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Voice recording fading on the attack

I started to record my voice but I've noticed that it is faded on the attack. Do you know how to cope with that? Here is my voice recording (starts at 00:25). https://voca.ro/5fzFZKZz08p I'm using ...
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if a song is writting in one tuning on guitar can it be then translated into standard tuning

If a song is played in C G C F A D tuning on guitar. Can it be then translated into standard tuning. Can you extract standard tuning chords for a song played in C G C F A D ? I hope my question is ...
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Are Key Changes Worthwhile?

There are lots of pop type songs which include key changes. Not modulations, but key changes which take the song up a semitone usually for another chorus, etc. Listening to them, that key change ...
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What is the correct spelling of Bar chord?

Occasionally I respond to questions here, and I try to be correct in my answers, but in my literature and online investigations I've seen Bar-chord spelled or misspelled at least three different ways, ...
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Small changes between 1st and 2nd endings

I'm arranging a long(ish) medley of video game music for piano duet, and I'm running into a recurring problem. Most of the movements in my medley have repeat bars, with a 1st and 2nd ending - easy ...
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Simple Recipe for Guitar-Piano Duo

I would like together with a friend and play songs together. I play both the piano and guitar, and he only plays guitar. I tried it first by recording myself playing a pop song on the piano (only ...
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For some learning piano at a later stage in life e.g past late 20s, what must they be aware of to make the most of it?

As humans age, their ability to master new skills reduces, it may take longer to reach the same level or it might not even be possible anymore. For a person that starts learning piano at a later age ...
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Tremelo Bar for Fender USA Stratocaster

It appears there are different size tremelo bars for Fender Stratocasters. Want to make sure I order the right one. Mine's made in the USA. Any info appreciated. Thx
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What are some easy methods of making score typesetting software sound better?

The timbre and dynamics of sound samples used in scoring softwares (like Sibelius, notion and musescore) are not always very convincing. The build-in playback is very good at making nice music sound ...
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How would you arrange the lyrics to this sheet music for Amazing Grace?

I'm practicing a simplified version of Amazing Grace from Charles Segal's book Instant Piano Keyboard. I've included a picture of the sheet music below. I would like to sing along as I play this song, ...
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How do I write a cadence without any context?

I am studying for my online RCM theory exam, and since I have no contact with my piano teacher I’ve been correcting with the answer book. My answers and the answers in the book are very different. I ...
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What notes comprise a (only) “sus” chord?

When reading chords (such as is common in music for guitar), what notes should be played when the music says a "sus" chord without putting a 2 or 4 after it (such as "Csus4" or "Gsus2")? (Assuming we ...
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Is CAGED a good indicator of which keys to practice on the guitar?

I know that CAGED is mainly a way to figure out how to play the same chord in multiple variations throughout the neck. So you'd take the chord C for example, and you can play it using C-shape, A-shape,...
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Proper C diminished 7 chord note spelling?

I am reading this book called "jazz keyboard harmony", here is a snippet from the beginning pages, I know in the case of triple flat, which you don't use in music theory, you get to use another note ...
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Are all triads of a key, composed of notes in that original key?

If you go through each note of a key, and create a triad with a root from each note. Are all the triads composed of notes exclusive to that original key? For example, walking through F Major: I - ...
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Lydian Chromatic Concept theory - the root of 4th is its upper tone, but why not for the Lydian scale?

I'm on the first chapter. From what I understand, given an interval of a 4th, the topmost note is the tonic of the interval. In the attached image, the whole note represents the tonic of the ...
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Is there a theoretical explanation for a change of a major7 to minor7 of the same root in jazz?

In jazz there are many chord substitutions with various names like tritone, but there's a particular chord movement which I have seen in many jazz standards where major7 is immediately followed by a ...
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Why are western double-reed instruments smoother than double-reed instruments outside Europe?

When one thinks of the timbre of double reed instruments, we tend to divide them as two groups: Oboe, English horn, bassoon. (Western instruments.) The sound is very smooth and pure. Other double-...
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Why are there no modes for minor scales? [duplicate]

I noticed that modes are all based on major scales. How come there are no modes for minor scales?
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How to use Boss RC-30 looper with microphone guitar amp?

My current setup: My guitar goes to the input of my modeling amp (vox av30). In the effects loop of the amp, I have a simple looper pedal. I have a microphone with a preamp going to the aux in of the ...
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Why does my bass buzz so much when plugged in

I plug my bass in and it starts buzzing right from the start, it plays, and sounds great, but buzzes...I tried different cords, and even different amps, same results..I plugged another of my basses in,...
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Have no MIDI monitoring while playing MIDI Controller or OnScreen Keyboard - Cubase 10.5 Artist

Have no MIDI monitoring while playing MIDI Controller or OnScreen Keyboard Tracks set: input: "All MIDI In" - output: VST Rack MIDI is checked as "MIDI thru" VST Rack - channel 1 - same as track ...
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Does a Dirty Piano on the Inside Affect Action and Sound?

I have researched this question with no results. All I find are tutorials on cleaning pianos, but nothing about the effect dirt and dust have on a piano. I have a Symphonic baby grand piano made in ...
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How do dirty violin strings (uncleaned rosin) affect sound and playability?

If I don't clean the rosin off my strings from time to time how will that affect the sound the strings make as the rosin builds up? How will it affect the playability, the way the bow moves over and ...
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Any ideas for soloing on guitar?

