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2answers
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Does the line between the time signature have a name?

In a time signature (4/4 for example), does the / have a term or a name?
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1answer
32 views

Switching from piano to harpsichord

I have been playing the piano for the most part of my life, but I am becoming increasingly interested in the harpsichord. Has anyone made this "transition" before? Are there some pitfalls which one ...
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0answers
23 views

Why do baroque operas tend to have postmodernist stage designs?

I have made the observation that baroque operas seemingly tend to have more modern, and frequently grotesque stage designs than more recent operas. A good example are the operas of Händel, many of ...
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1answer
27 views

What is this bass belt strap?

I have never seen a bass belt strap like this: My guess would be that it is kind of safer than the normal strap, but I'm not sure Can I use a normal belt? Do I need some kind of special belt?
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3answers
60 views

What is the “unresolvable chord”?

A musician friend mentioned this in passing - she talked about the something chord and then explained it was unresolvable, and how she hates it because she cannot stand music that doesn't resolve. ...
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3answers
27 views

How reliable are keyboards and electric pianos?

I've always assumed keyboards and electric pianos (except maybe super-cheap 'toy' ones) are designed to last virtually for ever, or have a life-span similar to a real piano. Probably because I'm used ...
4
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2answers
159 views

Chord symbols for inversions of 7th chords

Why are root position, first, second and third inversion labeled by V7, V65,V43,and V42 repectively? Are there reasons for the specific numbers chosen? If not how can I memorize them? Thanks.
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1answer
22 views

Does our hearing generate neural signals for harmonics?

First off, the (unrolled) length of our cochlea maps out frequencies such that high frequency sounds cause excitation (neural signals) from the front part of the cochlea, and low frequencies result in ...
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2answers
41 views

Learning a guitar tab: separating bass line from melody

I've been playing guitar for a year now and I don't know much theory. I typically learn tabs, practice them, and finally (the climax) is to play while the song is playing. The way I learn guitar tabs ...
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6answers
467 views

How can I keep learning new songs and not forget the previous ones?

I love learning new songs. A fairly easy, energetic rock piece is sometimes everything that I need to keep playing for hours. However, some pieces are harder, some solos require more patience and all ...
2
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0answers
19 views

Traditional Grip Finger Technique

Playing matched grip with mainly fingers is fairly straightforward, but I find that when playing traditional grip, I cannot achieve similar speeds using my fingers in traditional grip. I have tried ...
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0answers
5 views

How can I make 3D binaural sound in an automated way? [migrated]

I've heard incredible videos of "3D binaural sound" on Youtube, where the sound appears to have a position in space around the listener, and even move. Although these are often generated from simply ...
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3answers
282 views

How to Write A Ragtime Piano Piece?

I am a competent composer who has written as variety of pieces ranging from string quartets to hip hop. However, I tried writing a ragtime piece several months ago and wasn't successful. What ...
3
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1answer
43 views

How can I ensure each instrument and vocals are audible during band rehearsal?

I have read a lot of advice on how to mix live performances and recording of bands. I have learned about making sure instruments are isolated in their frequency ranges during performances so that each ...
3
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2answers
46 views

What is this voice used by female singers in Bulgarian folk music?

Bulgarian folk songs are sung in a very special type of voice which I have not heard elsewhere. The singers have a normal voice when talking, but change when singing. Can you tell me more about it? ...
4
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3answers
137 views

How to buy the “right” power attenuator for a tube amplifier?

I want to get a tube amplifier, but the tube amplifiers I fancy are generally at least 22W. I live in an apartment with thin walls, so I have to get it down to conversation/TV volume. This brings me ...
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1answer
68 views

Need to know Accidentals details in piano music sheet [on hold]

I have learned basic music theory, but when I try to play sharps or flats from sheet music I get totally confused. Can you explain how they work?
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0answers
27 views

Looking for good music to fit the character of my film [on hold]

I'm writing a film and need some appropriate classical music pieces that fit with the story. The film is about a concert violinist, and, basically, I want the pieces he plays in the film to fit his ...
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0answers
27 views

Varying shuffle rhythm in recording with Reason

I've been handed a few audio tracks from a local beginning artist. I'm struggling with various shuffle rhythms from the artist on guitar. I'm tasked with writing accompanying tracks (piano, strings, ...
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1answer
22 views

Bass and treble clef brass parts

As a euphonium player I have often wondered, why are treble clef parts written for a Bb insturment, and bass clef parts written for a concert C instrument? I understand why different instruments have ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Fretless rosewood fingerboard care

I own a new Ibanez SRF700 fretless bass guitar, which has a rosewood fingerboard. I have noticed some light scratching on the fingerboard where I’ve dug in harder than I should. I am working on ...
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4answers
88 views

How much is too much damage?

How much damage is too much? Based on photos I've seen as reference on this forum I'm afraid the damage is more extreme than superficial. Supposedly it happened from one fall. The bottom side has a ...
3
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0answers
33 views

Comparison between different exam boards

In Britain, many people learning instruments (especially classical ones) do grades in them. The most common organisation to do with grades with is ABRSM, but there are others, e.g. Trinity Guildhall, ...
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0answers
73 views

Why would “D Minor be the guitarist's favourite key”? [on hold]

This was something Jim Campilongo said in an interview. At least I think he said D Minor, it may have been D# Minor (it's a long video I don't want to trawl through again). Either way, why would this ...
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1answer
48 views

Is Nigel Kennedy's version of Hungarian Dance No. 5 any good? [on hold]

In my archive there is a version of Hungarian Dance No. 5 of Brahms, which is played by Nigel Kennedy. I did not happen to listen any other performance from others. In the performance, the tempo goes ...
2
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3answers
113 views

Timing issues with audio interface

I've been recording with a Focusrite Saffire USB 6 audio interface for about a year now and I have improved my musical skills over the time, but I still seem to have timing issues. When recording ...
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5answers
153 views

Skills for writing your own songs

What are some good starting points to begin writing songs for someone who possesses limited theory knowledge and playing experience (beginner)? What are the essentials skills and knowledge for ...
2
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1answer
64 views

What is this vocal style called, and how can I learn it?

