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comment Tuning the Ouds
An unauthoritative answer based on observing my friends who do play: Greek and Arabic ouds generally have 11 strings in 5 pairs + 1 (though I was told there are some with 13 strings), the pairs are often tuned one octave apart (though sometimes in unison?). My friends always carry a tuning fork at A-440, but I am not sure whether that is because they like to play in small ensembles and it is more convenient then to tune to a reference. (I don't play the instrument myself, so I don't know the usual tuning. But I remember seeing alternative tunings used sometimes for certain songs.)
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comment Are short fingers detrimental to becoming a pianist?
For those who haven't seen it before: comedic illustration of Rachmaninoff's hands youtu.be/ifKKlhYF53w
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comment Note bending on harmonica
Thanks! I'll definitely check it out.
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comment What does it mean when one says that rock and jazz have strong beats on the even numbered beats?
Pulse I get. I am not quite sure what you mean by drive. Can you explain a little bit more? Thanks!
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revised What is the full list of possible chord names? Are there chords that don't have a name in chord theory?
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answered What is the full list of possible chord names? Are there chords that don't have a name in chord theory?
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revised Can a chord contain both the C and C♯ notes? (as opposed to containing C and D♭ notes)
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answered Can a chord contain both the C and C♯ notes? (as opposed to containing C and D♭ notes)
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comment Some literature on voice
You probably also meant "sound creation" rather than "sound creature".
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answered bass chord progressions in “Killing me softly”
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comment bass chord progressions in “Killing me softly”
Actually, according to the video linked to in the previous post, all his notes are correct except for the second note in the first bar, which should be an A, not a G.
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comment Ways to warm up vocal cords?
"sigh" from the bottom of your range?
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comment How can I get the instrumentals for a song?
@Pacerier: it means import "stereo". The basic idea of the trick is that because the vocal is panned in the center, it contributes equally to the left and right channels of a stereo recording. So you can subtract the left from the right channel and remove the vocals, while anything that is not dead center will still have a bit of remnant left. In other words, you use the vocals from the right ear to cancel out that from the left ear, so you must have stereo (and not mono) input.
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comment Are fingertips supposed to hurt and get calluses from playing the violin ?
in the end of the third paragraph, do you mean instead "If you can't pull the paper out, you're pressing too hard"?