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1answer
29 views

Garage band: how to add marks to tracks?

I would like to add some marks (sort of annotations) at some points (more than one) of my track. Something like the arrangements marks, but on a per-track basis. I think I can't, since I can't find ...
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1answer
50 views

Are there any prominent examples of music based on random pitches in a pitch class set?

For many / most compositions, the composer sticks to one pitch class set. For example, {C,C#,D,D#,EF,F#,G,G#,A,A#,B} where A = 440 hz would be an example. But let's suppose instead I picked a set of ...
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0answers
36 views

I can't tune the B string. Please help me [closed]

I can't tune the B string on my guitar. Please help me.
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0answers
27 views

Build a basic electrically powered instrument [on hold]

I am rebuilding (redesign with newer/better components) an old piece of equipment, which had a bell in it to alert the operator. The bell broke. I suppose I could buy a bell (although this is getting ...
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2answers
47 views

How do I know when a group of accidentals lead to a key change or not?

Especially for something like this http://imgur.com/ROj1kBN (which is originally in D Major), how do I know that it doesn't constitute a key change? A more general question would probably be how do I ...
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59 views

How to trigger electronic sounds on stage

Maybe this question is a little bit amateur but I am new to electronic music. I have seen a lot of bands like Coldplay that, despite they are only 4 members, they have lots of electronic sounds live ...
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1answer
72 views

What is a “tone”?

Some musical instruments are capable of making sounds called "tones." For example, a piano, a tuba, a saxophone, a violin, etc. These are all instruments capable of making "tones." Some percussive ...
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3answers
178 views

Time and Key Signatures

Why is it deemed necessary to put the key signature at the beginning of each line? And in the same vein, why do we need a time signature at all, when it's fairly apparent what it will be in the first ...
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2answers
39 views

Treble clef instead of bass clef even though there are low sounds

I don't know what this means Even though the treble clef is on the second row I play it with the left hand and why is the bass clef at the end? This is a new song I try to learn and I'm really ...
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1answer
61 views

What is an algorithm for deriving a secondary chord?

I am trying to find an algorithm for determining the secondary chord (e.g. the V/V) but I would also like to derive the vii/ii, the V/vii, etc. Here is what I have so far: The base note value can ...
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3answers
97 views

What are Guitar Scale Patterns?

I am trying to understand, what is a guitar scale pattern ? For example, following shows "C Major Scale Pattern." What exactly is the purpose of a scale pattern ?
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1answer
38 views

Would a trumpet, double bass, and viola be a good trio? [closed]

We were thinking of playing together as a sort of band.
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1answer
48 views

electric guitarst playing single notes

I recently crossed paths with a young man playing a Gibson using only single notes, it reminded me of years ago when I would bang on a piano's black keys. No it didn't follow any particular pattern ...
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2answers
46 views

What can a dominant seventh over a submediant chord resolve to?

In this song from Family Guy, a barbershop quartet is singing a song in C major, and they end a phrase on a V7/vi (E7) chord, and proceed to drag that chord out for about one minute (until 1:52), at ...
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4answers
120 views

tips for switching from g chord to c chord on guitar

So I've been playing for about a month following Justin guitar's beginners course and i could do some basic chord changes quite fine but i find myself really struggling when i'm trying to change from ...
1
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1answer
13 views

What's the best way to play variable-tempo samples live?

When I play with my band, I'd love to integrate background samples into our music. However, our group isn't fond of playing to a click track. Ideally, when a sample is to be played, we could dial in ...
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14 views

Concerto for Trumpet [closed]

how many movements are in Concerto For Trumpet by Handel/Musser? Always thought concertos had 3 movements but this one seems like it has 4. Am I wrong?
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2answers
37 views

Key of a Song in Modes

If I'm playing a song in Dorian D would I say that the song is in the key of C? Or is the song in the key of D, cause that my true tonic? I guess the question can be boiled down to, is the tonic the ...
2
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3answers
56 views

Getting the right balance of frequencies in mix

I generally use Voxengo span vst to check if my frequency balance is right. I would take a professionally produced song with a similar set of instruments that my song uses (or genre) and compare the ...
3
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4answers
495 views

What is the tonic of a musical mode

Let's say I'm playing Dorian D mode. Is my tonic C? cause dorian mode is derived from the diatonic scale of C. Or is my tonic D cause my tonal center is in D?
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1answer
26 views

I want to play music on my phone through my audio interface to my speakers. Is that possible? [closed]

So i have bought some KRK RP6 G3 speakers but i need a good audio interface for it. But i don't want play music on my PC all time, for example if i got a good track send trough via WhatsApp i want to ...
2
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1answer
33 views

Harmonium (Indian accordion) Synth, Sound design

I wanted to design the harmonium sound in Logic Pro and I needed some help. If some of you have idea of how to make the sound, which might be according to me as follows. There would be a saw tooth ...
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2answers
43 views

Are instruments in a symphony grouped by the composer and are chords localized there?

I have been studying the score of an overture by Mozart in MuseScore and I noticed that the woodwind instruments and the one of the violins were playing the supertonic chord with the 6th degree ...
3
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2answers
45 views

What does this drummer use to get this electronic sound

Throught this video, the drummer can be seen using some sort of electronic pad that creates a clap sound, e.g. at 1:02. I am new to electronic drums and would like to know what is the exact name of ...
0
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1answer
60 views

What is a 5/2 chord?

