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Feb
11
comment Why is the lowest note on the piano an A?
@MeaningfulUsername, I have modified my answer to make my point more clearly.
Feb
11
comment Why is the lowest note on the piano an A?
No, notes below the low "A" on a conventional 88-key piano are certainly not below the range of human hearing. See my answer.
Feb
9
comment Chest voice & Head voice? Or Chest voice, Throat voice AND Head Voice?
You need some lessons with a qualified voice teacher. These are matters that can't be quantified in writing on a site such as this. You need to interact with another human being, over several lessons, to shape the technique necessary to control all this and get the best sound out of your voice.
Feb
8
comment Connecting guitar to Amplitube
A RockSmith is not a "jack to USB cable". It is an active electronic device called a digital audio interface, or more properly and analog-to-digital converter. Good digital audio interfaces cost a good deal of money. There is no "cable" solution for connecting a guitar to a cheap laptop computer.
Feb
8
comment Taking up piano exams
I wish to make the point that it is the questioner's responsibility to provide links and details, rather than to expect answerers to go searching for references or make guesses about the questioner's context in asking.
Feb
7
comment Taking up piano exams
What does "trinity guildhall" mean? What country do you live in? We on this site live in different countries all over the world. We have no idea what you are talking about unless you explain it to us. Could you provide a link to a website with information about this exam? What kind of "keyboard" do you have, and what are its capabilities? More details would be helpful.
Feb
7
comment Problem determining vocal range
Keep singing, and keep taking lessons with an instructor. You will figure out your true range eventually but until then you can simply keep making music.
Feb
3
comment Why did composers write atonally?
There was a certain time in history when some very bold composers decided to break out and do something completely different and unheard-of, because they were tired of writing conventional music and did not want to sound like anybody else. It was a bold experiment with only limited success, but it succeeded in pushing the boundaries of what we call music, and left later composers much more free to explore new ideas.
Feb
2
comment What is the importance of vocal vibrato?
It is physiological and has to do with letting the larynx operate more efficiently to produce greater volume from the vibrating air throughout the parts if the body that we call the vocal apparatus. It is not the only factor in producing a sound that can cut through an orchestra, but it is important.
Feb
2
comment What is the importance of vocal vibrato?
"Vibrato" is the modulation of pitch in the voice. It's a soft, narrow, rapid fluctuation of the pitch of the notes while singing. "Tremolo" is the modulation of volume in the voice. The singing technique you are referring to is vibrato. Using real tremolo in singing is not a standard technique.
Jan
28
comment How can one restore a very old guitar?
Greetings from the state of Georgia, United States of America, where I live. Welcome to Music: Practice & Theory.
Jan
28
comment How can one restore a very old guitar?
Then you should look for professional musicians who play the traditional Georgian 7-string guitar, show them your guitar, and ask for advice about restoring it.
Jan
28
comment How can one restore a very old guitar?
Where do you live? What nation? Are you in a major city, or a remote rural area? You need to find a professional luthier who restores old guitars, take the guitar to them for an inspection, and obtain an estimate of the cost of restoration. Then you need to do further research and obtain other estimates from other luthiers.
Jan
25
comment Audio interference in recording
Noise from fluorescent lighting is one possibility.
Jan
20
comment What's the name of the “dual voice” effect in hip hop music?
I should have said "it has nothing to do with hip-hop per se" or perhaps "it is not exclusive to hip-hop". My point is that as it has existed for about 90 years, it predates hip-hop by many decades.
Jan
19
comment What's the name of the “dual voice” effect in hip hop music?
The process is called overdubbing or double-tracking. It has nothing to do with hip-hop. It has been used in all forms of music recording going back to the 1920s, so it is almost 100 years old.
Jan
18
comment What is it called when singers very rapidly change pitch while singing the same syllable of text?
Thank you, @jjmusicnotes. I'm actually unfamiliar with the use of the term "coloratura" as you found in your textbook. I stand corrected.
Jan
13
comment How much higher will I realistically be able to sing with daily practice and dedication?
This is a legitimate question about singing technique. I ought to know; I have a college degree in operatic voice. Please keep this question open.
Jan
13
comment Can a song in one key contain major chords that are not in the key? Or does that change the key?
It's similar but it's not a duplicate.
Jan
10
comment Is playing blindfold a good practice method?
Try playing in front of a mirror and looking yourself in the eye the whole time. This will be practice for playing in front of an audience. You should make eye contact with the audience from time to time when you perform.