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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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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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Playing with Chords!

I wanted to know if i really truly understand the reasoning behind chords. I 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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8 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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1answer
16 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
15 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 ...
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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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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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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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20 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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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22 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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4answers
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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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1answer
34 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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1answer
62 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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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
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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
33 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 ...
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7 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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25 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 ...
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1answer
22 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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24 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
47 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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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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54 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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26 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 ...
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38 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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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
28 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 ...
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1answer
23 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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59 views

What is the use of 5ths in romantic music?

I sang bass for 3 years in choir, yet I hear the term '5ths' being used for certain types of music, especially romantic ballads. Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune is a favorite of mine, and I hear that ...
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Where I can get free lessons on learning 24-hole chromatic harmonica? [on hold]

This is Prashant. I am newbie in the world of the harmonica & music too. Recently I decided to learn harmonica. I am having 24-holes Tower Chromatic harmonica. Please guide me so that I can start ...
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2answers
257 views

Where did the symbols b and # originate from, and why those?

We're all used to flat and sharp signs, also naturals. Accidentals in some cases. But why those unusual signs? I suspect the b may have something to do with the German B, but the # sign? Something to ...
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4answers
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What intervals are common for sudden key changes?

By "sudden", I mean that there is no dedicated harmonic preparation leading into the new key. The commonly used ones I can think of are: Up a semitone (the classic signal that this is final repeat ...
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1answer
29 views

Guitar amp fender 15B

How do I get distortion on my fender 15B amp if it doesn't have a distortion switch or a button? I have tried using existing knobs but just cant get the rock sound I'm after.
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1answer
27 views

Guitar Chords Sample Library [on hold]

Can you suggest me a sample library in which I can find every Guitar Chord played on an acoustic guitar? Even the not-so-popular ones like D11 or C#7#9
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2answers
229 views

How do bass effects differ from guitar effects?

I play guitar and often see people that try to use guitar effects with their basses and then share their thoughts. How do bass effects differ from guitar effects? And when does it not matter?
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What is the Sweelinck fantasia played by Glenn Gould? [migrated]

Glenn Gould has a CD of early music in which he plays a piece by Jan Sweelinck simply titled "Fantasia in D." I have searched hard for this piece - it is not one of the other Sweelinck fantasias like ...
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26 views

Midi/usb interface sends “note on” instead of “note off” when 2 or more keys are released at once

So i tried to setup my keyboard to my computer and some weird things happen. The first thing i did was testing it with midi-ox. Everything seemed to work until i started playing chords or just 2 notes ...
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Can't record MusicLab Real Guitar from Logic Pro X

I open up a new Logic Pro X project and select the External MIDI interface. I load the plugin to this track by going to AU instruments -> MusicLab -> RealGuitar -> Stereo The interface opens up ...
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Tuning a 38 inch Guitar

Should I tune a 38 inch guitar same as a standard 41 inch guitar (i.e. E A G D B E) or some other way? Another thing, I have dots on frets 5, 7, and 9 only. Is it normal? Asking since standard guitars ...
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how to connect a balanced output to a unbalanced input?

so I want to connect the output from my mixer (balanced xlr) to the unbalanced input of my amp. which cable should I get: XLR to TS or XLR to TRS? I read somewhere that the cold pin should left ...
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1answer
27 views

Unwanted noise from Guitar Amp (Epiphone standard ii & vox ii modeling amp)

I have a Epiphone les paul Standard ii (slash edition) guitar and Vox ii modeling guitar amplifier. When i connect it to power supply (position of various knobs: -volume knob-50%(in the mid position), ...
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1answer
16 views

How to create a Chord Sample in Logic Pro X

I start by saying that I'm totally new to Logic Pro. I need to sample some guitar chords Just that, without strumming or anything, just play the Chord once. Is there a way I can do it using Logic ...
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2answers
658 views

Black MIDI: Add 1/256 note in midi file?

I'm working on creating some black MIDI music. Is there any way that I can add a note that is shorter than a 1/128 note in midi? Like 1/256 or 1/1024 (if I am crazy). I have tried rosegarden and ...
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17 views

Vst plugin for multi track audio editing

I use Fl studio, and 'Edison' its audio editing plugin can't edit more than one audio file simultaneously. Software like 'Audacity' can do multi-track editing but audacity can't be used as an external ...
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1answer
35 views

What are some sources for learning chiptune composition? [on hold]

I'm relatively new to music composition and I choose chiptune to start learning some simple compositions. What I've been doing is compose some riffs but I'm having trouble creating a full song. I ...
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1answer
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Who were Anonymous I-III? Was there an Anonymous V?

An important treatise on medieval music theory was written in the 13th century. His or her name was lost to history, and a 19th-century French historian later dubbed him/her "Anonymous IV". This ...

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