I was looking in a book and I came across a C5/2 chord symbol. I've never seen a chord symbol like this before. What is a C5/2 and are there other chords like it?
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3answers
49 views

weird intonation problem on the highest string

i just changed my strings for the first time in about 8 months (really long time. i know) and the highest string is not intonating properly. at the 12th fret the string is flat but at the 24th the ...
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5answers
76 views

Help with singing voice

I've been working hard on getting my singing voice in shape. My voice still sounds like garbage. An example of me singing a cover of Two Headed Boy; there are a couple times that I can hear that I ...
4
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4answers
135 views

Are fast chord changes about muscle memory or finger strength?

I've been playing guitar for about a few months now, and i've "mastered" the CAGED chords and theirs minor relatives. Meaning i can switch between them pretty quickly but I'm not a pro or anything. I'...
3
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2answers
97 views

What does this marking that simply says 'tempo' imply?

I cannot understand what the score is trying to say here. It simply says 'tempo'. I can understand the 'a tempo' that is used later on, but what do I have to do at the part where it simply says 'tempo'...
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1answer
32 views

How can i know the scale of a instrumental? [closed]

Actually i want to know the scale of a instrumental music. I want to write some lyrics on that instrumental but i'm not getting the scale. Also about the ups and downs in vocals according to the music,...
3
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1answer
65 views

How does Mark Knopfler do muting?

Out of curiosity, I'd like to know how Mark Knopfler does muting in his playing. By watching some of his performing videos (for example, ) I guess he mutes the strings ...
0
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3answers
72 views

How is the tempo and time signatures related?

I've been playing piano for 7 months now. I've decided to formally start music theory. I know the notes, rests and their values. Now, let me start off with 2 bars. The first being a 4/4 and the next ...
4
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3answers
66 views

Transitive property of harmony feeling

Let a, b, c denote three different musical lines. My question is, would it be true to claim that, If a and b sounds good together and if b and c sounds good together, then a and c sounds good ...
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3answers
78 views

Do Scale Shapes change with different tunings?

All the scale diagrams I've seen are shown in E standard tuning. Would the scale shape change in another tuning, like Drop D for example? Alternatively, do I just keep the same scale shape ...
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2answers
86 views

purple haze key

I was looking at the sheet music for purple haze by Jimi Hendrix and I was pretty confused. The first two bars, and all over the song, is a LOT of accidentals. Then the root of the first cord was also ...
8
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3answers
313 views

Do modes exist in the harmonic / melodic minor scales?

I'm trying to get my head around modes and the tonal center. In my understanding the natural minor scale is the same as the Aeolian mode. However, when considering the mix-up that happens in the ...
0
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1answer
63 views

How to make that sound effect

How to make that sound effect on this music video and singing after 1:50 I listen aoutotune pitch change but only voice sounds different and not like autotune, i ...
5
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5answers
3k views

How can you be sure your teacher-to-be is an accomplished musician?

If I plan to take some lessons, I would like to be sure my teacher is of sufficient level, for what I have to pay for. Is there any way to be sure of that without being seemingly rude and take the ...
0
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3answers
121 views

What does this piano chord notation mean?

Is there a more simple way than this to write and speak chords (even if it's shorthand)?
2
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2answers
75 views

I have no experience and want to start creating relatively simple music, does this seem like a good way to get going?

I really don't have much experience with music creation. I am a motion designer (I make computer animation) and want to be able to create some simple beats, loops, simple basic music, etc. for some of ...
1
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2answers
66 views

Guitar Computer Setup

I have been playing acoustic guitar for awhile and I also have an electric guitar with a small cheap combo amp. Lately, I've been wanting to play more electric guitar, but find my small combo amp ...
5
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2answers
958 views

Is there a name for the points on the body of electric guitars?

I was trying to describe a part of the guitar to a friend a I could not come up with the proper name for it. I was try to refer to the two points on the body of an electric guitar where typically part ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Liszt Campanella tricks or exercises

I played the piano for years now, but stopped taking courses when I started college. I don't have time and budget, as a student, to take classes again, so that's why I'm asking here. I am trying to ...
4
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1answer
70 views

Skip a note during a first repeat?

Reference: Is there any way to notate the following: When this melody starts playing, the first drum beat is skipped It plays through the melody, including the three drums beats at the end When it ...
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0answers
25 views

When do I start singing [closed]

I'm trying to sing how great is our God right but I struggle to know when is the right time to start singing. How do you figure this out?
0
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0answers
11 views

Online source with classical music concerts to come [migrated]

I am sorry in case it happens to be a severe off-topic, but with my interest in classical music recently revived I was looking for specific performances all over the world, as in Amsterdam (where I ...
2
votes
2answers
933 views

What's the difference between Audio Monitors and Speakers? [duplicate]

I have a YouTube channel that I started as a hobby but is growing to a point where I want to invest some equipment so I can produce better music. I've been using really crappy speakers for the longest ...
2
votes
2answers
139 views

What does a circle under the head of a note in flute mean?

Upon reading the Modern Method for the Boehm Flute, I came upon this notation: What does the circle under the head of the note mean?
24
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4answers
3k views

Why does violin sound differently after playing on it for some time?

I have heard from some of my friends that when you have "fresh" violin, they sound different(presumably, worse) than after playing on it for some time(e.g. half a year). Is this statement true? If so, ...
2
votes
3answers
145 views

Any pointers on how to convert 4/4 to 3/4?

I'm currently studying Music Theory using the RSA grades (formerly known as RockSchool). I'm trying to get through on my own at the moment but I'm half-way through G6 and I'm increasingly feeling the ...

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