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Did i choose the right guitar to start my journey? [closed]

Sometimes when i play my guitar i have feelings like why i went to a Yamaha store and I didn't buy a Fender or Taylor ? My guitar is Yamaha f310 but I'm just wondering if i choosed the right guitar ...
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What do I need to record an acoustic guitar?

I want to try recording some music and i'm just wondering , how .. What do i need to record my acoustic guitar as a beginner ? ( i mean hardware and software ) .
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What would be a good book / method with exercices to start the double bass? [closed]

In my case I've already played some other instruments and I just would like to find one book with exercices that I can follow and build up some consistent learning of double bass. I'm mostly ...
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Is it possible that some people can play one instrument but not another?

I took piano lessons for six-seven years, and became rather advanced despite having poor practice etiquette, even learning some of Bach's two-part inventions, but when I tried to learn guitar, I never ...
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1answer
27 views

Performance: Better low end of eight string guitar

I'm wondering how to get better, clearer low end tone from an active-pickup eight-string guitar? It's being played through a Vox AC30, used specifically for clean and layered loops in an ambient ...
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The development of the musical staff: If and when did it have fifteen lines?

I am doing research on music history and I cannot find information between the four line chant staff and the grand staff. Also, I do believe that at different times in its development the staff ...
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1answer
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Does REAPER support a 4K display?

I am trying to get into music production, and REAPER has been highly recommended to me. My only concern is that my laptop has a 4K display, and I am worried that like many other apps it will not scale ...
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Why can I only reach high notes after an extended warm-up session?

I am a countertenor. In order to reach the soprano range, I need to warm-up for an extended period of time, usually within the span of 30 minutes to 2 hours. Think of it as crafting a key for 1 hour ...
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27 views

What to do when my composition has substancial similarity? [closed]

A part of my long composition contains the same chord sequence and similar melody just like Moonlight Shadow refrain, but different rhythm. I was being inspired, but it seems that Moonlight Shadow ...
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Twin reverb makes a lot of noise when the vibrato footswitch is on? [closed]

Here is a demo: https://goo.gl/photos/EtRZ2i78zwWU5W3b8 Any idea why? The amp is brand new and the footswitch is the stock one.
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Equipment for trombone live music show, with backing tracks

What would be the best equipment to use (e.g. speakers) to play "minus-one" backing tracks, while I play my trombone live, in venues such as hotels and restaurants?
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How do you switch string at the same fret after bending?

Here is a demo of switching to the string above, but it could also be the string below, of course: https://goo.gl/photos/BSDJ7DcUygNi8veC7 I find this quite awkward to do. The thing is the bended ...
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What is the motif used in many chaconnes in the 17th century?

Wikipedia says that a chaconne is a musical composition involving variations on a harmonic progression or melody (motif), similar to the passacaglia. In essence, it is a musical form. The motif is ...
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71 views

Cinematic/trailer heavy rhythm guitar sound

This track, is following a very simple pattern yet sounds powerful and not overwhelming (well, considering that this is an aggressive track and guitar is used in half of it). I've been trying to ...
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3answers
866 views

Has opera traditionally been enjoyed by aristocracy only or the masses too?

I was reading A History of Opera by Abbate and Parker. On page 19, they say And although its financial basis has gradually broadened...opera in its primary form, theatrical form has typically ...
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1answer
31 views

Aspiring Sound Designer should start where?

First off, I am new to this website so I will say sorry in advance if I have broken any rule. Hi, just one simple question for an aspiring sound designer like me. What things should I start ...
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Can guitar hum possibly be due to a bad pickup

I am struggling with hum on my archtop that has a Kent Armstrong HJGS-1 floating pickup. If we touch the outside plastic covering of the pickup or to the ground lug on the pickup, the hum reduces ...
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what kind of speakers i need and haw I can use the (irig pro duo with my tablet), in my show [closed]

want to know what kind of speakers i need and haw I can use the (irig pro duo with my tablet), in my show I'm a trombone player and i have my own music minus one live show in hotel and restaurants i ...
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2answers
62 views

The best way to process vocals during live performance?

What is the best and handy way to process vocals during live performance? Vocal processors, guitar pedals or maybe through Ableton Live with some kind of vocal controller? Thanks!
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1answer
19 views

Is there a systematic way to identify the jaathi of a song in Carnatic music?

This is probably a very basic question, but I'm wondering how one goes about systematically figuring out the jaathi of a song. I don't exactly have formal training in Carnatic music. I am a ...
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1answer
52 views

What equipment do i need to play and record live?

i am beginner and i would like to know what equipment do i need to connect Ableton Push, Akai APC40, guitar + pedals, vocal processor and mic to play and record live? Do i need a preamp? Thanks.
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2answers
51 views

Is Yamaha Pacifica 112v worth upgrading? [closed]

I've got a strat (american deluxe) a few days a ago and now I don't know what to do with this entry level Pacifica, can't bear with the sound it produces any more. I am thinking maybe I can breath a ...
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0answers
29 views

Recommended books for learning violin [closed]

I have just started learning violin recently (with an instructor). Good to see a stackexchange for music. I am looking for some good beginners books (stressing on fundamentals) for violin. Was kind ...
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guitar strings still hurt my fingers after 6 months of play

i have been practicing my guitar for over 6 months , i use extra light gauge and also built calluses , but strings still hurt my fingers ! Any tips please ?
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Kevin Skinner's America's Got Talent audition version of “If Tomorrow Never Comes” by Garth Brooks [closed]

I have been trying to find the guitar tabs for this song for years now, but I can't seem to find anything similar. I've tried to listen really carefully to the song and try learning it but I'm ...
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4answers
326 views

How do you come in at the right moment in a memorized performance?

