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Muting strings while bending

I watched a YouTube music tutorial on guitar bending exercises which stated that while bending on guitar the first finger has to be placed on the top strings for muting all those other than the ...
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4answers
112 views

How can a 59/48 time signature be counted?

There is a song called Evol by Damian Legassick. Its time signature is 59/48. It is weird and I don't know which way to interpret it. There are two ways this can be interpreted: Number one It can ...
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52 views

Is there a single word to describe the loudest point in a musical composition?

Coloquially, crescendo is often used--inaccurately--to refer to this. Climax might be used, but a musical climax is not necessarily about volume, and this term is not included in the Oxford Dictionary ...
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49 views

Do great singers primarily listen to themselves through ears, or through bone conduction, or mixture of the two? What source of feedback do they use?

Looking for sourced answers, i.e. "Pavarotti says X in interview Y": When practicing specifically for tone, do great singers listen to themselves – more through sound traveling though the air to ...
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1answer
49 views

Theory of scales in piano improvisation

I'm learning the piano and just learned two scales, A and C (and the theory as to how to make the other keys: WWHWWWH). Other than learning how to make major/minor/dim etc chords how else can I use ...
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0answers
16 views

Why is the ribbon controller on the Otamatone not linear?

Most ribbon controllers are linear, but the one on the Otamatone behaves like a guitar or a cheap theremin, with higher notes closer together. Can it be made linear?
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1answer
53 views

keyboard instrument with only some of the black keys

I have a vague memory of seeing a photo of an ancient keyboard instrument (a calvichord?) that had only some of the black keys - maybe just B flat and F sharp. Alas, I can't find anything similar ...
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3answers
288 views

Is it possible to learn music theory with MuseScore?

Please forgive me if it is a stupid question. I love music and used to play some violin when I was a child. But I did not have any formal education in music theory. During the years I have made ...
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0answers
50 views

What's this instrument in most “wild” western soundtracks? [closed]

In most music pieces based on the wild west (cowboys and such), there are a few instruments that are present in.. almost all songs: The Guitar, the Jaw/Jew Harp, Harmonicam, drums, Trombone (?), ...
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2answers
73 views

How do I play a difficult song with chords my fingers cannot reach?

I have been playing piano for almost 7 years. I am trying to learn "Flight of the Bumblebee", Rachmaninoff version. The problem is that the left hand has certain chords that my fingers cannot reach. ...
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1answer
459 views

How do I notate a 'wailing' sound?

I made this sound with my synthesized flute There are three in this particular snippet. I did this by draggging a slider button up and down that allows me to move ...
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0answers
43 views

I need critic on created sound files [closed]

They are made for initial segments of famous music works by experimental program for music composition in radical new music system. This system is directed on use of contemporary computer technology ...
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1answer
73 views

How to start composing music? [closed]

I am a guitarist with enough information about music theory,little information about harmony. To expreince a music composition,I want to compose a very very simple Pop-Rock music... But i don't ...
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5answers
72 views

String vs Percussion - What is a Piano?

Online, I have researched what a piano is, and it says it is a percussion instrument. But when you look inside a piano, there are many strings, which are hit to give the piano its noise. Also, you can ...
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2answers
45 views

Analysis of Greensleeves

I had a go at chording out GreenSleeves today: (EDIT: Revised image, thanks ℵ₀) This is very exciting, as it is completely off my map. Here be dragons! The central section (m9-12) looks like a IV ...
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2answers
47 views

Is playing fingerstyle really hard?

I want to start learning fingerstyle, but I don't know where to start. Some people say it's very hard. Please tell me how to start – what songs could I learn first, etc..
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19 views

How to find your mix voice

This questions seems very common and I have been struggling to get my mix for maybe months and I am very stressed out I just feel like I should belt everything in my chest as my hope is falling ...
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2answers
45 views

How to prevent the extra tone from the upper part of the guitar

I have a problem with my technique especially when tapping the higher notes. There is always a tone from the upper part of the fretboard that I don't want, but having a hard time muting it. Any ideas? ...
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1answer
320 views

My guitar gets out of tune after 1 minute

My new guitar strings sound nice, but they get out of tune after 1 minute !! Specifically, the 1st and 2nd (thinnest) strings get out of tune more than the other strings. And there was no problem of ...
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2answers
54 views

Extra measures above staff in Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6

So there is an extra two measures on top of the measure 58. What does that mean?
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2answers
39 views

A question on Staccato in the end of a slur (piano playing)

A staccato note in the end of a slur( 1) A normal staccato note(2) question Do I play the (1) the same as (2)?
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4answers
81 views

Cheap electric guitar - fix or replace? [duplicate]

TL:DR version: cheap guitar needs work. Fix it or replace it? Hi - After many years of wishing I could just magically be able to do it, I've finally decided it's time to learn to play guitar. ...
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7answers
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Can you play two guitars through the same amp?

I'm starting teaching guitar more seriously now and was wondering if there was some sort of setup you could do where you can play two guitars through the same amp. I want to play along with my ...
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0answers
15 views

What is the Jhaptal equivalent tal name in Carnatic

What is the name of the the Tal in Carntic music equivalent to Jhaptal in Hindustani music ? Anybody have idea ?
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137 views

What is the difference between Fender and Squier guitars?

I'm totally new to learning how to play the electric guitar, but I am motivated to start practicing/learning. I've done a little research on the types of guitars out there and I think that my first ...
2
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1answer
41 views

Why do my calluses have dimples?

