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5 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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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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Any ideas what's the rhythm here?

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
13 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
14 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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25 views

How to get melody by listening [on hold]

I want to ask you a question about getting a melody by listening and combining with chords? How to know and get melody by ear? could you please write some tips?
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2answers
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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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15 views

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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191 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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1answer
28 views

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
21 views

Guitar amp fender 15B

How do I get distortion on my fender 15B amp if it doesn't have a distortion swit ch/button? I have tried using existing knobs but just cant get the rock sound I'm after.
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1answer
25 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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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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1answer
23 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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5 views

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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2answers
40 views

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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2answers
20 views

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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0answers
10 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 ...
4
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2answers
647 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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0answers
14 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
31 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
64 views

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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48 views

Noation of music concerning the Trombone Player

When a Trombone player read music from the Treble Clef How does he/she reads it, does he/she reads middle C an Octave down?
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48 views

Beethoven piano concerto 3 mvt 3

How should I consider this part ? Is there something different that we should hear, or that should appear when I play apart from the regular scale ? Why aren't the notes organized regularly 4-4-4 ...
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1answer
34 views

How do I start guitar 'tapping' style?

I have been thinking of adding tapping guitar style to my fingerstyle and I was wondering if anyone has some tips or useful websites that could teach me this. If anyone has info on how to get louder ...
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2answers
72 views

Why did they choose the diatonic scale?

I have many questions, but all related to the necessity (if any) of the diatonic scale and the consequences of this choice. First: what are the reasons behind the choice of the Western Music diatonic ...
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2answers
22 views

Producing stereo sound from more than two speakers?

Is it possible to produce a stereo effect from more than 2 loudspeakers for example(4 full range driver) placing them one on each side of a square?
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1answer
36 views

Are there any important practices for fingerstyle guitar? [on hold]

I have been playing fingerstyle guitar for about three years and I am now able to play okay. I was wondering if there is any challenging exercises that I could do to improve my skill? If possible ...
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0answers
17 views

connecting stereo out of my mixer into mic in of the amp?

So I recently got a yamaha mg10xu mixer just for fun. I also have fishman loudbox mini amp. I want to send the mixer out to my amp in the best and safest way possible. Now I have seen some videos on ...
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2answers
67 views

Exactly as written?

I attended an all-Mozart program the other day and I was wondering if all the pieces he wrote are performed by exactly the same number and kind of instruments you would hear today. The French horn ...
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5answers
135 views

Creating a simple melody out of random notes

I recently watched a movie entitled "Frequencies" and there is a scene where one of the main protagonists, as a kid, is enticed to play the piano, he is told to play any notes in any order and in any ...
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1answer
54 views

Cross hands while playing?

In the score below (from 1905 incidental score to Peter Pan by John Crook (1852–1922), see http://hdl.handle.net/1802/24425), the first few bars in both bass & treble staves have notations “L.H.” &...
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1answer
42 views

Newcomer to mixing - what levels should I set for each track?

Ok so I been rapping for almost a decade, so naturally I have no problems putting together a pretty decent hip hop beat/instrumental. Recently I have decided to better well-round my hip hop and ...
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0answers
25 views

How to motivate myself to practise piano playing? [migrated]

Currently I find piano practice a bit of a chore. But, I really want to get good at piano so that I can sightread pop charts and compose my own music more effectively. Is there any way that I can ...
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0answers
24 views

Battle for Britain, David Bowie

I'm trying to figure out what's going on in David Bowie's song, Battle for Britain. (The intro ends at 0:35 or so.) These are the chords, near as I can tell. One chord per measure. En B F# A A ...
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0answers
52 views

Is Prof. Craig Wright really singing the Major Triads?

Source: Lecture 8. Bass Patterns: Blues and Rock, Listening to Music (MUSI 112) (2012), by Prof. Craig Wright In the lecture, Prof. Wright is singing the I, IV, V Major Triads. But because overtone ...
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5answers
77 views

What is the best way to learn guitar solo from someone else? [on hold]

I am guitarist and when I am working in solo or practicing of some master of performance or someone else on guitar I always have some doubts if am I in the right way. Because sometimes is painful to ...
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4answers
54 views

FL Studio vs GarageBand

I am trying to start making music, and although it's a bit confusing, I'm learning. I have a Mac, and so my first thought was to start using GarageBand, as it was already downloaded (and because of ...
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3answers
95 views

How many times am i allowed to repeat Chord progressions within a 6 song catalogue?

i am attempting to write a 6 songs for perfomance of about 22 min live set.. but i keep beating myself up over my "artistic integrity" when i repeat progressions that i enjoy... for example, say i ...
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2answers
47 views

Printing Keyboard Labels

Is there any kind of label sheet size or template that will fit on a piano keyboard? I want to print from my printer ABC's that will fit on the keyboard. Thanks!
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1answer
36 views

Is holding the violin without using your hand indicator of proper position?

I have seen from some resources like books or videos, that if you hold your violin properly, then you should be able to hold them with your chin and arm, somewhat like this: Now I am new to violin, ...
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1answer
34 views

How are the gain knobs supposed to work / be used on DJ controllers / software?

I'm confused about how I'm supposed to use my gain knobs. I'm using a Gemini G4V but I mean to find out for all DJ controllers in general. Top four knobs in the middle are gain knobs for this 4-deck ...
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4answers
189 views

Unknown Notation in Pokémon Theme

I just purchased a copy of the Pokémon Theme and I came across this note which I'm not sure how long to play it. Can someone please help me? I'Ve attached an image of the one (or two) note/s below ...
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1answer
89 views

What guitar effects (pedals) are common for Blues and Jazz guitarists? [on hold]

Nowadays which effects (pedals) sounds good to play Blues or Jazz on guitar? A friend told me that overdrive is used to transform the solo to a more aggressive sound. Chorus effect could help on ...
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3answers
105 views

How to write the melody notes of my original songs

How put my original songs' melodies in note form on paper so that the melody can be played on an instrument. (I normally just play the chords on piano or guitar and sing the melody but I want the ...
0
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2answers
35 views

How to connect mic to computer

I have a vintage EV-1750 cardioid Electret Condenser microphone (with internal battery power) with a hardwired ⅛" TS plug. Output level is -43db at 1000Hz and 150 ohms unbalanced. How do I, or what ...
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2answers
53 views

Song written in Locrian of C

How would I write a song in Locrian of C. In sheet music would that be written in the key of C. Or would I write it in B minor / major? If B, I'm guessing the way I would choose between the minor and ...
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56 views

Which musical instrument should I learn? [closed]

I'm a 19 y.o. undergraduate in engineering. I'd like to learn to play a music instrument, but I don't know where to start. I've learnt drums (latin, rock, some Michael Jackson, JPop&Jrock, ...

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