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What is the use of 5ths in romantic music?

I sang bass for 3 years in choir, yet I hear the term '5ths' being used for certain types of music, especially romantic ballads. Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune is a favorite of mine, and I hear that ...
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Where did the symbols b and # originate from, and why those?

We're all used to flat and sharp signs, also naturals. Accidentals in some cases. But why those unusual signs? I suspect the b may have something to do with the German B, but the # sign? Something to ...
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What contributes to the roughness of a sound?

I know this is a little subjective in regards to what roughness is. So, imagine the sound of a sine wave, you could say this is the purest, or cleanest sound there is. Now contrast that to a ...
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Printing Keyboard Labels

Is there any kind of label sheet size or template that will fit on a piano keyboard? I want to print from my printer ABC's that will fit on the keyboard. Thanks!
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1answer
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Trills in Bach with historical information

This is an old question, but I have issues with playing the tr's in Bach's wtc. His autograph instruction for embellishments (he gave to his son) indicated a trillo to be played without the ending ...
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Piano methods (classical) that address musical meter specifically

Czerny's op.500, book 1, lessons #12 and #13 are specifically about meter. I think the main point of the lessons is playing various rhythms which subdivide the beat while being able to count the meter ...
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What are some sources for learning chiptune composition? [on hold]

I'm relatively new to music composition and I choose chiptune to start learning some simple compositions. What I've been doing is compose some riffs but I'm having trouble creating a full song. I ...
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Where I can get free lessons on learning 24-hole chromatic harmonica? [on hold]

This is Prashant. I am newbie in the world of the harmonica & music too. Recently I decided to learn harmonica. I am having 24-holes Tower Chromatic harmonica. Please guide me so that I can start ...
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1answer
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What intervals are common for sudden key changes?

By "sudden", I mean that there is no dedicated harmonic preparation leading into the new key. The commonly used ones I can think of are: Up a semitone (the classic signal that this is final repeat ...
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2answers
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How do bass effects differ from guitar effects?

I play guitar and often see people that try to use guitar effects with their basses and then share their thoughts. How do bass effects differ from guitar effects? And when does it not matter?
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19 views

Guitar amp fender 15B

How do I get distortion on my fender 15B amp if it doesn't have a distortion swit ch/button? I have tried using existing knobs but just cant get the rock sound I'm after.
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7answers
289 views

Music Theory Classification Systems

For musical instruments there are a number of hierarchical classification systems in use worldwide, amongst them the well-known but somewhat limited Hornbostel-Sachs system. I find myself wondering ...
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Mists of Pandaria ambiguous and aggressive tonality

I've been trying to analyze Heart of Pandaria by Russel Brower which is a World of Warcraft song, And I'm having problem decoding what chords are being used to create a surprise and aggression in 00:...
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Guitar Chords Sample Library [on hold]

Can you suggest me a sample library in which I can find every Guitar Chord played on an acoustic guitar? Even the not-so-popular ones like D11 or C#7#9
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1answer
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Midi/usb interface sends “note on” instead of “note off” when 2 or more keys are released at once

So i tried to setup my keyboard to my computer and some weird things happen. The first thing i did was testing it with midi-ox. Everything seemed to work until i started playing chords or just 2 notes ...
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0answers
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What is the Sweelinck fantasia played by Glenn Gould? [migrated]

Glenn Gould has a CD of early music in which he plays a piece by Jan Sweelinck simply titled "Fantasia in D." I have searched hard for this piece - it is not one of the other Sweelinck fantasias like ...
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4answers
79 views

How to approach absolute pitch recognition: compare to the remembered reference or to assign special pitch quality to the note?

How to approach absolute pitch recognition: compare to the remembered reference (or a root sound from a song) or to assign a special pitch quality to the note? I can recognize several pitches, but do ...
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1answer
34 views

Tuning a 38 inch Guitar

Should I tune a 38 inch guitar same as a standard 41 inch guitar (i.e. E A G D B E) or some other way? Another thing, I have dots on frets 5, 7, and 9 only. Is it normal? Asking since standard guitars ...
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1answer
59 views

Mic-ing up solid electric guitar

I'm trying to experiment with a technique that I believe was used by Buddy Holly and perhaps other guitarists. That is mixing the guitar signal with a microphone signal from the guitar being recorded ...
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2answers
645 views

Black MIDI: Add 1/256 note in midi file?

I'm working on creating some black MIDI music. Is there any way that I can add a note that is shorter than a 1/128 note in midi? Like 1/256 or 1/1024 (if I am crazy). I have tried rosegarden and ...
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1answer
186 views

Why is this stripe (or N) used to display a crotchet rest?

In the book "The Beatles Complete Scores", there are many instances that instead of the normal crotchet rest :, the author uses this kind of rest: One example is on page 1000, on the song "When I'm ...
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5answers
128 views

Creating a simple melody out of random notes

I recently watched a movie entitled "Frequencies" and there is a scene where one of the main protagonists, as a kid, is enticed to play the piano, he is told to play any notes in any order and in any ...
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Can't record MusicLab Real Guitar from Logic Pro X

I open up a new Logic Pro X project and select the External MIDI interface. I load the plugin to this track by going to AU instruments -> MusicLab -> RealGuitar -> Stereo The interface opens up ...
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2answers
21 views

Producing stereo sound from more than two speakers?

