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It's possible to connect a usb midi controller into a midi synthesizer?

I do have an usb midi keyboard controller (m-audio keystation 49) and a synthesizer keyboard (KORG KROSS). I would like to assembly my controller to my synthesizer. However my controller only have ...
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57 views

Is this slide/shift slide?

I found this in a riff, but I don't know the meaning of (sl). I suspect it means slide, however, the slide symbol is / or \. g--(sl)----(sl)----7---- Could someone clarify this, please? And why ...
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65 views

What is my voice type category in general?

I do not want to categorise myself into an alto or mezzo or soprano, but do want to understand my comfortable voice range. I can do a siren exercise which ranges from b3 to b5 or c6 with ease.But ...
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31 views

Should a song's meter be tied to the text, or the text-tune combination?

I'm improving a web site that has indexes of hymnals, and one of the things I'd like to do is add an index of hymns' meters. I've learned a little bit about meters but I'm confused about a few points. ...
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Secondary dominant of a minor chord?

I understood how to get the secondary dominant of a major chord, but I don't understand how to get the secondary dominant of a minor chord, mainly because I don't know which minor mode (natural, ...
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1answer
18 views

How to apply the right amount of rosin to a bow?

I was wondering if I was applying a bit too much rosin to my violin bow. I noticed that my violin strings are turning white, with white powder specks on the fingerboard and around the F holes. So I ...
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2answers
90 views

Why do barre chords sound bad when I play them

When I try to play one of my favourite songs, I get nervous when I know that it contains a barre chord, because they sound bad on my guitar. Other chords sound good. strings gauge : Extra Light / ...
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30 views

Why is a plectrum banjo played with a guitar pick and not with finger picks?

I have a four string plectrum banjo, which is essentially like a five string banjo but without the short drone string. Why is a plectrum banjo played with a guitar pick and not fingerstyle or with a ...
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32 views

Why is a tenor banjo typically tuned in fifths?

I have two tenor banjos both tuned in "Chicago tuning", DGBE, that is, like the four highest-pitched strings of the guitar. I am told, and I see from research on Teh Internetz that this is unusual. ...
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3answers
75 views

Why does my [stereo] electric Guitar recording sound hollow?

I'm not sure if it's something in my setup, something I'm doing wrong or a general lack of knowledge, but I find that recording my electric Guitar->Amp(w/fx)->audio in Mono produces a much fuller, ...
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65 views

How to make a muted key sounds by using pedals?

One of my friends insists that he can make a muted (but undamaged) key/chord sounds using some pedaling technique. Does anyone know what the technique is and how to do it? Thanks
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1answer
75 views

Creating a romantic melody like Chopin's pieces [closed]

After analyzing Chopin's nocturnes, etudes, ballades, waltz, and mazurkas. I still don't know how to create a romantic melody, I only know how to create a sad and happy-ish but not romantic-ish. So ...
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1answer
43 views

Music Terminology: Difference between Additive and asymmetric?

I've been reading up on Tippett's Concerto for Double String Orchestra and came across the two terms 'additive rhythm' and 'asymmetrical grouping'. I would assume they are synonymous... Is there a ...
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What is an X symbol appearing in a piano part?

And it's not a double sharp. I saw it in Miley Cyrus Fugue in measure 88 between the 3rd and 4th beat for the right hand. It's being reached at 2:42-2:43 in the video and I don't hear anything ...
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18 views

Why are the Tags not in alphabetical order ? [migrated]

As a newcomer I need to look in various mixed up boxes with no logical order .Why not have a switch to create alphabetical access to new information ?
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What is the definition of a pad?

I've played in many bands and I do a lot of music production and the term "pad" is thrown around. My definition of a pad is something that is used to fill in the space of a piece usually with chords. ...
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2answers
98 views

Do classical musicians edit takes together?

I found a couple of pages that all suggest classical recordings range from slightly to extremely spliced: ...
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1answer
32 views

Composers making translation errors in their Italian directions

Virtually all composers in the Classical, and most composers in the Romantic period followed the convention of notating tempo markings and other directions in Italian. However, clearly not all of ...
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1answer
63 views

How to finger a piano piece? [closed]

In many piano practice worksheets, they write fingers for notes. However, different exercise uses different fingering. Sometimes, the same piece also has different fingerings. Now given a random ...
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3answers
78 views

The meaning of Coda

What does a Coda mean in music? I don't understand, it appears in many articles about "sonata form" but I still don't know..
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82 views

Should i play piano or violin? [closed]

First of all, i have no background in music except for singing. I'm 15 years old and i recently got really interested in classical music, and the instruments that have me the most interested is the ...
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1answer
35 views

Plucking classical and acoustic guitars

I have played the classical guitar for a few years but have recently started giving acoustic guitar a go. I have obviously noticed a few differences but there is one thing I am not sure about. When ...
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1answer
65 views

What note is this? And how would I got about working out what note I have sung in the future?

I was wondering what highest note in this recording was? I tried analysing using Audacity using the "Plot Spectrum" tool but I didn't really know what I was looking for. I think it's G4 but I'm not ...
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2answers
92 views

Why would a piece start in G♭ Major then modulate to F♯?

I saw a question regarding F# vs. Gb in a given song. The song began in Gb Major then went to F# minor . . . and then it was question as to why the change. Why not just write the song in one Key? I ...
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0answers
19 views

What a music piece name is in G/C/D… tells? [duplicate]

I see many music pieces named as name in C/D/E.... e.g., Canon in D, Nocturne in C# Minor etc. What does in X mean? How can I tell a piece is in which key? Thanks
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3answers
39 views

Triad inversion question - How can I tell which one this is if I know the key?

