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Connecting midi keyboard to pc

Is it possible to connect a midi keyboard to a PC, WITHOUT using a midi to usb cable.. Thus instead using a midi to audio jack cable. And then be able to record midi, for example on a DAW? I tried ...
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Bending guitar strings [duplicate]

I am having a big time struggle trying to bend guitar strings. The problem is that my fingertips are hard from playing acoustic guitar so whenever i try to bend a string in my electric guitar i end up ...
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Piano (sheet music) curves on top and numbers in circles

I am new to Piano and sheet music in general so I downloaded a "simple version" of Fur Elise to play as I already know how the tune goes in my head. Presently, I only play it with my right hand. A ...
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Do accidentals earlier in the measure affect a trill?

I was attempting to help someone understand all the markings in a piece with which they are unfamiliar. One, however, has given me pause: Now, I know the rule for a trill is that it ordinarily ...
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Will the sound change when a French horn is made detachable or has been lacquered?

Is there scientific proof the sound of a French horn will change when the bell is made detachable or has been lacquered?
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Is it okay to stand on drumkit's kick?

I've seen in a few live concert, where people, especially the frontman, stand on the drumkit. Is it okay to stand there? Will the kick be broken? I'm specifically thinking of having a mic in front ...
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Flamenco guitar books - is there a classic? [closed]

I want to buy a book about learning to play flamenco guitar. Is there a classic? A book that everybody agrees on as being the must-have for every flamenco player? Of course I appreciate any good ...
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Smooth Voicing Leading Explanation

I know what smooth voice leading is, but I'm writing an OS X app that teaches my piano students how to play chords in a gamified way. Just before they play the first level where they have to play ...
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How are note durations named in the British system?

This looks like a dupe of Why are notes named the way they are? but it isn't. I want to know about rhythm. I understand that in the international (British) system, a breve is what we Americans call a ...
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Choosing a V-Drum

I am beginner drummer and I need to buy a V-drum. What makes a good v-drum? What should I look for to avoid buying a bad v-drum?
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Reed of the Duduk/Doodook—how to get a sound?

Does anyone know how wide the reed is supposed to be open? Also do I need to squeeze it together again while playing? I have two reeds, one 5 mm open, the other 2.5, but out of neither can I squeeze ...
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Key signature in tab books

I have a few tab books that also have regular music notation. I go through them and write the note names above the notes and try and make some sense of it. Then I take the notes that are emphesised ...
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What is an orchestra “reading session”?

On orchestra calendars I sometimes see events called "reading sessions", such as this one: Pittsburgh Symphony 11th Annual Reading Session What is a "reading session" and how does it differ from a ...
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Playing both the pc sound and mic playback through headphones

I have downloaded this marvelous program called "Effectogram" in order to easily and rapidly (performance-wise) control: microphone input volume microphone output volume playback reverberation ...
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Tuning Acoustic from Drop D to Standard Repeatedly

There are a few songs I play where Drop D tuning is required to get some nice, bass-heavy, open 6th string notes. It also facilitates many of the chords in the song in addition to adding a full tone. ...
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Piano or violin for a guitarist? [duplicate]

I have been playing guitar for several years now and I feel that I'm ready to start another instrument a bit more classic, but I'm not able to decide between piano and violin. I know that I will learn ...
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How to reach the lower notes on a B-flat tuba?

(Please note the following assumes the British brass band convention of transposing to C in treble clef, e.g. when I say C, I really mean B-flat.) I am learning to play the B-flat tuba. The "core ...
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Hammer-on, technique, callus or both

I'm trying to get back into playing guitar after many many years, but this time learning extra techniques like hammer-ons. I'm currently playing Where did you sleep last night by Nirvana. I can play ...
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Are some scales more instinctive than others?

Thanks to this answer here, I now know the commonly accepted definition of a scale. However, from my experience, not all scales feel instinctive. For instance, I think major and minor scales feel ...
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How has deafness been incorporated in music history (present included)? [closed]

I remember hearing about a famous musician who lost their hearing and kept going after that by touch. Who was that? Are there other famous musicians like that person? Can people who were deaf from ...
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How to do this on Guitar? (16th notes)

I am trying to learn "When the saints go marching in" and got a tab, the tab plays great in Guitar Pro but I'm finding it a bit confusing to play (I'm still learning fingerstyle guitar). In the ...
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How to memorise suspended & inverted chords?

I have read some topics which are similar in respect to the question I will ask but I figured to post a new topic as I want to ask for a specific method to proceed. This is the thread I found with ...
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Licentiate for classical guitar in Australia

Is there anyone that can tell me is it worth getting L mus for classical guitar in Australia or just 8th grade or A mus etc. If anyone has done the exam can you tell me what you have to do, what you ...
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Is it worth putting my classical guitar in for maintenance

I have a 3 year old classical guitar that I bought for around $500. It has a truss rod, so I was just wondering: is it worth putting in for a basic setup? Can anyone tell me if guitar repairers do ...
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Can one measure the “distance” between chords? If so, how?

