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What do uncommon time signatures consist of?

Take a X/4, it means "the measure will contain X notes, the value of which are 1/4" I understand this concept for X/Y signatures, with Y being a power of 2. But what does that mean for the others ? ...
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What are the common features of the basic musical periods?

I was given an assignment to do and have to state how certain pieces are different to the conventional music of that time, specifically classical music. So, it would be really handy if somebody could ...
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At what speed should notes be played?

I'm in the very early stages of reading music. There are great resources on the internet but I'm struggling to find a suitable explanation for a 'Time Signature' that I completely understand. I think ...
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Composing for Solo Trumpet

I was just assigned a project to write an etude this weekend for solo trumpet. My question is not about the actual composing process, but rather searching for inspiration. I am currently writing a ...
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osx play audio loop with mmidi

How can I use a midi controller to play audio loops I make by pressing a single key? What free software is available for osx? I am sure what midi software to use. I was able to use simplesynth to ...
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Kahler vs Floyd Rose

This video makes it out to be that you are either a a fan of floyd or a Kahler man. Why is that so? What exactly makes them different enough that using both would be ...
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How could I recreate this particular synth sound?

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about recreating a synth sound, or at least getting something relatively similar: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kswhzrr0ywoijfj/synthexport-28082015.mp3?dl=0 I've ...
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How does a Time Signature affect tuplet duration?

Take a X/Y time signature (but I don't think X matters here). What would be the duration of a n-tuplet (of 8th, 16th and 32nd notes), depending on Y and n?
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Is there a name for this music genre? [on hold]

I always loved music from Woody Allen's film: "Everything you always wanted to know about sex*" and have found it's soundtrack on YouTube here: At 5:17 starts my ...
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1answer
38 views

Why does my mono microphone have a three-pin plug?

On headphones three pins are used for stereo and two pins for mono, yet on microphones three pins are often used for mono; why? Also why is a oddly-shaped plug (XLR) used rather than a jack?
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Open string makes unwanted sound when finger leaves it while playing a scale or lick

Recently I noticed that open strings make their unwanted sound when my finger leaves them while playing a scale or a lick. This is mainly affects the D and G string. Say I am playing a C major scale ...
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4answers
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What to do when you don't trust the sheet music (or guitar tab)?

I'm working on learning a piano tune from a book of sheet music. There are 1-2 bars that just seem wrong to me, to the point of distraction. Having lost trust in the correctness, I'm not motivated to ...
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14 views

Considering buying a keyboard but need advice [duplicate]

I've always wanted to learn how to play the piano but I've never actually tried. I'm thinking about buying a 61 key keyboard (I found one used for a great price) to see if I can learn how to play and ...
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2answers
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Can a note be heared in wrong pitch?

Just like Optical illusion happens to our eyes. can this happen to our ears? Consider a well tuned Piano. can we make hearing illusion with music? because of my horrible English and lack of ...
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1answer
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Easiest way to turn permutations into Sibelius notation

Total dummie (non-programmer) question here. There are permutations like these, for example: (n=9, r=2) {1,2} {1,3} {1,4} {1,5} {1,6} {1,7} {1,8} {1,9} {2,1} {2,3} {2,4} {2,5} {2,6} {2,7} {2,8} {2,9} ...
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34 views

Replace nylon strings with steel ones on a guitar made for steel strings

I recently bought a guitar from a friend and it has nylon strings. He said it originally came with steel strings, but for some reason he replaced them with nylon. I'd like to know if it will bring any ...
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4answers
103 views

How to learn musical theory?

I am taking 1/2 hour lessons in classical guitar and progressing well. I guess I am at the high end of beginner level, just finishing Aaron Shearer's first book. But I don't know how to gain an ...
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1answer
34 views

Electric guitars that can fit Firebird humbuckers with minimal effort

I love the sound of the Seymour Duncan Firebird pickups, but I can't work out what type of guitar I could fit them in without having a massive headache. I'd love to get these into an SG body, but I ...
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3answers
146 views

What is the safest way to raise and lower action and adjust intonation?

I'm worried that taking my strings of every time to check whether the action or intonation is right will make them snap. So what's the safest way to remove new strings so I can change the intonation ...
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What's the reason for having a large number of guitars?

This question is motivated by Is it a good idea to leave my guitar tuned over night?. I leave all ten of my acoustic guitars tuned all the time I'm a cellist and I just can't imagine having ...
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What's the purpose of the key signature information in a MIDI file?

My understanding is that MIDI files use fixed numbers/names for all notes, as shown e.g. in this chart. At the same time, MIDI has a "key signature" meta-event. What's the purpose of the key signature ...
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4answers
56 views

Microphone options for a bicycle bell

I am part of a group who use bicycle bells and we would like to mic up the bells for live performances. What kind of mic would be suitable for this?
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13 views

Finale notation

fellows. I have been using Finale to perform guitar tablatures. I got stuck trying to transcript this: I just cannot find how to place the (3.2) harmonic inside parentheses. Is there someone out ...
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2answers
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Stage manager of music?

