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If you want to learn properly, don't use "shortcut" youtube tutorials. Find yourself a teacher. There are usually listings on websites. Try and find a teacher with tertiary music education. Good luck!


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I made this webpage (http://www.fretlearner.com) to help me master the guitar fret board and to understand the diatonic series and the various scales and modes as they relate to each other and to different key signatures. (I'm still trying) I've great plans for it, but for now it is just a tool for mapping various scales onto the fret board according to ...


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Aurialia has good training exercises that would display the exactly wanted content (notation sheet with labels where the hits were expected, and red labels showing actual hit timing as done by student), and would achieve the assumed goal (rhythm training with computer tools). However Auralia cannot analyze arbitrary piano music; you need to use the built-in ...


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I don't think so for two reasons: Converting even perfectly timed MIDI backwards to a score is in several respects unsatisfying, as can be found in many other answers on this forum. The errors a beginner will typically make (holding this eighth a bit too long, that quarter too short, emphasis on wrong notes, inconsistent tempo) are very difficult to ...


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Yes, indeed. Computer programs for doing this have been around for more than 30 years. But to help your son with his timing, you don't want to record and display audio waveforms, and you don't want to have a computer program transcribe his recorded playing into standard music notation (there are certainly programs that can do this, but this will be of ...


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Smart Music does something like this. It has exercises and songs to play through the program that shows a note green if you played the correct note and at the correct time, and red if you played the wrong note in the wrong place, the right note at the wrong time, etc. It also has a huge repertoire of music. It works for many instruments, too. ...


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Old thread... but I've just worked out a way to do this perfectly well. Take a small kitchen sponge and slip it between the strings and the body so that it dampens the strings in a way similar to (but more effective than) palm damping.


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I played piano, harpsichord and organ for a very long time and picked up viola early last year. As this wasn't the first instrument,I progressed very fast throguh the method book I was using (Methode d'Alto, Henri Classens, edition Combre - it is a little old French method book. No cbildren's songs at all, but as there is no explanations on technique, you ...


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Additive synthesis only looks so “spikey” when you do it in a quite naïve way: setting the phase of all frequency components to zero (or possible some other unfortunate fixed value). Even a random-phase iFFT will give you a pretty even envelope (though not quite the constant-amplitude thing you get with FM), and if you actually do a full ...


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To help with your hand independence, try a few of A Dozen A Day's books and Czerny (sheet music available on IMSLP). For diving in music and not just "exercises", Faber and Faber are always solid. I would highly suggest a few lessons with an experienced instructor, though, who can work with you to identify books and pieces that you could learn either with ...


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Another 2 cents to add to this-- Practice sightreading regularly. Easy stuff first-- but pick a diversity of genres, don't just stick to sonatinas or pop songs, etc. Get into the habit of taking a few minutes BEFORE playing to check out the obvious things-- like key signature, time signature, any changes in the middle, basic piece structure and perhaps ...


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The Great thing about drums, is that it is a truly organic and primitive method of making sound, it can be performed on any and all materials (not recommended on Breakable surfaces - Glass etc) but any material that makes a sound can be used as a drum, pots and pans, desk and books (I annoy my workmates daily with that one) seats, bus handles, even your ...


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Most of the practicing I've done in my life has been without the kit. The trick is to train your brain signal paths to move differently than they are naturally programmed (e.g. your right hand and right foot kind of naturally want to move together, but you train them to move separately). Your limbs can do it, and practice (with or without a kit) will get ...


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There is an iPhone app that helps you learn to sight read music called 'Pitch' It listens to the notes you play - and shows you your mistakes. You can only play one note at a time - but you can change from treble clef to bass clef - so you can change hands: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id989140910?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D6 also a demo video: ...



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