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Yamaha DGX 650 recording problem

I am having problems with audio recording on yamaha DGX 650. the usb drive says "its busy" and recording quits. any solution? i still have 15 days to return it.
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does a 3-D printed plastic electric guitar, in comparison to a normal hardwood one, have more inferior tone, or other bad qualities?

I've started looking into 3-D designed musical instruments (yes that's apparently a thing now) and wanted to know if it's a good direction, if I want to customize my own electric guitar
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Music composition project library [closed]

Is there a website similar to soundcloud for sharing music projects (in garageband format, for example)?
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1answer
52 views

Why do keyboards have the current configuration, based on Do scale?

As a kid I always wondered why there was a missing key between Fa and Mi in piano keyboards. Later I learned the reason. There is only a semi-tone distance between this two notes and therefor no in ...
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Are parallel octaves okay in other styles of music?

In a musical theatre piece is it wrong to have lots of parallel octaves in the voices?
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1answer
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How to compose for male falsetto?

I'm writing a musical theatre piece and I want one of the male character's parts to be sung completely in falsetto, but I have no idea what clef to write it in. Would I write it in treble clef or ...
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How do I know whether I feel head vibrations/sensations while singing?

My question is that how do I know whether I feel head vibrations while singing? In a book, it says that head vibrations are centered mostly around the eyes and bridge of the nose. Later on in the ...
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1answer
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How to align chords, melody and lyrics in LilyPond?

I have to write down a simple song with LilyPond (my iPad music book did disappear when I've tried to recover a backup, so I think it is save to store the music sheets in text form), but I can't ...
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1answer
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Humidity rosin bowing problem?

I've been playing violin for four years now and every now and then the bow will get stuck on the strings and not move or produce a sound that doesn't sound right. I don't know whether it's a humidity ...
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Effect of age on vocal range

What happens to head voice on aging? Heard that low ranges will improve with aging, but what happens to head voice ? Is it possible to maintain my range for ever ?
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Trills in Bach with historical information

This is an old question, but I have issues with playing the tr's in Bach's wtc. His autograph instruction for embellishments (he gave to his son) indicated a trillo to be played without the ending ...
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1answer
42 views

Delay Fuzz Guitar Tone [closed]

Do have any idea on how to emulate these tones? I like to emulate the fast delays. Are these stacking delays? Audio clip here
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2answers
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Is there a composition theory that uses Fourier analysis to explore the relation between timbre and pitch? [closed]

Is there a theory of musical composition based on or heavily influenced by Fourier analysis or synthesis, thereby enabling the composer to tie timbre to pitch, scale, and/or tuning?
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Swing feel - are triplets and 8th note notations rhythmically the same?

I'm going through some exercises in a blues piano book[*]. I've noticed that some rhythms are written with triplets (with an 8th note (quaver) rest in the middle), and others are written using 8th ...
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0answers
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Key signing using fingers

I posted a similar question a long time ago, and think it was thrown out. However, still looking for an answer. When busking at a gig, it's often impossible to communicate the key of a piece, due to ...
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1answer
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Can't find the mixer in the new version of TuxGuitar (v1.3.2)

I just downloaded the new version of TuxGuitar and when I went to play one of my songs the levels of each track were all off. The drums are far too loud and the guitar is barely audible. The problem ...
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1answer
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control arranger track cubase with MIDI

When I learn my instrument or for jam I want to command Cubase in a "live" mode like Ableton. The only solution that I find is that create a arranger track. With this I can "switch" to different ...
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1answer
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Play MT 32 and DX100 from Win 10 computer [closed]

I have a Roland MT32 and a Yahama DX100 keyboard that I used to play from my Atari computer. The MT32 must be played from computer software through a midi connection. I now want to use these ...
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2answers
443 views

From what guitar tuning downwards do you stop needing a bass player in a metal context?

With people tuning seven-string guitars do Drop G or using 8 and nine-string guitars and the playing in "genres" like Djent becoming more and more rhythm focused I've been wondering about the bass ...
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1answer
56 views

Continuing Piano without a teacher [duplicate]

I have been playing piano for about 5 years before quitting last year, due to financial reasons. I still can play some pieces, but how could I potentially continue piano with improvement without a ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between a prime order, tone row and serial, if there is one?

I'm studying Op. 22 by Anton Webern for my AS music. I have 2 teachers and a revision guide, each of which uses one of the terms listed in the question and avoids the other two. I just wanted to see ...
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3answers
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Choosing a flute for an adult beginner: Open or closed holes?

By looking to various flutes online, I saw that there are two types of flutes: Open Holes Flutes Closed Holes Flutes As an adult beginner, what should be taken into consideration before deciding ...
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Teaching Electronic Keyboads [closed]

Which would be a good book to use to teach electronic keyboard to beginners? The 'Fast Track Keyboard' series of books by Hal Lenoard seems like a good choice. Does anyone have any ideas, suggestions? ...
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Why are concert bands the standard in U.S. public schools?

School concert bands are often the first opportunity for formal musical training that american children encounter. They, along with marching bands, make up the bulk of many music programs across the ...
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2answers
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What do Single brackets on notes in guitar music mean?

Anyone got any idea what these single brackets on notes mean in this guitar music?
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Strum pattern v melody line?

Apologies- aged learner here!! Can anyone explain to me the relationship ( if any ?!) between the melody line of a song and the most suitable strum pattern to accompany it? I can read music and do ...
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How can you distinguish instruments by their timbre characteristics?

