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1answer
102 views

Theories of Orchestration

Obviously there are several well-known orchestration treatises throughout history; Berlioz's is perhaps the most famous, and Adler's is perhaps the one most in use today. My question is whether ...
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1answer
65 views

Hum from amp when strings left open

I've started playing bass using an old one my father owned. It has not been serviced for ages as far as I know. I've plugged it in to a new Vox Pathfinder practice amp with a new cable. I notice that ...
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1answer
87 views

Mists of Pandaria ambiguous and aggressive tonality

I've been trying to analyze Heart of Pandaria by Russel Brower which is a World of Warcraft song, And I'm having problem decoding what chords are being used to create a surprise and aggression in 00:...
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4answers
86 views

Getting Chopin Etude Op 10 no 1 up to tempo

I am trying to learn Chopin Etude Op 10 no 1, and since it is the summer I am without a teacher. I've got the notes and the fingering down pat, but I am stuck on a tempo of about 130 bpm, when I ...
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1answer
39 views

How to (true by pass) or switch on off your effects pedal board BOss GT100 to get original guitar amp sound

I want to be able to go directly to my guitar amp sound which is a Roland JC120 and or a Fender Bassbreaker guitar amp. I use a BOSS GT100 Pedal effect board. This GT100 when switched correctly does ...
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2answers
66 views

Why do I always sound better when I play violin with my teacher?

I notice that during lessons, I pay a lot better than when I practice at home. Even if my teacher asks me to play something by myself, it sounds better than when I try to play the same thing at home. ...
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1answer
23 views

Chromatic accordion: B or C system?

I've just started playing accordion 2 months ago, made good progress on a bayan (B-system). I am a professional pianist, and the reason I chose a button accordion is for the challenge, but also ...
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1answer
29 views

Acoustic violin vs electric violin? [closed]

Does playing a background part for a song sound better with acoustic or electric? And also, if the original song used electric violin, will it still sound nice if i used an acoustic one to play it ...
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1answer
58 views

How can I write a new melody to fit an existing song? [closed]

I've seen people play a particular song on a violin, and after the bridge, they play something else rather than the chorus of the song. Is there a way i can make my own kind of music that still fits ...
2
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1answer
51 views

What's the difference between a tonal center and a guide tone?

A "guide tone" search generates a slew of hits. A "tonal center" search generates a slew of hits. A "guide tone tonal center" search generates one hit. In that thread the term guide tone appears ...
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2answers
97 views

Struggling with chords, melodies, and basslines [closed]

I am facing hard time with basslines, chords, and melodies. It's bit a confusing. How do I write them and play on guitar solo? How they are formed and how to resolve them? Can i have an example with ...
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4answers
136 views

New guitar player- having trouble!

I'm a freshman in high school, learning to play the guitar. I've always loved the guitar and researched a lot about it before getting mine at a garage sale. The woman who sold it to me wanted 200 ...
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3answers
482 views

Is “Polyrhythm” a melodic principle?

Wikipedia defines polyrhythm as “the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms” and reports “Sub-Saharan instruments are constructed in a variety of ways to generate polyrhythmic melodies. ...
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1answer
28 views

Harmonica beginner

I live in UP India and want to learn harmonica and I own a tower chromatic harmonica. Is it good for learning? Or do I need a key C diatonic harmonica Also I would like to know if I can get the ...
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1answer
60 views

What Semibreve, crotchet and minim Rests stands for

I'm reading the book of David Braid - Play Classical Guitar, everything goes smoothly until I get the Rests part : Here the part that confuses me : Let me explain first what I understood : exr-...
2
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5answers
186 views

What is the difference between C major and C Ionian?

To my understanding, C major is the same as C ionian, because: C major consists of the notes C, D, E, F, G, A, B, (C) in this order. C ionian consists of the notes C, D, E, F, G, A, B, (C) in this ...
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2answers
49 views

Why is the D string so loud compared the other strings on Violin (when doing pizzocato)?

