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How long will it take me to learn how to properly belt?

I'm a 15 year old boy and I've been in vocal training for about a year now. My current vocal range is Eb3-C5/C#5-E6(F6, usually in exclamation). I've been working on correct breathing from the ...
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Crescendo and accelerando throughout, how?

I hear this in most piano transcriptions and in all orchestras when I hear In the Hall of the Mountain King. It is as though Edvard Grieg wrote cresc. and accel. and pp and left it at that. I did hear ...
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How does 6/8 meter in jazz compare to eight-note swing in duple meter?

The usual example of eighth-note swing in jazz... ...skipping rhythm in 6/8... ...is there any difference in how these are executed rhythmically? ...is the eight-note in swing a little bit ...
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G1on multi effects processor or a normal distortion pedal will have noise?

Whenever I try to record distortion from my G1on Multi effects processor on audacity, I get a high buzz noise...if I try removing the noise from a tool in the software...the recorded guitar doesn't ...
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Speaker impedance connected in parallel for the power mixer

I have Behringer PMP4000 power mixer. I am considering buying two passive fullrange speakers Behringer B1520 Pro Eurolive. According to the speakers specification they are 8 ohm, with power rating ...
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Why I cannot sing always well?

I'm an adult male that has a not so good or bad singing skill. Nothing to be ashamed of. I have noticed that I can sing a lot better after 2 or 3 songs that I know well. After that, it is like I can ...
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Bar-Chords on classical guitar with steel strings harder to play?

I only own a classical and an electric guitar and because I always wanted to play more rock, country songs etc on the classical one, I decided a while back that I will put steel strings on it. Ones ...
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Ableton with midi keyboard. Note stuck

I have MacBook Pro, simple MIDI to USB adapter and old Roland E-16 synthesizer. I have a problem with stuck notes. When I do short press -> note stuck (it is visible in midi view in ableton or any VST ...
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What are Ravel and Debussy if not impressionists?

Debussy and Ravel are often referred as impressionists. Yet they both fought this qualifier, Debussy even referring to those talking about impressionism for his work as "imbeciles". Both Debussy and ...
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Violin technique question

Notation on the music for the violin says "pick slide." I have heard of it on guitar. How would you play it on a violin?
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Is it possible to play this difficult trill on violin?

There is a line in my violin music where there are two voices: The higher voice is a trill G-Ab on the E string The lower voice is a continuously held Db on the A string held throughout the trill ...
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can you major in choral works as an instrumentation or is it just voice?

Sorry for, like, the dumb question, but do people actively try to join choral ensembles (and thus major in the choir as an instrumentation), or do they just go into voice for their majors?
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Do DJs ever use a third track to keep a third kick going for several songs or even entire sets? Or is the effect of “silkiness” achieved another way?

I listen to a lot of a specific genre, progressive house, but one DJ in particular, Hernan Cattaneo, seems to achieve a "silkiness" in his bass drum during transitions (or maybe it just stands out to ...
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Can I use a soundhole mic to record with my phone?

I want to record my guitar using my phone. I found these soundhole pickups. If I convert the end to plug into my phone(directly, from the soundhole to phone), will it record the sound while I am using ...
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Harmonica for pop music chords

Are there harmonica types out there that play the chords most frequently used in pop music—the 1, 4, 5 and 6 minor, or in the key if C, they chords of C, F, G and Am? A standard blues harp harmonica ...
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Why do I sound so horrible?

I'm a complete beginner and learning, but I hate my tone. I have done research and the tips to sing less nasally aren't helping. Neither are the tips to keep my soft palate high. Any suggestions? ...
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Playing Guitar Tabs on Piano [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone could possibly explain how I could somehow translate a guitar tab into notes on piano. Is there some sort of algorithm I can apply? ex: E|----------------------------------...
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Is there a way to turn sharps and flats into natural notes?

I realise this might be kind of a silly question, but I recently got a kalimba and I am trying to turn various piano songs into kalimba songs! My kalimba is tuned to C major and has 17 keys; no ...
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How to retain midi quirks in final recording with Logic Pro

I've got a song that I'm working on which has an Alchemy (Descending Below) synth track. At the end of the song, I do a progressive tempo slowdown, ending at about 5bpm. When the synth track ends, ...
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Raising bench height

I have piano lessons in a room on my university campus and the bench provided is a little low for me. My teacher has helpfully suggested books or foam jigsaw mats. Before I buy the mats or carry ...
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Does Presto fit with a Minuet and Trio form?

