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I have two answers, but first a caveat: I'm a singer, and I firmly believe that, as a singer, a solid technique should let you sing in any style — but rap isn't really my thing (like, I don't even recognize the name "Mike Shinoda"), so my advice is going to be about basic, healthy vocal technique in general (especially for men, which I'm guessing you are one ...


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There's no research that I'm aware of which provides what I think you are looking for, which is a clear guideline on how much practice per day is needed to provide what results. But there is some research on the topic. The most general indication of the research results has been that there is a much stronger correlation between time spent practicing and ...


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The first thing I'd do is find a loop station. This will allow you to record various parts, and layer them, using all the various new sounds available from your synth. Most have rudimentary drum tracks if you need them, and if you mess up with the next layer of sound, you can delete it without losing anything else. Another option is to use some of the ...


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The oft-quoted 10,000 hour rule is for virtuoso musicians and professional athletes. You can get to a professional level of musicianship by practicing 2000 hours or less, provided that you practice with full attention. The key isn't how much you practice so much as how much you practice with full attention. For more information see ...


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The trouble trying to give a good answer to this question is the question it brings up - what constitutes 'practice'. At some point in a half hour, 2 hr, 3hr. session, other factors will emerge, such as mental fatigue and physical tiredness.The mental part is just too subjective in that we all have different thresholds of concentration, which after all, ...


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Playing reasonably long pitches using a chromatic tuner would help you to "tidy-up" your tuning. You could either use an actual chromatic tuner or an app. Obviously, using a tuner that has a transpose function (such as this one), would be less confusing, as you would be playing the pitches that you actually see on the tuner. However, any chromatic tuner ...


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In addition to loop suggestion, I'd also see if you can split the keys into different instruments. This will allow you to play bass or percussion with one hand and melody with the other making for a full sounding performance without having to rely on recording layers. In terms of backing tracks, check out the fantastic app iReal Pro


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How I prevent it from coming back? To build on atoth's answer and his first point about relaxing your hand and arm: I feel it is worth mentioning to all others who come and see this question, the possibility of changing your seated guitar playing position to help in the prevention of these sorts of problems. Having started with a classical guitar and ...


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I have adopted Babu's suggestions. And I now make use of the metronome for two things: Checking that my playing has an even time. Discovering the tempo I'm playing at. Mostly, I'm just trying to make sure that I'm following (or working towards following) the tempo indication on the sheet music. The best increases in speed that I've made have been by ...



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