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comment Fingers 'stuck' on keys
This is a good suggestion as well. Sometimes learning to do something one way means learning all the other ways it can be done, and then not doing them :P
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comment Why does singing high notes seem to strain my vocal chords more than low notes?
How close are you getting to the lower end of your range compared to the upper? I'm by no means capable of singing in a band, but I find getting really low to be much harder on my voice than getting high. I can imagine that using more energy to produce higher pitches would be more tiring, though.
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comment Need help leaning to feel and play the upbeat centric soul/gospel/funk groove
I've cleaned up the comments here. Comments are not for back-and-forth discussion, and particularly not when they deviate so far from the musical issues at hand.
May
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comment What is the best way to Improve dictation without a teacher?
Software recommendations are off-topic here, so I'm going to edit your question to remove that bit.
May
17
comment If F followed by Fm resolves to C, What do F# and F#m resolve to?
It depends on the context and key. If you're subbing those two chords straight into that song it isn't going to work regardless. If you're transposing everything up ... transpose everything up.
May
17
comment Colour of keys in the era of equal-temperament
There's nothing special about music -- the human brain is not a digital computer, it interprets and "colors" everything subjectively. Do you view psychology and neuroscience as "hokum"?
May
16
comment Why I tend to play faster tempo without realizing it?
It's quite common, not weird at all. I think you might get further asking how to recognize/prevent it, rather than ask "why", since this is not a psychology site.
May
16
comment Is it harder to play in a key with more flats or sharps?
Related answer of mine: music.stackexchange.com/a/4097/28
May
15
comment How can I sell my music online?
I'm voting to close this question because business concerns are off-topic. See meta.music.stackexchange.com/a/685/28 for some rationale.
May
14
comment How create Harmonizer effects
Harmony isn't as simple as building a fixed chord. It depends on the role of the base note in the scale and in that part of the piece, and what effects you want to achieve.
May
13
comment Are there any piano method books that start with the expectation that you can already read music?
Alfred's is pretty good. You could try asking this in Music: Practice & Theory Chat.
May
13
comment How to find the key of a song without a pitch reference?
@lobi Good question. I believe it was less than 2 months.
May
13
comment Should chords in Bach's solo violin pieces be arpeggiated if not marked as such?
You should register an account rather than creating a new one each time. I've combined your other answer into this one.
May
13
comment How to find the key of a song without a pitch reference?
I don't think this question is about developing perfect pitch (but the answers there are definitely useful).
May
13
comment Does the bass always have to harmonise with the lead?
I'm not sure what you mean by "sidebinds". By widening the gap between pitches, you're lowering the beat frequency. Eventually it gets slow enough that it's not really noticeable. Regarding your title question: No. As for rules of thumb: What style of music are you writing?
May
10
comment How deep should the fingers sit when pressing piano keys?
It is completely wrong to play with your fingers flat. The fact that at lot of amateurs do it in videos didn't make it good technique -- it greatly limits your reach, control, speed and dexterity.
May
10
comment Why are pure tones depicted as sine waves?
The y-axis is amplitude. Pitch is based on the frequency (inverse of the wavelength), so given a fixed x-axis it would be indicated by how compressed the wave appears horizontally. Cosine is no different from sine, it just doesn't really make sense to "start" making sound at anything other than zero. You could generate sound based on a tangent, but going from infinitely loud to zero to infinitely loud again is both impossible and just noise. Basically I think all your questions are just based on a misunderstanding of what a waveform shows.
May
8
comment Is it too late to learn music theory and composition?
I mean it in the exact same sense you used it in the first sentence of the question.
May
8
comment Is it too late to learn music theory and composition?
It's far, far easier to learn theory/sightreading/etc. on one's own than technique.
May
7
comment Repeatedly strumming one string: name and technique
Please note that resource requests are off-topic. You seem to be finding things now that you know the term, so I've pared the question down to its on-topic part.