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What is a “Stable” Chord?

What makes a chord "stable"? What makes a chord "unstable"? Just saw this in my piano book, but it doesn't really explain what it means.
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Right hand to strum strings

When for example I play A and C chords in a song, how do I use right hand to strum strings? Do I strum all strings down? or all strings Down and Up or few strings Down or Down and Up... Is there any ...
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Do algorithms exist to calculate chords during performance while playing only baseline and melody?

I would like to play a bassline and melody on a MIDI controller and have the computer dynamically fill in chords as I'm playing. I assume that there are several choices for each chord that the ...
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1answer
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Audio Interface and Guitar

I am trying to connect my guitar to my computer. I am using the Alesis Core 1 as my audio interface. It has two options: line and guitar. The guitar sound comes out of my speakers but I can't edit it ...
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238 views

Getting the most out of a Jazz standard

I recently started practising Jazz standards. I started with Take Five, and Girl from Ipanema as they seemed relatively easy to play and their melody easy to remember. I would like advice on how I can ...
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Different guitar chord voicings

Is there any where on the internet that anyone knows of that has different chord voicings for guitar. I don't mind if its a PDF, website, YouTube video i just would prefer if it was free.
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What is the name of this piece? [on hold]

[Apologies: I am almost sure this is the wrong SE site for this question but am not sure where it would be better asked!] What is the name of the violin piece at 4:20 into this NPR segment?
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Tuxguitar - entering verses

Is there a way to widen the measures in Tuxguitar, so that the words in my song verses don't get cut off or scrunched up?
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chords in BWV 846

I have been doing chord analysis on BWV 846 (prelude). It is very interesting and I hope you can help me with some questions: I understand that doing chord analysis is good but what is the reason ...
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1answer
28 views

Can I post my cover song here to get it reviewed? [on hold]

I am trying to make the instrumental cover for the intro of the soundtrack of the movie "Oblivion" by M83 on GarageBand. Since I am not very good with chords and stuff so I want someone to review it ...
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What's the difference between arpeggio and broken chord?

I always thought of them as synonyms, but googling around found that some people see them as different, with the distinctions changing depending on who you ask. Is there a formal distinction between ...
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1answer
168 views

Which category of music theory would the topic of “which scales to play over which chords” fall into?

For example, in blues it's common to play a minor pentatonic scale over a major chord, and in a lot of rock music it is common to play the corresponding major/minor pentatonic scale over a major/minor ...
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Is the bass line accompaniment in a song classed as its own melody / voice?

Lets take Fur Elise as an example. Would we class the left hand accompaniment as a melody in its own right? If this is so, would this be considered contrapuntal writing?
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Websites or software for ear training [on hold]

I need some website or software that has ear training for beginners to advanced. I need it to be free and have a wide variety of information.
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1answer
38 views

Necessity of Time Signature & Tempo in Music Recording application

I won't go too much into detail regarding the piece of software I'm building, but it's a very small side-project which will allow for the recording of Midi inputs. Currently I'm thinking of displaying ...
2
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1answer
71 views

What does it mean when we say that this musical instrument is n octaves?

When we say that this Piano/Keyboard is 5 octaves,Does it mean that 5 complete octaves (CDEFGAB CDEFGAB CDEFGAB CDEFGAB CDEFGAB) or 4 complete octaves plus C in octave 5 (CDEFGAB CDEFGAB CDEFGAB ...
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3answers
144 views

what is the correct musical term for arpeggios where the notes are left ringing?

Hi I am wondering what the correct term is for play a sequence of notes where you leave all the notes ringing together. I'm not talking about rolled chords, I'm talking about having a larger amount of ...
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3answers
42 views

How do I know if my acoustic guitar is too big?

I am a beginner guitar player and understand that harder chords and barre chords take time to play well as I build hand strength, toughened fingers, etc. But I've wondered if it's possible I simply ...
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1answer
39 views

Websites for learning guitar [on hold]

I was wondering if anyone knows of any good quality websites that have beginner to advance information for guitar players. It can have anything to do with guitar, any genre, theory, technique, aural, ...
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2answers
34 views

How to play a Pentatonic Major using a Pentatonic Minor 3 octave shape

Ok, so the : C Major Pentatonic and the A Minor Pentatonic are supposed to be the same stuff. But I'm unsure how that happens theoretically. (Apart from the obvious fact that they have the ...
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4answers
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Are there any situations when one needs to make a distinction between slurs and ties?

In the comment section to a question about notating tied notes, the discussion of whether it's necessary to make a distinction between ties and slurs came up. The reasoning goes as follows: If one ...
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How transit smoothly multiple guitar recordings?

I play folk music with my guitar and I am trying to record some tracks. In these songs there are many chords progression so my first attempt was to record them separately and then recreate the right ...
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0answers
14 views

Recording a Guitar through Cubase and BIAS

I have an Alesis Core 1 as my audio interface. It is set up fine. I am using Cubase as my Daw and BIAS as a VST plugin so I can use amp simulators. However, I can't get any noise to come out. I am ...
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2answers
92 views

In a Rock/Blues band who dictates the groove?

The song is Superstition by Stevie Wonder. The song sounded out of sync and rushed when we were playing it. I play guitar and try to lay back and play behind the beat, but should the bass player play ...
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0answers
24 views

What was opera performance practice like in Wagner's time?

I know that opera performance practice was unlike that of the 20th century in, say, the 18th century in that the audience was often noisy and distracted. I'd like to know where and when the modern ...
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6answers
154 views

What is the best way to learn scales on guitar?

