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It's there a diference between a MIDI instrument and an analogue one?

I'm new to music recordings, and I would love to get a simple midi keyboard for practicing and composing basic stuff. I guess a MIDI keyboard is much better than using the computer keyboard, but I've ...
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Lilypond: how to engrave a double bar at “Fine” when a \repeat statement follows

Under Lilypond 2.18, the following does not work as expected: g b c r-"Fine" \bar "|." \break \tempo "Trio" \repeat volta 2 { c a f f The double bar at "Fine" fails to appear. The line closes with ...
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10 views

Jeremy Gratton - Stillness And Forgiveness, what type of music is this?

So I stumbled upon this very particular track and I found the drums and what i believe to be sort of a Asian/Hindu style of music very soothing. But I can't for the love of it all remember the actual ...
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1answer
17 views

Is it bad to play with clean teeth?

Since I started playing the saxophone, I've always been told that you are to never play the saxophone if you have eaten recently. I was told the reason for this was that (if any) the sugar on your ...
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2answers
14 views

How should I store my bow if I'm not using it for long periods of time?

I have a bow that I don't use over long periods of time (over 6 months, at times). I generally release its tension, and just leave it out in the open. I recently wondered if this is enough, or if I ...
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Two silence notes and a note that isn't played? misunderstanding ties

I've been teaching myself Piano (it's just for fun, I can't take classes at the moment so don't start with that) and reading music. I'm practicing a piece from J.S. Bach called Prelude in C major ...
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Restringing guitar – is it safe to remove all strings at once?

Considering the present truss rod adjustment is good (Vintage Gibson SG with very old strings), is it generally acceptable to remove all the strings before restringing? It's just so much easier to ...
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15 views

Can a motif be found outside of a phrase?

Can motifs be found outside of phrases, like by itself? Or do you think that would actually make that "motif by itself" act like a phrase in it's own right?
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Looking for classical guitar [on hold]

I was wondering if anyone could tell me some classical guitar brands and or models that are good quality and a reasonable price, needs to be able to ship to Australia. I am currently looking for ...
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1answer
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Why the chord on the third degree is major in this progression?

I came across with this video The chords are E - G♯ - C♯m - B My question is: why is G♯ a major chord in this progression? I thought that since ...
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Why do I need to change chords throughout a music to make it pleasant to listen?

Why do I need to change chords throughout a music? For example, playing guitar accompaniment for 'Amazing Grace' does not sound pleasant when you play only a G chord throughout the song. However, when ...
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28 views

how many years to play chopin etudes? [on hold]

I'm a beginner in piano (about 1.5 years) and I want to know how many years does it take to play Chopin etudes(like op.10 no.8)? btw, I'm a late starter (started at 17) and i play 4 hours a day (if ...
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19 views

Can you use floor standing speakers for DJing? [on hold]

I'm new to the DJing scene, and I'm looking to Dj for some small events (50-100 people). However, I've only seen DJs use speakers that are mounted on tripods. Is it necessary to do this? If so, why?
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What is this technique of singing called ?(bass effect)

I have searched google and asked alot of people but no one could answer me. I want to research this way of singing, it is like having a bass effect while singing, what is this technique called ? ...
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30 views

What's are the essential skills that I need to arrange songs to guitar?

I'm a beginner guitarist (started five months ago), my goal is to be a fingerstyle player. On the horizon of two years, I want to be able to arrange songs. So what's are the essential scales and ...
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1answer
285 views

Are there any other common names for what I've heard called a “Crossover Guitar”

That is to say, a nylon (or gut, I guess) guitar that has certain features usually associated with a steel stringed acoustic. I'm talking about Spanish guitars with a thin neck, often with an ...
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37 views

Longevity of electronic pianos

It seems to me that an acoustic piano is something that (with suitable care and maintenance) should last for generations. If anything breaks, it can be repaired. With electronic pianos, I can ...
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11 views

Toneprint editor

I started to play guitar a while ago, and I've just discovered what we can call the toneprint world. If you go on the TC electronic website at guitar/toneprint enabled you'll see a list of pedals ...
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147 views

Is there a name for this kind of prolonged tension?

There's this song I really like, with a fairly long and elaborate chord scheme in a major key (probably C, but I'm not too sure). The last two lines of the chord scheme sound very common, however: ...
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0answers
21 views

How to connect 32 ohms amp line out to 16 ohms home theater [on hold]

I have a Stranger guitar amp and i want to use the line out / headphone option, but when i connect it to my woofer it sounds like buzzing .. the same happens when i connect to my headphones...and i ...
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1answer
26 views

Programmatically export musescore scores into separate wav or mp3 files?

I can already take a collection of musescore files and export them as PDF, Wave, or MP3 without issue via find *.mscz -exec musescore {} -o {}.mp3 \; However, I'd like to expand on this and export ...
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66 views

In a bass guitar, how do I mute the strings that I am not playing?

I am learning Bass Guitar on my own and muting looks challenging. For eg, when I am playing the A string, I find the G string sympathetically humming at times and vice versa. Such humming produces an ...
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21 views

Music input to Electronic drums

I am a relative beginner (been playing about a year). I have been inputting tracks to play along to from my Tablet (Galaxy Tab 4), which has been fine until now. I am currently trying to learn ...
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2answers
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Is this an electric guitar? if so how do i make mine sound like it?

