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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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Pain in both wrists

I'm currently preparing for ATCL exam, and I have been practising about one and a half hours a day. Recently I start to feel pain in both wrists when I am practising piano, and also when I am not. ...
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What is a musical “measure” psychologically? [closed]

Music is organized into measures. Paraphrasing Wikipedia, a measure is a segment of time corresponding to a specific number of beats. The start and end of a measure is defined by regularly occurring ...
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problem disassembling a wooden recorder

I recently purchased a new Aura wooden recorder. The joint has a cork band. I greased it carefully with what I thought was plenty of the enclosed lubricant before putting it together. But I find I ...
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Different types of strings on the same guitar

My Epiphone SG is strung rather strangely. All but one of the strings are Elixir strings, but the G string is a Gibson string. This is because the G string broke while I was restringing, so I had to ...
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What Happens To The Melody When Played In A Different Key

What happens to notation (e.g. a melody line) when a tune is played in a different key than the one it was written in? Do the notes alter in any way or do they always stay the same as originally ...
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Can a melody contain only non chord tones?

I was wondering if it is acceptable, from a theoretical standpoint, to have a melody that doesn't contain any tones from the chord that is played with it? Are there any examples of songs that have ...
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What causes notes to appear to follow a progression of melodic expectations? How does this work?

If I play a single note, it by itself doesn't evoke a melody or tune. But if I play a sequence of notes, suddenly relationships spring up between them. For instance, if I play CDEFGABC, I don't hear ...
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amplifier storage highest temperature?

What is the highest temperature I can store an amplifier in without causing it damage. The room is dry but can reach temperatures of 40°C +.
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Editting Certain note in Sibelius

I have an issue in Sibelius, where I want to edit a certain note in the whole score (the same note in many octaves), for example the D note, which is highlighted in red to a B note (4 semitones down). ...
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Percentage Of Different Scales That Are Exactly Alike? [closed]

Was playing with iOS app “Piano Companion” and apparently I'm really quite amazingly consistent. I added two favorite scales that I found in the app and they are exactly the same; namely: ...
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Where or what is the guitar table

I have just done a classical guitar test and one of my comments was not to put my right hand on the guitar table. Can anyone tell me what it is, i am just using a standard classical guitar and no ...
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How to stop making mistakes when playing with backing tracks?

I have been playing guitar for over one and half year now. The most annoying mistake I make is that I can't play with backing track. eg: Sweet Child O' Mine solo - I can play this without any music ...
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What mode consists of the note G A Bb C Db E F G?

I was playing random scales . I came to a strange nice sounding mode,but could not find out what it's name theoretically. (Even I could not find a tonic sounding in it) The scale/mode notes are : G ...
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Using Dynamic Microphone on Laptop for Quality Calls and Guitar Song Recordings

I am planning on buying a dynamic Mic for professional online calls. I know that I could easily go with a headset for this. But as someone who always takes future into account, I want to buy a mic ...
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Can these sounds be created with an electric guitar or do I need an acoustic one?

It's been a while since I owned my last guitar. It was an acoustic with nylon strings. I also played on acoustic guitars with steel strings. However, I haven't have a guitar for years and wanted to ...
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Basic music theory learning tips

sorry if this has been posted before. I have a very specific question and although the answers may be scattered, it may be easier to post as a new one. I've started learning scales and this has come ...
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Music Creation Software for Midi and Yamaha Synth

I have a 15 yr old Yamaha Synth and my son is interested in creating Electronic Dance Music. He has a Mac and a USB midi cord to interface with the keyboard. I am looking for some Mac music making ...
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The best solfege key for a choir warm-up?

I have to warm up an amateur SATB choir, and I'd like to do a bit of playing around with solfege. Over the course of the exercises, I'd like have singers go from a low to a high "do," or a whole ...
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A shape barre chord up-strum issue

I play my A shape major barre chords with a double barre where the first and the sixth string is muted. My problem is that up-strums sound quite nasty when I hit the muted first string. Sometimes ...
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Should i keep my pinkie stretched while i play this part of tahitian sunset on piano?

I'm learning "Tahitian Sunset" by Martha Mier, but i'm not sure how to play this part: To be more specific, i don't understand the G on the upper part. Should i keep my pinkie on the G for all the ...
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Its there any software or game to practice with my Electronic Drum? [closed]

I have the Roland TD-1k electronic drum. I want to practice and I was searching for a software like (Drum Tutor DT-1), im in Argentina and I can't get this software. Also im interested on any PS3 game ...
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What's the name for the style of guitar on Reggae songs

I'm wondering if there's a word for the style of guitar on most Reggae songs, when they play chords on the upper strings and mute them after. I would love to know if there's a word for that, that ...
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88 views

Is it too late for me to play violin? [closed]

I'm 14 years old and I've become very fond of classical music. I was wondering if it's too late to get the hang of playing the violin. Note: I've never learned to play any classical instrument
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1answer
71 views

How can I practice clarinet quietly?

How can I practice clarinet more quietly? Is there a clarinet mute that works well? Particularly good ear plugs? I'd rather not either soundproof a room, or move to the basement / garage. What I ...
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4answers
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Where to start with sight reading

I am an intermediate-advanced guitarist who has been playing for 8 years and can read TAB and sheet music fairly well, but I want to improve my sight reading. I am not the worst at it but I want it to ...
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Recording: Dealing With Cicadas?

Usually it's pretty quiet near where we record, but it's summer time and cicadas are loud as hell. It doesn't matter what kind of direction the mics are pointed, the sound of the cicadas always gets ...
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What does this horizontal dotted line mean?

This appears in the sheet music for Luigi Legnani's 36 Caprices (for guitar). This is in Caprice no. 18. What I'm asking about is the dotted line that appears between the F notes in the third and ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to write polyrhythm in Guitar Pro 6?

I want to create a polyrhythmic track on Guitar Pro 6. Let's say that I want the guitar to play 4/4 and the bass to play 6/4. Is it possible to write it on Guitar Pro? If yes, how? If I try to change ...
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Using the correct enharmonic equivalent

I'm trying to figure out in which situations say, a G# is preferred to an Ab. I know that the two spellings wont necessarily represent tones of identical frequency, and that they only coincide in ...

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