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Why does my voice crack while I'm singing and how do I prevent it?

Every once in a while, I'll have a time when no matter what I do my voice cracks even though I'll be singing like I usually do. What causes this? Am I singing too much? Does my excess mucus problem ...
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Would any alternatative tuning suit this chord progression/song?

These progressions are used in a song I'm writing. The more 'normal' versions of the chords work, but these are the voicings I typically use most often. %5/x.5/1.7/3.7/4.6/2.0/0[Dm] ...
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318 views

What is the proper name for these cheating F#m & G#m chords?

%2/x.4/3.4/4.2/1.0/0.0/0 It's basically a standard F#m barre, but without the barre. The low E string is generally not played. You can also move it two frets up to get a G#m shape, which still works ...
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32 views

Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?

I have been playing a classical guitar for some years now and I recently purchased a steel-string acoustic guitar. I am puzzled by the placement of the bridge saddle on my steel-string. On my ...
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3answers
48 views

Advice: 'Real' Musical Ability?

I have been playing my instrument for almost 11 years now; I have mastered the technique, I can play my scales and chords forwards, backwards and upside-down, sightread most reasonable music, identify ...
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2answers
273 views

How can I find a chord to go to after any other chord played on the piano?

For example if I played a Dm triad, how would I find a/the chord this one would resolve to?
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1answer
56 views

Is classical singing with self-accompaniment ok?

My child (12) takes both piano and classical singing lessons, independently. I have noticed that her song sheets sometimes also contain the accompaniment line that she may be capable of playing. The ...
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1answer
191 views

When composing for oboe, how useful is it to think about recorder fingerings?

I'm always a bit anxious when writing for winds, because I don't really have much of a clue how passages will be executed on the specific instrument. (And I know how needlessly complicated some parts ...
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1answer
66 views

What is the Lydian Chromatic Concept?

I've recently found out about George Russell's book the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization and I've been curious about exactly what the Lydian Chromatic Concept is and how it can be used ...
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1answer
25 views

Learn Music and piano [on hold]

I am a complete newbie when it comes to music. I don't have the slightest idea of what music is. I don't even listen to songs that much. I want to learn to play piano and about music as well. How do I ...
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16 views

Which headphone to choose for a specified amp [on hold]

I have bought MINIAMP AMP800. (Manual with specifications is linked) enter link description here I wanted to listen to some music with few friends. Now I wanna know which type of headphones should I ...
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1answer
51 views

In Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum, why is the B always flat in the exercises done in the F mode?

In Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum, when in the F mode (lydian), the B is always flat, at least in the first and second species examples. The cantus firmus proposed by master Aloys avoids the note ...
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4answers
80 views

B -> C and E -> F, No Sharp?

The keyboard has these notes: A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G# Why do B and C and E and F not have a sharp note between them? If they did, the keyboard would look like this: A A# B ...
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1answer
56 views

My Throat Hurts When I Sing

Every time I sing, my throat ends up hurting and I can't figure out why. My vocal teacher doesn't know why either so that doesn't help me at all. She said she thought that maybe I was trying to be too ...
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0answers
64 views

Transcribing a 2 second segment [on hold]

I have been trying to transcribe 11 notes for days, but when I try to replicate it with my instrument it always seems off. I believe it should be B, F#, D#, D, A, F#, D, C#, G#, E, C# I checked ...
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1answer
28 views

Is there any software to program accompaniment quickly without electronic keyboard?

Is there any software where I can select a style and mention the chord names to be played? I used to do it with my yamaha keyboard where I could select a nice style and create chord progressions but ...
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1answer
57 views

What kind of lute is this, which strings does it use and to which notes are they tuned?

Okay, that's actually 3 questions, but I would love to play this instrument. I acquired this lute (see images). It has 10 strings (5 currently missing). I want to replace them, and tune the lute. ...
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1answer
236 views

Are these dotted and tied rhythms equivalent?

I have been trying to learn sheet music once again by re-teaching myself by reading pieces of music. Basically I'm using a digital audio work station to place the notes into a piano roll and checking ...
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2answers
118 views

How can I improve my piano recording?

I recorded my self playing piano. I've been reading a lot about the subject and I know I can improve the quality of my recording by applying some filter like compression. Are there other filters that ...
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0answers
17 views

Guidance regarding Harmonica Hohner Silver Star 504/20 Bb [on hold]

I recently bought Hohner Silver Star 504/20 Bb to learn playing Harmonica. I need guidance on how I should go about learning to play it. I am rookie. Please guide about the resources that could help ...
4
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2answers
57 views

How do I keep my throat cleared while singing?

I love to sing, but for the past couple days I've had a problem where I am in constant need of throat clearing while singing. I'd never had this problem before. I know noisily clearing it is bad for ...
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2answers
69 views

Notes being played by the right hand within a chord being played by the left

I recently began playing a piece when I came across this: Any ideas on how to go about playing this? Sneaking my right hand in between my left's fingers is quite comfortable and playing eight notes ...
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Can somepne help me to find this music? [on hold]

I am really sorry if it's an inapropriate question but I am really looking for this music. Youtube According to shazam it's: Viva La Revolution (Full Version) By Huw Williams but I can't find any song ...
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42 views

Guitar makes a weird scratchy sound when using plectrums

I play the acoustic guitar (3 steel, 3 nylon) but whenever I use a plectrum it makes a scratchy sound, am I doing anything wrong or is it just me?
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1answer
31 views

Angled endpin on double bass?

