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1answer
46 views

Do the note positions on a U-bass correspond to a Bass guitar?

I can't find any images of the layout of notes on a U-bass fretboard. Would a fretted U-bass play the same as a bass guitar, but with a shorter scale? As far as I've found, the 4 strings share the E-...
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47 views

Cannot get Guitar Rig 5 sounds recorded into Ableton Live 9

I cannot get Guitar Rig 5 sounds and patches recorded into Ableton Live 9. Ableton Live 9 only records clean sounds from my guitar.
2
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1answer
38 views

How do I use quartal chords on guitar on common chord progressions?

I play rhythm guitar and solo in a four piece band that improvises on traditional folk music. I really like the sound of quartal harmony (building chords on fourths instead of thirds) and I've been ...
1
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1answer
31 views

Drum Machine / MIDI Controller Combos?

I'm looking for a combination of drum machine for live music that does not require a PC, but will also serve as a MIDI controller for various DAWs. Is there a name for such a combination? I'm not ...
0
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1answer
23 views

Soloing in Harold Mabern's Edward Lee

I'm looking at the song "Edward Lee" by Harold Mabern, Jr. (as it's presented in The Real Easy Book in C) and I'm trying to understand how to apply scales approach to soloing over its chords. There ...
1
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1answer
89 views

Time signature - How some pop songs can be counted in both 4/4 and 3/4?

In a few songs , if I am able to count in both the 4 beats and 3 beats and it still sets perfectly .. how would I know if it is 4/4 or 3/4 .. Eg1. This is an indian song : ...
2
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2answers
116 views

What is the proper chord interpretation for the intro to Stairway to Heaven?

The opening sequence in Stairway to Heaven is an A minor chord followed by something strange followed by C/G, D/F#, and Fmaj7. I've seen the second chord notated as Am/G#, G#aug, and even Am/maj7/add2....
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1answer
46 views

beats tempo relationship

If beats and tempo are not related then can you have a tempo (BPM) without first knowing the beat (having a beat.) ie 0 beats = no tempo or tempo zero and infinity. 1 beat = tempo of infinity and 2 ...
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1answer
20 views

What is on the stereo output of a mixer if I'm recording with only one mic?

I got a small mixer and am using it for singing and applying some effects. I'm using a single microphone for recording. It's connected to an XLR to the mixer. Given that I have a mono signal going ...
1
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1answer
29 views

Ableton impulse drum rack switch

I like to use the preset racks in Ableton Impulse. The problem is I for the life of me cannot figure out how to switch the positions of the drum samples. Say I wanted to have the kick drum in 3rd ...
2
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1answer
47 views

Bitwig doesn't have ties in the imported Midi file

When I create a MIDI file in Guitar Pro 6, and load it into Bitwig, everything is fine, except for the ties. For instance, I create this track on Guitar Pro: Export it as MIDI and load it onto ...
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0answers
100 views

Learning the oboe in two months

Okay, so I was given an oboe and told I'm gonna be on the next rehearsal which is two months from now. I have been trying to play it for like half a year just in the experimental mean and I am able to ...
3
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1answer
76 views

How to transcribe speech onto a musical instrument

I recently came across the work of the bass player MonoNeon. In some of his videos he mimics the pitch inflection and rhythm of speech on his bass. Here's his take on part of a political speech: you ...
4
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3answers
104 views

Mixing and mastering at home

I have been playing guitar, piano, and keys for over ten years, and have been recording my own stuff for about eight years. I understand the basic principles of recording and have spent many hours in ...
1
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1answer
38 views

Help with exporting in FL Studio?

In FL Studio, I exported a project on these settings: Mode: Full song Tail: Leave Remainder Type: WAV WAV bit depth: 32Bit float Resampling: 512-point sinc HQ for all plugins: ON Disable Maximum ...
0
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1answer
23 views

Difference in Holding 6 holes and 7 holes in Indian Bamboo Flute

Please clear my following doubts. What is the difference between 6 holes and 7 holes holding position in flutes ? Can I play a song with 6 holes in 8 hole flute ?
2
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1answer
58 views

What does “sax loco” mean?

