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I'm learning from scratch

By teaching myself piano from scratch using John Thompson's easiest piano course, how many books do I need to get through to be grade 1 standard? I am currently half way through book 2. Thank you.
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record a feedback on amp via headphone (output) jack

If I have an amp(Vox AC30 for example) and an output jack in the back of the Amplifier, can I connect this jack to a sound card or a mixer and record everything that go out from the amp (feedback too?)...
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What does a mordent written to the left of a note mean?

In this arrangement of Wachet Auf, there are quite a few mordents sprinkled around, as well as trills and grace notes. I understand most of them, but in the middle of this excerpt, right before the ...
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Mackie Srm450 v1 speaker makes strange noise(woofer)

I have a Mackie Srm450 speaker that worked fine for a day and now the woofer makes a strange noise on certain low notes. It also occurs when I move the speaker and set it down. So I experimented a bit ...
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Time Signature of Shark Fin Blues

I'm wondering what time signature the song Shark Fin Blues (from 0:30) would be written as? When listening, it feels to me like a repeating 3/4, 3/4, 3/4, 4/4 but I don't know how this would be ...
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11 views

Finding a beat in a remix [on hold]

I'd like to know how it's possible to find a beat within remix, other than through Shazam, which didn't work. In particular, I'm searching for the beat that start at 1:31 in this song here: ...
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0answers
37 views

Piano progress plan with Beyer op 101

I've read all over this site that, despite being a family man with children, a job, and being around 40 years old, I am not hopeless in learning the piano. So, I've started by myself. I know I should ...
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1answer
37 views

Playing one chord over another

I'm self taught and the theory that I know I learned myself or with the help of some online tools. Most of this makes a lot of sense. I understand the theory when it comes to constructing and naming ...
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1answer
29 views

Matching time in an audio file to bars in sheet music

I apologize in advance if this is the wrong type of forum to post this question on. Also, I have very little knowledge of music theory so please bare with me. I have a pdf of some sheet music, and ...
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0answers
8 views

What's the best exercise to master 2-5-1 or cycle of 5ths on a chromatic accordion (B-system)

When I started learning jazz on the piano, I was shown a very good exercice to learn voicings in all scales. It started Am7-D7-G7M-C7M-F#dim-B7-Em7-Bb, then it went on the same from Bbm7-Eb7-... It ...
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2answers
32 views

Can 2 single notes be considered as cadence?

I was studying a tutorial about phrases and cadences. I faced following image : Here [I] means first chord of F Major scale so it's F Major Chord. So is the next note (A) also considered as [I] or ...
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1answer
46 views

What is the exact usage of harmony?

I have completely studied music theory (even diatonic chords) and have just started harmony but I don't know what I am studying in harmony!!! I have faced 2 specific questions and 2 general question :...
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Dissonant notes extremely panned - what is that I hear?

I was studying the musical theory and an idea came to me - what happens if I play dissonant chords at the same time, but one of them being panned to the extreme left and the other one - to the extreme ...
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2answers
36 views

Piano no damping after transport?

I recently received a 100 years old baby grand piano, which does not have any damping, that is, the dampers don't touch the strings even with no pedal being pressed and when I play a tone it just ...
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1answer
28 views

Harmonic Resonance and The Human Body

I realize that this is going to be looked at as an odd question but I was wondering if there is a certain Tone or Harmonic that causes a human being discomfort? Im not interested in volume per se but ...
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15 views

Learning to make piano melody for vocal songs

I want to learn that how to make piano melody to play after vocal melody in a song but it should different from the vocal melody and should sit perfect in the song.
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0answers
74 views

How to use sight-reading to develop improvisation skills

I can play a lot of songs on the piano the first time I see them on paper, including a lot of original jazz arrangements and classical pieces, the limit being at the phrases with very fast scales ...
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23 views

What is this chord progression? (YouTube link) [on hold]

I'm looking for any help whatsoever on how to play this version of Friday on piano. If you know the chords (in this version, which I'm almost certain is different to the original) or can provide ...
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2answers
48 views

2nd and 3rd frets on G string are a bit higher

Just noticed that notes on 2nd and 3rd frets on G string are a bit higher, while starting from 4th frets are okay. It was ok sometime ago. What could be the reason? Frets themselves seem fine.
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11 views

Odeon, Baden Powel's version [on hold]

I'm looking for the music sheet (or tablature, since it's a guitar arrangement) of a song by Ernesto Nazareth, adapted for guitar by Baden Powell; Paulinho's version would do the job as well!. So ...
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1answer
60 views

What is the purpose of slating a take when recording?

What is the purpose of slating a take when recording a CD? For example, the producer might say: "Song A", Take 16, from measure 53.
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48 views

Generation of chords through computer program

I am rewriting the question below. I hope it is clearer Well, I am trying to build a polyphonic synthesizer from scratch. For that I am testing the programs.(using Scilab) As I said I am generating ...
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0answers
12 views

Uzi - Count it up [on hold]

This sampled riff sounds very familiar. Would anybody be so kind to tell me where this is from? Thank you very much.
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0answers
32 views

A simple Question about the key [on hold]

I am currently working on advanced rudiment theory. One of the question asks me to determine the key of several measures of notes. It is given G sharp as its key, but the measures also contain Eb and ...
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4answers
65 views

Best way to start playing guitar?

I'm an aspiring musician and have self-taught myself a few rock riffs but was wondering what the best way of actually learning to play is. I've looked around a bit at a few online lessons but none ...
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36 views

Key For Harmonic Mixing [on hold]

Which is the best key for harmonic mixing to put on default for live play on Dj gig. When we are using traktor pro2 with pioneer Dj 900nexus and CDJ 2000Nexus.
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1answer
50 views

Learn to play to piano notes

I am playing piano for almost 4 years. But I never played with notes. Now I want to play to notes. I can read them, but I have no idea how I can learn to play to them so fast, that I don't need to ...
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0answers
12 views

Recommendations for trio piece [on hold]

We have a trio with Violin, Piano, Clarinet and Cello. We are looking at playing together for 'fun' and are looking for a piece which is modern, sort of jazzy and fun to play. I was just wondering ...
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1answer
28 views

Guitar finger style and strumming

I started playing January this year and find finger style easier than strumming. My question is, can I transform a finger style pattern to strumming, and if yes, how?
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1answer
69 views

Why do almost all modern Classical Guitars use a slotted headstock?

The benefits of a slotted headstock (left picture) over an unslotted one with vertically arranged tuning posts (right picture) seem to be largely subjective (The biggest advantage is problably that ...
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1answer
19 views

How to interpret a finger slap notation on a guitar tab?

I am looking at this particular guitar tab: and I am trying to make sense of the notation where you have a triad with the "x" on the top string and the other strings below are in parentheses. ...
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1answer
33 views

Synthesizer Sounds [on hold]

I bought the Akai Ewi 4000s a few years back and haven't used it much since the built in sounds are awful. I tried connecting it (midi to usb) to logic pro on my computer to make use of the soundbanks ...
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1answer
34 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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20 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.
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1answer
28 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 ...
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1answer
26 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 ...
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1answer
22 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 ...
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1answer
62 views

Generation of chords through computer program [on hold]

This question is about generating chords through a computer program. Let us say we have generated C, E and G notes using a program. Now if we generate a new note by simply adding these 3 notes the ...
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1answer
53 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 : ...
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1answer
67 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
38 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
17 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 ...
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1answer
20 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 ...
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1answer
32 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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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
62 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 ...
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3answers
82 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 ...
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1answer
27 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 ...

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