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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.
Jan
7
comment More dissonant chords/intervals in the bass clef when frequency proportions are the same?
Which musical instruments are you referring to when you say that things sound more dissonant?
Jan
7
comment Can the fan fretted design on guitars acheive pythagorean intonation?
So I modified my answer to clarify my point.
Jan
6
comment Can the fan fretted design on guitars acheive pythagorean intonation?
This question should remain open. We have taken questions on guitar intonation and historical temperaments and microtonal tuning before.
Jan
4
comment What's the concert pitch for Saint Petersburg Philharmonic?
Google the orchestra, find an email address for a staff member or musician in the orchestra, write to them, and ask them.
Jan
4
comment Does Singing Lower Notes Require More Breath?
And also, singing softly with a good tone requires more air and more breath support than singing loudly.
Jan
2
comment No sound output in LMMS
It would be helpful if you could edit your question to provide an explanation as to what LMMS is, along with a link. Also, I see that LMMS exists for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Which computer platform and OS version are you running, and what are your hardware and sound card specifications?
Jan
1
comment Did they ever make a double bass this huge?
It took at least two people to play a note on these instruments.
Dec
29
comment Nylon strings for alternative tunings on hollowbody electric
If there are no unwound nylon strings that go down to "d", then it's because the manufacturers have not found a satisfactory way to make one, and the "d" strings need to be wound.
Dec
28
comment Can I use strings for bridge pins on a non-bridge pin guitar?
I have referred to this string tension reference PDF from D'Addario many times on this site. It covers steel-string and nylon, and more. Check it out. daddario.com/upload/tension_chart_13934.pdf
Dec
23
comment Ranges in the Real Vocal Book
Well I've never looked at the Real Vocal Book, but I've bought many different kinds of books of vocal sheet music over the years, and since I'm a tenor, I always go for the High edition rather than the Low edition.
Dec
21
comment AMEB Grade 4 Theory question - harmonising cadence points in a melody?
Please modify your question to include the definition of "AMEB", and perhaps a sentence about what it is for, and who takes it.
Dec
17
comment What is this type of vocals called?
The pioneering singer who will always be most strongly associated with scat singing is the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.