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Tips for background piano playing

I am playing background piano music at a dinner tonight. It is the first time I am doing this and I wonder if there are guidelines on the order of pieces or if I can just wildly mix quick and slow, ...
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Learn music with odd rhythms

I've always had problems with tuplets (3/2, 4/3, etc), until I was taught this nifty trick: subdivide the total duration (4 quartuplets, 3 triplets, etc) by the least common multiple (12, for 4/3) ...
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What make the same note sound diffrent in different strings?

When comparing the same note (e.g. E4) from 2 (adjacent) strings, the tuner says: the same, but I hear them somehow differently. I cannot tune without a tuner because of this problem. What make them ...
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What Youtube channel has FL studio tutorials that don't require paid plugins/packs? [on hold]

I come across FL Studio tutorials that use paid plugins all the time and that's really off-putting. So I would like to know if there are good Youtube channels out there that don't use paid ...
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Which school is the school that Claude Debussy stundied in

I am confused about the school that Debussy studied in. I searched on wiki it said Debussy studied in CNSMDP. But in the other website it said Debussy studied in school located in 14 Rue de Madrid, ...
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6 views

What's the cheapest but best value bass pedal & hi-hat stand for practicing only? [on hold]

I am a new drum student and my instructor has given me a ton of exercises that all utilize only the snare, bass, and hi-hat. That said, I picked up an RealFeel practice pad (per my instructor's ...
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Mixed, Head or Falsetto

I'm a Male, 24, and I've been wondering if the below clip is an example of a mixed register, head or falsetto? http://vocaroo.com/i/s0kuo6lZIIpN Thanks,
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Can I Teach Myself to Play Guitar?

Is it possible for me to teach myself to play guitar and be a good guitarist without music private lessons ?? for example : i play everyday for half an hour , and I try to play my favourite song by ...
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1answer
18 views

It's possible to connect a usb midi controller into a midi synthesizer?

I do have an usb midi keyboard controller (m-audio keystation 49) and a synthesizer keyboard (KORG KROSS). I would like to assembly my controller to my synthesizer. However my controller only have ...
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Is this slide/shift slide?

I found this in a riff, but I don't know the meaning of (sl). I suspect it means slide, however, the slide symbol is / or \. g--(sl)----(sl)----7---- Could someone clarify this, please? And why ...
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Höha, schnella, weita [on hold]

"examine a song from one of the soundscapes we discuss in class and describe its relationship to the broader cultural context. What does the song reveal about culture? How does it reflect the artist's ...
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1answer
22 views

What is my voice type category in general?

I do not want to categorise myself into an alto or mezzo or soprano, but do want to understand my comfortable voice range. I can do a siren exercise which ranges from b3 to b5 or c6 with ease.But ...
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Should a song's meter be tied to the text, or the text-tune combination?

I'm improving a web site that has indexes of hymnals, and one of the things I'd like to do is add an index of hymns' meters. I've learned a little bit about meters but I'm confused about a few points. ...
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Secondary dominant of a minor chord?

I understood how to get the secondary dominant of a major chord, but I don't understand how to get the secondary dominant of a minor chord, mainly because I don't know which minor mode (natural, ...
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1answer
10 views

How to apply the right amount of rosin to a bow?

I was wondering if I was applying a bit too much rosin to my violin bow. I noticed that my violin strings are turning white, with white powder specks on the fingerboard and around the F holes. So I ...
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2answers
56 views

Why do barre chords sound bad when I play them

When I try to play one of my favourite songs, I get nervous when I know that it contains a barre chord, because they sound bad on my guitar. Other chords sound good. strings gauge : Extra Light / ...
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Why is a plectrum banjo played with a guitar pick and not with finger picks?

I have a four string plectrum banjo, which is essentially like a five string banjo but without the short drone string. Why is a plectrum banjo played with a guitar pick and not fingerstyle or with a ...
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2answers
22 views

Why is a tenor banjo typically tuned in fifths?

I have two tenor banjos both tuned in "Chicago tuning", DGBE, that is, like the four highest-pitched strings of the guitar. I am told, and I see from research on Teh Internetz that this is unusual. ...
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3answers
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Why does my [stereo] electric Guitar recording sound hollow?

I'm not sure if it's something in my setup, something I'm doing wrong or a general lack of knowledge, but I find that recording my electric Guitar->Amp(w/fx)->audio in Mono produces a much fuller, ...
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2answers
48 views

How to make a muted key sounds by using pedals?

One of my friends insists that he can make a muted (but undamaged) key/chord sounds using some pedaling technique. Does anyone know what the technique is and how to do it? Thanks
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1answer
68 views

Creating a romantic melody like Chopin's pieces [on hold]

After analyzing Chopin's nocturnes, etudes, ballades, waltz, and mazurkas. I still don't know how to create a romantic melody, I only know how to create a sad and happy-ish but not romantic-ish. So ...
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1answer
37 views

Music Terminology: Difference between Additive and asymmetric?

I've been reading up on Tippett's Concerto for Double String Orchestra and came across the two terms 'additive rhythm' and 'asymmetrical grouping'. I would assume they are synonymous... Is there a ...
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29 views

what songs i have to practice(fingerstyle) [on hold]

i want to start learning fingerstyle so i tried playing Payphone by Maroon5 And love story by Taylor Swift , but they are hard -_- Are there any easy nice songs i can practice ? because i wanna get ...
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What is an X symbol appearing in a piano part?