I have found the notation "sax loco" in these two songs. What does it mean? I believe it's related to the fact that there are parts for two instruments in the same staff. By why "loco"? From Moanin'. ...
3
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1answer
51 views

Arpeggio superimposing is just for Major ii-V-i and Harmonic minor?

I learned recently in a Jazz improvisation class that in a major ii-V-i (2-5-1) it's possible to superpose the arpeggios in the V using the relative harmonic minor field in the same root note as the ...
1
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2answers
90 views

Open chords with played strings marked x

Most open chords have roots that is not on the low E string, notes like A and C where the roots are on the 5th string or D where the root is on the 4th string. This calls for the low E not to be ...
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2answers
88 views

Can we use Line 6 Pocket POD on stage for live gigs?

Line 6 Pocket POD does not have a foot switch. Still is it possible to use it for live stage show? Any technique anyone can suggest?
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1answer
60 views

Mic-ing up solid electric guitar

I'm trying to experiment with a technique that I believe was used by Buddy Holly and perhaps other guitarists. That is mixing the guitar signal with a microphone signal from the guitar being recorded ...
0
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1answer
55 views

Traveler Guitar string loudness

I just purchased the traveler guitar acoustic/electric. There are videos online showing people playing this guitar without an amp and getting descent loudness. However when I try, I can barely hear ...
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0answers
38 views

PC Software for live performance [closed]

I play the keyboard here in my church... and lately, we've been searching for new ways to improve our worship. So i bought a Korg Nanokontrol 2, a MIDI controller keyboard and a audio interface (...
7
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4answers
1k views

Can a U-BASS be considered a serious bass replacement in a band?

I'm quite taken with the idea of the Kala U-Bass - it's a bass in the form-factor of ukulele using special super-thick rubber strings. They look pretty well-built and the price suggests they are not ...
2
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0answers
44 views

Hearing both piano hands (MIDI), but only the right one is visible on Bitwig piano roll

I have created a piano track, exported it as a MIDI file and loaded it on Bitiwg. When I hit play, I can hear both hands, but on the Piano Roll, only the notes of the right hand are visible. How can ...
5
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4answers
197 views

Gym exercises for picking speed

When I was younger, I could never get my riffing speed up to where I wanted it to be, even tough I excessively practiced. After years without progress I got frustrated and kind of gave up on fast ...
1
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0answers
53 views

Weird crescendo that looks different [closed]

I have not been able to find an answer to this question, so I am asking it here. In this piece of music I am trying to play, there is a weird crescendo which looks like this: _\/ /\ So since that ...
2
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2answers
80 views

Guitar Size or Technique?

I've been allowing another guitar player to play my Taylor 210e for church service. Problem is, the player is strumming on the top frets on the fingerboard and has started chipping away on the spruce ...
4
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2answers
82 views

Muscle damage to left hand

I cannot fret with it. So I am learning as a lefty. I also cannot hold the pick in this hand. So is it ok to just use the fingers which I can do? I am a beginner.
7
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2answers
1k views

Why are eighth notes seemingly so important in bass guitar?

In an effort to push through a plateau in my playing, I've started really digging into method books and even getting lessons (I'm mostly self-taught). Quite a few books, and my instructor have all ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Static noise with a USB MIDI controller

I have recently bought a seven-year old M-Audio Keystation Pro 88, and noticed that when I plug it into my MacBook Air, I get static noise when I press keys. Once pressed, the same key makes a ...
0
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2answers
127 views

Are these C notes a slur or a tie?

On the bass clef, there are 2 C notes. I think it is a tie (wiki) and they should be played once for 6 beats. Am I correct? Or do I have to play the C twice, 3 beats each?
3
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1answer
389 views

What is pitch spelling?

