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Marcus Uzilevsky/Rusty Evans Lift up the Gates

I'm looking for the music behind this 1975 copyrighted song; I have lyrics and chords from "The Young Life Song book, 477 Songs" but have no idea how the melody goes. Marcus Uzilevsky known as Rust ...
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1answer
12 views

Puzzled on this use of the double treble cleff arrangement

I am a beginner player of piano and can usually get answers as the questions arise however, this one stumps me and discussions don;t seem to address this situation. There is only one piano and no ...
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10 views

What is the best inexpensive/free music programs if you can't afford Ableton? [on hold]

I'm a passionate budding remixer, and wanted to start learning Ableton asap. Basically, I want to take songs and mix them together, add beats, play with genres, etc., similar to Fatboy Slim or Pretty ...
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1answer
19 views

How can we sing in tune, given a perfect ear for music, if we always hear ourselves lower than we actually sound?

Just curious, I know that we hear ourselves bassy compared to how we sound to others. How do we then sing in tune to a song? We must be doing a constant pitch correction while trying to reproduce a ...
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1answer
17 views

Formula to adjust a note by cents

I'm trying to find a formula to adjust a note frequency by a variable number of cents. So for example if a middle C was played then how do you find "N" cents adjustment to that frequency? I hope I'm ...
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1answer
27 views

Mark Levine the jazz theory versus the jazz piano book

I currently own the jazz theory book by mark levine. It's very informative and I'm sure it's gonna take me a few years to get the best out of it, but I wonder is it still worth getting the jazz piano ...
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3answers
571 views

Why the octave number changes between B and C?

I noticed that everywhere I read about music in scientific pitch notation, I see the notes in ascending pitch as in: A2 B2 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 C4 Instead of what I expected, which was A2 B2 C2 D2 ...
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0answers
25 views

What kind of percussion is this? [migrated]

I recently bought two steps from hell's battlecry album, and there is a few percussion instruments which I'd love to know more about. For example, in "victory" you can hear this "tick tick tick" sound ...
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1answer
8 views

Is it possible to tune a short scale (22.4") acoustic guitar up to ADGCEa with 10-47 strings?

I'm considering getting this guitar: http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_ds_10_mini.htm?ref=search_rslt_benton+mini_321012_0 According to the description, the scale is 568mm (~22.36") and it comes ...
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2answers
42 views

Running out of fretboard

I was wondering, how often does it happen to "run out of fretboard" like Tommy Emmanuel (almost) does in this video around 0:30 ? Do you ever feel limited by the range of the guitar while improvising ...
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Tonality of a song given some chords

I have this notes I extracted from a song using Adobe Audition’s frequency analysis. D F# A C# (Dmaj7) E G B D (Em7) F# A C# E (F#m7) G B D F# (Gmaj7) A C# E G (A7) B D F# A (Bm7) C# E G B ...
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790 views

Can a symphony be in many keys?

First of all, please excuse me for my bad musical vocabulary usages. I'm working on an information-system for music, and I'm trying to understand some basic concepts in order to move on in my ...
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1answer
48 views

Is this old, possibly Musima classic guitar worth keeping?

I got a 1960-something Musima classic for 40 dollars on a flea market, I believe it is a classic (I can't find any information on the guitar anywhere, but it looks like a musima classic) but the ...
2
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1answer
33 views

How to play a Bbmaj13(#11) guitar chord?

Sometimes funky music requires knowing very atypical chords, in comparison to rock or pop music. A celebre Stevie Wonder song (Superstition), as an examples, contains (if you want to play it in a ...
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0answers
20 views

Which famous pianists despise piano competitions? [on hold]

Source: The Dark Side of Piano Competitions, by Michael Johnson, AUG. 7, 2009 [reproduced here also] [...] A petition now circulating has attracted more than 500 signatures urging “transparency” ...
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2answers
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Is there a specific name for music that sounds like it has no rests?