I'm working on trying to play chords and such on a violin as if it were a guitar or another stringed instrument, but I noticed when I play chords (like the G chord), the open D note rings out and is ...
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1answer
72 views

While tuning guitar, 1st string coming as 2nd string on tuner ? What do I do?

While tuning guitar, 1st string coming as 2nd string on tuner ? What do I do ? Happening for the first time.
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51 views

Sui Generis plagiarism [closed]

This is for someone that maybe heard rock music from Argentina made in the 70's but, also the music from the 60's and 70's in English. Sui Generis was a rock duo in Argentina who enjoyed "enormous ...
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6answers
1k views

What do people mean when they ask me what the chord progression of a song is?

I an amateur pianist and I have theory knowledge. I know what a chord progression is. Although I mostly read from score I can easily listen a music and reproduce it on the piano. People often ask me ...
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2answers
157 views

Do people who don't study modes improvise the same as those who do?

Reading/watching interviews with some noted jazz/rock musicians (e.g., Jimmy Bruno), when asked about modes they will disavow themselves of bothering to study modes because doing so is, to their way ...
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2answers
51 views

Where to install a bridge in an electric guitar? (assuming the scale length keeps the same)

I am planning in building an electric guitar, and I personally believe it would be more comfortable to have a bridge a little bit more to the back of the body, near from where it hangs (which is ...
3
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2answers
215 views

What is it called when the same melody is played by two different voices but not starting at the same time and on a different pitch?

Complete the following sentence: The 1st violin ______ the 2nd violin at the start of the extract.
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2answers
95 views

Guitar Octave up and down [closed]

In this link that I have written below,we find E octaves on the Guitar fretbord and my Question is: E note have 8 octaves? and from low E to E on the 12 fret (6 string)is one octave, and from E on ...
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2answers
65 views

When would an artist's “interpretation” go too far when performing someone else's work in public? [closed]

I understand that a musical performer has the final say in their performance when it comes to rubato, and overall tempo. For organists, registration is often not specified, and they have to use "art ...
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1answer
53 views

Violin String snapped, and so did spare. Will I damage my violin if I leave it with 3 strings?

So, my A string snapped last Saturday and as a result I re-strung it with one of my spare strings. I should note that at this point, after tuning it, the sound was coming out a little strange (or ...
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3answers
70 views

What is bass and melody in music?

In guitar what strings provide bass and what string provide melody? What is the difference between bass and melody in song? How it is played in guitar? If play song in acoustic, do I use the 654 ...
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votes
1answer
21 views

Does anyone know the style of what beast boy is playing in the link? [closed]

Hi guys have any one noticed this clip from S01E14 : 4:45. He plays a sad tone with guitar, i guess its Spanish style, the wonderful thing i realized being a guitarist myself is that the detailing the ...
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3answers
68 views

Can i use a chord scale in key signature like CDEFGABC: A CHORD SCALE

To play a song in key is there a possibility of playing a scale of chord in key signature. For example c major key CDEFGABC: In this A is the major 6, can i use A major scale A,B,C#,D,E,F#,G#,A with ...
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1answer
104 views

Determining fingering for complex arpeggiations

I've been drafting some composition work and created some arpeggiations in the LH to accompany the RH, but I don't want to start guessing the fingering, ironing in bad habits before asking about it, ...
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1answer
58 views

Can I change the tempo midsong in Bitwig?