The vocalist Jonny Craig from bands like, Dance Gavin Dance, Slaves, and Emarosa, uses a technique to intensify a sustained note and/or phrases, and I can't figure out how he does this, and continues ...
3
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1answer
121 views

Chords Built On Different Scales

Can chords be built on different scales i.e. harmonic minor, melodic minor, and when they are, how is this known?
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1answer
67 views

How can I get my guitar to “the next level” from intermediate to ok [on hold]

I've been playing guitar for about a decade now and am respectable. I feel a little stuck in my ability to get better, mostly because of time constraints for practicing. I know to become a jazz ...
11
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1answer
103 views

What do dotted stave lines mean?

I’ve seen a dotted stave lines in this piece: http://www.fullinuyasha.com/inuyasha-sheet-music-sango-theme.html What do they mean? How is this supposed to be played?
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1answer
382 views

Why is the reverb effect so much more pronounced on headphones?

I've recently been forced to go back to playing on headphones instead on a proper amp. I use a digital guitar processor for that, which also sometimes gets hooked into my FX loop. I have some presets ...
5
votes
1answer
278 views

Do I have a grounding issue?

I am asking a question regarding my PRS SE7. It has 2 humbucking pickups and recently, I have noticed a substantial amount of noise in my signal. The noise diminishes when I touch the strings or any ...
7
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2answers
102 views

Strength of clarinet plastic reeds compared to wooden

I play the clarinet at an intermediate-advanced level, and I have recently joined an orchestra. Our conductor wants all the woodwinds to switch to plastic reeds, since they are more audible in the ...
1
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0answers
58 views

How to create four-part harmonies? [on hold]

I am struggling with writing a four-part symphonic or choral piece. That is, a piece where SATB are each distinct and present. Example 4-Part Harmony: Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. For others see any ...
2
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2answers
44 views

Removing stuck screws from woodwind instruments

So as my clarinet restoration saga continues, anyone have any household secrets for removing stuck screws? Things I have tried: Oil/wd40 Hitting with a hammer (the vibrations apparently free ...
0
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1answer
41 views

What musical form is Michael Nyman's 'The Heart Asks Pleasure First'? [on hold]

What musical form is Michael Nyman's 'The Heart Asks Pleasure First'? I wondered if it could be thematic or perhaps a variational form? I'm not too sure... Any help is appreciated!
2
votes
1answer
82 views

Are adult male sopranos / trebles counter tenors?

Under some rare conditions a man's voice does not break as he moves from boyhood through adolescence into adulthood; two examples of such conditions are puberphonia and Kallmann's syndrome. For ...
7
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2answers
53 views

Left hand thumb position for ukulele

Some people place the thumb behind the neck (more freedom for fingers) some let the neck fall deep between the thumb and index finger, and the thumb is visible above the fretboard Which ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Is there software to copy existing music sheet? [duplicate]

Is there software that I can enter (kind of type) an existing music sheet and play it on the computer choosing piano for example?
1
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1answer
31 views

Tuning a guitar in D# with digital tuner in iso440

When using my studio (studio one) to tune my guitar,there are 4 or 5 different tuning's,I use iso440.Anyhow,when tuning in drop D sharp D#,there are small numbers that appear next to the note,.For ...
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0answers
37 views

Instrument identification, eerie, wailing sound [closed]

I am interested in finding out the instrument used to create the eerie, wailing, theramin-like sound in this recording at 20 seconds and 1:12.
0
votes
3answers
64 views

How can I get decent audio from a clip on 3.5mm microphone?

I have a cheap 3.5mm clip on microphone from amazon that is mouse quiet when plugged in directly to my sound card. I checked the levels and even used mic boost (then turned it off immediately). I've ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Kevin Skinner's version of “If tomorrow never comes” on America's Got Talent [closed]

I'm a beginner playing the acoustic guitar, and would love to learn the song "If tomorrow never comes" as played by Kevin Skinner on America's Got Talent which can be found here I tried looking for ...
4
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0answers
68 views

Is “harpvox” an existing musical instrument?

My digital piano has a "harpvox" voice setting that sounds rather interesting with broad echo and low overtones feeling even for the the middle or high notes. Is it a real instrument or an invention ...
3
votes
1answer
43 views

Is there a pickup for Melodica?

I've got a couple of melodicas I want to run through guitar pedals, especially distortion and wah and then run the signal into a guitar amp. Is there some kind of pickup I can put in or attach to ...
3
votes
3answers
102 views

Improving bass transcription skill

I’m trying to get in the habit of transcribing music. I don’t have a lot of experience, so my ear isn’t very good yet, and in particular I often have trouble distinguishing parts of the bass line from ...
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1answer
56 views

Weird open string sound

As I play one of the strings openly, without pressing any fret, this annoying sound occurs. Why is it happening and how can I fix it? http://picosong.com/4aKv/
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0answers
53 views

San Francisco in the 60s and 70s - music scene [closed]

I am writing my master thesis about San Francisco during 60s and 70s. I am looking for musicians or music bands strictly from the area of San Francisco (not counting Jefferson Airplane and Grateful ...
2
votes
3answers
682 views

Putting a steel string on a classical guitar? (classical guitar with truss rods)

I know that putting a steel string on a classical guitar is not advisable as it can damage the bridge or the neck. And based on my research classical guitars doesn't have truss rods because nylon ...

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