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6 views

Storing unused guitar strings

I was going to change the strings on my guitar today with older string packs that I haven't completely used and a new pack. Since the low E, A, D, and G rarely break I have an excess supply of them ...
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0answers
15 views

Good songs 1955-1960?

What are some good songs that were released from 1955 to 1960? Please give exact title, exact year of release, exact artist, and exact genre. Thank you.
1
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0answers
8 views

how to resolve last arc shaky

When I last arc with 4 pulses down 60 bpm I realize that the bow is not very stable and is a bit shaky, someone would know some exercise to solve this?
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0answers
11 views

Violin piece during the start of Rodney Mullen's part in Rubbish Heap?

Here is the link for those of you that have never heard of this. If you have never seen it, I encourage you to watch the whole thing. ...
4
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1answer
34 views

Examples of acoustic instruments producing sounds very close to pure square, triangle or sawtooth waves

I've been able to find plenty of info about acoustic instruments that create sounds close to sine-waves, and I understand that sounds approximating square, triangle and sawtooth waves are produced by ...
6
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1answer
47 views

Harp Tuning Tendencies

I am a flutist and I will be playing flute in a harp ensemble. Is there anything I should know concerning tuning issues with harps while playing. Are there certain notes or octaves that are prone to ...
3
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1answer
38 views

What is a “vocal coach?”

What is a "vocal coach" and how does it differ or is specific in comparison to the vocal learning / training in general?
9
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1answer
128 views

Why does the 5th string of a 5 string banjo usually start from the 5th fret?

Why does the 5th string of a 5 string banjo usually start from the 5th fret? From the perspective of a beginning guitar player, it looks rather cumbersome both to play and manufacture. Wouldn't this ...
4
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0answers
36 views

How much time does the average professional singer spend with a vocal coach?

I spend an hour every week with my vocal coach. I'm guessing that professional singers do warmups and such almost every day, but how much time a week on average do they spend with their vocal coach? ...
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0answers
26 views

New drums for metal drumming [on hold]

I have been playing on a beginners' kit with single bass, with two toms, a floor tom and crash and ride symbols for some time now (Hi-hats too, of course). I recently became interested in playing ...
0
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0answers
36 views

Which countries are accountable for Spotify Trends? [on hold]

I had 2 bands (ELEVEN HIGH and BENNY'S FRIENDS) some years ago and now I found that I could easily start seelling our recordings online. I distributed the songs to itunes, google play and Spotify. ...
4
votes
3answers
117 views

Do most professional guitarists use string lubricant?

New electric guitar strings seem to almost stick to the fingers, and within hours start to turn gray/black-ish in the spots I've played them most. By contrast, lubricating and cleaning the strings ...
5
votes
3answers
180 views

Can I play Musical Saw with a Double Bass bow?

I am going to buy a musical saw soon, and I was wondering if I could use my double bass bow to play it. Q: Can I use my double bass bow to play the musical saw or do I have to get a new bow?
5
votes
1answer
74 views

Pattern Identification: Rit. followed by a tempo

I've found what seems to me to be a common musical pattern in several different pieces, and I'm wondering if this pattern has a name. Here's the pattern: the metaphorical musical train is chugging ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Can someone recognize this piano piece? [on hold]

I went to a concert recently and on of the pieces is this amazing one in the background of this video. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUjrxCS84UQ If you can ignore the talk of ...
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votes
1answer
34 views

Which two keys are half step apart? And which two are a whole step apart? For guitar [on hold]

I know it on a piano,but not on a guitar. This is needed in order to understand what a major scale is? Could anyone also explain what major scales are? There are a ascending and descending scales... ...
8
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2answers
105 views

Do classical and rock musicians train with different goals?

I expect most musicians aim to master the instrument they play. But articles & interviews I've read suggest that: Classical musicians: Place importance on precision and theoretical knowledge ...
2
votes
2answers
102 views

What is a good source for learning playing all shapes of a chord?

I want to be able to play rhythm guitar without learning how to play each chord used in a song when I am learning the song. The best I am hoping for is a free website which provides a list of ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Help to identify a song [on hold]

I saw this video today: ...
12
votes
3answers
676 views

Why does a Cm13 chord use A instead of Ab?

Why, if the 13th (or, the 6th) of a C minor chord is Ab, and not A. Thanks
2
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0answers
14 views

Easy fingering for C6-D6-E6 on tenor saxophone

I am looking for an easy fingering for C6-D6-E6 on the tenor saxophone. I know there are different fingerings for each not possible on the sax and I did study the ultimate fingering chart, which is ...
17
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10answers
5k views

Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?

In a band, there will be many guitarists. However, there will always be only one drummer. Why can't there be more than one drummer in a band? Are there any cultural or musical reasons behind it or ...
7
votes
4answers
205 views

How do I practice harmonizing in singing?

I'm not good at singing harmonies. In my mind to harmonize, you can just sing an alternate melody and that usually sounds good with the main melody. I don't think to myself that I have to sing a 5th ...
9
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2answers
612 views

Making sense of 5/4 time signatures

Normally, we're told that 5/4 is usually 3/4 + 2/4 or 2/4 + 3/4. (At the very least, it's unusual to have a meter that large without "secondary stress" beats.) However, how do we make sense of the ...
1
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1answer
46 views

Fingerstyle guitar - thumb fretting

When piece requires fretting 5 independent notes, some chords are really hard to fret. The common situation is when you need to reach octave from bass note on G string and have still three fingers ...
5
votes
1answer
43 views

Top-aligning scores inside Lilypond \markup blocks

I'm currently trying to typeset a hymn. Below the actual score I want two things: Some additional verses The voicing for "Amen." I'd like to lay these out adjacent to each other to save space, ...
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2answers
44 views

How does guitar position affect volume? [on hold]

Which guitar position, classical or folk, produces greater volume? We are doing a science experiment and can not find good resources.
3
votes
1answer
138 views

How can I create loopable bounces for video games?