I play the acoustic guitar casually. I have a regular sized Yamaha dreadnaught guitar, steel stringed. I play on average 3-4 times a week, and practice anywhere between 15 min to 1.5 hr. I don't ...
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2answers
61 views

What causes pain in my left wrist after extended violin sessions?

Yesterday I had a real blast as I had the opportunity to practice my violin for at least four hours off and on including my lesson. While I enjoyed the nothin' but violin, I noticed that at least ...
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34 views

Can anyone guess what is the foundation of this music track? [closed]

I am learning classical piano and came across this background music track from a Tamil movie. To be honest I was really impressed by it. This music is very similar to Beethoven's compositions. What ...
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0answers
47 views

In which key/schale is this song played? [closed]

In which key is this song played? Here is a related music sheet: https://musescore.com/user/2294516/scores/1443506 Theoretically, it's B Flat Mayor, but like 2/3 ...
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0answers
35 views

What are harmonics in electric gutiar pickup tone characteristics

An online guitar pickup chooser provided me such a list of options: More Output More Harmonics More Versatility Cleaner/Brighter Tone Warmer/Fatter Tone More Sustain I understand another options ...
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1answer
31 views

Guitar Amp head or separate preamp and power amp? [closed]

I have seen metal musicians use amp heads or separate preamp and power amp. Which is better and why? Thank you.
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1answer
29 views

How to make a more “mature” trombone sound?

I'm in my 8th year playing the trombone, and will be entering my first year in University at the beginning of next year. I started recording myself playing recently, and one of the first things that I ...
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3answers
48 views

How to get used to an F attachment? (trombone)

I have 2 years of experience with a regular school trombone. I'm worried when I get an F attachment trombone, positions like 7th and 6th will mess me up for I am not used to going to 2nd/1st as ...
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Why is my choir director telling a bunch of rednecks to drop their Rs as though they were Londoners?

I currently live in the American South, where every English speaker within a hundred miles speaks with a rhotic accent. Recently, I spent an afternoon with a local choir in practice, and was somewhat ...
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1answer
34 views

How to notate different composers in different sections of a piece?

I'm arranging a medley of songs with different composers and am stuck on how to notate the composers. I've thought of listing the composers with their songs as they appear in the music (I'm already ...
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3answers
66 views

book to learn music [closed]

I don't know anything about theoretical music, but i'm in love with classical music and by classical i mean baroque, classic and romantic era. I've been listen to them almost all my life (24 years ...
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0answers
30 views

Yamaha MX-61 vs Roland XPS-10 what are the pros and cons? [closed]

I'm purchasing a new keyboard this week. Yamaha MX-61 and Roland XPS-10 both fits best my requirements. I would like to know if someone have a personal opinion for these keyboards. the advantages and ...
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0answers
15 views

What is the most useful or easier synth software to play on stage with a controller [closed]

I'm using a M-Audio keyboard controller together with Reason and Kontakt. However both software are not quite easy to manipulate on stage. which software is a good choice to play on stage with this ...
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0answers
58 views

Info on Chord progression [closed]

I was exploring a chord progression using a guitar that goes Emajor, A major and Dmajor and B6 (http://www.scales-chords.com/showchord.php?ch=B6). A Bmajor can also be used but I liked B6 I found ...
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1answer
44 views

Haydn sonata Landon 1

Under the 4th measure on the Andante movement, there are a few extra small measures, what does that mean?
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1answer
58 views

Songs suggestions for a capella agnosticist choir? [closed]

We've set a choir at work, and we rehearse every week. We've made a lot of progress thanks to our teacher, but we mainly sing religious songs, and it bothers some of us (As well as the other ...
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4answers
1k views

Second hand piano is out of tune by a whole tone

I just recently bought an acoustic piano. Sounded really good when we tested it out at seller's place. Now after playing a bit the keys sound off by one note (middle c would sound like d, d sounds ...
3
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2answers
90 views

What's this drum symbol (X with line in the middle without tail)

Can someone please help me identify this drum symbol? It's from the second bar here:
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2answers
56 views

Ring finger stability when playing barred A chord on Guitar

I have been playing the following bar chord quite a bit and I am noticing that my ring finger is losing stability and getting weaker and might be damaging to my ring finger in the long run. I ...
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1answer
442 views

How to read these notes? [closed]

I am trying to learn to play one of my fav songs - Kitchenware & Candybars by Stone Temple Pilots - on guitar, but I can't read this. Can anyone help? E ---------------- B ---------------- G ...
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0answers
67 views

What Weird Guitar Effect is this? [closed]

I am looking to add to my Pedal arsenal for my guitar, and I want to know what this effect is. I've used a version of it on a multi-fx pedal before, but I cannot remember what it's called! Here's an ...
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3answers
439 views

Analysis of Scarborough Fair

I'm attempting to figure out what is going on in terms of harmony with this song. This is the best I have managed so far (supposing a tonal center of A): Chords are: Am Em G ...
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3answers
29 views

Connecting two mixers

I'm piggy-backing off "Can I daisy chain two mixers together for more input channels". In that question, I read that I can do that, so long as the submixer is going into the powered mixer through RCA ...
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1answer
39 views

What is the relation between key and 'feeling' of a song? [duplicate]

I think I experience a different feeling to a song when it's played in a different key, which I think makes no sense, except that all frequencies will be higher or lower compared to the original key. ...
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4answers
1k views

Is there any classical precursor to boogie woogie?

It is often been said (rather too simplistically in many cases) that jazz is a combination of European and African practices. I am interested particularly in classical piano techniques that have been ...

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