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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
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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
41 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
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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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0answers
52 views

Can you help me with the strumming pattern?

Starting from 0:50. Thank you very much. Ițm always struggling with the strumming patterns.
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3answers
56 views

Problem with choosing the right string gauge - switch from medium to extra light?

I am beginner acoustic guitar player .. My current guitar' strings are "medium" ,, but I found them hard to play, they make buzzing sound, that's why I hate my guitar now -_- and i'm thinking of ...
2
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1answer
67 views

What is the name of the object on the strings of the violin behind the bridge

I see on some violins there is something on the A and E strings between the tail peace and the bridge. What is it called and what does it do? I found a similar thing on the violins of the soloist ...
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1answer
68 views

Left hand training for right handed guitar players - to improve coordination.

Ok, this question will probably be opinion based, but I try my best to write it, so it can be answered. My problem: When playing guitar (I am right handed) I lack some speed and coordination in my ...
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0answers
54 views

Communities for discussing harmonic analysis

Every day I try to pick apart a new song. First I try to get the melody. Then the chords. Then I attempt a functional analysis. Finally I try to zoom out a bit further and "see what is going on". ...
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1answer
31 views

Chord transitions

In A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, fake book notation a D13(#11) chord is followed by /C chord. This is an awkward transition. How is this /C change for D13(#11), played on piano?
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2answers
45 views

C6 chord followed by Am7

C6 chord over D and 3 C notes in right hand, then Am7. The chords contain the same notes. The proximity to the right hand doesn't allow for rearrangement of chord notes. Why does the author not just ...
0
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2answers
99 views

How is this electric guitar tuned?

The song in question is "Pet Carrot" by Palehound. You can hear the guitar right at the beginning of this video: I thought it was a bass at first. Anyone know the ...
4
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1answer
34 views

How to make a dal capo/segno include repeats?

I'm currently writing on musescore, and I have a problem getting the desired playback using dal segno: the second time through, repeat signs are ignored. According to this link, inner repeats in a ...
3
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2answers
56 views

Wind instruments and sharp keys

As far as I know, most of the wind instruments are transposing, and many of them are either in B, in E-flat or in F - these keys make them more suitable for playing in "flat" keys. My question is why ...
2
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1answer
110 views

How to approach learning another guitarists solo?

I'm an intermediate guitar player looking for tips on how to best approach learning another musician's guitar solo. I've got a good grasp of the major/minor scales and modes, but I am missing ...
0
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2answers
57 views

Hungarian Rhapsody no.12

So in the 2nd measure of the Hungarian Rhapsody no.12 has the word "trem" what does that mean? I don't understand it.
0
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1answer
20 views

PhotoScore and AudioScore is grayed out.

I've installed trial version of Sibelius software for OS X in order to transcribe some audio tracks. However when I'm on Import tab (in Quick Start), PhotoScore and AudioScore are disabled, so I ...
0
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1answer
46 views

“Adaptive band” type software to accompany solo practice and jam sessions

I'm not 100% if this is the right place to post the question. It's connected primarily with music, so I feel like it's OK, but... well... In case it isn't, please direct me to a better suited location ...
3
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1answer
65 views

How should I tune a 12 string acoustic guitar?

I've bought an Ibanez 12 string acoustic brand new online. Do I tune the 12 string guitar like all the 6 string guitars I have.
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1answer
53 views

Music notations of sounds, from harmonica?

I have these 2 audio files. They are the sounds of harmonica, from my favourite song, which I like best. The samples are: Sample 1 Sample 2 To create a music sheet for the sounds of harmonica, I ...
0
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0answers
37 views

Guitar amp FX loop noise

I recently got a Marshal JCM800 2203 reissue and it sound unbelievable! But I seem to be having issues with the FX loop. When the FX loop is on the -10db setting (which is recommended for floor ...
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1answer
65 views

Scale Shapes NOT Patterns

Ok, Allow me to take this a step further. My "Book" shows me "5" shapes for Minor Pentatonic, 5 shapes for Major Pentonic, 5 shapes for Minor Blues, 5 shapes for Major Blues & etc. Each shape is ...
3
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1answer
113 views

Does mac os add 20 ms latency to midi?

I am exploring midi performance on OS X My test rig is a puredata patch that sends a note on on a midi interface, then measure the time it took to come back on another one. I tried different ...
17
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6answers
2k views

Why is it called the chromatic scale?

The definition of chromatic as given by Google: adjective: chromatic MUSIC: relating to or using notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key in which a passage is written. (of a scale) ...
2
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1answer
17 views

Is it possible to add the same note with different accidentals in Guitar Pro 6?

I want to add (in a single stem) the same note with different accidentals. Like, in the following example, in the third stem I want to have both G sharp and G natural. Is there any way to do this ...
2
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1answer
35 views

In musicology, what is a key profile?

What is a "key profile"? Krumhansl-Schmuckler developed an algorithm that aids in finding the key of a piece of music. The algorithm depends on pitches and durations and requires the generation of ...
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1answer
27 views

Changing Violin notation to Guitar notation or tab [duplicate]

Why don't understand me... Iam writing simply... I mean is:Can I use a Violin notation for Guitar exactly? Arranging song notation for Violin and playing this exactly on the Guitar is this possible or ...
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3answers
67 views

Changing Violin tab to Guitar tab

I want you to tell me how I change Violin tab to Guitar tab? can you show me an example? there are a lot of Violin tabs(songs) in my country but I can't to use them for Guitar because guitar is a new ...
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0answers
9 views

LaunchPad M2K With Cubase?

