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Working with Secondary-Dominants

I was wondering about using secondary dominants in a chord progression. I suppose anything can be redundant if used too often, but, can someone give me some insight on using secondary dominants in a ...
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In what music genre is The Coconut Song? [migrated]

Recently, I stumbled upon a funny song on Youtube named "The Coconut Song" (The Coconut Nut) and I couldn't quite figure out what music genre is it writen in. What's the genre The Coconut Song is in?
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44 views

How to arrange a song in fingerstyle? [closed]

I have some questions about arranging a song in fingerstyle: I know these: Get the melody. Get the chords. Combine melody and chords rhythmically. My questions are: The melody is high single ...
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3answers
49 views

Wanting to expand my skill

I am classically trained but overwhelmed by this tech talk which I barely understand. My exposure to modes is only in knowing how they are formed but to use them on the fly is mind blowing for me. I ...
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0answers
38 views

What can I do to improve this sound mixing?

I'm doing a project and the end product is supposed to be somethin like this: I'm just doing the mixing, someone else is doing the video. I'm going to be receiving ...
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0answers
27 views

Could Ibanez TS MINI and Laney LA10 get along with each other?

I'd like to try to overdrive an Applause AE128 via a Laney LA10; I am considering using an Ibanez TS MINI, which I plan to buy. Due to budget constraint, I am afraid that an Ibanez TS MINI may not ...
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9answers
418 views

Fundamental and In-Depth Music Theory for an Absolute Beginner

I know nothing about music theory, but I have been playing the guitar for over 5 years and have been only working with tabs. I want to learn music theory from scratch, fundamentally and meticulously. ...
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1answer
30 views

Clavinova CVP-107 Keyboard repair

I have a clavinova CVP-107 keyboard that still sounds good but makes a clunky sound after the keys are depressed and returning to regular position. I'm hoping that it may be corrected by replacing ...
2
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4answers
71 views

Jazz chords: left hand fingerings

I'm an amateur guitarist, I like jazz and I decided to try to learn the basics from the beginning (self-teaching at the moment). I started reading Mickey Backer's "Complete Course in Jazz Guitar" ...
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2answers
48 views

Can I set up my electric guitar with a 11-14-18-38-49-64 string-gauge set up? Could that damage my guitar?

So I bought D'Addario NYXL 11-64 strings for the 7 string electric guitar. The Gauges go as follows: 11-14-18-28-38-49-64 I have a 6-string electric guitar and I was looking for strings that would ...
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3answers
50 views

Modal approach to soloing over this piece?

Is my approach for creating a melody over this harmony I have written theoretically correct? Harmony: (KEY OF A) F#m F#sus4 C#m C#msus4 Bm Bsus4 AMaj7 Now lets just take a really straight approach ...
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0answers
10 views

What music is this? [migrated]

I just want to know the album and artist of the background music used in C.E.S L.I.N.G.O.N +15 prototype trainer. You can download it from the link given below... Link to the trainer My sincere ...
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2answers
73 views

Weird and Irritating Problem With My 3rd Finger in Piano Performance

The story goes like this: 3-4 years ago I used to practice with the Hanon book. I played the exercises with a fast tempo -- I didn't have good control of my left hand fingers, but I insisted on ...
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4answers
473 views

Is olive oil good for oiling a guitar fretboard?

I need to oil and clean my guitar fretboard and was wondering if a damp cloth and olive oil is good for this?
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1answer
32 views

What does the pre shape, and EQ In/Out buttons do on my guitar?

I just bought a second hand ovation celebrity and I was wondering what some of its buttons do. Do they change the sound (distortion/loudness)? If not what do they do?
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4answers
90 views

Finger positions when playing guitar by ear

May be a multipart (beginner) question. Context: not taking lessons. Reading a bunch of books but nothing really focuses on improvising/playing by ear. When I try to play along with stuff on TV or ...
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2answers
90 views

What is the mood of the eleventh chord? [closed]

What is the mood of the eleventh chord? That is to say, in which situation, such as mysterious or bright, can we use this chord and other chords that have the 4th and 5th notes together in the chord?
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1answer
44 views

Is it normal for an Oud/Lute not keeping in tune?

