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I highly recommend reading What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body by Thomas Mark. The answer to this question has a lot to do with the action of the piano itself, but it has more to do with the way you move your muscles to play. The answer to your question is explained in detail in Chapter 7, entitled "Mapping The Piano". To paraphrase the first ...


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This is an interesting question and I'm not aware of much if any actual research on it. Most pianists seem to claim that you can play a note with exactly the same loudness but with a different quality. I myself have a difficult time believing this as I cannot see any physical reason for it; the only thing you can control before the note is the speed at which ...


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The way I understand it, this is more of an issue on upright pianos than grands. It has to do with the construction of the action, the system of levers and hammers that transfer the energy of striking the key into the energy of the hammer striking the note. If you own an upright piano at home, I highly recommend dismantling the front panel (ask yer parents, ...


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Do you think B.B. King's guitar sound is anything like Stevie Ray Vaughan's? They're both labeled as "blues". Do you think Jimmy Page's guitar sound is anything like Brian May's? They're both labeled as "classic rock". Do you think Randy Rhoads's guitar sound is anything like Dimebag Darrell's? They're both labeled as "metal". Forget about comparing ...


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From what you say, it's clear that your ears or voice are not the problem. If you can sing along properly to a song, it means you're absolutely not tone-deaf. And harmonizing with a song is something that not nearly everybody can do, so you're not lacking anything there. To improve your ability to memorize music, your first and foremost option is to learn ...


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Electric guitar amps are not intended to faithfully reproduce the sound of the electric guitar, but to shape it and give it a new sound entirely. Alot of people will buy their electric guitar amp on the basis that they feel it gives them the sound they're looking for. As for amplifying acoustic guitar, that's not quite the case because the whole thing about ...


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Where it's used is irrelevant. No genre demands a particular type of voice, a particular sound, etc. Well, opera demands some special usage of some muscles, but other than that you find all sorts of characters dipping into all kinds of genres. That being said, it is true that a lot of rock artists have higher tenor voices, but that doesn't mean bassier ...


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UPDATE: Based on your comment below: "For the purpose I am interested in the tonal qualities of silver apart from shape. If you strike ANY silver resonater it makes a peculiar ring that, as I said in the question, is unmistakable. This is the tone I am interested in capturing and studying. If you strike a pure silver coin you will hear what I am talking ...


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First, let's make a distinction: When you say "bassy", are you talking about the tone of your voice, or the pitch range of your voice? Your pitch range, or voice type (bass, baritone, tenor) is not something you can change, but you can learn to expand your range. If by "bassy" you mean the tone you produce rather than the pitch range, then voice lessons ...


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This reminds me of a very interesting article in Ultimate Guitar a while ago. I'll sum u the details of what it entailed: The cost and brand of string does affect the tone/durability/volume etc. of your playing but guitar string production has came a long way over the years and we're pretty much out of ideas. There is difference in the quality of strings but ...


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The answer to this question is related / depends on each instrument/player. One thing you didn't mention and is important is that heavier strings might make more tension and stress on the violins neck/fingerboard. Trying to address your questions: Yes. But this change is bigger between different brands than different gauge on same brand. Depends. If you ...


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I'm going with my standard "de gustibus non disputandam" here. Yes, heavier gauge may lead to some finger stress, but proper technique will obviate that concern. Try different strings and see which ones respond most easily to your personal bowing speed & pressure. See if you can hear a difference in the sound -- and have an observer listen as well, ...


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Here is an article and a video where the technicians for Avenged Sevenfold display and explain all of the equipment used by Zacky Vengeance and the other guitarist and bass player in Avenged Sevenfold. Rig Rundown: Avenged Sevenfold at Premier Guitar Magazine


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The eq settings on the amp are usually close to the same on Rock and other styles. Metal can go to extremes by cutting mids. The mids usually are more in control of the overall tone. I usually have Bass - 7, Mid - 6, Treble -7 for Classic Rock and Blues. Play a chord and let it sustain while turning one knob up and down to hear the difference. If you were ...


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There are in fact acoustic guitar amps out there that you can buy for this purpose. If you have the money to spend on it, I would definitely recommend that. Other than that, regular amps are okay for acoustic guitar, although you'll find that the sound is not ideal this way. Additionally, acoustic guitar amps use notch filters to prevent feedback, which is ...


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You are probably using the wrong equipment to get a good amplified sound from your acoustic guitar. 1) You can't get a good sound by running an acoustic guitar through an amp designed for an electric guitar. Amps designed for electric guitar are designed to color the sound and add distortion (by very subtle amounts or in the extreme) and they do not ...


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I'd advocate reading the instructions !! Yes, it's tedious, but you'll find out how to tell the effects what sort of amps you're putting them through, which way you want to route the signals, which order you would like the effects to be affected by the pedals, and other important stuff. As they're sophisticated these days, in comparison to a little single ...


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First of all, an acoustic guitar can sound odd through an amplifier that is designed for electric guitars. So that might be your first problem. For your electric guitars, make sure that your effect chain is set up correctly. There are plenty of tutorials on Google and on Youtube on how to do that. However, if all effects are turned off and your electric ...


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Typically you already have mids prominent when you play through an amp as electric guitar amps respond more in the mid range than the low or high range. A lot of mids when you're using distortion will make the sound "muddy", which people like for some stuff. I use a BOSS GE-7 equalizer as a clean volume boost and also to shape my tone. I usually have it ...


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Yes, it's okay, no big difference. Actually, you only need pre-amp, equalizer, and a reverb. But, if you're playing in a big gig show, soundhole cover is needed to avoid the feedback, but in some case that your acoustic guitar already have notch filter or feedback reducer, it's fine not to attach soundhole cover. I always play my acoustic through electric ...


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By itself, a bowed string produces something very close to a sawtooth waveform: the bow "catches" the string, pulls it a distance, then it releases rapidly returning back towards (or past) the equilibrium position, and then is caught again. This is described at the UNSW Music Acoustics site; note that the second figure down the page on the right is the ...


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I had a listen to his/their music, here is my opinion on tips for getting a similar sound: What amp are you using? Their music is heavy, but there is still a lot of crunch to the rhythm guitar by the sounds of things. Dial in a modern med to high gain sound, not too much bass or treble, lots of mids. Now, for the options that cost, cheapest to most ...


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On modern metal recordings there's a pretty involved process to get the sound that you are hearing. There are likely many layers of guitar tracks and a lot of studio tricks are applied. In many cases a traditional guitar amp and cabinet setup isn't used, but rather some modeling technology like Axe Fx or Kemper is used. With that in mind, it will be hard to ...


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You shouldnt need it since you're using a good enough interface, but try installing a plugin like Asio4All, it is used to improve the latency but i find it helping with issues as the said low E clipping. I cant really tell because i didn't test the system myself, but it could be something related to the processing capability of your PC. Also, how are you ...



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