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It often sounds quite amateurish to play the melody while the singer sings the same line. it's as if the piano player is having to help the vocals. generally, when I'm accompanying a vocal, I avoid the lead line. In the dots, sometimes this means leaving out the top line of 3 staves, or the dots with tails pointing upwards on the treble line of a grand ...


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Yes, remove the melody line. If you double the melody line, you tie down the singer's interpretation to your own, taking away rhythmic and melodic freedom. Instrumental voice doubling is often fine in a choir setting. But for a solo singer, particularly where a song is to be interpreted rather than reproduced, it's a distraction.


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In a way, what 'the chord' is at a given time is, by definition, the notes that are being played at that time - so yes, the accompanying instruments will be playing notes in the chord - but only because the chord is the notes that are being played... (etc. etc., round in circles...) If we followed that idea strictly though, it would mean that 'the chord' ...


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I'm not sharing yo's misgivings. I use a dynamic mic- Shure 58 (others are available!) just like a heck of a lot of other stage vocalists. It's on a boom stand sited on the opposite side of the keys to where I sit/stand.So it points directly at me, as a mic should. It doesn't pick up anything extraneous, and is only switched on when I'm singing. The stage ...


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I'm going to give you a very simple answer. (Some might say simplistic! But I hope it is useful for you as you begin your studies of music theory.) Often, yes -- but imagine a bass line. It's common, and lovely, to make the base line more melodic by inserting some notes that aren't part of the triad. Other voices in the ensemble can do that too -- but ...


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When there's no vocals, the r.h. needs to play the melody. It may well put chords in under this, but the l.h. takes on the job of bass line and chords, often. As soon as a vocal line is sung, there's no need for the r.h. to play the melody, as that's taken care of - unless it's doubled up, or harmonised. So the r.h. can take over chords, and other ...


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The answer is: It depends. It depends on your expectations, on the type of music and type of playing you do, what type of piano have you got etc. I don't have so much experience and very likely someone else will come with a better answer, but I'll share my 2 cents worth. You have the following options: a headset: They can do a really good job and ...


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Metrically, I'd start breaking each three of the 6/8 into two dotted 8th notes, increasingly emphasizing the new rhythm. You could do this either in the melody first (I'm presuming that to be in the right hand), or you could continue with the melody or chords in the right hand while shifting the left hand's rhythm in this way beneath it. Eventually, the ...


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Skype should work, or perhaps zoom https://www.zoom.us/. Your problems have nothing to do with VoIP (if you can tolerate the latency) but with the playback setup in PA. Get a decent sound card, a decent headset and perhaps a headphone pre-amp. If the acoustic piano is really that loud, try a noise cancelling headphone.


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A good example is used by Bill Evans on So What: Bill used the kind of chords you mentioned, while adding a third at the end. The theorists have categorized these kind of chords as 'So what chords' There are many modal jazz songs that use these kind of voicings; like 'Impressions' by John Coltrane. So, you can feel free ...


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while triad-based chords imply specific harmonies, quartal chords are more generic and basically don't imply specific harmony in the key you're in, which means you can use them pretty much anyplace and in lieu of regular chord progressions. Quartals are more vague so they fit in a wide variety of situations. Quartals can also be thought of as voicings for ...


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I think it's not really about ranges, it's really about convenience. I'm going to ignore the possibilities of left-handed dominance in this response also :P When playing on "elementary piano" alone, one wants to accompany themselves while also playing the melody. That requires two hands, and it is traditional and natural for the higher part to play the ...


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For songwriters who leave the lyrics and melody towards the end of the process a piano melody track is used while the song is being developed.. Once the signer learns the melody track should be removed. However there are times when it just may sound better to have the melody and vocal together during some parts of the song.. There are no rules when creating ...


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All the notes begin sung or played at the same time are part of the chord. So this means the note played by the bass guitar, all the notes of the piano, and the note the singer sings is all part of the chord. When the song changes from one chord to another, we call that chord progression. Most every song (except things like plain chant or African drums) have ...


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You want to google "auto accompainment software". People seem to dig this: http://www.digibandapp.com/ Also: http://www.1manband.nl/ If you want something more advanced and beyond what your Ketron does, you may want to try out Ableton Live and the like: https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/ As the name suggest, it is a live performance-oriented DAW that ...


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You can either use them as "sounds" in a more impressionistic way if you play a modal piece (just like on the whole "Kind of Blue" album mentioned in Shevliaskovic's answer). But if you want to play them in "the context of an existing harmony", assuming you mean standard harmony based on thirds, then you can try to figure out how those quartal chords are ...


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A 20 year old hardware Midi expander/arranger (Ketron MS40 is what I use, but there is a lot of different ones around) will be so much less painful than what you can make Linux software do that it isn't funny. Hydrogen is a reasonably workable drum arranger/sequencer readily available on Linux. It works directly via PCM so you avoid the lousy sample ...


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It looks like there's a software called OhmStudio that might meet your requirements, at http://www.ohmstudio.com/ . However, as others have pointed out, latency can be a real issue here. Data won't transfer over the internet instantaneously, so there might be some latency - you both likely won't be able to hear each other in real time. As per my above ...


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You should consider this free online class. That seems to be perfectly suited for you. And it just started.



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