I want to be able to just play solos in a certain scale, but what is the best way to learn scales? Is it in the block shapes or just learn the fret board?
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2answers
48 views

C Major Blues Scale Formula

I'm very new to the music theory and I have started to write every single scale to my notebook but I come across this C major pentatonic scale and felt the need to ask how it can be written in the ...
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6answers
540 views

Time signatures

Again I do some calculations to put clarity in my question Say BPM = 120 so beat time is 0.5 seconds Now in 4/4 the quarter note duration is 0.5 seconds If you have 4/2 (for same BPM)the half note ...
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1answer
56 views

Practice routine for intermediate to advanced guitarist [on hold]

I am a guitarist who has been playing for 9 years, and I would say I am at an advanced level, but currently I am stuck with playing with everything and I feel that I am not improving. So I was ...
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32 views

music theory or practical experience [on hold]

If we pluck a note on string instrument and then if we pluck another note on that same instrument , in both cases will the string vibrate for same quantity of time or will it vibrate for say 100 ...
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1answer
168 views

Squiggly Line Above Note

I just found a Bach score, and there is this squiggly line above the A eighth note in the first measure (and a few other places). This is the score. What does it mean?
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14 views

Not Rodelinda Overture (What is this piece?) [on hold]

Here is the piece in question: https://youtu.be/SAWe6Uxg0KY It is NOT Rodelinda Overture by Handel as the title and the video says (and the album itself for that matter). All references to this ...
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1answer
16 views

Repairing a loose guitar bridge

Today I got a 'crescent' 3/4 size with a loose bridge. How would I fix it?
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28 views

Games for the young piano student?

I've been teaching violin and piano to beginners for a couple years now, and I'm starting to notice that piano tends to be a little less fun for my younger students. In violin I have several fun and ...
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2answers
37 views

Oboe Not Playing in Upper Register

I have a performance tonight and my oboe has magically decided to have issues. When I'm playing in the upper register, using the upper register key with my left thumb, the notes want to go down into ...
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4answers
74 views

Hammer on question

Whenever I try to hammer on, I not only get the pitch of the string between the bridge and the fret but also between the fret and the nut. How do I mute the high pitched tone that I get between the ...
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0answers
20 views

Electric slide guitar [on hold]

I have been searching YouTube and all the DVD lesson packs I can find. Does anybody have any feedback on them? I am looking for a coordinated lesson plan not a player riffing.
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2answers
36 views

Single Humbucker Wiring Help

I've recently purchased a single humbucker, and plan to remove the 3 single coil, 1 volume and 2 tone pickup configuration in my stratocaster with simply 1 humbucker and 1 volume. However, all the ...
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4answers
556 views

Is real organ music playable with digital piano?

Is it possible to learn and play some classic organ music like J.S. Bach_ Toccata & Fuga on a 88 key digital piano, after switching the sound generator into "organ" mode? There is only one manual, ...
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2answers
29 views

Connecting Audio Technica Pro 70 to a laptop for live recording

I'm looking for a nice Lavalier mic to buy mainly concerned about audio quality. I've currently set eyes on this one: ...
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4answers
201 views

Why aren't unusual leading tone cadences more common?

As far as I understand, the main reason why an authentic cadence (i.e. V–I) works well and is so common, is that the dominant chord contains the leading tone, which resolves very strongly to the ...
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1answer
15 views

EQ on a pedal specifically Parametric Bandwidth

I am using a software based synth program and have the option to add a Parametric EQ 'pedal' as an effect before console/mixing desk. This Parametric EQ pedal has 3 knobs: | FREQ | GAIN | BANDWIDTH or ...
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2answers
110 views

What conventions are used with accidentals and tied notes?

If I have a tied note across a bar line, say 2 whole G notes, and I have an accidental, say a sharp, on the first G, my assumption is that the accidental applies as well to the second G because it is ...
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5answers
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Why is the double bass the only instrument in the violin family tuned in fourths?

Out of the 4 instruments of the Violin Family (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass), the bass is the only instrument tuned in fourths. Wikipedia states The double bass is generally tuned in ...
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1answer
20 views

Batch create high quality audio renderings of midi files

I have a bunch of midi files that I would like to convert to audio files through some kind of scripting on OS X. When searching for ways to do this, fluidsynth comes up time and Timidity are two ...
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0answers
75 views

How to determine whether a song is considered musical plagiarism? [closed]

When I a try to compose my own music, I often come up with melody that is a bit similar with songs that I have heard before, and sometime I just feel that I have heard the melody somewhere, but I ...
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2answers
32 views

How much noise should a trumpet's valves make?

I just got a new trumpet. When I press down on any of the three valves (without blowing through the trumpet) I can hear a small 'pop' kind of noise. It's not coming from the springs or anything, ...
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1answer
122 views

Term for central note in melody

Is there a music theory term to describe when a melody revolves around one key repeated note? For example, in a piece I am playing, the melody is: F C G C Ab C Bb C. Or, in my version of "spatial ...
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votes
2answers
43 views

Would adding delay after the loadbox make it the same as if adding it in the effects loop?

The signal chain would be Guitar --> Tube Amp --> Loadbox+Cabsim-Line Out --> Delay Pedal --> Powered studio monitors Normally if the amp had an effects loop everything would be the same except ...
4
votes
4answers
93 views

Looking for an app that can record piano and visually represent what was played

My son is learning piano, he is good at playing the correct note but struggles with the timing. We have an iPad and I sometimes record him and look at the waveform to try and show when his timing is ...

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