I have created a .midi file and I have loaded into Bitwig. The tempo starts off at 120bpm and at a certain point I want to change it to 140bpm, but I cannot find how to do that. Can I do this on ...
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0answers
76 views

How to do a Growl or Gargle-like sound

I've been trying to learn how to do a growl. I trued to use keyword searches in google but I never could construct my question well so I'd like to use examples instead. Most answers and questions ...
2
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2answers
87 views

Muting during tapping

When playing tapping licks that involve string skips or lots of movement between strings, how are you supposed to mute the other strings? The strings above the note being played can be muted with the ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Which books are being taught in famous universities about contemporary harmony [closed]

What are the best books that are being taught about contemporary harmony in universities around the world? Does anyone know about a book that is so famous that is being taught in almost all famous ...
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0answers
22 views

How to block while playing these notes on guitar

I am currently making my own song on the guitar for fun, and have run into a problem. I am not sure how to block while playing a note on the high e string and on the low a and e strings. I usually ...
2
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2answers
39 views

How much time should be spent on vocal warm ups for children's choir?

How much time should be spent on vocal warm ups for children's choir, aged 9 - 13, in a 30 minutes lesson?
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1answer
61 views

What makes a composer decide between time signatures 3/4, 3/8, or 3/2? [duplicate]

Is there a logic to why, for example, a composer would choose 3/8 or 3/2 over 3/4? It seems like the n/8 would consume more ink than n/4, or make me look at more stuff at a time (cognitive overload ...
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2answers
76 views

Notating rhythms in 6/8

I've been composing in 6/8, and come up with this, but the notation I've used looks a little messy and it's not something I've seen used anywhere else, is there a better, perhaps easier to read way of ...
3
votes
1answer
82 views

Understanding the notes in the 4th measure of Moonlight Sonata [duplicate]

I'm working on playing Moonlight Sonata on the Piano and I'm having trouble relating what I'm reading on the sheet music to what I'm finding around the web on how to play it. Here's a picture of the ...
2
votes
2answers
207 views

Piece of music suddenly drops an octave in guitar pro 6; How can I have it one octave higher?

I downloaded a piece of music from the internet and whilst listening to it, after a slide, the lead guitar suddenly drops an octave lower. There are no signs on it saying why it's dropped there are ...
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2answers
54 views

Should I warmup for every small session I play?

I've had this on my mind for a long time and it's regarding whether I should properly warm-up for every small practice sessions I play (30-45 minutes) or if I should just warm-up the on my first ...
1
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4answers
153 views

why do so many guitarists play on their right leg? [closed]

most electric guitarist i know have a very high preference towards their right leg. even some of my buddies from school who play perfectly comfortable classical guitar on their left leg and then ...
0
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4answers
138 views

What key is this chord progression?

I'm a beginner guitar player and I am just now foraying into theory / keys / chord progressions. I've seen this grouping of chords in several songs: E - C#m - G# (or Ab?) - A (Where Is My Mind - ...
2
votes
2answers
58 views

Recording drum machine and electric guitar on the looper during live performance

I want to record drum loops, and guitar loops, during the live performance. For example, I want to begin with guitar riff, loop it, and then overdub with sequence played on the drum machine. I wonder ...
3
votes
6answers
251 views

Acoustic piano vs digital piano: is there any solid evidence for one being better than the other?

As someone who'll have to buy a piano soon, I'm at the old question of acoustic vs digital. I've done a fair deal of research on the internet, as well as heard the opinion of a piano teacher, and ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Walking bass for half-note chords?

Most courses for writing walking basses focus on 4 bass notes for one chord, where in general the pattern is (chord - maybe chord - chord - passing tone). However, there are also some pieces with half-...
2
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3answers
133 views

What is the difference between writing C#4 and C#11?

I see C#11 in a lot of jazz music, but sometimes I'll see C#4 in jazz, and commonly in other types of music. Is there any difference between the two, and if not, how do you decide which to write?
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0answers
9 views

What is this chant? [migrated]

There's a sample of what sounds like a religious chant that has cropped up in a few disparate soundtracks: Example 1 Example 2 (dropped in pitch) What is it? It's just barely possible that the ...
10
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2answers
2k views

What does ø mean after a chord?

Can anybody tell me what this chord with an ø symbol after F# is? The key signature is E minor.

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