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Is this based on a classic blues song? [migrated]

I remember seeing this episode when I was growing up and after some searching I found it on youtube. Is this song based on a classic one?
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What's the term for rapidly blending two pitches a single time in a beat?

Here's some examples of what I mean: A chiptune song's lead synth (@ 0:31) A song from Touhou (@ 0:51) Is there a general term for this? Is the term for the vocals version different to the term for ...
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Why do Open Tunings work?

Anyone have any idea why open tunings with the A and E low strings in unison and changing the rest of the strings based on tonality works for playing (where you are only fretting with one finger or ...
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How to analyze a chord from Beethoven sonata no 8 (Pathetique)

Looking at a chord towards the end of the development in measure 169, beat 2, spelled C♯-E-A♭ over the G pedal. How would you analyze this in the context of the harmonic progression at ...
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Fermata until note fades away

Usually, the length of a fermata depends on the performer. In a song I'm composing, I use fermatas quite often and the way I want the performer to interpret them is to tell him to hold the note until ...
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What Electric Guitar do you think I should get? A ESP LTD EX-50, a B.C. Rich Warlock Core X, or a Schecter Demon-6? [on hold]

It was my birthday and I really wanted a guitar and I wanted to wait for Guitar Centers Presidents day sale to try and save some money, so I just want your honest opinion to help me decide on what ...
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The finger chart of a Bb Trumpet [on hold]

I have been playing various guitars for over forty years. I have always loved brass instruments but just never got around to playing one. Last year, I picked up a Bb trumpet. I was a bit put off by ...
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1answer
58 views

Are these “power chords” in a classical composition?

I've been trying to figure out the chord progression from the beginning of this Mussorgsky piece (orchestrated by Shostakovich, link below) and I'm just curious if I'm getting things right. The chords ...
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Software for typesetting and playing free time music

I have composed some "tempo libero" pieces, meaning no time signature and no bars also known as "umeasured". I would like to use the computer to produce typeset scores for this kind of "free time" ...
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Beginnging Music Theory - What are scales and why should I learn them? [duplicate]

Background I'm looking for help with respect to where I could start learning music in general as a guitarist. I can play some simple songs and melodies I taught myself, understand what notes map to ...
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Chord Progression: I iv bVI V

Can anyone shed some light on what makes this chord progression work? I know that bVI is a common bit of modal mixture, and minor iv often replaces IV, but I'm wondering what makes them work together ...
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Collaboration. Is there a site in the that allows musicians to find and work with each other on compositions?

There are hoards of sites on which to place finished products: scoreascore, sound cloud, etc. But, is there a site in the that allows musicians to find and work with each other on compositions? For ...
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Harmonizing All Music with the I,IV and V Chords?

I read somewhere that any melody line can be harmonized using the I,IV and V chords of the major scale. The reasoning behind this being that any possible note played in the melody will exist in one ...
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Is there such a thing as an electric-ONLY acoustic guitar?

I am a total noob to guitar (nay, music) in my adult years. I find that I play a lot at night when the rest of the house wants to sleep or at the very least not hear my terrible guitar playing. I play ...
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1answer
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“crescendo” vs hair pin

symphony no.1 movement 1 page 16 by the string sections Working on Peter I. Tchaikovsky first symphony manuscript Conductor score. I came to a interesting observation. On the same page all ...
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1answer
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How can I represent this measure in MuseScore?

How can I write the following figure in MusicScore? This is the best I could do so far:
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Definition of Sonority for Flutists

I have not been able to find a specific explanation of what "Sonorous" or "Sonority" means for a Flutist. I have a vague understanding that it refers to sound quality. Can anyone please help me to ...
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57 views

Why is one mix of a song by South Central Cartel different than other mixes? [on hold]

Why is the sound in "All day everyday" by South Central Cartel original song different from all the available instrumental versions? Can you somehow edit the audio of the instrumental version to make ...
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How to find a musician (solo guitar) job in London? [on hold]

How to find a musician (solo guitar) job in London? What advertisement desks publish a list of musicians in demand? I am from the other country, wish to find the job which better fits my personality ...
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Glissandos in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3 Mov.3

In Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3 Mov.3 towards the end there are some parts with a glissando with doubled notes from 7:30 onwards of this video. It's played by Martha Argerich. I've also watched ...
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Why are the black keys on some ancient fortepianos now white on modern pianos?

I am wondering what happened in the fortepiano's history that made the keyboard colors switch (why black keys on some ancient pianofortes are now white on modern pianos). Here is a picture of a ...
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Historical “pop” music in Europe [migrated]

Today, we have youtube, radio, TV, and background music in shopping malls -- all which proliferate our exposure to music. It's easy to measure weekly hit songs, based on listenership/requests of radio ...
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What is the best way to learn how to play this particular Billy Joel arrangement? [on hold]

I came across this truly amazing piano performance of Billy Joel's "The Longest Time". I've played piano for the longest time, but I'm not skilled enough to be able to figure this out by ear, at ...
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How do I figure out whether rhythms have beats with 2/3-1/3 splits or 3/4-1/4 splits?