I'm writing the music for a video game. Much of the music is going to be looped indefinitely. How can I arrange my music and bounce audio files that can be looped effectively? A naïve technique is to ...
3
votes
3answers
73 views

Is there anything like “tremolo arm” for acoustic guitar?

If an electric guitar have tremolo arm, floyd rose, or bigsby for doing vibrato sound. Is there anything (or tool) that can make vibrato sound in an acoustic guitar. Other than manually pullback the ...
2
votes
3answers
66 views

How to analyze chord progressions in tonal music?

I've been told that you have to analyze progressions according to the key at the end, despite how many keys/tonality that precede it. Is this true? If a composition contains one key in long duration ...
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1answer
32 views

Question about music [on hold]

musician, and I really love music... recently i have been listening to artist called avicii .. and I noticed that something special happens with him.. he is not playing regular notes .. his melodies ...
0
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3answers
74 views

What is this jazz scale?

I was jamming on a music piece and found that this scale fits the harmony. I have found the scale by using my ear, I see it is very similar to diminished F scale but can't find what scale it is. ...
5
votes
2answers
97 views

What defines “contemporary art music”?

...not contemporary pop music. I'm doing a brief write up on contemporary art music that's been written within the last 25 years. What the very vague definition my assignment gives is "music written ...
7
votes
1answer
179 views

Music created specifically for aural training

If I listen to a Mozart piano sonata, I am practically unable to comprehend what is happening musically. I'm talking about functional perception, hearing the function of each note or chord. ...
4
votes
1answer
30 views

How can I use audio slices as samples?

I'm trying to remix a song, and I've cut an audio event (referencing its own clip) into slices. Is there a way to use these slices to make a rhythmic beat, as if each slice were a drum pad (other than ...
3
votes
0answers
40 views

Fishman Triple Play US in Europe

Still not sure if I should ask this in here or in the Electronics Q&A site, but here is the question... I want to buy the Fishman Triple Play (a wireless guitar hex to MIDI pickup) and there are ...
3
votes
1answer
61 views

Are Tersun Piano Technique books any good?

I'm a piano newbie studying online. My teacher recommends Hanon for learning piano technique which I am doing and I have to say it's helping. Although I know it's not smart to question your teacher, I ...
0
votes
2answers
101 views

What is the difference between minor and major chords?

Can you please simply explain the definitions? And then explain it in terms of triad, root notes, and inversions.
2
votes
3answers
163 views

How to play B major? What is the finger placement?

One other thing is, is there more one way to play B major? Why are there different fingerings for just the B major chord? For example:
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Can someone identify this piano piece? [closed]

Can someone identify this piano piece please? I learnt it from a relative as a child, and would love to be able to play it fully and correctly.
0
votes
2answers
139 views

What do beats have to do with playing guitar?

I know a measure contains a certain number beats? But could you relate beats with chords and notes and most importantly guitar? Something I'm most interested in is the quintuple beat. Why is it ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

What content do the charts from the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization contain?

I recently purchased George Russell's seminal work, the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, however my used copy is missing its fold-out charts. The text refers these charts extensively. ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

For recording vocal and piano, how to position microphones of the “pocket studio” recorder?

I need to make an audio recording of performing vocal and piano (acoustic piano, two different performers), using the "pocket studio" recorder (Tascam DR-07MKI if the model matters). I cannot bring ...
6
votes
1answer
51 views

Importance of placement of accents for chords (Chopin mazurka, op 59, no 3)

Consider the placement of accents for chords that are split between the bass and treble (Chopin Mazurka op. 59, no 3, bar 34) : and bar 101: I suddenly became unsure if the accent for the second ...
9
votes
1answer
136 views

Understanding a Chinese guitar tab

A Chinese friend of mine requested I learn her favourite guitar tune: http://www.yuesir.com/ipu/271.html However, I have big trouble undestanding the convention used is this tab. Could someone ...
1
vote
3answers
207 views

Why isn't this a c flat?

I am always wondering why the second c isn't flat? There is no signs before it? I know it is supposed to be played as natural, without natural signature? This question was roughly answered by my ...
5
votes
5answers
386 views

How does a metronome help me play music better?

I heard that anyone who received theoretical education in music should use a metronome to practice their timing. But I don't know how does a metronome help me? Or even how would better timing help me? ...
4
votes
4answers
88 views

Notation and construction of 13th chords

Firstly, I would like to ask whether 13th chords by default have a minor, major or diatonic 13th or is it contextual to the 3rd used. E.g. Am13 in the Aeolian mode: Is the 13th F or F# (F being ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

What is a “second generation tracker”? (or first or third)

I'm looking at the MilkyTracker application description and it claims that "MilkyTracker is and will stay a 2nd generation tracker. There are already several good 3rd generation trackers out there" ...
0
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0answers
53 views

Any DAW for Violin? [closed]

Are there any Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) specially made only for violins? There is Guitar Pro for Guitar. And I was looking something like that for violin. I tried googling, but results were ...

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