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How can I teach myself to play the drums and how much is it going to cost me?

Assuming informal understanding of music (I can dance tango and I have DJ'd in the past), how can I teach myself to play the drums? Specific instructional resources would be appreciated. Further, ...
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Is there any evidence that JS Bach, A Vivaldi and J Handel had perfect ear pitch?

Is there any evidence that JS Bach, A Vivaldi and J Handel had perfect ear pitch? Perhaps, if one can spend so much time and energy to music he would develop some abilities.
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How to approach learning long complex piano scores without the instrument?

How to approach learning long complex piano scores without the instrument? I use musical analysis, pattern recognition, hearing to midi slowed, rewriting difficult passages, playing parts on guitar ...
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Using pedal switch in Ableton

I have the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 sound card and Orange FS-1 foot switch from my Orange amp. I use Ableton Live for recording my guitar. My question is, can I connect the pedal to the other input on ...
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How to approach absolute pitch recognition: compare to the remembered reference or to assign special pitch quality to the note?

How to approach absolute pitch recognition: compare to the remembered reference (or a root sound from a song) or to assign a special pitch quality to the note? I can recognize several pitches, but do ...
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How to learn to recognize intervals over an octave?

How to learn to recognize intervals over an octave? I recognize them in the limits of an octave, but do mistakes when hearing larger ones. Don`t know songs with them, perhaps.
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Lip trill range vs mixed voice range

If I can reach note X from doing lip trills, can I in theory reach note X in my mix? With practice of course. As a male, I've been struggling to go past A in my mix. But I noticed that I can hit a ...
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How much of Opera is about sex? [migrated]

We seem to think that so much of classical music is pure and noble but in my practice there seems to be a few common themes in Opera. Opera may very well be more Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll than what ...
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Before The Great Collapse [JMT] [migrated]

In the track "Before The Great Collapse" by Jedi Mind Tricks, who is performing the vocals? I've spoken with lots of people about this and many claim that it's both Vinnie and Jus Allah. That they ...
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Guitarists: Back Pain After a Gig

I am playing long gigs with my band (6-7 hours long, once/twice a week) and a lot of movement is involved in making a show, also I am constantly "dancing" with the rhythm while playing. Also note that ...
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Why do my monitors make this popping/cracking sound?

I just bought a keyboard and some monitors to output the sound so I don't know much about this. But when I hit too many keys on the keyboard, it makes this popping and cracking sound, I don't know ...
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Why do guitar transducers howl when run through guitar pedals?

I play both acoustic and rock music on an acoustic guitar fitted with K&K piezoelectric transducers. When I plug the acoustic guitar into my electric guitar rig the amp starts howling almost ...
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Gregorian modes in Renaissance music (with Cabezón's 'Tiento del Cuarto Tono' as an example)

I'd like to ask a question on how Gregorian modes were transformed during Renaissance using a piece of Antonio de Cabezón as an example. His 'Tiento del Cuarto Tono' is written in mode 4, which is, as ...
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2answers
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How does one project well when singing in the low range of their voice?

When I sing low in my range (notes around G2-A1), I often get a really resonant, airy sound that is quiet enough that it cannot be heard when singing in a group setting. How can I make these notes ...
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Any information on this tease of a fugue in Beethoven's Hammerklavier? [on hold]

There's a passage approximately two minutes before the main fugue theme of the fourth mvt. in Beethoven's Hammerklavier op. 106; it lays out a brilliant theme for a fugue which is thereafter never ...
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1answer
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Size of an unmarked mouthpiece (bass trombone)

As a bass trombonist, I am used to playing on a 1 & 1/4th G mouthpiece. Recently, however, I acquired a brand-new instrument, which came with a completely unmarked mouthpiece. The mouthpiece looks ...
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Why is this stripe (or N) used to display a crotchet rest?

In the book "The Beatles Complete Scores", there are many instances that instead of the normal crotchet rest :, the author uses this kind of rest: One example is on page 1000, on the song "When I'm ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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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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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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46 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 ...
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2answers
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What is the name of these tubes, that emit sound when being swung?

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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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 ...
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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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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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542 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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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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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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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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97 views

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

What does cut. s.d. mean when written in sheet music?
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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645 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?
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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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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? ...
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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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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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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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444 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 ...
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330 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 ...
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278 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 ...
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1answer
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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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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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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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