While on Facebook, I came across this picture of a double bass that had an angled endpin: It didn't have any description. What could the purpose of something like this be?
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25 views

Wedding piece for singer, piano, cello? [on hold]

We want to perform something at a family wedding and we have a female singer (soprano? very experienced but not much practise time), a piano player (just playing for a few years, let's say Für Elise ...
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0answers
19 views

What is a good software to record music at home? [on hold]

What is a good software to record music at home? I heard about StudioOne and Cubase. Are there something else, perhaps, better?
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1answer
40 views

How to record and add the voice of my friend for a song who is in another country?

I am an amateur pianist. I want to release a music album. I have a friend in another country who is willing to sing for my music. I play my instruments and send her the mp3. She plays the mp3 and ...
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0answers
17 views

Please advise books, chapters on how to write your own music in scores [on hold]

Please advise books, chapters on how to write your own music in scores. I use Sibelius and Finale, but face some challenges. Easier to play than to record in scores. Need an advice. Thank you.
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What is an effective way to tune a guitar for an unpracticed ear?

I played viola for 6-7 years and always had this problem to a degree where plucking or playing a string made me feel the pitch was wobbling in a range. I assumed I just don't have a precise ear, but ...
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1answer
33 views

How to play a MIDI controller keyboard on Windows? [duplicate]

I bought a second-hand MIDI controller keyboard recently hoping to be able to plug it in to my Windows laptop and play away. It has not been as easy as I hoped, and I have not been able to get my ...
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1answer
30 views

Is a Bb Baritone and a Baritone Horn the same instrument?

I'm about to start A level music and therefore I need to buy an instrument, I play Bb baritone but when I searched for one on the internet all I could find was a baritone horn. Is this the same ...
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1answer
30 views

How can one access the lowest ranges of one's bass voice?

Sometimes in specific conditions such as some early mornings, the day after having strained my voice, or having a mild cold, I can reach unusually low vocal ranges. Looking around, there is very ...
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1answer
64 views

Half, Three Quarter Sharps and Microtonality

Less often (in for instance microtonal music notation) one will encounter half, or three-quarter,... or otherwise modified, sharps. A half sharp indicates the use of quarter tones, and may be ...
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1answer
176 views

How do other magnets affect pickups?

What would happen if you take a magnet to a pickups sound through an amp? Would it kill the pickup or have any affect at all?
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4answers
121 views

What are the reasons for tuning instruments based on a frequency other than A440

I read that a harmonica could be tuned in A441 plus, but I don't know what that means. How is this different than A440 tuning? If you play guitar, when you tune your instrument, is it always A440? ...
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2answers
92 views

play melody with perfect fourths on guitar

I am beginner guitar player and I am not sure how should I play melodies with perfect fourths without gaps and ugly pauses. For example: |------------ |------------ |------------ |-------5-7-- ...
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0answers
40 views

is ar.rahman best of all [closed]

i am hearing some songs by the musician ar.rahman. many songs makes very good feel on the song. is he best?
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96 views

Most efficient way to silent read 2 or more voices (audiation)

I would like to become able to silent read music. I am interested in renaissance and early baroque organ composition, which usually means two to four voices. As now I can recognize intervals (melodic ...
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4answers
313 views

Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock

In Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock, the first measure is said to be Fm7. Now, we have a lot of notes that is not a part of the chord (non-chordal tones). How then can we say that this is Fm7? I ...
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3answers
41 views

What makes a great conductor?

What qualities do great conductors share? Are there unique qualities that make a particular conductor great that do not exist in other conductors?
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0answers
95 views

Term for a rhythmically misleading introduction to a pop tune? [duplicate]

I enjoy pop music, and when a new tune starts I'll find myself bopping to the beat. I like to think my musical intuition is good, and I enjoy listening to the song build up as expected. However, there ...
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0answers
16 views

Sight reading traning midi files for Piano Booster

I've discovered the free Piano Booster software that let's you practice piano sight reading using midi-files and an attached midi keyboard / digital piano: http://pianobooster.sourceforge.net/. While ...
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2answers
120 views

What is a “Stable” Chord?

What makes a chord "stable"? What makes a chord "unstable"? Just saw this in my piano book, but it doesn't really explain what it means.
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2answers
68 views

Right hand to strum strings

When for example I play A and C chords in a song, how do I use right hand to strum strings? Do I strum all strings down? or all strings Down and Up or few strings Down or Down and Up... Is there any ...
3
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2answers
83 views

Do algorithms exist to calculate chords during performance while playing only baseline and melody?

I would like to play a bassline and melody on a MIDI controller and have the computer dynamically fill in chords as I'm playing. I assume that there are several choices for each chord that the ...
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1answer
32 views

Audio Interface and Guitar

I am trying to connect my guitar to my computer. I am using the Alesis Core 1 as my audio interface. It has two options: line and guitar. The guitar sound comes out of my speakers but I can't edit it ...
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2answers
323 views

Getting the most out of a Jazz standard

I recently started practising Jazz standards. I started with Take Five, and Girl from Ipanema as they seemed relatively easy to play and their melody easy to remember. I would like advice on how I can ...
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2answers
93 views

Different guitar chord voicings [closed]

Is there any where on the internet that anyone knows of that has different chord voicings for guitar. I don't mind if its a PDF, website, YouTube video i just would prefer if it was free.
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0answers
32 views

What is the name of this piece? [closed]

[Apologies: I am almost sure this is the wrong SE site for this question but am not sure where it would be better asked!] What is the name of the violin piece at 4:20 into this NPR segment?

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