If I know that this triad is in the key of A major, how can I tell if this a root, first inversion, or second inversion? I know in second inversion, the fifth is usually doubled, but how can I tell ...
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2answers
249 views

Differences between capos

I wanna buy the first capo for my acoustic guitar, and I'm just wondering if there are many types of capo .. I mean .. if I went to a shop, can any capo work ? Or is there a difference?
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0answers
12 views

Connect a yamaha keyboard to ableton live

I have connected a yamaha psr e243 keyboard to my laptop, and live seems to be able to detect it: Here is my midi settings: But when I play the keyboard, there is no sound coming out. The same ...
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62 views

Is to possible to translate any time signature to any time signature?

Is to possible to translate any time signature to any time signature without even slight change in music? Sometimes it is so hard to translate some time signatures to each other but finally is it ...
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4answers
63 views

Why top number of time signature/dividing music into bars is required?

As i know the only thing that top number of time signature defines is beats in a bar. But i can read a music sheet without bar lines. So only the bottom number of time signature is required. Why ...
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2answers
81 views

High action VS Low action

Can someone compare between high action and low action on guitar and which one is better , i don't know too much about them.
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1answer
30 views

metrical structure - levels of metrical grouping

In Music, Mind and Brain: The Neuropsychology of Music they use a technique to find the most "salient" level of grouping. Link to passage text here This is important in musicology for making ...
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0answers
27 views

Shorten midi notes in garageband

I have a midi fragment like this: I would like to shorten each of these notes by half, and thus compress the two bars into one, and also make the volume crescendo. How can I do this in garageband?
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2answers
98 views

Composing a Piano sonata

I was wondering about composing a piano sonata. I only composed nocturnes and piano waltzes. Now I would like a piano sonata. Is there a specific rule for composing a piano sonata?
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1answer
18 views

How to use sound library from a yamaha keyboard

I have connected a yamaha psr e243 keyboard to garageband, and everything works fine except that the sounds effects are totally strange: they are neither what I select on the keyboard nor those ...
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2answers
107 views

Please explain hand rotation in playing the piano

What exactly is it? When would you use it? Some training tips on correctly using it.
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1answer
34 views

Is there any free resource for learning Blues, Jazz? [duplicate]

I am not professional in music; but, I am interested in it. I am playing diatonic harmonica for some traditional songs. Now, I want to know about the Blues, Jazz; so, I have searched on Google for ...
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3answers
28 views

Does BOSS OS-2 / Behringer OD-300 really contain two effects?

BOSS OS-2 and it's copies have knob that allows to partially regulate between overdrive and distortion tone. How does it work. Does it have two signal paths internally and mix on the end or just has ...
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1answer
127 views

How much of a solo by a great pianist is licks and how much is melodic innovation?

I see alot of websites and blogs that claim that the key to becoming a successful jazz musician is to load up on licks. Now while this may be useful to create mood in some contexts, it's not possible ...
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2answers
56 views

Re-setting up a guitar

My new guitar is Yamaha f310. The original strings were medium but I changed them to extra light .. because I found them easier to play, and have a brighter sound ! But all I hear is a buzzing sound, ...
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6answers
218 views

Whats are some ways of visualizing notes on guitar's fret-board if you come from piano background?

I come from piano background and it's been really difficult to visualize the notes I'm playing on guitar. On piano it's simple - they follow sequentially. So, my question is - what is the best way to ...
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1answer
34 views

Adjusting the saddle

I changed my strings'gauge from Meduim to Extra Light , Do i have to Adjust the saddle and the strings height for lower ? i mean if i'm using extra light gauge , what string height is right for me ...
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2answers
65 views

Piano key sustains without the pedal pressed

A single key on my upright piano keeps playing even after I release it. I've tried tuning the sustain pedal with the screw all the way up to the point where other keys get affected and the pedal won't ...
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49 views

How can I set up an acoustic guitar?

Can someone explain, what does it mean to set up a guitar? I want a simple clean answer ... How to set up a guitar?
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4answers
99 views

How to write very high/low notes in G/F clef?

Standard piano music sheets contain G and F clefs, which can display comfortably (without using a lot of ledger lines) around 48 keys C2-C6. I wonder how people write the very high/low notes, i.e., ...
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2answers
84 views

Is there any website with free drum patterns?

I want to compose some rock songs. I have a guitar, which I plug in my PC, but I need some drum patterns. The question is about some web-services or sites, where I can download 3-10 seconds drum loop. ...
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2answers
93 views

How to know which is a suitable octave?

Given a piano music sheet, is there any way to know which (suitable) octave should I start, or I just pick up any as long as it fits all notes? Sorry if this is a dumb question! Thanks
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239 views

Why rootless chords?

I understand the functionality of rootless chords in a band setting where there is a bass player, but rootless chords are supposedly used in solo piano as well (the Jazz Piano Book says this, and I ...
6
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2answers
1k views

Should a beginner use simplified (easy) version?

My kid (6 years old) is learning the piano. Should she use the easy(simplified) version of a (little bit hard one) or an easy original piece? I am afraid she will have problem with the original one ...
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2answers
13 views

One string on banjo not tuning properly

My Banjo is fair to good quality and strings 1, 2, 3, and 5 all go up 1/2 step per fret as they are supposed to. The 4th string is tuned to D and I tune it quite flat and it doesn't go up 1/2 step, it ...

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