I was reading an article an the author gave the following sequence of chords: C A7 Dm G C I would like to measure the "distance" if there is such a thing between C and A7. Can this be done? In ...
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Voice parts singing

What does it mean to sing in unison and in parts...?! For example singing in unison, all voice parts might sing: d r m f s l t d but in voice parts soprano might sing: d r m f s l t d ...
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Reading Guitar tab

Please tell me how I read this tab and play that melody? how I must use D5 chord in this tab and what are these strings to hit them at the same time? video link: tab ...
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Bass Guitar Theory: playing with lead sheets

When playing with lead sheets (which is how I always play), I sometimes have a hard time when to go "off script" and go from boring old root-note playing to walking up or down and hitting passing ...
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Should I learn the CAGED patterns for harmonic and melodic minor scales?

So I learned all the 12 patterns for major scale. Should learn the CAGED system for harmonic and melodic minor scales because there are 4 notes on some strings?
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Is it necessary to keep the soundtracks in the same key when writing medley?

I am writing medley from musical and I was wondering if it is necessary to keep all soundtracks in the same key?
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What's the difference between chord inversions, open voiced triads and drop 2 chords on guitar?

For guitar, I'm having a hard time trying to understand the difference between chord inversions, open voiced triads and drop 2 chords.. currently I'm trying to study the essential chords in Ted ...
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Looking for software to combine notation and recorded loops

Looking for some guidance about pieces of software to help w/ my compositions. I've been composing music for a while using Sibelius (and Finale at times) to scribe out parts, but recently I've been ...
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Melody Writing - Tension & Release

I'm back with a more specific question. I read in a book entitled 'Complete Idiots Guide for Music Composition' which has a detailed discussion on writing melodies and techniques to do so. As I have ...
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Is there a theoretical maximum number of musical scales one can form?

I am trying to think about what defines a musical scale. To do this, I am trying to consider all the general categories of scales that exist. How can I know how many possible types of scales exist? Is ...
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Purchasing a keyboard piano for recreational play

I'm looking to buy a digital piano and am seeking advice on what type is best for me. Some background on my experience and interests: I have taken lessons for around 5 years (8th-12th grade) and I ...
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ATCL programme notes : what do I need to include?

It seems that there is a clear instruction about the programme notes for DipABRSM (official guide). According to the Trinity diploma syllabus, ... There should be a concise note on each ...
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Scale, Heptatonic Scale, Diatonic Scale, Major Scale

A scale with 7 notes, in an octave, is called a Heptatonic Scales. Heptatonic scales are further divided based on tone and semitones arrangements. If a Heptatonic scale have five tones and two ...
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Note Positioning: .abc files and note length

Sequel to this question... sorta: Understanding MIDI Files I'm using Starbound Composer to directly edit a .midi file. I'm not really sure if it's .abc or .midi that's the main focus here. BGM ~ The ...
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How did the plagal modes differ from their authentic counterpart in practice?

In the traditional modal system there were eight modes. Four that were authentic and four were plagal. These modes are depicted below: Based on the description of the modes the final note of the ...
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Which time signatures are associated with particular types of music?

A waltz is always played in 3/4 time, but are there any other types of music that are associated with specific time signatures?
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When does the amount of beats not add up to the time signature? (Besides pickup measures)

I read from https://www.boundless.com/users/232513/textbooks/understanding-basic-music-theory/notation-1/time-8/pickup-notes-and-measures-54-13529/ that there are exceptions to the rule that there ...
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Playing a chord with a muted string in between

This is small section of tabs for Black by Pearl Jam which I found here Intro: e|----------- B|-9--9-9-9-9 G|-9--9-9-9-9 D|-x--x-x-x-x A|-7--7-7-7-7 E|----------- What is confusing me is the muted ...
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Medley in musicals

Terminology: Toward the end of musicals, it is common to play a medley of previous tunes. Often they are interwoven. Does this kind of medley have a specific name?
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I need some help with the input jack on my electric LTD MH-100QMNT

I need to tighten the input jack on my electric guitar. I removed the two screws on the input jack and now I'm trying to pull out the input jack, but it doesn't want to come out (it's hard to pull ...
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Solo's on the 12 bar blues in A

When i'm slo'ing over the 12 bar blues in A (A7 D9 E9) i only use notes from the minor pentatonic scale in A. I know it should be possible to use the major pentatonic and even other scales. But have ...
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Lilypond templating or content management system?

I'm looking for a Lilypond templating or content management system that would allow for real, actual separation of music data from presentation. Even better would be separation of music and lyrics. ...
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How famous piano player differs from an average piano player?

Let's assume the following situation: The two piano players compete performing the same piece of moderate difficulty in front of public, who can do better. One of the them is really good, maybe ...
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Best ways of storing sheet music

I was wondering if anyone had a really good and practical way of storing print sheet music. If there is any specific types of folders or cabinets that they use to store their sheet music. I would like ...
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The reason behind Guitar Standard tuning [duplicate]

I am curious to know why is the guitar standard tuning EADGBE? I am trying to find a brief summary of the history on how the guitar tuning converged to this standard. I am award about the steps are ...
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Will switching tunings affect my guitar's action or truss rod?

I have an ovation acoustic guitar. It's only about a year or two old. However it's always had terrible action (though this might be an issue with its been width). It was so bad that I was tuning to D ...

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