1
vote
0answers
20 views

Mastering carnatic gamakas (slides, deflections)

I started learning Indian classical violin a couple of years ago. There is a lot of rigor in getting things right with my instructor, and sometimes I feel I'm plateaued and not making progress. ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Head voice techniques for singing

My head voice goes a little weaker after an hour of practice (after warm ups). I do take sufficient breaks in between. Is it normal and will it improve with regular practice sessions that I do ...
1
vote
2answers
240 views

Is it possible to play bongos on bed?

I'm not sure if this the right place to ask this, can a patient play bongos while in bed? He cannot bend one of his knees. I understand that there is a bongo stand that can be put on the ground, but ...
3
votes
1answer
65 views

How to best isolate a wall for piano practice?

I share one wall with the neighbor in the room where I practice piano. This is the direct point of contact with my neighbor. All the other walls are either to the street or my own apartment. What is ...
6
votes
5answers
2k views

Why do metal guitarists boost crunch channels on high gain amps?

It seems to me to be the most often recommended method to get a "proper metal tone". Why is that? Why pay so much for a monster and then use the crunch channel and a tubescreamer?
-3
votes
0answers
51 views

How low can you go? [closed]

I don't know if I'm weird, or if I'm an alien. I'm only 13, and my vocal range (not including vocal fry and falsetto) is already Bb1 - F4 (2 octaves, 4 tones, 1 semitone). My entire vocal range with ...
1
vote
8answers
205 views

Do such chords exist?

for example, C D E or C C# D motivation: I am trying to get all of the permutations for all possible notes, chromatically (within the octave of a selected tonic, in this case C-chromatic scale) I ...
-1
votes
0answers
42 views

Can you get away with playing only chords in piano? [closed]

for example, in guitar, you can just get away with playing chords. Is this true for the piano? in both you can just play melody, but it can get boring.
1
vote
2answers
48 views

Counter-example of counterpoint technique?

I'm trying to fully understand the concept that "Counterpoint" entails... but I can't seem to think any situation in which a counterpoint is not present on a song/piece/whatever. If counterpoint is ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

Tricks to unlearn chords learned by shape on the piano

As a child, I took organ lessons during which my teacher taught most of the chords by their inversions to minimize the amount of travelling on the keyboard required by the left hand. For example, A ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

What is the best way to star to play cello? [closed]

I recently bought a cello but I don't know what is the started steps to beginner ....
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Playing keyboard at a wedding party in a hotel [closed]

Why have the venue asked for public liability insurance when it is not my business? I have just been asked to play keyboard at a wedding for one song.
1
vote
2answers
63 views

Proper way to use a shield and ground-wire when rewiring a guitar

In an attempt to resolve some major hum problems with my son's archtop with a floating pickup, I'm about to start my 2nd rewiring attempt. This time I'm going to be using 18 gauge, stranded, shielded ...
1
vote
3answers
61 views

How much Hanon?

So of course, I have been doing the Hanon exercises. I find that I feel as though I'm doing too many (over 30) before I actually do my practice. I play them all twice, once loud and once quiet with ...
1
vote
3answers
64 views

How do I play this double bass part? (16th note + 3 grace notes)

In Simandl's 30 Etudes for String Bass, on Etude #26, there is this passage (last measure of the first line and first measure of the second line), where I have to play a 16th C# note, followed by 3 ...
3
votes
3answers
401 views

Can we use scales that belong to the chord that is in the scale you planned your composition to be in?

Can we use scales that belong to the chord that is in the scale you planned your composition to be in? For example I'm in a G major chord and there is a D major chord too, can I use the D major scale? ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

How to do wavy thing in electronic music? [closed]

I have listened to a lot of electronic music. I have noticed a lot of these wavy things that goes up and down due to the pitch and volume. For example Monster Cat does this! Is there a way of doing ...
1
vote
2answers
57 views

How do I find the chord progressions for sheet music?

Just wondering if someone could give me some steps to working out the chord progression of sheet music ie. chord IV or II etc. How do I know what is what?
0
votes
3answers
72 views

Does this dectuplet make sense?

I recently encountered this dectuplet as you can see in the picture attached. To me this doesn't make sense. This makes 10 16th notes instead of 4. This reduces the notes' lentgh 2.5 times. Should ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
42 views

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 ) .
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
11
votes
7answers
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
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 ...
4
votes
0answers
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
31 views

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.
-2
votes
2answers
36 views

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?
-1
votes
2answers
68 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
58 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
77 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 ...
7
votes
3answers
869 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
66 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!
1
vote
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 ...
2
votes
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.
1
vote
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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 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 ...
8
votes
6answers
3k views

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 ?
-2
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
330 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 ...
0
votes
2answers
32 views

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?
0
votes
2answers
30 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
65 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
50 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
114 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 ...

15 30 50 per page