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My advice to this: play with what you want and what feels good to you! Take other's advice, but do your thing with it. If you want 17 guitars, go ahead, buy 17 guitars. As long as it feels good to yourself! So , if you really want to keep the guitar: keep it! If you want to sell it, sell it! I wouldn't sell it because it wouldn't bring you that much money ...


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Wow you guys all have done so much practice! For grade 7 I practiced 20 mins a day for 6 days a week for 50 weeks and got distinction on ABRSM For grade 8 I practiced 35 mins a day for 6 days a week for 50 weeks and got a pass on ABRSM on top of my other instrument which I don't do grades but play lots I was 12-14 when doing this (2012-2014)


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Different pitches or different sounds with varying lips position is quite obvious in bansuri. The lip position is normally attuned not just by paying attention to to lips position, but mainly listening to the pitch it resonates. The bansuri could then be adjusted by turning round its axis to resonate to best audible giving minimal sound of blowing.


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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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