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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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There is a large difference between tone deafness and an undeveloped voice. Unless your parents are musicians, comments like that can be hurtful and can stifle musical exploration and creativity. Tone deafness is actually quite serious and is as it suggests - an inability to distinguish between certain sounds. This is akin to color-blindness, where a ...


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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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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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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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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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Most transcription software will automatically loop; or at least easily let you loop a section of audio such as someone making the "ooh" sound in "Today". It will do this easier than a full-blown waveform editing program. Doing this inside transcription software will save you from having to manually edit the track, loop it, etc. These programs will allow ...


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This could be done with a piece of hardware or software called a sampler, but you should be able to accomplish the same with any waveform editor--or a combination of the two. Essentially, you will be "cropping" the audio file in order to isolate only the tone in question, and ideally in a way that sounds the same both at the beginning and end of the ...


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Here is my feeble attempt at combining the individual instruments Register tone quality into one chart. Note: Samuel Adler's Orchestration book did not have any of this for the Strings but that is not what I was looking for so I am satisfied. Also, I had a hard time getting everything in the image, so some instruments are placed rather randomly...


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Normally questions concerning material solicitation are shut down, but I think in this case, since it applies to orchestration, which is musical practice related to composition pedagogy, it is pertinent to this forum. First, there are two great texts concerning orchestration: Alfred Blatter's "Orchestration" and Samuel Adler's "The Study of Orchestration." ...


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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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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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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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You could add a switch which adds a higher capacitance in parallel with C3. Label its off position "low cut". The low value of C3 is what is rolling off bass response. Elsewhere, note how 10X bigger 22 nF couplers are used. It is usual for guitar amps to roll off bass. Fairly aggressive bass roll off is needed, in particular, to achieve "chunky" distortion ...


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There is no one single cause for this type of problem. But if you have eliminated mechanical factors such as floating bridge instability, loose truss rod, or microphonics from metal parts coupling into the pickups magnetically, you should take a look at your electronics. Actually that should be the first thing, perhaps. I have cured this problem in the past ...



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