Example: Prelude no. 2 from Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier”. That piece sounds like it has no rests. It’s a constant flow of music the entire time. I love pieces like that. I want to know if there’s a ...
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1answer
40 views

Why are violin string so expensive?

What exactly is about violin strings that make them so expensive in comparison to guitar strings? Is there something about the manufacturing process that is just more expensive? Does it have ...
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21 views

How can I teach myself to play the drums and how much is it going to cost me? [on hold]

Assuming informal understanding of music (I can dance tango and I have DJ'd in the past), how can I teach myself to play the drums? Specific instructional resources would be appreciated. Further, ...
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2answers
54 views

Is there any evidence that JS Bach, A Vivaldi and J Handel had perfect ear pitch?

Is there any evidence that JS Bach, A Vivaldi and J Handel had perfect ear pitch? Perhaps, if one can spend so much time and energy to music he would develop some abilities.
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2answers
40 views

How to approach learning long complex piano scores without the instrument?

How to approach learning long complex piano scores without the instrument? I use musical analysis, pattern recognition, hearing to midi slowed, rewriting difficult passages, playing parts on guitar ...
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0answers
6 views

Using pedal switch in Ableton

I have the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 sound card and Orange FS-1 foot switch from my Orange amp. I use Ableton Live for recording my guitar. My question is, can I connect the pedal to the other input on ...
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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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2answers
26 views

How can I learn to recognize intervals larger than an octave?

How can I learn to recognize intervals larger than an octave? I recognize them in the limits of a single octave, but make mistakes when hearing larger ones. Perhaps it's because I don't know songs ...
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0answers
11 views

Lip trill range vs mixed voice range

If I can reach note X from doing lip trills, can I in theory reach note X in my mix? With practice of course. As a male, I've been struggling to go past A in my mix. But I noticed that I can hit a ...
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0answers
6 views

How much of Opera is about sex? [migrated]

We seem to think that so much of classical music is pure and noble but in my practice there seems to be a few common themes in Opera. Opera may very well be more Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll than what ...
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0answers
6 views

Before The Great Collapse [JMT] [migrated]

In the track "Before The Great Collapse" by Jedi Mind Tricks, who is performing the vocals? I've spoken with lots of people about this and many claim that it's both Vinnie and Jus Allah. That they ...
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3answers
196 views

Guitarists: Back Pain After a Gig

I am playing long gigs with my band (6-7 hours long, once/twice a week) and a lot of movement is involved in making a show, also I am constantly "dancing" with the rhythm while playing. Also note that ...
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1answer
26 views

Why do my monitors make this popping/cracking sound?

I just bought a keyboard and some monitors to output the sound so I don't know much about this. But when I hit too many keys on the keyboard, it makes this popping and cracking sound, I don't know ...
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1answer
26 views

Why do guitar transducers howl when run through guitar pedals?

I play both acoustic and rock music on an acoustic guitar fitted with K&K piezoelectric transducers. When I plug the acoustic guitar into my electric guitar rig the amp starts howling almost ...
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2answers
49 views

Gregorian modes in Renaissance music (with Cabezón's 'Tiento del Cuarto Tono' as an example)

I'd like to ask a question on how Gregorian modes were transformed during Renaissance using a piece of Antonio de Cabezón as an example. His 'Tiento del Cuarto Tono' is written in mode 4, which is, as ...
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2answers
23 views

How does one project well when singing in the low range of their voice?

When I sing low in my range (notes around G2-A1), I often get a really resonant, airy sound that is quiet enough that it cannot be heard when singing in a group setting. How can I make these notes ...
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Any information on this tease of a fugue in Beethoven's Hammerklavier? [on hold]

There's a passage approximately two minutes before the main fugue theme of the fourth mvt. in Beethoven's Hammerklavier op. 106; it lays out a brilliant theme for a fugue which is thereafter never ...
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1answer
12 views

Size of an unmarked mouthpiece (bass trombone)

As a bass trombonist, I am used to playing on a 1 & 1/4th G mouthpiece. Recently, however, I acquired a brand-new instrument, which came with a completely unmarked mouthpiece. The mouthpiece looks ...
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0answers
57 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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2answers
76 views

Is there a name for the sound of a performer physically interacting with their instrument?

