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How to find a musician (solo guitar) job in London?

How to find a musician (solo guitar) job in London? What advertisement desks publish a list of musicians in demand? I am from the other country, wish to find the job which better fits my personality ...
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Glissandos in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3 Mov.3

In Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.3 Mov.3 towards the end there are some parts with a glissando with doubled notes from 7:30 onwards of this video. It's played by Martha Argerich. I've also watched ...
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Why are the black keys on some ancient fortepianos now white on modern pianos?

I am wondering what happened in the fortepiano's history that made the keyboard colors switch (why black keys on some ancient pianofortes are now white on modern pianos). Here is a picture of a ...
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Historical “pop” music in Europe [migrated]

Today, we have youtube, radio, TV, and background music in shopping malls -- all which proliferate our exposure to music. It's easy to measure weekly hit songs, based on listenership/requests of radio ...
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What is the best way to learn how to play this particular Billy Joel arrangement?

I came across this truly amazing piano performance of Billy Joel's "The Longest Time". I've played piano for the longest time, but I'm not skilled enough to be able to figure this out by ear, at ...
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How do I figure out whether rhythms have beats with 2/3-1/3 splits or 3/4-1/4 splits?

I am trying to transcribe this song for piano. This is my progress so far (ignore the 8vb, I am planning to switch the left- and right-hand parts). I am having trouble figuring out whether the ...
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Examples of popular songs with fast chord progression [on hold]

In the context of a study on harmonic similarities between classical music and popular music, I am wondering if there are some "fast harmonic rhythm" popular songs (pop, rock, variety, etc. - ideally ...
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Is “soundtrack” really a genre? [migrated]

I have a lot of music composed for video games which I enjoy listening to. So naturally, I imported it into iTunes on my computer for ease of playback, playlists, sharing to devices, etc. I noticed ...
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Do composers generally have a “logic” for motivic motion? [on hold]

Do composers like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, etc... generally have some logic in motivic motion? When they sequence or use motives in "creative" ways is there some reasoning to choose the interval the ...
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Recording Black Metal

I am new to this and recording in the manner stated below. Any and all advice will be tested and considered. I have a B-52 LS-100 solid state half stack and an AKG-P220 microphone with a Scarlett ...
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Trombone to Voice

I'm both a trombonist in a couple bands and a bass vocalist in an acappella group. I find that when I play trombone for an extended period of time, then switch to singing, I can't access the bottom ...
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Is a guitar cover the music of the song combined with the notes of the singer singing?

I wanted to ask you about Covers of songs played on guitar.I don't quite understand them.So is a cover the music of the song combined with the notes of the singer singing?
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Diminished and augmented key signature

Now I know that augmented chords and diminished chords are dissonant normally. Arpeggiate it and it is much more consonant. 3rd octave and it is much more consonant. But can you actually have ...
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Is this a C chord or an Em chord?

A nice little progression on acoustic guitar is to play a regular C chord (omit/mute the bottom E string), then slide your 3rd finger (A string) from the 3rd fret (C) to the 2nd (B), then play Am7 ...
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Solfege - Fixed Do versus Movable Do

Having used movable do for a long time, I'm now in a country where fixed do is the norm. I'm looking for advantages/disadvantages of one over the other.
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Which version of Bach's Saint Matthew's Passion do we hear in Pasolini's Accattone? [on hold]

During whole Pasolini's movie Accattone we can hear "Wir Setzen Uns Mit Tränen Nieder", the final from Bach's Saint Matthew's Passion. Does anyone know from which version of the Passion it is ? ...
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Marcus Uzilevsky/Rusty Evans Lift up the Gates [on hold]

I'm looking for the music behind this 1975 copyrighted song; I have lyrics and chords from "The Young Life Song book, 477 Songs" but have no idea how the melody goes. Marcus Uzilevsky known as Rust ...
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Puzzled on this use of the double treble cleff arrangement [duplicate]

I am a beginner player of piano and can usually get answers as the questions arise however, this one stumps me and discussions don;t seem to address this situation. There is only one piano and no ...
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What is the best inexpensive/free music programs if you can't afford Ableton? [on hold]

I'm a passionate budding remixer, and wanted to start learning Ableton asap. Basically, I want to take songs and mix them together, add beats, play with genres, etc., similar to Fatboy Slim or Pretty ...
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1answer
99 views

How can we sing in tune, given a perfect ear for music, if we always hear ourselves lower than we actually sound?