What I am trying to achieve is to distinguish instruments by their timbre. What I have read so far made me think that different instruments have different number of overtones. Is it possible to ...
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57 views

Fret buzzing sound

I need help with my acoustic guitar because it keeps buzzing , any tips to stop it forever ? and how to distinguish if this is a bad quality guitar or there is something need fix ? . The neck looks ...
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1answer
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In a song, what helps people distinguish between the main melody and the harmony?

It seems like people, regardless of their knowledge or "sense" of harmony, can naturally tell which one is the main melody and which is the harmony in a song--even if the melody is never played alone ...
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How is the cha-cha counted?

I'm trying to understand the cha-cha, specifically to play and write music with that rhythm. In my research, I've come across two ways "the cha-cha" is taught: as a dance and as a musical rhythm. I'm ...
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1answer
465 views

Markings in Second Waltz by Dimitri Shostakovich

I came across these indications in a piano piece: the Second Waltz by Dimitri Shostakovich. What do "1.3. x p" and "2. x f" mean?
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Why should my band learn music theory?

I recently started a band that plays a mixture of blues, rock, and funk. I am the only one in the trio that knows any music theory. Can someone tell me how to explain to my band members that they ...
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5answers
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“∞-TET”: Is there music that doesn't use discretely pitched notes?

Is there music that doesn't use notes with discrete* pitches, but rather has instruments playing continuously changing frequencies? I know there are microtonal tunings as high as 72-TET, but is there ...
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4answers
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What is the difference between “Opus” and “Song Cycle”?

What is the difference between "Opus" and "Song Cycle", because "Opus" is a separate composition or a set of compositions. A song cycle is the same, isn't it? Whenever I go to wikipedia for a song, ...
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3answers
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A bright sounding piano or a mellow sounding one?

When looking for a piano to buy, should I be taking note of the brightness of the sound of the piano? What kind of piano sound would I be looking for for romantic period music and arranged music? ...
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1answer
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Choose a digital piano

I am playing piano for 5 years now and I am moving away from my parents' place and the upright piano they have. Help me to choose a Roland digital keyboard. No more than 1500 €. Is there a big ...
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If I press C4, C5 and C6, is this a chord?

Are there any other special requirements for three sounds to be a chord by musical definition? Do overtones or the same note just sounding on different octaves (sounding together) still can be named a ...
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2answers
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What is the length of the beat?

As I understand, the quarter note is a note that lasts for one beat. the half note, is a note that lasts for two beats, the full note, is a note that lasts for four beats, now i get that, but what ...
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does everyone in the orchestra (or ensemble) play in the same key?

Does everyone have to play in the same key or is the key accustomed to the instrument section? for example, clarinet would use Bb major? What is a transposing instrument?
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what's the difference between these two notations?

I am using this book http://www.librariamuzicala.ro/cs-docs/12069-1382689258.pdf and just on page 3, the said: I am using this virtual piano http://virtualpiano.net so what is the difference in ...
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Why do instruments have a key?

There are many instruments that have keys other than C. For example: The Eb Alto Saxophone The Bb Clarinet The Horn in F Why do these instruments have a key in the first place? Here's a more ...
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Is there a name for this scale? (C Locrian with diminished 6)

I see that there are quite a few questions that are essentially "is there a name for this scale" so I thought I would be more specific in the title. Essentially I came up with a melody in a scale ...
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3answers
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Tremolo picking, anchor palm or not?

I'm learning tremolo picking and until now I've been resting my palm just above E string and anchoring with my pinky. I noticed that when picking 2 strings at the same time I also mute the first of ...
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1answer
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Music theory: Modulation [closed]

So I wanted to compose a sonata like I said before but I have a problem with modulating the keys, can I get some help? I don't know how to modulate, and it's kinda hard to understand when I search for ...
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1answer
160 views

Can I create a Finale file that has no bar lines?

I am using Finale 2014 and I want to write a piano piece that has a given time signature (to give the pulse), but I don't want it to have any bar lines. Is there a way to remove all of them from the ...
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1answer
44 views

How to extend a pair of RCA cable and improve audio quality at the same time? [closed]

I have a 2.1 speaker system that I have been using for over 6-7 years or so. Recently I have decided to mount the two satellites on the wall, but there is a problem with the length of cables. I have ...
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1answer
12 views

Timed Cutout effect - Cubase

so I've been creating metal/rock tracks for years now, and I've recent delved into adding a lot of dubstep/electronic/orchestral features into them, but there is an effect I'd love to use but that I'm ...
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Difference Between Cleveland and Eastlake Manufactured King Super 20 Alto Saxopone

What are the differences between a Cleveland manufactured Super 20 (specifically 60's) and an Eastlake manufactured alto Super 20 (specifically early/late 70s)? A Cleveland alto seems to be selling ...
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61 views

Key-agnostic voicing-based notation (piano)

Looking for a simplified notation for piano that is 1) key agnostic but 2) chord and voicing specific. Here's kind of what I'm going for: The chord and extensions are expressed to the left, and the ...
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1answer
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How do I make Timidity play MIDIs with only the sine wave instrument?

I have Timidity++ installed with FluidSynth soundfonts. How do I make Timidity play back any MIDI, mapping all instruments to a sine wave instrument (patch 81, bank 2, according to General MIDI Level ...

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