Hi I'm using Cubase 8 Elements and I'm wondering if it's possible for my Launchpad M2K to connect to it? Thanks!
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0answers
75 views

Why don't we use all letters A-Z for piano keys? [duplicate]

Why do we not name different piano keys with different letters from A-Z? Why do we only use letters from A-G? Wouldn't keys with different letters be easier to memorize and less likely to confuse for ...
2
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1answer
47 views

Guitar Tablature: “bis” meaning

I've looked, but Google keeps interpreting "bis" as German(?) Example: |----------------|-------|-----------------------|-------| |-------7-----7--|-------|--------------7-----7--|-------| ...
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2answers
56 views

How to determine which Note is Scale Degree 7 in A Major?

What note is scale degree 7 in A Major? It seems to me it might be A but I do not know. How do you determine which note corresponds to the 7th scale degree. What about the other notes and their ...
0
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1answer
55 views

How many sharps in G Dorian Minor?

How many sharps are in G Dorian Minor? I believe that there aren't any but I am not sure. Please help me solve this problem.
0
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1answer
19 views

Third Degree On Major [duplicate]

Compared to a major scale, what mode starts on scale degree three? I think it is minor but I do not know.
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0answers
22 views

Problems with Distortion pedal volume

Hi everyone i have a problem. When I use my Fulltone OCD, it is always too loud even when I have the volume at "just on". I was thinking about using a compressor to fix this but I am not sure this ...
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2answers
62 views

Positioning pinky while playing guitar

I am currently playing a piece on the guitar which is going fine so far, but I have encountered a problem, and I am unsure whether this will have an effect on my guitar playing in the future. When I ...
0
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2answers
74 views

Music theory - transposing

I want to play this piece originally for cello. I need this music for a flute. Cello and flutes are both in the key of C, but cello is a non transposing instrument in the bass clef. How can I do this? ...
0
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1answer
37 views

What kind of violin is good for a beginner?

I am going to be getting a new violin soon, and I was wondering if there is a certain kind I should get. I want it to sound more professional then the 3/4 size I currently have.
2
votes
0answers
52 views

How to determine the tuning of a song? [closed]

I am trying to transcribe a part of the Tears in Heaven duet by Tommy Emmanuel and Igor Presnyakov that's found here. Specifically, I am trying to figure out the notes played by Tommy starting at 1:03 ...
3
votes
0answers
24 views

What did Chopin think of the saxophone? [migrated]

Adolphe Sax arrived in Paris in 1842, when Chopin had been living in Paris for some years. Both Chopin and Sax lived in Paris until 1849, when Chopin died. It seems highly likely that Chopin heard ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Tool to quickly (automatically) get measure count of a score

Given a score, is there a tool or site or resource out there that can quickly tell me its measure count? Many scores, especially ones like this on imslp just don't have any measure counts at all. And ...
5
votes
2answers
114 views

How to correctly invert non-compound greater-than-octave intervals?

(A.S.: Assuming that "non-compound" means "contains eight or less degrees.") TL;DR: How to invert doubly augmented seventh? I've ran into inversion problem with greater-than-octave intervals (not ...
7
votes
4answers
779 views

How to conduct rehearsals in a small band?

We have small band of four people(vocals+guitar, bass, drums and trumpet). It is our hobby, if it matters. I am trumpeter and the most recent(half a year) member of a band. We rehearse every week and ...
7
votes
5answers
283 views

Where does a “cresc. ” begin (end)?

I'm curious about the "cresc." sign . which one is getting louder , no.1 or no.2? and when does this cresc. end ? Does it end until the next sign come out ?
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votes
1answer
32 views

What is a good way to choose syllables for an acapella arrangement?

I arranged a song for my acapella group. I have chords, the solo, and a basic background which I can change easily but, I need to know a method or a direction to look for background syllables.
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vote
3answers
47 views

Piano Conductor & Accordion Guide

I've been puzzled at why in some of our big band charts, the piano part is labelled "Piano (Conductor) & Accordion Guide". Our keyboardist tried, for a laugh, choosing an accordion patch on his ...
3
votes
4answers
176 views

Can someone please tell me why there are 5 different patterns to Penatonic scales

I mean if you can move them, why do you need more than one? All are movable up and down the fretboard? Right? So why does each need 5 patterns and how do you know which one to use? This has really ...
6
votes
3answers
58 views

What is the difference between Taktteile and Taktglieder?

I am reading a book about Metric Manipulations by Danuta Mirka and the author refers to some German words. In this book, he writes that Takt refers to measure, Taktteile to parts of a measure, ...
1
vote
3answers
91 views

Can someone help me with the counting of this piano piece please?

I am trying to learn this piece by Ludovico Einaudi but as I am a beginner on the piano the "count" is coming up all wrong :( Can someone with a little more understanding of music please write the ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Trying alternative tuning outside 440Hz [closed]

Lately I have used some time and research on the standard pitch at 440Hz.. The tuning of A4=440Hz has been used a couple of times in late 1800 but it was not until 1939 at an international ...

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