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C Trumpet in Beethoven's 5th symphony

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name for this "hold" line in contemporary music?

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Notes not adding up to time signature How to play this?

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Is the meter of this bar 3/4 or 6/8? [duplicate]

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what's the role of Ebmaj7 on this Ebmaj7 D7#9 Gm9 progression?

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Intervals and Inversions

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