Is there a name for the sound produced by the mechanical action of a musical instrument? I'm referring specifically to sounds not usually associated with the instrument's voice—the movement of a ...
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1answer
29 views

Is it possible with any recording software to snap to quarter notes when recording from MIDI keyboard?

I'd like to record some MIDI melodies using my MIDI keyboard, but I'm still very much a beginner in all areas of music, so my timing/rhythm tends to be slightly off. As a result, when I record in ...
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0answers
36 views

I encountered problems in transcribing lyrics of a hip-hop song [on hold]

I just found out the newest track by Future. I have troubles in transcribing it. [Intro: Future] ? We the best...... [Hook: Future] I pray to God... I pray to God... [Bridge: Future] I fucked that ...
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49 views

circled numbers in double-bass scores

My double bass learner's book helpfully marks some of the notes with small numbers next to them to show the fingering. There are also sometimes small numbers enclosed in circles, which are something ...
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2answers
131 views

What is the name of these tubes, that emit sound when being swung?

The group "Walk off the earth" are performing a video cover of "Hello" using some colourful sound generators, that emit sound when being swung (e.g. in seconds 00:05 to 00:10): ...
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1answer
36 views

Do I need an amp for my guitar if I have an audio interface?

I've been playing the bass for a few years now and want to start recording some of my songs. I've also just moved cities and am trying to save on space/money/number of belongings, so I'm a bit unsure ...
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0answers
52 views

How to transcribe Indian classical music using Western music notation?

I recently started playing violin in the Western musical style (as opposed to Indian music). At the end I want to play some Indian music like this example ...
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0answers
14 views

Help Tabbing Short Guitar Segment [on hold]

I am trying to learn a small segment of a song that contains some guitar fingerpicking. It's been years since I've touched guitar so I figured learning this small piece would be a gentle way to ease ...
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3answers
565 views

In a 3/4 piece, how would I score a single 4/4 bar where each beat is a triplet?

In a song I'm working on, I have 3 3/4 bars followed by a 4/4 bar, and this repeats. However the 4/4 bar is actually comprised of 4 triplets... so we have something like: 1 and 2 and 3 And 1 and 2 ...
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3answers
48 views

usb audio interface for laptop

Hi I am using linux and recently ran into some issues. I have a mac laptop with debian on it. The macbook pro only has one combo audio 3.5mm jack. I use jackd on this machine with pulse audio bridge. ...
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1answer
62 views

How to notate a drowsy feel for a piece of music and a yawn for a note?

Is there a notational term for a drowsy tempo / feel? How to notate a yawn? How to indicate the breathy release at the end of a yawn? (Not just a comma-indicated “breath” ...
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5answers
56 views

Using a microphone through a guitar amplifier

I'm going to buy a Shure microphone SM58 type but I only have an old Peavey amplifier. The plugs are different. How should I do then to use my microphones, do I need a converter or to buy a new ...
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1answer
13 views

Finale: How can I enter triads using only the keyboard with Speedy Entry?

I've got a copy of Finale SongWriter 2014 and I'm wondering if it's possible to enter chords (in my specific case, triads) using only the keyboard. The Speedy Entry keyboard makes notating things go ...
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2answers
98 views

What does “cut. S. D.” Mean in sheet music?

What does cut. s.d. mean when written in sheet music?
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3answers
85 views

Should I sing do re mi when playing piano?

When I play piano on simple sheet, I can't help singing do re mi fa with the keys in my mind. But than I meet the barrier that I don't know how to sing higher keys So should I even sing anything in ...
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4answers
3k views

How is it that 12 eighth notes fit in a measure labeled as common time?

I am looking at Franz Liszt's Consolation S.172 No.3. I have checked out two different music scores of the same composition and they both have the same time signature (standard), however the base line ...

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