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I need help analysing weird chord progression

Here is the progression, bar-by-bar (newline after each 4 bar phrase): Verse: D | Bm7 | Gmaj7 | Em9 D | Bm7 | Gmaj7 | Fmaj7 Chorus: Abmaj7 | Abmaj7 | Abm7 | Abm6 Ebmaj7/G | Ebmaj7 | F7 | F7 Fm7 ...
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Is it bad practice to score a E major piece for Bb Clarinet in 6 sharps/flats?

I'm currently writing my first piece for a full orchestra, to be played by a high school orchestra and band. The piece is in E major, but it is somewhat chromatic and modulates to different keys for ...
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Moving short violin bridge towards fingerboard

My violin bridge is slightly too short; if I place it between the f-hole notches as it should be, action becomes too low. I normally use heavy gauge strings to partially compensate for lost tension. ...
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Are stereo speakers suitable substitutes for studio/rehearsal monitor? What amps/preapms are required?

first time posting. I have an old JVC player, model: MX-V508T. It has two unit, a CD/AMP/DECK TUNER UNIT and a Speaker unit. The CD/AMP/DECK TUNER UNIT is getting beyond repair. So, I want to dispose ...
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Is there a keyboard arrangement or reduction of Gesualdo's Moro Lasso?

I'm looking for a keyboard reduction/arrangement of Gesualdo's Moro Lasso. I want to study it at the keyboard but the 5 part vocal setting isn't so playable. I realize a lot of the counterpoint ...
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Tempo and Rhythm

If an eighth note is half the duration of a quarter note, would the duration of an eighth note played at 60bpm be equal to the duration of a quarter note at 120bpm? If yes, why was the concept of ...
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How to make the dominant preparation less boring?

This is one thing that I have always noticed when I compose a sonata. Even if I can get through most of the development section in sonata form, the dominant preparation sort of grinds my gears. I'm ...
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Elektron Overbridge 1.15.0 & Ableton 9 & Elektron Analog Four MKI OS1.35B

After updating my Elektron Analog Four MKI to OS1.35B, when I open Ableton 9 I got this message: The paired device is connected, but runs wrong OS version ! Please shut down your DAW and update ...
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Is there a term for tablature with numerals placed between the lines?

In most of tablature notation for fretted instruments, each line represents a string and the numerals, representing the frets where to stop the string, are printed on the respective lines. However, ...
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How to learn notes reading? [on hold]

I"m looking for an online free course for reading notes starting from beginner level to expert, if any.
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What is this note called? [duplicate]

What is the second note called? Can somebody tell me? The song is bohemian rhapsody by the way. Thank you.
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What is this sequence and why does it play with the melody in such a distinct way?

I play ukulele and can't read notes very well, so I play with tabs. Luckily, the arrangement am asking about is duplicated in standard notation as well. This is a line from the Christmas carol "...
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FL Studio recording

how can I record audio using a piano roll in plugin editor?? Thanks!
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What to do if there is a line through a tie in piano sheet music?

Hi there, I was just wondering how to play the notes that have a small dash going through the tie, for example, the first two beats of the second bar. For the left hand, do you play it slightly ...
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I have been playing sax for a couple years and now purchased a clarinet

How can I transpose music written for one instrument to the other so they can be played together? ie same pitch
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What music note is this called? [on hold]

Can somebody help me figure out what this note is called please? So i can google it and play it on the piano. Thank youu!! Cause i got it tattooed because it was pn bohemian rhapsody sheet music and i ...
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Help with transcribing? I don't exactly know what key and chord can this be [on hold]

I'm trying to transcribe one of the tracks from Anachronox: I'm very beginner at transcribing and my ears need much training as well. I think I wrote the melody and,...
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Recording Elektron Analog Four in Ableton

I trying to record what I play in Elektron four in Ableton: 1.- Connecting the MIDI out of your Focusrite to the MIDI in on Elektron Analog Four 2.- Connecting the audio out of the hardware device ...
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Regaining trombone embouchure after 3 years off

I am looking for advice. After 3 years I would like to return to playing trombone (I stopped- due to braces). Now I can't form my embouchure correctly (no vibrations) :( Do you have some ...
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How can I practice guitar when I don't have my instrument?

Brass players can practice using just their mouthpieces, and drummers can practice with just sticks. What can a guitar (or similar instrument) player do to practice when they can't bring along their ...
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What do I need to notate as I play?

I hope this isn’t a silly enquiry. My daughter improvises on our piano, classical style, and I would like to know if there’s a means to notate on computer as she plays. We bought Sibelius software ...
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Cleaning up syncopated notes

I'm having a hard time on cleaning up following passages: I've been messing around with grace notes, breath marks, but I don't seem to find the right combination to capture the spirit of the ...
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What's the strumming pattern for “Hackensack,” by Fountains of Wayne? [on hold]

Does anyone know what the strumming pattern for "Hackensack" by Fountains of Wayne is? I've looked on Ultimate Guitar and just plain searched the Internet but haven't found anything.Thanks.
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Did Sidney Bechet “study” with Lorenzo Tio Jr.? [migrated]

Did Sidney Bechet "study" with Lorenzo Tio Jr.? To my knowledge, they associated with each other, but I don't know about studied with in the way that Dodds or Bigard did. The wikipedia article ...
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What's the name for such extended usage of “weak” major scale degrees in ABBA's Happy New year?

