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It's a long time since I was actively involved in the record industry... but back in the 80's we would always do a separate mix without lead vocals, in case it was ever needed for the occasional TV show where the track would be on playback but the vox would be live. The chances are this is still a sensible practise. Motown even went so far as to release a ...


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According to my Italian colleague it means (as Édouard commented): The (=I) soloists (=solisti, irregular plural from solista) from Veneto (i. e. the region, from which Venice is the capital).


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On your exploration of why we have certain notes, the ear is only so sensitive to frequency differences. In theory, G# and Ab are different notes; however, the modern equal temperament system makes them into the same. I suggest you start exploring different tuning systems, and the system of cents and commas. Here is somewhere to start. ...


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I've rearranged your questions below into an order that allows me to answer them sequentially. What's music? Very loosely speaking, music can be seen as a collection of notes distributed over a period time. Basically, I want to understand why we call things musical notes... What is a note? ...Different materials can produce same notes, so the ...


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Hm. What is music .. I see three aspects : Notes (pitch): As a note is a frequency, there are an infinte number of notes. In western music we divide an octave into 12 semitones (equally spaced musical steps) although other cultures may do things differently. Ely Beau Eastman's excellent video describes how we have come to see things this way, and that ...


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On some theoretical level the notes could be seen as infinite just as the numbers. But there are two important reasons why they are not normally conceived that way: Our hearing is limited to a certain range of frequencies. Given a certain frequency there are only a limited amount of other frequencies that sound good together with this frequency. The ...


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In simplest terms, the system of ABCDEFG notes and their variants is a simplification developed over many centuries, designed to create a manageable set of tones (only 12 unique steps per 'octave') while maintaining a good approximation of low integer ratios between the tones' respective frequencies. Modern "Western" music (or, I believe, human music ...



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