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revised What did ancient cuneiform notation look like, and how did it work?
link to wikipedia article
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asked transposing instruments: How to learn to play standard sheet-music?
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comment How to learn rap music?
Have a look at the instrumental section on the Hiphop Production page on Wikipedia. Some most artists have been affiliated with vocalised Hiphop acts at some point. I would recommend checking out DJ Shadow, Flying Lotus' early stuff, and Hermitude. Grandmaster Flash also puts of amazing live breakbeat shows.
Feb
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comment How to learn rap music?
Instrumental Hip-hop is definitely a thing though.
Feb
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comment How to learn rap music?
"yes, no, everything, yes". You'd be hard pressed to find any kind agreed-upon definition of music that excluded hip-hop. There are genres far less traditionally musical that are still considered music.
Feb
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comment Why do minor keys sound “sad”?
I think that's the joke :P
Feb
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comment Why do minor keys sound “sad”?
@mey: If I have to explain the joke, I guess it's not that funny :P Suffice to say, watch Spinal Tap. As soon as possible.
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comment In electronic music equipment and software, what are some good ways of cutting costs without sacrificing quality/effort?
Ardour is really good for studio musicians and others mostly focussed on audio-based editing. It's definitely usable for electronic music too (I've made a few tracks with it) but the MIDI editing UI can be a bit annoying. Still, by far the best open source option available. You can install it for free from the Ubuntu repositories, but if you like it I'd definitely recommend donating some cash if you can.
Dec
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comment What is a “producer” in hip-hop music?
DJs aren't producers. DJs play music, and may remix tracks, including instrumentals and acapellas, to make new songs out of old, but they don't produce raw original material. "Producer" in hip-hop, as well as in most electronic music, especially EDM, generally refers to anyone who creates original tracks, but producers can also produce remixes. Of course, an individual can be both a producer and a DJ (and that is quite common, especially in the EDM scene). Plenty of scope for blurred lines there.
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comment Identifying meter on double bass drum
There is another software, Sonic Visualiser, which is also free and open source, which can do what I've done above in audacity, and can also do a whole lot more analysis stuff. I haven't used it much yet though, so I can't give a walk-through yet.
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comment Trumpet low C♯ and D
Ah yeah, that makes sense, since the valves just add to the length, instead of multiplying it..
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comment Why do minor keys sound “sad”?
In particular, why is D minor the saddest of all keys? I weep instantly when I hear it, and I don't know why.