Is it possible to produce a stereo effect from more than 2 loudspeakers for example(4 full range driver) placing them one on each side of a square?
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5answers
76 views

Help with singing voice

I've been working hard on getting my singing voice in shape. My voice still sounds like garbage. An example of me singing a cover of Two Headed Boy; there are a couple times that I can hear that I ...
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2answers
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how to connect a balanced output to a unbalanced input?

so I want to connect the output from my mixer (balanced xlr) to the unbalanced input of my amp. which cable should I get: XLR to TS or XLR to TRS? I read somewhere that the cold pin should left ...
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2answers
76 views

Singing in an open voice?

I get complaints that I should sound more open while singing... Now, how much should I open my mouth while singing.Sometimes while implementing this, I have jaw tension, since I did not follow correct ...
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Who were Anonymous I-III? Was there an Anonymous V?

An important treatise on medieval music theory was written in the 13th century. His or her name was lost to history, and a 19th-century French historian later dubbed him/her "Anonymous IV". This ...
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Unwanted noise from Guitar Amp (Epiphone standard ii & vox ii modeling amp)

I have a Epiphone les paul Standard ii (slash edition) guitar and Vox ii modeling guitar amplifier. When i connect it to power supply (position of various knobs: -volume knob-50%(in the mid position), ...
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2answers
48 views

Noation of music concerning the Trombone Player

When a Trombone player read music from the Treble Clef How does he/she reads it, does he/she reads middle C an Octave down?
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12answers
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Coated Strings—Gimmick, or worth the money?

Never used them myself, but I had a friend who used to swear by the plastic-coated strings he bought for his electric to try and help keep them cleaner. While I realize this probably does do ...
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1answer
15 views

How to create a Chord Sample in Logic Pro X

I start by saying that I'm totally new to Logic Pro. I need to sample some guitar chords Just that, without strumming or anything, just play the Chord once. Is there a way I can do it using Logic ...
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4answers
64 views

E Flat Major - Guitar chords in roman numeral notation?

Is there a way to write guitar chords, for example E7, in roman numeral chord numbers like I and II etc. ?? And if so, how?
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1answer
60 views

How to record through a preamp

Just recently I purchased a Realist pickup to put on my acoustic bass so I can record sound. I run the pickup through a cheap, $30 amp (an early model Crate GX-65) and then into Audacity for a final ...
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7answers
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The difference between self-taught and professional pianists

As an amateur pianist, I've noticed that I can pick up on the difference between someone who has taught themselves piano, and someone who has had a high-quality piano instructor. It's hard to detail ...
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3answers
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What are the Solfège names of the semitones between the basic do, re, mi, etc?

What are the names of all the notes in a sol-fa scale, especially the chromatic notes between the basic Do, Re, Mi's.
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Vst plugin for multi track audio editing

I use Fl studio, and 'Edison' its audio editing plugin can't edit more than one audio file simultaneously. Software like 'Audacity' can do multi-track editing but audacity can't be used as an external ...
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6answers
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Whole finger callous - for barre chords?

Attempting to learn barre chords and am having trouble with the G-string. What is happening is while I have sufficient pressure (at least I believe so?) the middle third of my index finger is ...
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2answers
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Beethoven piano concerto 3 mvt 3

How should I consider this part ? Is there something different that we should hear, or that should appear when I play apart from the regular scale ? Why aren't the notes organized regularly 4-4-4 ...
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1answer
276 views

Making guitar pro usable on a 4k monitor

I recently got a new laptop with a 4k monitor and the picture is unbelievable! The only problem is a lot of programs I used to use before will not scale properly to the new screen resolution. Guitar ...
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3answers
78 views

Distinguishing head and chest voice?

How can I distinguish the difference between chest and head voice ? Is head voice or chest voice effortless, while singing ?
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2answers
48 views

What methods are there of conveying oohs and aahs in notated vocal parts?

I'm writing a backing vocal for an already-recorded song. Since there are other melodic parts she'll be singing over, I'm going to give the singer a score to work from. In this case, the singer will ...
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2answers
67 views

Exactly as written?

I attended an all-Mozart program the other day and I was wondering if all the pieces he wrote are performed by exactly the same number and kind of instruments you would hear today. The French horn ...
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5answers
76 views

What is the best way to learn guitar solo from someone else? [on hold]

I am guitarist and when I am working in solo or practicing of some master of performance or someone else on guitar I always have some doubts if am I in the right way. Because sometimes is painful to ...
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1answer
34 views

How do I start guitar 'tapping' style?

I have been thinking of adding tapping guitar style to my fingerstyle and I was wondering if anyone has some tips or useful websites that could teach me this. If anyone has info on how to get louder ...
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1answer
56 views

Why did they choose the diatonic scale?

I have many questions, but all related to the necessity (if any) of the diatonic scale and the consequences of this choice. First: what are the reasons behind the choice of the Western Music diatonic ...
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1answer
30 views

Garage band: how to add marks to tracks?

I would like to add some marks (sort of annotations) at some points (more than one) of my track. Something like the arrangements marks, but on a per-track basis. I think I can't, since I can't find ...
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4answers
52 views

FL Studio vs GarageBand

I am trying to start making music, and although it's a bit confusing, I'm learning. I have a Mac, and so my first thought was to start using GarageBand, as it was already downloaded (and because of ...
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1answer
77 views

Hum from amp when strings left open

I've started playing bass using an old one my father owned. It has not been serviced for ages as far as I know. I've plugged it in to a new Vox Pathfinder practice amp with a new cable. I notice that ...
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1answer
36 views

Are there any important practices for fingerstyle guitar? [on hold]

I have been playing fingerstyle guitar for about three years and I am now able to play okay. I was wondering if there is any challenging exercises that I could do to improve my skill? If possible ...

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