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1answer
51 views

Playing a melody on two or three shapes of a scale (Guitar) [on hold]

My questions are these: Is it proper to use (notes) one shape or two shape of a scale to play a melody on the Guitar at the same time? Can I use notes of one shape or two shape or three shapes of ...
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0answers
38 views

HELP I need to know what song this is! [closed]

its just a chorus of a song and has different parts (in the picture) that need to be played together in order for you to know what song it is. I got this in a letter from my boyfriend and I'm dying to ...
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0answers
26 views

Emulate instruments with midi keyboard [migrated]

I am sorry for asking a question that probably has an easy answer (which i can't find) I am looking for a program (preferably lightweight and free) that lets me use a casio keyboard with midi to play ...
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1answer
51 views

Traveler Guitar string loudness

I just purchased the traveler guitar acoustic/electric. There are videos online showing people playing this guitar without an amp and getting descent loudness. However when I try, I can barely hear ...
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0answers
28 views

PC Software for live performance [closed]

I play the keyboard here in my church... and lately, we've been searching for new ways to improve our worship. So i bought a Korg Nanokontrol 2, a MIDI controller keyboard and a audio interface (...
6
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3answers
1k views

Can a U-BASS be considered a serious bass replacement in a band?

I'm quite taken with the idea of the Kala U-Bass - it's a bass in the form-factor of ukulele using special super-thick rubber strings. They look pretty well-built and the price suggests they are not ...
2
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0answers
37 views

Hearing both piano hands (MIDI), but only the right one is visible on Bitwig piano roll

I have created a piano track, exported it as a MIDI file and loaded it on Bitiwg. When I hit play, I can hear both hands, but on the Piano Roll, only the notes of the right hand are visible. How can ...
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3answers
138 views

Gym exercises for picking speed

When I was younger, I could never get my riffing speed up to where I wanted it to be, even tough I excessively practiced. After years without progress I got frustrated and kind of gave up on fast ...
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0answers
28 views

Guitar tuner app for Android [closed]

Does anyone know where to get a guitar tuner app for an android device, but not from the play store. I don't use the play store, only alternative app stores. I found a few but the security of them ...
1
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0answers
49 views

Weird crescendo that looks different [closed]

I have not been able to find an answer to this question, so I am asking it here. In this piece of music I am trying to play, there is a weird crescendo which looks like this: _\/ /\ So since that ...
2
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2answers
75 views

Guitar Size or Technique?

I've been allowing another guitar player to play my Taylor 210e for church service. Problem is, the player is strumming on the top frets on the fingerboard and has started chipping away on the spruce ...
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2answers
77 views

Muscle damage to left hand

I cannot fret with it. So I am learning as a lefty. I also cannot hold the pick in this hand. So is it ok to just use the fingers which I can do? I am a beginner.
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2answers
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Why are eighth notes seemingly so important in bass guitar?

In an effort to push through a plateau in my playing, I've started really digging into method books and even getting lessons (I'm mostly self-taught). Quite a few books, and my instructor have all ...
0
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1answer
30 views

Static noise with a USB MIDI controller

I have recently bought a seven-year old M-Audio Keystation Pro 88, and noticed that when I plug it into my MacBook Air, I get static noise when I press keys. Once pressed, the same key makes a ...
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2answers
100 views

Are these C notes a slur or a tie?

On the bass clef, there are 2 C notes. I think it is a tie (wiki) and they should be played once for 6 beats. Am I correct? Or do I have to play the C twice, 3 beats each?
3
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1answer
384 views

What is pitch spelling?

I've been looking around the internet for this. Surprisingly, I can't understand exactly what pitch spelling is. I know what a pitch in the musical sense means, but I can't understand what do we do ...
4
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1answer
159 views

Why does this perfect fifth sound dissonant

I am new to composition, and I want to know why a particular chord sounds dissonant. These are the chords : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42218552/Z.pdf This is the sound file : https://dl....
0
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0answers
38 views

What note(s) is being played by the strings at the beginning of this song? [closed]

In the song linked here, after the percussion buildup at the beginning, we can hear a barrage of strings playing the same dissonant 8th note(s). However, I want to know what pitches are being played ...
2
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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
66 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 ...
0
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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:...
2
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4answers
87 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
40 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 ...
0
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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. ...
1
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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 ...
0
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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 ...
0
votes
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
votes
1answer
52 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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votes
2answers
98 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 ...
1
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4answers
137 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 ...
3
votes
3answers
484 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. ...
0
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1answer
29 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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votes
1answer
61 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
votes
5answers
189 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 ...
0
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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.
6
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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 ...
7
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2answers
160 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
votes
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 ...
2
votes
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 ...
1
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1answer
54 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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votes
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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votes
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 ...
0
votes
1answer
107 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, ...
1
vote
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 ...
0
votes
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 ...

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