I just bought a 12 string oud/lute from Egypt, and I'm having some problems with its tuning. Sometimes when I twist the machine heads to get in tuning, it releases suddenly and drops the tuning all ...
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2answers
45 views

Violin bowing techniques

Okay, so I was about to use a violin for my next composition but I would have plans on using pizzicato and legato. But is it possible for one to notate pizzicato in some parts and then notate legato ...
3
votes
1answer
55 views

Acoustic fingerstyle uneven sound

I'm a beginner at fingerstyle guitar. When I play with longer nails, I get a nice crisp sound, but the volume is uneven based on which finger I use. Sometimes I get this horribly loud/scraping sound (...
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1answer
95 views

Counting Demisemiquavers (32nd notes)

I was a little surprised that this question wasn't already asked here - perhaps I missed it/it's off topic. I'm trying to write out the count for a piece in common time (I can barely read sheets) and ...
2
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1answer
76 views

Guitar Tab Book

I know that I should probably just use the music notation Moleskin and write out in music notation. However, sometimes I come up with chord and modal note combinations that I think sound cool, and ...
1
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1answer
39 views

Connecting a Keyboard to Record in Audacity

I'm trying setup my Casio CTK-6000 electric keyboard to be able to be recorded through my Windows 10 computer using Audacity. I have this cable connected to the two "L/R Line Out" spots in the ...
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2answers
70 views

Yawning while singing

I was told breathing correctly helped so stop yawning while singing, but I don't exactly know the correct way to breath while singing so I am still yawing. So what do I do?
5
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2answers
546 views

How do I notate sharps in ABC notation?

I'm trying to convert the dozenal representation of tau (=2*pi) to a series of notes. I was trying to use ABC notation, but I don't know how to indicate sharps or flats. I'd like to use a notation as ...
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1answer
53 views

How is the “fuzzy” effect in Funk bass achieved?

I'm curious about the bass in the Funkadelic and Alegria songs. It sounds fuzzy to me, but when I search "fuzzy bass effect" I get videos that give a more rock/static sound than the warm/fuzz I'm ...
1
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1answer
75 views

Reading music without an instrument

I can read music with my guitar, but I'm absolutely hopeless otherwise. I want to be able to hear notes in my head. What are some good ways (preferably free) for learning how to do this? Based on ...
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2answers
33 views

open tunings for bass?

Long time bass [hack] player, also play a little bit of guitar, working on learning some music theory to expand my understanding of the mechanics of creating music. I'm curious about open tunings on ...
2
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1answer
82 views

What is the earliest instance of a composer/theorist publishing an analysis of his/her own music?

In the final chapter of his Harmonielehre, Arnold Schoenberg analyzes a brief passage from his own compositional output. (You can find it here, on written page 418 [page 432 of the PDF].) I'm looking ...
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6answers
2k views

Should I change my guitar strings?

I received my guitar a few years ago and haven't changed the strings. I don't know when the previous owner had last changed the strings, but it seemed as though it had just been sitting around for a ...
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4answers
80 views

In The Beatles song 'IF I FELL' there's a move to D9 chord, how does it relate to the major scale?

Please explain the following move to D9 :) [VERSE] D Em F#m Em If I trust in you, oh please A Don't run and hide D Em F#m Em If I love you too, oh please A ...
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0answers
56 views

Audience Perception of Timing

Audience perception when timing or when you go off beat. We always talk about staying on beat, but little is said about audience perception and just when our audience perceives we have gone off beat. ...
3
votes
1answer
71 views

Representation of a 5/16 note duration

How can I write on a pentagram (another word for the staff in my country) a note that is 5 x 1/16 notes length? If I use a dotted quarter note I get 6 x 1/16 length I can get away with a quarter note ...
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1answer
39 views

