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My recommendation is to find some method books that use polyrhythms (2-against-3, 3-against-4, 3-against-5 are some of the simpler ones but percussionists seem to pride themselves on the most ridiculously unintuitive large prime number ratios) and practice those religiously. Also try listening to and playing a lot of music in odd meters like 5/4 (Mission ...


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I want to tell you that YES! You can totally learn to play piano using YouTube, Google and music store resources completely and BETTER than with personalized instruction. Let me encourage you by telling you this: In six weeks, I have taught myself all major and relative minor scales in four octaves hands unison. I've taught myself how to read music from ...


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For Renaissance dances, I'd expect the main time drain for "relearning recorder playing" to be articulation. For a pleasant combination with other instruments, both regarding intonatory blend-in while maintaining discernible voice leading, Renaissance recorder play seems to stand and fall with the player's mastery of leggiero.


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Personally, when i use a DAW keyboard its fine for pad sounds etc. If I want to do piano I really do need to feel weighted keys or I struggle to get the subtle differences in velocity. You might want to go to a music shop and spend some time on keyboards/digital pianos with weighted keys as the quality can vary greatly between models. Oh and take some ...


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Stage fright You have to learn to live with it or ignore it; absorb yourself in what you are playing & exclude everything around you, or learn to love an audience. It has to be said, it's far easier to ignore a thousand people than it is to ignore one, especially when you are trying hard to impress that one. There are as many ways to prepare for a ...


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Approach learning from Anthony Wellington's 4 levels of awareness. You can find an article about it here: http://www.playguitarlive.com/the-4-levels-of-awareness-for-musicians/


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To help you out: I've been figuring out how to make good "EDM" for many years now, and some of the things I've realized about it might be helpful to you. "Normal" music is different than dance music in a number of ways, although they're starting to swap traits in the past few years. 1) Almost all dance music NEVER progresses. What I mean is that there is ...


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Learning production is like learning any musical instrument in a lot of ways. You first need to practice a lot to become very familiar with your software. The software is your instrument, you need to know it inside and out to become proficient at creating songs. For instruments, daily practice is the fastest way to improve, and the same goes with digital ...


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The "Cruel but Fair" school of hard knocks would say... Try, try, try again & if at first you don't succeed... try again... [or give up, the choice is yours.] ..& if, after another 10 years, you still get no takers - then either you have a) no talent whatsoever or b) no-one has yet recognised it. It is almost impossible right now to say which that ...


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Practice starting: Make sure you can always start tunes at the right tempo and sing the first part exactly right. Do this the first thing when you start to practice, cold. Check your tempos with a metronome. Then try playing slower than your starting tempo. Then try changing your tempo. When you play in front of an audience there's a definite tendency ...


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When you are in front of the audience, 40% of your mental capacity go to the audience. So you suddenly only have 60% left for your playing. It's a big handicap. You'll find that stuff that you have recently acquired and which works reasonably well is unusable on stage. You just can't make it appear. The other stuff you got beat into the ...


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You can learn theory by ear training. Playing songs just by ear and learning them is learning theory by instincts. But you couldn't communicate with anyone what you know verbally. People like Hendrix or James Hetfield from Metallica are known not to have any training but used their ears for composing or improvising music. They gained a huge vocabulary of ...


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I agree with @Mischa Arefiev. Learning the piece sloppily is not the way to go about it. As one who had studied the 'cello, you should know better than that. :) The same practice methods you use for your 'cello are the same for the piano. There's no shortcuts in this at all. Over the years, I've spent countless hours reading through new music, slowly and ...


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Find an article or book about music theory. When you read about a new concept, put the book down and improvise with the new material you just learned. I'm doing this myself right now. I never actually learned many typical rock or traditional Western harmonies, preferring to use modal chords and exotic modes instead. A few days ago, I realized this was ...


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The main note to emphasise on each mode has to be the 'key note'.As in, for example, D Dorian, the D; in G# Mixolydian, the G#. Those are the 'key centres' for the modes, and everything will gravitate towards that note. The V will not necessarily be a V,as we normally see it. In Locrian, it's going to actually be a flat five, although all the other 6 modes ...


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There are DIY plans available online to build a "practice cube," or if you're rich you could buy a commercial one :-) . see for examples, http://www.drummagazine.com/features/post/DIY-Build-Your-Own-Soundproof-Home-Studio/ http://www.totallyhomeimprovement.com/other-rooms/soundproofing-band-practice-space ...


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Depends what kind of soundproofing but for singing maybe you'd want somethign with a bit of reverberation (ie not completely dead sound) ? If so then maybe something harder on the inside layer to reflect some sound back at you, then a layer outside of thick soundproofing panels. That would work both ways - stop sound going out as well as in, but the ...


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If the upper register is consistently sharp and the lower register flat, there is a chance (however small) that you have a mouthpiece that is ill matched to the trumpet. Have an experienced trumpet player try your trumpet and mouthpiece together. If you have a mismatch problem, your setup will exhibit the same intonation problem to a different player. If it ...


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Perhaps you're strumming too strongly because you're unplugged? Try practicing with one of those small headphone amps; I use one by electroharmonix, works great. It's better to practice with an amp anyway, even a headphone amp, because you can hear better all the details of your playing and can work on your technique. And with a headphone amp, when they ...


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If you're playing unplugged and they can hear that, the walls must be VERY thin! I don't think you can do much about the guitar sound itself though. I assume it's a solid body tele ? They're not exactly loud. Do you have to apologise to them if you fart enthusiastically too ? Maybe an answer would be to put some sound deadening up ? If your walls really ...


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Could there be another room in the flat that doesn't share a neighbour's wall? Like the bathroom, which may share another bathroom wall - your bathroom is free a lot of the time, just like your neighbour's is - so it puts a bigger space between you all. I suggested in a similar question to use the car, but I guess you don't have one.



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