Is there an equivalent of what in theatre is a stage manager for music? Someone that either stays at a specific venue, or travels with a band, and manages the light, sound, and other effects used in ...
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4answers
681 views

Thick fingers create problems sometimes

I have thick fingers. Whenever i try to play after 12th or 13th fret, I end up making some strings dead. Sometimes while playing some of the chords or while I have to switch chords quickly, this ...
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Where can I find recordings of Tallis choral music without, or with minimal vibrato [on hold]

Specifically, I've never been able to find such a recording of the "why fum'th in fight" psalm. It's one of my favourite little pieces of harmony of all time, and I would like to hear it sung without ...
2
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1answer
45 views

Sing along to connect my ear with my instrument (guitar)

I would like to learn and improve my jazz improvisation and soloing skills. Many places I am reading about the importance of singing along to improve my ear. It is completely reasonable, however I ...
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0answers
28 views

Need to sing lower

I'm just turned 15 not too long ago. My current range is D2-D4(bad days)~ On good days I can sing from C2 ~ E4. I would like to sing lower. How low could i sing?? Also can i somehow thicken/lengthen ...
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6answers
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Is it a good idea to leave my guitar tuned over night?

I have an acoustic guitar and I always leave it tuned over night until someone told me that it ruins the strings and the neck of the guitar. Is that true and should I leave it tuned overnight?
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0answers
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Is it possible to improve your sense of pitch? How? [duplicate]

I've been doing this: http://tonedear.com/ear-training/absolute-perfect-pitch-test For some basic pitch testing. I set it to be as easy as possible, just two notes, C and D. I get almost every ...
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3answers
39 views

Having trouble doing multiple intervals at the same time

Ok, practicing my intervals and playing M3 and m3. If I do them one after another, and move from a low register to a high one and visa versa, I tend to cling onto the old tones and its making it very ...
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1answer
18 views

Banjo 5th string as a melody note

I'm looking Wildwood Flower in Wayne Erbsen's Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus. On line one, he specifies that the G in the first line be played with the thumb on the 5th string. This is ...
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54 views

how to help pinky and ring finger connected by superficial ulnar nerve for guitar

My little finger and ring finger do not move independently. I have heard that the problem is a hand design defect by having the two fingers connected by the superficial ulnar nerve. This defect ...
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1answer
41 views

Should I now relearn my picking from mainly alternate to economy?

I was learning (jazz) guitar for 4 years. There was some pause, but now I am back in track and learning again for 6 months. I do some 0.5-1 hours/day scale and pattern practice with a metronome, then ...
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1answer
85 views

Why is touring Japan a big deal?

This is a question to all the rockers but why is touring Japan seen as such a big milestone in a band's career? Is it often just that it is a bands first big tour outside their home country or is ...
3
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3answers
78 views

What is the correct posture to play the piano?

If I play the piano for extended periods(2 hours+) I get terrible back pain. What is the correct distance/height for the digital piano/chair and what should my posture look like?
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1answer
51 views

Ways of modulating to a new TONICA (root) [on hold]

In another post we were recently talking about modulation and how to define the term in contrast to an immediate unprepared change to another key. So I was wondering how people of different musical ...
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1answer
20 views

Sidechain Gating vs Sidechain Compression (Ableton)

Currently trying to clean up my mix-downs (Drum & Bass)... I understand how both work, but I am stuck on which one I should go for. which of these would be recommend in reference to side-chaining ...
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0answers
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How long to learn/understand/master mixed-voice technique?

I recently began taking singing lessons twice a week. I am a low tenor, with my highest note being G# above middle C. I advised my coach that I want to sing as high as possible, in the post-hardcore ...
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1answer
24 views

Guitar pro 5 slash line to rest

Can someone tell what is that weird note? Not the tie between the 12 and 12, afterwards there a slash line that I can't recognize and it sounds similar to a slide but not exactly. It from "The ...
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3answers
51 views

Limited finger movement and range

I would like to find out if there are particular exercises for problems with hand structure. I have been playing for 30 some years and discovered 10 or so years ago that the muscular structure of ...
2
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3answers
40 views

For which instrument the Minuet in G major is written?

I am learning the Minuet in G major, previously attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, but probably composed by Christian Petzold. I am learning it on a piano, but as there are other voices on my ...
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1answer
36 views

Is there a way to find out 2nd and 3th voicing? [on hold]

I was wondering if there is an easy way to find the 2nd or 3th voice of a melody line?
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4answers
157 views

How long do you hold a fermata?

I am new to piano and just downloaded this book, it seems simple enough for a beginner like me but there is a symbol that I don't really understand, a fermata. Googling I see I am supposed to hold ...
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2answers
55 views

What does the caret symbol ^, mean in guitar tablature?

I'm reading a piece of acoustic guitar music containing both tablature and standard music, and I've come across a symbol I'm unfamiliar with in the tab. ^ The tab shows: 0^24 but the ^ is on top of ...
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0answers
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Logic Pro X jumps back when starting recording

In Logic, the main track view is suddenly jumping back to the beginning of the track (or clip?) when I hit record, even though record begins from later on project. If I enable the Auto-Follow it then ...
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3answers
88 views

Minor Chord Progression

Let's say we have this chord progression (keyboard and SATB voicing): b: i-V-i If I understand it correctly, we have to use harmonic minor in chord progressions. Thus, we never use natural minor for ...
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5answers
75 views

Why does a major minor modulation with the same root work (e.g. C to Cm) [duplicate]

There are very few chord changes I cannot rationalize and fit into some mode of a major scale. One of these is a major minor change with the same root (e.g. C to Cm). The C chord has c, e, and g ...
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115 views

Do studio monitors need electricity and magnetism to work? How? [closed]

My teacher wants us to know if studio monitors need electricity and magnetism to work. I know that monitors need those but I don't know how. Help needed.
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1answer
51 views

Ear training: the basics [duplicate]

What do I do to start ear training? I want to have to end goal of being able to hear a melody and be able to recognize the notes. But how to I get there? I don't even have a clue on where to start at ...

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