Whilep laying ABBA's Happy New Year, I see they use a lot of so called "weak" scale degrees. For example, in the verse 1: A Bm A C#m7 No more champagne, and the ...
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How do I read this note and count it out loud?

I am struggling with understanding this pretty easy song "Una Mattina" which has this note: Can someone explain me how do I count this out loud?
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How to explain black and white keys on a piano keyboard

I was going over quite a lot of answers that are already posted and I've figured out that I could ask this question anew. My perspective is that I have melodies coming to my head and I record them ...
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“Only open voicing below middle C!” Really?

Every resource I've seen and person I've talked to has said that putting low voices, usually trombones, in close spacing anywhere below C4 is to be avoided at all costs, due to muddiness. As I arrange,...
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CD player and headphones [on hold]

I have Sennheiser HD1 headphones. I was wondering if I bought a decent cd player such as a Marantz 6005 could I just listen to cds via headphones without having to buy any other stereo components. ...
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I would need someone to help understanding those chords

I have started reading "Jazz Theory" by Mark Levine. Note that I am a beginner so please be indulgent :) At the beginning of chapter 2 he gives examples of II-V-I chord progression. However when I ...
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Transposition to kalimba

I have this instrument called a kalimba or mbira, it has 7 tines. Notes from left to right are: e', g, d''', e, c', a, a' but from low pitch to hight it seems to be arranged in this form: E G A C D E ...
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Chord construction on guitar

I know that a major chord is built using the root, a third, and a fifth and that the root note is always the note with the lowest frequency. So in a guitar, a C major chord would have the notes C(3rd ...
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Errors with slashed grace notes in LilyPond

Here's a strange issue with typesetting (in LilyPond) a work that begins with slashed grace notes (acciaccatura). First of all, I get the following error message in my console when I run lilypond (...
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Repairs to Norwegian Fiddle [on hold]

Is there anyone who can restore a Norwegian Fiddle in Queensland? I'm very curious to know as I may have to restore it my fiddle myself...
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Is there any way to export parts via command line in Musescore?

I export parts a lot in Musescore. I would like to do something like this: $ musescore -i myScore.mscz --export-parts Exporting myScore-piano.pdf Exporting myScore-guitar.pdf Exporting myScore-drums....
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Dampers in 19c fortepianos

I recently listened to performances at the 1st International Chopin Competition of Period Instruments, and I noticed that the chords in the fortepianos used there (manufactured in the early 19th ...
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How to format Boss RC-3 loop station

My Boss RC-3 loop station, once asked to play a loop, outputs an incredibly loud white noise. Questions: i) Do you know possible ways of fixing this issue? ii) If not, do you know how to format the ...
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What makes a Turkish March a Turkish March?

I can only find 2 pieces called Turkish March. There is the 5th movement of The Ruins of Athens by Beethoven. Then there is the infamous Rondo Alla Turka by Mozart. And when I search Turkish March ...
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A little pedal newbie

so i have a question, as much I search about it i can't find any answer,it's about the distortion and overdrive pedal,soo if i have a distortion pedal and use it for rythmic parts and when its time ...
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After Apple nerfed GarageBand (10.3.2), how do you add or import other instrument libraries?

I noticed that GarageBand appears to have lost the ability to import other instruments or libraries. Is there a way to import third party instruments into GarageBand in 10.3? Along those lines, ...
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Does this drumming technique have a name?

I just discovered the track "I Got The..." by Labi Siffre and am blown away by it. One quite appealing technical detail is around the 3.25 mark the drummer starts repeating a kind of two bar sequence ...
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What causes overtones at harmonic frequencies in an instrument? [duplicate]

I know when a string is plucked on a violin you can hear many overtones at harmonic frequencies, but where do these overtones come from? Does an ideal string vibrating in a vacuum vibrate at the ...
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Melody And Intervals [on hold]

How do composers think about intervals like minor, major,etc to compose melody? Eg I know playing major third will invoke happy mood....that is if we play C and then E creates happier environment......
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What does it mean for a mode to be “tonally effective”?

The web site http://www.tonalcentre.org states that there are only two "tonally effective" modes of the diatonic scale (viz., the Ionian and Aeolian modes) [http://www.tonalcentre.org/Scales.html] and ...
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Why do lower pitched string instruments have a larger body?

I know that increasing the length of the string will decrease the pitch, but that doesn't explain why the body of a cello is larger than a violin, only longer. What would be the "problem" with ...
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Terminology used when a high note in a sentence is sung like a flasetto

In many pop songs I've listened to, when the singer touches the high notes in a line, it is sung like a falsetto. For example, in this cover of Hello by Conor Maynard, the chorus starts from 1:14. ...
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Changing note order for larger chords (guitar)

So I understand chord inversions, but my question is this, do the notes have to remain in relative order? with triads there are only 3 possible inversions and because there are only 3 notes you're ...
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Home entertainment only

We have a Lesley 760 which I use with my Carlovox accordeon. We also have a Kawai ES7 keyboard with no external speakers. I'm wondering if I can connect the ES7 to the Leslie and what I would need ...
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What genre of music is this? Is there a technical term or name for this structure?

I noticed that I made my favourite own tracks with this technic: take an ostinato build from a 4 bar phrase, repeat it over and over after a little repetition take a pure chord progression (Chord ...

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