So far I have known 3 pentatonic shapes, I don't just run it up and down when soloing but I don't think it's a good solo. I've heard about harmony, target notes, chords, one pentatonic per chord but I ...
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Do I need some amplifier for my VST instruments Ample Metal Eclipse and Ample Metal Rays to get the tone of Metal?

I want to tune these instruments to get the tone of metal especially metalcore tone. Here is my guitar Ample Metal Eclipse : and here is my bass :
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Playing the same note with left and right hand?

I got a piano piece in which in multiple occasions, it seems it suggests me to play a note with right hand, and then use left hand to press the same key and switch to left hand. How should I play ...
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Perform for social media

I want to perform piano music through my PC for a church Zoom meeting. How do I connect the computer? I have not tried anything yet.
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Tremolo claw screws don't adjust bridge angle on Floyd Rose

Here is my bridge and as you can see it's way forward! And here is my back of my guitar: I tried screwing claw screws all the way in but the bridge stay the same, so what am I doing wrong here? ...
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Music in religious movies

Whenever I listen to The Tallis Fantasia by Ralph Vaughan Williams I am reminded of music scores from classic religious films or religious scenes from other films. What is it about this music that ...
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Do i have perfect pitch , if i corrected my friend about her high note [closed]

My friend was having trouble with a high note , I checked the song out and sang the song almost instantly and I also hit the high note , a week or 2 later she randomly started going higher in pitch ...
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Why are Tarantellas usually in a minor key?

Why are Tarantellas usually written in a minor key? Is this an unwritten convention?
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How can I count this unusual rhythm?

I want to be able to play this rhythm below. Here are my best attempts at notating it: My best attempt at a mnemonic (after trying all day, and going a little crazy) is: TAY-(toom) d-da-toom Tay-...
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What would be a good harmonic progression for this example? [closed]

For my advanced theory seminar class this semester, I am being introduced to formal counterpoint writing procedures. For a homework assignment this week, I have to write a good bass line (First ...
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Electric guitar through an acoustic amplifier

I'd appreciate any advice on this. I have acoustic-electric guitars and an electric guitar (with a small practice amp). I would like to buy one amp which will work with both types of guitars. I am ...
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For a 10 year old learning piano what does music pedagogy says about using metronome?

I am teaching piano to a 10 year old using the Suzuki 1 book. This child has no problem maintaining tempo when singing. Is it better for the child to use metronome to keep the tempo during ...
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Buzzing sound on first two fret when playing G string on Electric Guitar

I started playing electric guitar for about 1 week now so I'm pretty new to this stuff The problem here is when I play G string on first or second fret there is buzzing sound The rest of frets or ...
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How do I tell If my strings can be tuned this high?

first of all I’m very new here so please excuse me if I’m doing anything wrong. Next of all I’m self learning guitar as a hobby and I’m quite new to that too. I recently bought a distortion pedal and ...
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Sudden problem with first three frets, especially the high E string

I bought a new semi-acoustic guitar 8 months ago and it sounded absolute wonderful up until a week ago. I am experiencing that the high E string, and to a lesser degree the nearby B and G string, ...
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12-TET and harmonics

I recently found out that 12-TET tuning does not produce perfect fifths or thirds, but that most intervals are a few cents out of key. It's actually a compromise that works very well. I wanted to ...
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The Art of practicing electric contemporary guitar [closed]

So, I'm a classically trained guitar player who also plays contemporary guitar, mainly blues, jazz, rock and funk and I was wondering what are your thoughts and approaches to contemporary guitar and ...
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Anything else I need to know about the Tarantella before I compose one?

So, the thought just crossed my mind of composing a Tarantella. But the thing is, I have only listened to and played a few of them in my 10 years of piano playing, so I don't know much about what is ...
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What percentage of the time did Bach and others use chord inversions in chorales?

I know the frequencies of his "Normal Fundamental Harmonic Progressions" i.e., the progression of chord roots. I'd like to know the percentage of time that he used 1st or 2nd inversions in his ...
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Do Musicians Who are Trained on Other Instruments Automatically Acquire Singing Ability?

I watched a guitarist on YouTube discuss some concept about harmony, and he played a note and sang an interval above. He prefaced with "now, I am not a good singer but...", and proceeded to sing notes ...
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What determines the function of a chord?

I’ve been trying to learn about functional harmony and I keep asking myself the above question. Each chord seems to have a general function (with exceptions) within scales, but why is that so? Were ...
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What is the practical impact or use of a dodecagram?

Looking for an answer about modulation and affects I came across with the term "dodecagram". So I was interested whether this has been already asked here, as I think it would be quite useful but I ...
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Power Supply vs Battery for Guitar Effect Pedal?

I'd like to get an external battery for my reverb pedal, I have a Strymon Big Sky. But everywhere I look people are talking about "Power Supplies" and I'm not sure if it's the same thing as a battery, ...
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Does this progression have a name?

I discovered that if I play a major scale, i.e. Ionian mode, then move through the modes in the following order: Ionian Mixolydian Dorian Aolian Phrygian Lochrian At this point I'd next play the ...
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What did bebop masters practice?

Players such as Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parkers, etc., basically invented the jazz genre of bebop. Today, I am told to be good at playing bebop, you must listen to the best and transcribe ...
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What is the difference between being in key and improvising solo on scale?

This might be a stupid question but started learning Music theory just now and went making Chord Progressions in a key. What I don’t understand is the difference between Key and Scale ? Let’s say a ...

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