artist Guitar: Fender American deluxe plus, with N3 noiseless pickups As you can hear there is a ...
5
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1answer
58 views

How can I make my own white dot inlays?

I have this old banjo mandoline and its dot inlays are just white stickers covering the holes. One of the stickers is missing and I actually want to replace all of the stickers by proper dot inlays. ...
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0answers
32 views

How an accurate coherent timing of playing drums is achieved over time? [on hold]

I know that there are many already known answers to a slightly different question i.e. How one can improve for achieving an accurate coherent timing of playing drums? e.g. practice with metronome, ...
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2answers
39 views

Fm7 Drop 2 1st inversion confusion

I'm reading a guitar book that has started to describe drop voicing and inversions (both of which I'm already familiar with their concepts). My concern is that I think my understanding of the ...
0
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2answers
60 views

Should I play in a concert band or orchestra?

I highly enjoy music, and would like to know what would be better to play in if I do not have any real preference for any genre (I listen to rock the most often and I am the most familiar with it, but ...
2
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1answer
27 views

attach tune-o-matic bridge electric Guitar

I have a problem. I have to attach a tune-o-matic bridge on my guitar but i don't know in which angle this has to be. I have done some research in the internet but i found nothing usable. Is there ...
0
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3answers
34 views

E Flat Major - Guitar chords in roman numeral notation?

Is there a way to write guitar chords, for example E7, in roman numeral chord numbers like I and II etc. ?? And if so, how?
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1answer
53 views

Where should whole notes be drawn within a measure?

In this Lilypond-generated score, the whole notes are in different positions. The first is slightly to the left, the middle one is approximately centered, and the right one is slightly to the right. ...
2
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4answers
81 views

Are there any examples of music where each note in the piece is played by a different instrument?

I am interested in information pertaining the following questions: To what extent do you have to use a consistent set of instruments when composing? Can one make music where each note in the ...
3
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1answer
74 views

Get an electric guitar sound without an amp?

I was wondering if it is possible to get an electric guitar (used with, say an overdrive pedal) sound with an acoustic-type guitar without the use of an amp. Similar to how resonator guitars sound ...
1
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4answers
61 views

How to choose the right pick?

How should I choose the right pick thickness and what are the differences between them? I'm using a 0.5 m pick for extra light strings, but I don' t like it very much. What is the best pick ...
1
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2answers
70 views

How to notate triplets longer than 1 measure?

I was listening to the theme from "Game of Thrones" and noticed this section (listen for the drum). There is a hemiola that takes four beats, but the song fits 3/4 best. That would make the hemiola ...
2
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0answers
33 views

In Cubase, why are my MIDI tracks' programs not independent?

I have successfully routed multiple MIDI tracks to different channels of one rack (not track) instance of HALion Sonic SE. When I play them back, their sound reflects the sound selected for the HALion ...
2
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5answers
314 views

What is the correct way of learning sheet music?

I don't really know what is the correct way of learning new pieces from sheet music and because of this I get distracted really quickly while familiarizing myself with new music. I tend to follow some ...
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0answers
50 views

vocal technique

I have a 16 year-old daughter who has been singing and playing piano since she was a child. She has been taking voice for 7 years and has been studying classical voice for the last 2. She has always ...
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1answer
48 views

Mezzo soprano and Soprano difference

What is the exact difference between a mezzo soprano and a soprano? Have heard that both have almost the same range but what is the exact difference? If mezzo is slightly weak in singing in head ...
1
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0answers
19 views

Mastering carnatic gamakas (slides, deflections)

I started learning Indian classical violin a couple of years ago. There is a lot of rigor in getting things right with my instructor, and sometimes I feel I'm plateaued and not making progress. ...
0
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1answer
48 views

Head voice techniques for singing

My head voice goes a little weaker after an hour of practice (after warm ups). I do take sufficient breaks in between. Is it normal and will it improve with regular practice sessions that I do ...
1
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2answers
237 views

Is it possible to play bongos on bed?

I'm not sure if this the right place to ask this, can a patient play bongos while in bed? He cannot bend one of his knees. I understand that there is a bongo stand that can be put on the ground, but ...
3
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1answer
64 views

How to best isolate a wall for piano practice?

I share one wall with the neighbor in the room where I practice piano. This is the direct point of contact with my neighbor. All the other walls are either to the street or my own apartment. What is ...
6
votes
5answers
2k views

Why do metal guitarists boost crunch channels on high gain amps?

It seems to me to be the most often recommended method to get a "proper metal tone". Why is that? Why pay so much for a monster and then use the crunch channel and a tubescreamer?
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0answers
51 views

How low can you go? [on hold]

I don't know if I'm weird, or if I'm an alien. I'm only 13, and my vocal range (not including vocal fry and falsetto) is already Bb1 - F4 (2 octaves, 4 tones, 1 semitone). My entire vocal range with ...
1
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8answers
202 views

Do such chords exist?

for example, C D E or C C# D motivation: I am trying to get all of the permutations for all possible notes, chromatically (within the octave of a selected tonic, in this case C-chromatic scale) I ...
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0answers
39 views

Can you get away with playing only chords in piano? [on hold]

for example, in guitar, you can just get away with playing chords. Is this true for the piano? in both you can just play melody, but it can get boring.
1
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2answers
48 views

Counter-example of counterpoint technique?

I'm trying to fully understand the concept that "Counterpoint" entails... but I can't seem to think any situation in which a counterpoint is not present on a song/piece/whatever. If counterpoint is ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Tricks to unlearn chords learned by shape on the piano

As a child, I took organ lessons during which my teacher taught most of the chords by their inversions to minimize the amount of travelling on the keyboard required by the left hand. For example, A ...
0
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0answers
24 views

What is the best way to star to play cello? [closed]

I recently bought a cello but I don't know what is the started steps to beginner ....
0
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0answers
31 views

Playing keyboard at a wedding party in a hotel [closed]

Why have the venue asked for public liability insurance when it is not my business? I have just been asked to play keyboard at a wedding for one song.
1
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2answers
60 views

Proper way to use a shield and ground-wire when rewiring a guitar

In an attempt to resolve some major hum problems with my son's archtop with a floating pickup, I'm about to start my 2nd rewiring attempt. This time I'm going to be using 18 gauge, stranded, shielded ...
1
vote
2answers
49 views

How much Hanon?

So of course, I have been doing the Hanon exercises. I find that I feel as though I'm doing too many (over 30) before I actually do my practice. I play them all twice, once loud and once quiet with ...
1
vote
3answers
64 views

How do I play this double bass part? (16th note + 3 grace notes)

In Simandl's 30 Etudes for String Bass, on Etude #26, there is this passage (last measure of the first line and first measure of the second line), where I have to play a 16th C# note, followed by 3 ...
3
votes
3answers
399 views

Can we use scales that belong to the chord that is in the scale you planned your composition to be in?

Can we use scales that belong to the chord that is in the scale you planned your composition to be in? For example I'm in a G major chord and there is a D major chord too, can I use the D major scale? ...
1
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0answers
36 views

How to do wavy thing in electronic music? [closed]

I have listened to a lot of electronic music. I have noticed a lot of these wavy things that goes up and down due to the pitch and volume. For example Monster Cat does this! Is there a way of doing ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

How do I find the chord progressions for sheet music?

Just wondering if someone could give me some steps to working out the chord progression of sheet music ie. chord IV or II etc. How do I know what is what?
0
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3answers
51 views

Does this dectuplet make sense?

I recently encountered this dectuplet as you can see in the picture attached. To me this doesn't make sense. This makes 10 16th notes instead of 4. This reduces the notes' lentgh 2.5 times. Should ...

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