Effective Finger Sequence

When I started learning three note per string diminished sequences I noticed at first that it was significantly easier and more comfortable to play the notes using index-ring-pinky(1,3,4) rather than ...
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votes
1answer
104 views

My smile is a rifle [closed]

Well. I'm not as well on english speaking as I'm on my native language, I'm trying to do my best. The fact is that I would like to play My Smile is a Rifle the way John plays it on that video. He ...
4
votes
1answer
97 views

Correct way of notating syncopation

I'm trying to notate this particular passage here: The notes in the LH come very slightly before the RH in some places, and I've tried to notate it as follows: ...
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1answer
35 views

Difference between 2 mono/stereo setup?

Don't mind about "Guitar", it could be Bass or anything else. Imagine you have 2 setups: Guitar -> Pedals (stereo end) -> 2 Amps running -> Mixer Guitar -> Pedals (mono end) -> 1 Amp ...
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1answer
53 views

Why is my mixed voice raspy

I am a Baritone, I have been singing with a vocal coach for about a year now and about 3 days ago I finally discovered my mixed voice (yay). It is incredibly weak but I can sometimes push it up to a ...
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votes
1answer
54 views

The clarinet, flute, trumpet and timpani [closed]

I'm trying to learn instrumentation but then I still don't understand the range of these instruments. It's too complicated for me to understand the range, key and notation. Can anyone explain it to me?...
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votes
0answers
24 views

360/12 tone on a 381/12 Rickebacker

Has anyone tried to get the jangly tone on a 381/12 tone from the 360/12? Ψan the woody/bassier sound be undone ? Love to hear what ext boxes, effects, can get you close to
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votes
5answers
408 views

Enharmonic equivalents to Ab besides G#

I'm current studying RSL Music Theory grades and I'm stuck on a grade 6 question. The question asks to write out two enharmonic equivalent notes to the note provided using sharps, flats, double-...
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1answer
46 views

How to write a seventh chord inversion

When writing seventh chord inversions, how do you know if the notes should be placed to the right or left side of the other notes? Sometimes I see a 1st inversion seventh chord with the root placed to ...
1
vote
3answers
64 views

numerical chords

in a C9, there is the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th degree in the C major scale despite not having a 7 in the chord. Is the same true for chords with sharp or flat degrees, such as a C #9? Would that ...
2
votes
2answers
66 views

Tips on entry level diminished scale ideas for soloing [closed]

I am an amateur guitar player for a few years already and I have learnt the essential scales, such as major, minor, pentatonic and blues scales but I would like to increase the level of my guitar ...
0
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1answer
44 views

Doom/Melodic Death Metal for electric guitar

My friend and I are looking to just enjoy ourselves and record a Death Metal EP with some Doom and Melodic Death Metal influences. With the tempo changes I know it sounds ridiculous but at this point ...
4
votes
3answers
957 views

How do you not get lost between measures?

How do you not get lost between measures? For example, if I start on measure 28 and the the next measure down is measure 40, how do I not play early or late?
3
votes
1answer
120 views

Why are my notes sounding so distinct and separate when I'm trying to play the Godfather theme on guitar?

I have a Stratocaster and I'm playing the Godfather theme by Slash on it. I hit the notes right and I'm doing all the slides and vibratos. However, you know how the entire theme just flows when slash ...
3
votes
2answers
89 views

What is the term for a when a performance is technically correct but misses the overall vibe?

My daughter has started playing piano. She sounds out by reading the notes methodically. Then I go and search for the tune on the internet, and play for her what it is supposed to sound like. Then ...
4
votes
4answers
897 views

Soloing on Scales

I've been playing guitar for about 5 years now. When I improvise solos, I tend to do it only in major and minor pentatonic scales. Therefore, my solos are quite restricted. Could someone enlighten me ...
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votes
1answer
61 views

What do I look over when looking at sheet music?

Imagine I was just handed a piece of sheet music, and I had however long I'd want to look over it before I actually started playing. What exactly would I look over so I'd sight read better?

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