I've been looking around the internet for this. Surprisingly, I can't understand exactly what pitch spelling is. I know what a pitch in the musical sense means, but I can't understand what do we do ...
4
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3answers
280 views

Why does this perfect fifth sound dissonant

I am new to composition, and I want to know why a particular chord sounds dissonant. These are the chords : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42218552/Z.pdf This is the sound file : https://dl....
2
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1answer
114 views

Theories of Orchestration

Obviously there are several well-known orchestration treatises throughout history; Berlioz's is perhaps the most famous, and Adler's is perhaps the one most in use today. My question is whether ...
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1answer
77 views

Hum from amp when strings left open

I've started playing bass using an old one my father owned. It has not been serviced for ages as far as I know. I've plugged it in to a new Vox Pathfinder practice amp with a new cable. I notice that ...
1
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1answer
99 views

Mists of Pandaria ambiguous and aggressive tonality

I've been trying to analyze Heart of Pandaria by Russel Brower which is a World of Warcraft song, And I'm having problem decoding what chords are being used to create a surprise and aggression in 00:...
2
votes
4answers
101 views

Getting Chopin Etude Op 10 no 1 up to tempo

I am trying to learn Chopin Etude Op 10 no 1, and since it is the summer I am without a teacher. I've got the notes and the fingering down pat, but I am stuck on a tempo of about 130 bpm, when I ...
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1answer
55 views

How to (true by pass) or switch on off your effects pedal board BOss GT100 to get original guitar amp sound

I want to be able to go directly to my guitar amp sound which is a Roland JC120 and or a Fender Bassbreaker guitar amp. I use a BOSS GT100 Pedal effect board. This GT100 when switched correctly does ...
0
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2answers
101 views

Why do I always sound better when I play violin with my teacher?

I notice that during lessons, I pay a lot better than when I practice at home. Even if my teacher asks me to play something by myself, it sounds better than when I try to play the same thing at home. ...
1
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1answer
39 views

Chromatic accordion: B or C system?

I've just started playing accordion 2 months ago, made good progress on a bayan (B-system). I am a professional pianist, and the reason I chose a button accordion is for the challenge, but also ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Acoustic violin vs electric violin? [closed]

Does playing a background part for a song sound better with acoustic or electric? And also, if the original song used electric violin, will it still sound nice if i used an acoustic one to play it ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

How can I write a new melody to fit an existing song? [closed]

I've seen people play a particular song on a violin, and after the bridge, they play something else rather than the chorus of the song. Is there a way i can make my own kind of music that still fits ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

What's the difference between a tonal center and a guide tone?

A "guide tone" search generates a slew of hits. A "tonal center" search generates a slew of hits. A "guide tone tonal center" search generates one hit. In that thread the term guide tone appears ...
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votes
2answers
113 views

Struggling with chords, melodies, and basslines [closed]

I am facing hard time with basslines, chords, and melodies. It's bit a confusing. How do I write them and play on guitar solo? How they are formed and how to resolve them? Can i have an example with ...
1
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4answers
147 views

New guitar player- having trouble!

I'm a freshman in high school, learning to play the guitar. I've always loved the guitar and researched a lot about it before getting mine at a garage sale. The woman who sold it to me wanted 200 ...
3
votes
3answers
504 views

Is “Polyrhythm” a melodic principle?

Wikipedia defines polyrhythm as “the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms” and reports “Sub-Saharan instruments are constructed in a variety of ways to generate polyrhythmic melodies. ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Harmonica beginner

I live in UP India and want to learn harmonica and I own a tower chromatic harmonica. Is it good for learning? Or do I need a key C diatonic harmonica?
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1answer
70 views

What Semibreve, crotchet and minim Rests stands for

I'm reading the book of David Braid - Play Classical Guitar, everything goes smoothly until I get the Rests part : Here the part that confuses me : Let me explain first what I understood : exr-...
2
votes
5answers
209 views

What is the difference between C major and C Ionian?

To my understanding, C major is the same as C ionian, because: C major consists of the notes C, D, E, F, G, A, B, (C) in this order. C ionian consists of the notes C, D, E, F, G, A, B, (C) in this ...

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