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Well, you asked how to prevent this in the future. You need to build those muscles back up, preferably stronger than they were before the injury, without causing muscle strain/damage. How do you do this? Just do your guitar stretches!!! Do your stretches!!! And do them well. If your fingers and arms do not feel limber (appropriately lubricated) before ...


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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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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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I have heard this phrase duplicated so often, that I don't think anybody gives it a second thought anymore….. "those kind of earplugs are called flat-response attenuators (or more informally musicians earplugs), meaning that the frequency response that follows the shape of the natural frequency response of the open ear, but at a reduced level.):" "follows ...


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The next step is to add some kind of recording system, so that you can play some drum loops and record multiple keyboard tracks over them. As great as your synthesizer is by itself, it has a MIDI port that can integrate with a recording system and open up multitrack recording and many more sounds. What you want to do is start with some drum loops as a drum ...


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Take some introductory piano lessons to get the necessary minimum of knowledge that does not differ much between various keyboard instruments and is even similar between all instruments (music notation, chords, etc). While keys may not be weighted, they layout is the same as for the piano keyboard, and between numerous voices of the synthesizer you should ...


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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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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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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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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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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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Two answers: As others have suggested, practice reading as reading. I used to go through books of keyboard sonatas by baroque composers I'd never heard of, just learning to read the patterns. My problem was the opposite: I knew enough music theory to be able to reduce most tonal music to a skeleton and "fake" my way around the hard parts. The solution ...


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I play the violin and have a similar problem. I personally like this music game for android. It asks you to play notes on your instrument and gives you feedback to tell you when you are doing it correctly. I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to learn to read sheet music or trying to improve there reading abilities. The game isn't perfect I have ...



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