According to this BBC article, we hear ourselves bassy compared to how we sound to others. What makes a recording of our voice sound so different... and awful? It’s because when you speak you ...
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1answer
27 views

Formula to adjust a note by cents

I'm trying to find a formula to adjust a note frequency by a variable number of cents. So for example if a middle C was played then how do you find "N" cents adjustment to that frequency? I hope I'm ...
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1answer
48 views

Mark Levine the jazz theory versus the jazz piano book

I currently own the jazz theory book by mark levine. It's very informative and I'm sure it's gonna take me a few years to get the best out of it, but I wonder is it still worth getting the jazz piano ...
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Why the octave number changes between B and C?

I noticed that everywhere I read about music in scientific pitch notation, I see the notes in ascending pitch as in: A2 B2 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 C4 Instead of what I expected, which was A2 B2 C2 D2 ...
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What kind of percussion is this? [migrated]

I recently bought two steps from hell's battlecry album, and there is a few percussion instruments which I'd love to know more about. For example, in "victory" you can hear this "tick tick tick" sound ...
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Is it possible to tune a short scale (22.4") acoustic guitar up to ADGCEa with 10-47 strings?

I'm considering getting this guitar: http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_ds_10_mini.htm?ref=search_rslt_benton+mini_321012_0 According to the description, the scale is 568mm (~22.36") and it comes ...
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Running out of fretboard

I was wondering, how often does it happen to "run out of fretboard" like Tommy Emmanuel (almost) does in this video around 0:30 ? Do you ever feel limited by the range of the guitar while improvising ...
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49 views

Tonality of a song given some chords

I have this notes I extracted from a song using Adobe Audition’s frequency analysis. D F# A C# (Dmaj7) E G B D (Em7) F# A C# E (F#m7) G B D F# (Gmaj7) A C# E G (A7) B D F# A (Bm7) C# E G B ...
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Can a symphony be in many keys?

First of all, please excuse me for my bad musical vocabulary usages. I'm working on an information-system for music, and I'm trying to understand some basic concepts in order to move on in my ...
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Is this old, possibly Musima classic guitar worth keeping?

I got a 1960-something Musima classic for 40 dollars on a flea market, I believe it is a classic (I can't find any information on the guitar anywhere, but it looks like a musima classic) but the ...
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1answer
41 views

How to play a Bbmaj13(#11) guitar chord?

Sometimes funky music requires knowing very atypical chords, in comparison to rock or pop music. A celebre Stevie Wonder song (Superstition), as an examples, contains (if you want to play it in a ...
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Which famous pianists despise piano competitions? [on hold]

Source: The Dark Side of Piano Competitions, by Michael Johnson, AUG. 7, 2009 [reproduced here also] [...] A petition now circulating has attracted more than 500 signatures urging “transparency” ...
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Is there a specific name for music that sounds like it has no rests?

Example: Prelude no. 2 from Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier”. That piece sounds like it has no rests. It’s a constant flow of music the entire time. I love pieces like that. I want to know if there’s a ...
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Why are violin string so expensive?

What exactly is about violin strings that make them so expensive in comparison to guitar strings? Is there something about the manufacturing process that is just more expensive? Does it have ...
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How can I teach myself to play the drums and how much is it going to cost me? [on hold]

Assuming informal understanding of music (I can dance tango and I have DJ'd in the past), how can I teach myself to play the drums? Specific instructional resources would be appreciated. ...
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Is there any evidence that JS Bach, A Vivaldi and J Handel had perfect pitch?