Eight seconds into this song, there is what I think is an electric guitar. Does anyone know how to produce that sound? Is it even an electric guitar?
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14 views

Such a thing as a MIDI looping helper? [on hold]

So, I have a really nice drumkit machine that works with MIDI. Only problem is, I don't have a MIDI keyboard and playing with a PC keyboard is astonishingly painful. I've tried using a DAW to overdub, ...
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140 views

Simplified notation for two-note tremolo

Does first and second bar mean the same thing?
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89 views

Can I play guitar if I know how to hum?

I know this sounds crazy. I did find videos guiding you to fingerpick given you know how to to hum. Should I first remember how each string sounds at each fret?
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10 views

Am I in the wrong track of learning to play guitar? [on hold]

I don't really know tabs, all I learn from is YouTube video, where they teach you step by step. Am I supposed to start by learning chords and how to read tabs?
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32 views

What woodwind instrument in the picture (II)? [on hold]

Recorder? Irish Whistle? Seems like a Recorder because usually Irish Whistle made out of dark wood.
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81 views

What is the difference between temperament and intonation?

We talk of equal temperament but just intonation. From wikipedia, tempering is described as "the process of altering the size of an interval by making it narrower or wider than pure." where ...
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1answer
25 views

What woodwind instrument in the picture? [on hold]

Does anyone know what woodwind instrument is in the picture? Edited: Adding picture
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1answer
77 views

Term & abbreviation for number of tones or notes per octave - independent of temperament or intonation

In the context of characterizing a completely arbitrary instrument or piece of world music, when trying to describe the number of notes or tones per octave we tend quickly to get grounded in notions ...
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2answers
67 views

Should I get an acoustic piano? [on hold]

About nine months ago I got a digital keyboard for my birthday. I was thrilled, practiced for hours upon hours, and I'm now at a somewhat advanced level. I'm wondering if I should get an accoustic. ...
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2answers
36 views

Getting a good sound from a 5 string violin

A while back I bought a violin with five strings, i.e. there in an extra low C on it. However, as the body of the violin is the same size as that of a normal violin, so whenever I play on the C-string ...
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What finger is used to hit a piano keys?

I just recently started watching Online Piano and Violin Tutorials on Youtube. In one of her lessons, she said using the right hand, you should play a C scale by 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. My question ...
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1answer
30 views

Put a monitor on top my amp

I'm currently making an home studio, I don't have all that much space and I want everything as efficient as possible. I was wondering that if i put my "sansui au 3900" in the middle of my desk and ...
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0answers
20 views

Prokofiev's Chamber Music, Quintet Opus 39, Analysis [on hold]

I will analyze the score but am a performer by trade. I want the outcome of my writings based on the analysis to be accessible to other performers and not only to musicologist, which I find the be so ...
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1answer
23 views

How to setup Ivory ii for a live performance?

I am a keyboard player in a traditional music duo. Our act travels all year round and instead of bringing a 88 key fully weighted keyboard on the plane, we usually have it backlined. The problem is ...
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34 views

How can I create custom drum beats in GarageBand?

GarageBand's main solution for adding drums and rhythm to songs appears to be through pre-made drum loops and the new session drummers. I desire more customizability with the beats I add to my songs. ...
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2answers
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What does “7/8 3/4 13/16 alternating bar groove” mean?

On Twitter this morning I saw someone challenge the electronic musician Deadmau5 in this fashion: @deadmau5 challenge: 7/8 3/4 13/16 alternating bar groove. Must be listenable. He produced this ...
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Understanding MIDI Files

Inverse of this question: Transcribing a Standard MIDI File to sheet music How does one actually make an MIDI file work, as in, what determines the octave and the length of each note? My main ...
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36 views

Guitar Delay effects for my guitar playing [on hold]

I'm planning to buy a Delay effects for my guitar playing. But I don't know what to get. I was looking at Boss' DD3 or Digitech's. I would like to get the sound/tone of Eric Johnson or Jack Thammarat ...
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1answer
37 views

C Melody Saxophone

The C melody was part of the series of saxophones pitched in C and F intended by the instrument's inventor, Adolphe Sax, for orchestral use. Since 1930, only saxophones in the key of B♭ and E♭ ...
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61 views

UNUSUAL problem with ring finger [closed]

I have an unusual problem with ring finger. I've read all about the weakness in ring finger and pinky, and similar things, but I really don't think that's my problem. I've been trying to make it ...
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1answer
87 views

What key fits with the chords Em7, F#m7, and B7#5?

I'm trying to find some good places to start an electric guitar solo for the song Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai . The solo will go over the verse progression. The verse progression seems to be some sort ...
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1answer
55 views

Basic Guitar Downstrokes and Upstrokes

How does one know how many downstrokes and upstrokes are needed to play a song. For examples: If I want to play Bryan Adams' "Everyting I Do", how do I know how money downstrokes and upstrokes in what ...
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4answers
73 views

Does a time signature imply accents?

Does a time signature imply accents by default? For example, in 4/4 time should I accent every quarter beat? Should I accent the first beat of each bar? If yes, how should I notate a piece where ...
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15 views

The enchanted castle Ede Poldini [closed]

Hi can anyone tell me what form the above piece of music is in. It's from series 15 grade 3 ameb piano. Cheers
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47 views

Questions about Scales [closed]

What are scales? What purpose do they serve in music? How many scales are there? Are they important to learn?
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2answers
44 views

Extended chords in keys

I understand the most popular & first-learnt chords & how to associate them with the keys they belong to. I'm looking at other chord types now such as Am6. I believe that Am6 can only go ...

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