I am trying to transcribe this song for piano. This is my progress so far (ignore the 8vb, I am planning to switch the left- and right-hand parts). I am having trouble figuring out whether the ...
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1answer
78 views

Examples of popular songs with fast chord progression [on hold]

In the context of a study on harmonic similarities between classical music and popular music, I am wondering if there are some "fast harmonic rhythm" popular songs (pop, rock, variety, etc. - ideally ...
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Is “soundtrack” really a genre? [migrated]

I have a lot of music composed for video games which I enjoy listening to. So naturally, I imported it into iTunes on my computer for ease of playback, playlists, sharing to devices, etc. I noticed ...
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Do composers generally have a “logic” for motivic motion? [on hold]

Do composers like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, etc... generally have some logic in motivic motion? When they sequence or use motives in "creative" ways is there some reasoning to choose the interval the ...
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60 views

Recording Black Metal

I am new to this and recording in the manner stated below. Any and all advice will be tested and considered. I have a B-52 LS-100 solid state half stack and an AKG-P220 microphone with a Scarlett ...
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Trombone to Voice

I'm both a trombonist in a couple bands and a bass vocalist in an acappella group. I find that when I play trombone for an extended period of time, then switch to singing, I can't access the bottom ...
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61 views

Is a guitar cover the music of the song combined with the notes of the singer singing?

I wanted to ask you about Covers of songs played on guitar.I don't quite understand them.So is a cover the music of the song combined with the notes of the singer singing?
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Diminished and augmented key signature

Now I know that augmented chords and diminished chords are dissonant normally. Arpeggiate it and it is much more consonant. 3rd octave and it is much more consonant. But can you actually have ...
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4answers
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Is this a C chord or an Em chord?

A nice little progression on acoustic guitar is to play a regular C chord (omit/mute the bottom E string), then slide your 3rd finger (A string) from the 3rd fret (C) to the 2nd (B), then play Am7 ...
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Solfege - Fixed Do versus Movable Do

Having used movable do for a long time, I'm now in a country where fixed do is the norm. I'm looking for advantages/disadvantages of one over the other.
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Which version of Bach's Saint Matthew's Passion do we hear in Pasolini's Accattone? [on hold]

During whole Pasolini's movie Accattone we can hear "Wir Setzen Uns Mit Tränen Nieder", the final from Bach's Saint Matthew's Passion. Does anyone know from which version of the Passion it is ? ...
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Marcus Uzilevsky/Rusty Evans Lift up the Gates [on hold]

I'm looking for the music behind this 1975 copyrighted song; I have lyrics and chords from "The Young Life Song book, 477 Songs" but have no idea how the melody goes. Marcus Uzilevsky known as Rust ...
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78 views

Puzzled on this use of the double treble cleff arrangement

I am a beginner player of piano and can usually get answers as the questions arise however, this one stumps me and discussions don;t seem to address this situation. There is only one piano and no ...
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29 views

What is the best inexpensive/free music programs if you can't afford Ableton? [on hold]

I'm a passionate budding remixer, and wanted to start learning Ableton asap. Basically, I want to take songs and mix them together, add beats, play with genres, etc., similar to Fatboy Slim or Pretty ...
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1answer
108 views

How can we sing in tune, given a perfect ear for music, if we always hear ourselves lower than we actually sound?

According to this BBC article, we hear ourselves bassy compared to how we sound to others. What makes a recording of our voice sound so different... and awful? It’s because when you speak you ...
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1answer
29 views

Formula to adjust a note by cents

I'm trying to find a formula to adjust a note frequency by a variable number of cents. So for example if a middle C was played then how do you find "N" cents adjustment to that frequency? I hope I'm ...
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1answer
50 views

Mark Levine the jazz theory versus the jazz piano book

I currently own the jazz theory book by mark levine. It's very informative and I'm sure it's gonna take me a few years to get the best out of it, but I wonder is it still worth getting the jazz piano ...
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Why the octave number changes between B and C?

I noticed that everywhere I read about music in scientific pitch notation, I see the notes in ascending pitch as in: A2 B2 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 C4 Instead of what I expected, which was A2 B2 C2 D2 ...
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26 views

What kind of percussion is this? [migrated]

I recently bought two steps from hell's battlecry album, and there is a few percussion instruments which I'd love to know more about. For example, in "victory" you can hear this "tick tick tick" sound ...
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2answers
44 views

Is it possible to tune a short scale (22.4") acoustic guitar up to ADGCEa with 10-47 strings?

I'm considering getting this guitar: http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_ds_10_mini.htm?ref=search_rslt_benton+mini_321012_0 According to the description, the scale is 568mm (~22.36") and it comes ...
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2answers
63 views

Running out of fretboard

I was wondering, how often does it happen to "run out of fretboard" like Tommy Emmanuel (almost) does in this video around 0:30 ? Do you ever feel limited by the range of the guitar while improvising ...
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1answer
51 views

Tonality of a song given some chords

I have this notes I extracted from a song using Adobe Audition’s frequency analysis. D F# A C# (Dmaj7) E G B D (Em7) F# A C# E (F#m7) G B D F# (Gmaj7) A C# E G (A7) B D F# A (Bm7) C# E G B ...
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820 views

Can a symphony be in many keys?

First of all, please excuse me for my bad musical vocabulary usages. I'm working on an information-system for music, and I'm trying to understand some basic concepts in order to move on in my ...
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2answers
88 views

Is this old, possibly Musima classic guitar worth keeping?

I got a 1960-something Musima classic for 40 dollars on a flea market, I believe it is a classic (I can't find any information on the guitar anywhere, but it looks like a musima classic) but the ...
3
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1answer
46 views

How to play a Bbmaj13(#11) guitar chord?

Sometimes funky music requires knowing very atypical chords, in comparison to rock or pop music. A celebre Stevie Wonder song (Superstition), as an examples, contains (if you want to play it in a ...
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32 views

Which famous pianists despise piano competitions? [closed]

Source: The Dark Side of Piano Competitions, by Michael Johnson, AUG. 7, 2009 [reproduced here also] [...] A petition now circulating has attracted more than 500 signatures urging “transparency” ...
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Is there a specific name for music that sounds like it has no rests?

Example: Prelude no. 2 from Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier”. That piece sounds like it has no rests. It’s a constant flow of music the entire time. I love pieces like that. I want to know if there’s a ...

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