Is there any evidence that JS Bach, A Vivaldi and J Handel had perfect ear pitch? Perhaps, if one can spend so much time and energy to music he would develop some abilities.
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How to approach learning long complex piano scores without the instrument?

How to approach learning long complex piano scores without the instrument? I use musical analysis, pattern recognition, hearing to midi slowed, rewriting difficult passages, playing parts on guitar ...
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Using pedal switch in Ableton

I have the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 sound card and Orange FS-1 foot switch from my Orange amp. I use Ableton Live for recording my guitar. My question is, can I connect the pedal to the other input on ...
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How to approach absolute pitch recognition: compare to the remembered reference or to assign special pitch quality to the note?

How to approach absolute pitch recognition: compare to the remembered reference (or a root sound from a song) or to assign a special pitch quality to the note? I can recognize several pitches, but do ...
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How can I learn to recognize intervals larger than an octave?

How can I learn to recognize intervals larger than an octave? I recognize them in the limits of a single octave, but make mistakes when hearing larger ones. Perhaps it's because I don't know songs ...
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Lip trill range vs mixed voice range

If I can reach note X from doing lip trills, can I in theory reach note X in my mix? With practice of course. As a male, I've been struggling to go past A in my mix. But I noticed that I can hit a ...
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How much of Opera is about sex? [migrated]

We seem to think that so much of classical music is pure and noble but in my practice there seems to be a few common themes in Opera. Opera may very well be more Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll than what ...
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Before The Great Collapse [JMT] [migrated]

In the track "Before The Great Collapse" by Jedi Mind Tricks, who is performing the vocals? I've spoken with lots of people about this and many claim that it's both Vinnie and Jus Allah. That they ...
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3answers
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Guitarists: Back Pain After a Gig

I am playing long gigs with my band (6-7 hours long, once/twice a week) and a lot of movement is involved in making a show, also I am constantly "dancing" with the rhythm while playing. Also note that ...
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1answer
29 views

Why do my monitors make this popping/cracking sound?

I just bought a keyboard and some monitors to output the sound so I don't know much about this. But when I hit too many keys on the keyboard, it makes this popping and cracking sound, I don't know ...
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1answer
30 views

Why do guitar transducers howl when run through guitar pedals?

I play both acoustic and rock music on an acoustic guitar fitted with K&K piezoelectric transducers. When I plug the acoustic guitar into my electric guitar rig the amp starts howling almost ...
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66 views

Gregorian modes in Renaissance music (with Cabezón's 'Tiento del Cuarto Tono' as an example)

I'd like to ask a question on how Gregorian modes were transformed during Renaissance using a piece of Antonio de Cabezón as an example. His 'Tiento del Cuarto Tono' is written in mode 4, which is, as ...
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2answers
32 views

How does one project well when singing in the low range of their voice?

When I sing low in my range (notes around G2-A1), I often get a really resonant, airy sound that is quiet enough that it cannot be heard when singing in a group setting. How can I make these notes ...
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0answers
21 views

Any information on this tease of a fugue in Beethoven's Hammerklavier? [on hold]

There's a passage approximately two minutes before the main fugue theme of the fourth mvt. in Beethoven's Hammerklavier op. 106; it lays out a brilliant theme for a fugue which is thereafter never ...
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1answer
12 views

Size of an unmarked mouthpiece (bass trombone)

As a bass trombonist, I am used to playing on a 1 & 1/4th G mouthpiece. Recently, however, I acquired a brand-new instrument, which came with a completely unmarked mouthpiece. The mouthpiece looks ...
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0answers
65 views

Why is this stripe (or N) used to display a crotchet rest?

In the book "The Beatles Complete Scores", there are many instances that instead of the normal crotchet rest :, the author uses this kind of rest: One example is on page 1000, on the song "When I'm ...

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