I'm memorizing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto for a performance in June. I'm rehearsing with the orchestral backing on an MP3 player, actually performing with a pianist on the day. Once I actually start ...
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Is it possible to connect a 65 twin reverb reissue to an audio interface?

I am planning to get a Fender 65 twin reverb reissue, and I am wondering if it's possible to connect it to an audio interface, a Focusrite 2i4, for example?
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Orchestra recordings only in piano concertos [duplicate]

I have been thinking about doing a piano recital on my party in July and planned on doing Bach harpsichord concerto no.1, but there aren't any recordings of the orchestra only. Do any of you know how ...
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1answer
64 views

How to set a simple song in lilypond with refrain

i am fiddling now a whole day around with trying to set a correct lilypond notation. While i found with trial and error, that i could display all tones and vocals, i am not able in getting the correct ...
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1answer
49 views

Merging several measures of score's part in LilyPond

I'm wandering is it possible to notate a score like on the picture below in LilyPond. The problem here is that the third measure of the topmost part (which is flute, actually) should be stretched ...
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2answers
109 views

What are the things a vocalist or singer eat or drink to enhance voice

I am a keyboardist and love to sing, but my voice is not up to my satisfaction. I have been wondering if there is any specific food, fruit, drinks or anything whatsoever that can improve a vocalist ...
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1answer
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How much power do I need to power my daisy chain

How to calculate how strong a power supply is sufficient? Do I need to have a supply that equals the power consumption of all the effects, even though I will never turn on all of them at the same ...
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0answers
18 views

What do repeated notes mean? [duplicate]

I was wondering what do the repeated notes mean: For context, this is for guitar. Also, key signature is A major
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1answer
44 views

Can 2 Trumpet players be in a brass band?

I want to create a brass band with my friends at school. My friend is less experienced than me in playing the trumpet so I am the one who is most likely to do it. But my friend really wants to be part ...
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1answer
31 views

How to record through a preamp

Just recently I purchased a Realist preamp to put on my acoustic bass so I can record sound. I run the pickup through a cheap, $30 amp and then into Audacity for a final result. When I hit play on my ...
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46 views

Should I use inversion or root position?

I'm writing a song for a project and putting piano chords under the melody. I don't know if this makes sense but for example, if I'm in C major, and there is an "E" in the voice, should I pair it with ...
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1answer
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Would I be a baritone or bass baritione if my vocal range is (C1)E1-A5? [duplicate]

I can sing quite low and I can sing comfortably until about G3 which is kind of high to sing :/
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1answer
52 views

Singing in an open voice?

I get complaints that I should sound more open while singing... Now, how much should I open my mouth while singing.Sometimes while implementing this, I have jaw tension, since I did not follow correct ...
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26 views

WHY do harmonics occur on the ukulele? [duplicate]

WHY do harmonics occur on the ukulele? If they are on the twelfth fret, that's the exact middle of the ukulele. SO, WHY? Please explain using simple words, not scientific words.
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Is doubling the root when converting guitar chords to piano wrong?

If you take guitar chords and put them into sheet music for piano, should you double the root (CEGC) or not (CEG)? And if you do is it wrong because you'd have parallel octaves? I mean I know ...
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0answers
39 views

What are the various types of rhythm styles? [closed]

I am trying to learn various types of rhythm patterns on the guitar. However i am not able to produce the right type of rhythm for various songs. Are there any rules that i can follow that will enable ...
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2answers
132 views

Why does e.g a C Major Chord sound different from a F Major Chord?

Why does e.g a C Major Chord sound different from a F Major Chord ? Is it only the absolute Height of the Root ?
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1answer
58 views

Key/Chord recognition using a computer

I'm a physics student with a great interest in music. I'm researching (as a kind of hobby) in topics which include math applied to music, acoustics, etc. In the last days I've realized that having a ...
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0answers
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Note question: Stravinsky Suite Italienne (Cello)

Anyone familiar with Stravinsky' s Suite Italienne? I've got a question on a odd-sounding note. See the first circled chord in the pic -- the fingering doesn't make sense, and the note doesn't match ...
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Stylistic elements of four styles

I'm doing an exam soon where I have to name 3 stylistic elements of Soul, Rock, Funk, and blues... and I was wondering what the most important elements of these styles are? Thanks in advance!
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1answer
78 views

What are some methods of identifying old, cheap guitars?

I have a very old Craftsman guitar (at least 30 years old) which my dad bought second hand when he was in his early twenties. I love this guitar to bits and have done loads of work on it to try and ...
6
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2answers
441 views

Can the guitar be a “non-C” transposing instrument?

I do know that the guitar with standard tuning is a transposing instrument sounding an octave below written pitch. But what about a guitar with transposed standard tuning, can it be considered as a ...
1
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1answer
119 views

Bass identification

I got a bass from a friend of mine and would love to know the exact model of it. All I know is, that it is an Aria Bass and that I can't find this model on their homepage. Maybe someone can help me ...
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17 views

Yamaha DGX 650 recording problem

I am having problems with audio recording on yamaha DGX 650. the usb drive says "its busy" and recording quits. any solution? i still have 15 days to return it.
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1answer
58 views

does a 3-D printed plastic electric guitar, in comparison to a normal hardwood one, have more inferior tone, or other bad qualities?

I've started looking into 3-D designed musical instruments (yes that's apparently a thing now) and wanted to know if it's a good direction, if I want to customize my own electric guitar

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