And it's not a double sharp. I saw it in Miley Cyrus Fugue in measure 88 between the 3rd and 4th beat for the right hand. It's being reached at 2:42-2:43 in the video and I don't hear anything ...
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Why are the Tags not in alphabetical order ? [migrated]

As a newcomer I need to look in various mixed up boxes with no logical order .Why not have a switch to create alphabetical access to new information ?
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2answers
58 views

What is the definition of a pad?

I've played in many bands and I do a lot of music production and the term "pad" is thrown around. My definition of a pad is something that is used to fill in the space of a piece usually with chords. ...
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3answers
41 views

I play keyboard, now I want to learn composing [on hold]

I play keyboard when I was a little kid and I want to start playing again and create my own music. Where should I start if I want to learn composing? I also need to buy a keyboard, I would love 88 key ...
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57 views

Do classical musicians edit takes together?

I found a couple of pages that all suggest classical recordings range from slightly to extremely spliced: ...
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1answer
29 views

Composers making translation errors in their Italian directions

Virtually all composers in the Classical, and most composers in the Romantic period followed the convention of notating tempo markings and other directions in Italian. However, clearly not all of ...
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1answer
48 views

How to finger a piano piece? [on hold]

In many piano practice worksheets, they write fingers for notes. However, different exercise uses different fingering. Sometimes, the same piece also has different fingerings. Now given a random ...
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0answers
27 views

I have all my tracks recorded. What comes next? [on hold]

I have a (punkish) rock band. I have recorded all tracks I need (guitars, bass, drums and vocals), and I am trying to learn how to mix properly. I am interested in developing my own workflow, and I ...
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3answers
73 views

The meaning of Coda

What does a Coda mean in music? I don't understand, it appears in many articles about "sonata form" but I still don't know..
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36 views

Does anyone here get Musical Tinnitus ? Can it be influenced or controlled?

I am compiling a list of tunes being played by my Musical Tinnitus . It has started recently and sounds like a quiet radio which cannot be turned off. Mostly it sounds like a male voice choir. Always ...
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2answers
61 views

Should i play piano or violin? [on hold]

First of all, i have no background in music except for singing. I'm 15 years old and i recently got really interested in classical music, and the instruments that have me the most interested is the ...
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29 views

Plucking classical and acoustic guitars

I have played the classical guitar for a few years but have recently started giving acoustic guitar a go. I have obviously noticed a few differences but there is one thing I am not sure about. When ...
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50 views

What note is this? And how would I got about working out what note I have sung in the future?

I was wondering what highest note in this recording was? I tried analysing using Audacity using the "Plot Spectrum" tool but I didn't really know what I was looking for. I think it's G4 but I'm not ...
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1answer
27 views

Do MIDI masterkeyboards and software libraries (Ivory, Pianoteq) have perceptible latency?

I'm looking at this user submitted audio interface low latency performance data base paying extra attention to RTL - round trip latency, and I make a couple of observations: all the top performing ...
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Why would a piece start in G♭ Major then modulate to F♯?

I saw a question regarding F# vs. Gb in a given song. The song began in Gb Major then went to F# minor . . . and then it was question as to why the change. Why not just write the song in one Key? I ...
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17 views

What a music piece name is in G/C/D… tells? [duplicate]

I see many music pieces named as name in C/D/E.... e.g., Canon in D, Nocturne in C# Minor etc. What does in X mean? How can I tell a piece is in which key? Thanks
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32 views

Triad inversion question - How can I tell which one this is if I know the key?

If I know that this triad is in the key of A major, how can I tell if this a root, first inversion, or second inversion? I know in second inversion, the fifth is usually doubled, but how can I tell ...
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209 views

Differences between capos

I wanna buy the first capo for my acoustic guitar, and I'm just wondering if there are many types of capo .. I mean .. if I went to a shop, can any capo work ? Or is there a difference?
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Connect a yamaha keyboard to ableton live

I have connected a yamaha psr e243 keyboard to my laptop, and live seems to be able to detect it: Here is my midi settings: But when I play the keyboard, there is no sound coming out. The same ...
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53 views

Is to possible to translate any time signature to any time signature?

Is to possible to translate any time signature to any time signature without even slight change in music? Sometimes it is so hard to translate some time signatures to each other but finally is it ...
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4answers
54 views

Why top number of time signature/dividing music into bars is required?

As i know the only thing that top number of time signature defines is beats in a bar. But i can read a music sheet without bar lines. So only the bottom number of time signature is required. Why ...
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54 views

High action VS Low action

Can someone compare between high action and low action on guitar and which one is better , i don't know too much about them.
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1answer
27 views

metrical structure - levels of metrical grouping

In Music, Mind and Brain: The Neuropsychology of Music they use a technique to find the most "salient" level of grouping. Link to passage text here This is important in musicology for making ...
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10 views

Shorten midi notes in garageband

I have a midi fragment like this: I would like to shorten each of these notes by half, and thus compress the two bars into one, and also make the volume crescendo. How can I do this in garageband?
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59 views

Composing a Piano sonata

I was wondering about composing a piano sonata. I only composed nocturnes and piano waltzes. Now I would like a piano sonata. Is there a specific rule for composing a piano sonata?
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50 views

Eminem's “Without Me” is off key? [on hold]

I feel like I'm going crazy, but after hours of trying to write a cover of this song, I've begun to suspect that it's written a fraction of a semitone between the keys of F# and G (minor). I actually ...
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1answer
13 views

How to use sound library from a yamaha keyboard

I have connected a yamaha psr e243 keyboard to garageband, and everything works fine except that the sounds effects are totally strange: they are neither what I select on the keyboard nor those ...

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