So I have seen third movements of sonatas that are presto. But usually these are the rondo movements of 3 movement sonatas such as those by Haydn and Mozart. My piano sonata in A major that I am ...
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what is it called when a piece of music reverses half way through the song? [on hold]

this post is for schoolwork. So please if you give me an answer, please can you be sure with it.
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Why is the fifth chord a dominant 7? And if it is a dominant 7, why most of the songs use just D major along with G and not D7?

He says here that D7 is the fifth chord in the key of G. Still in most songs and places, you'll see D being used instead of D7 along with G.
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Transposition for baritone saxophone in EFlat

Is this the correct transposition for a baritone saxophone in eflat pleast? What will the new key be?
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What does “play 2nd time only” mean?

I am very new to music theory and I just want justification on what “play 2nd time only” means. Does it mean that the instrument does not play it the 1st time, and then does play it the 2nd time, ...
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when Audiation only one part is somewhat clear

I don't know if you train this Audition it will really seem like your just wearing your headphones. but I'm no where close, I can hear the melody in my head. But I have to sing it with my inner voice, ...
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Books about history of music theory in the 19th century [on hold]

I'm looking for books about history of music theory in the 19th century. Specifically, I need to know the origin of the music-theoretical terms, how they were used and how their meanings evolved ...
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Who particpated In formal musical grading education in England?

England has produced some very successful musicians in the popular music field in the past five decades. Elton John, The Beatles, The Stones, The Moody Blues, and countless others. But in the U.S. we ...
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Trouble feeling rhythm in section

The song is in 4/4 but this section is giving me a hard time feeling the rhythm. Clearly it can be divided into 16ths, but the pattern feels like triplets after the first note. For example after the ...
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Are there mics that need an external sound card or audio interface?

I've bought an acltron mc410. It's a FET condenser mic that requires phantom power. I hooked it up to phantom power with XLR to XLR and connected the power to the laptop with XLR to 3.5mm audio jack. ...
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Fingerings for Chromatic Third Scales on the Piano

Can someone enumerate the main fingerings for major (... → C-E → C♯-F → …) and minor (... → C-E♭ → C♯-E → …) chromatic third scales? I've heard that Czerny, Moszkowski, Chopin and Godowski each had ...
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What do these songs have in common? [on hold]

I don't know much about music but I am trying to find out what the following songs have in common. I have labelled this common feature as "nostalgia", "melancholy" and "longing" but I am still not ...
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Why are there so many love songs? [migrated]

If we take a look at lists of the top songs (e.g. Billboard Hot 100), they're likely to be dominated by love songs. Why? Sure, it's a powerful emotion, but there're other powerful emotions out there (...
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Does anyone know what model this drum set is?

Does anyone know what model this drum set is?
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Is getting a guitar setup general maintenance or only for fixing problems?

I get an oil change for my car every 6 months or 3,000 miles. Its just part of keeping the car in good working order. Should I get my guitar set up every x amount of time, or x amount of hours played ...
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Keeping time in a bell choir

How do I keep time when I don’t play all the notes (bell choir). I’m a beginner and have never played an instrument. Thank you.
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What is the best way to learn to play songs by ear using chord patterns?

Is there a simple technique to construct or memorize chord pattern of a song If I know the main chord of a song? Also, how to guess the next chord while playing a song. Specially with a guitar. I ...
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Are seventh chords the most used chords after major and minor triads in pop music? [on hold]

I'm wondering if seventh chords are the most used chords after major and minor triad chords in western pop music. Or maybe it's some other chord type? When I say seventh chords I mean the three main ...
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What is the effect used here that resembles a distorted guitar? [migrated]

I am building a project for my music technology module in University and would like to know how to imitate this effect. Originally, I thought it was guitar but after having watched a video of the band ...
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Harmonica - high draw note won't sound

I have a strange situation in which i can't seem to play the draw (an 8 draw on a D harp) AT ALL on lip pursing, although i can do all the other notes, even the high ones. But it's not broken because ...
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Can you skip the first ten RCM grades?

I play piano, but I’ve never been actively involved in all of these "piano breeding systems", even though I want to be a part of them. So I put my eye on RCM. But I play at about an RCM 10/ ARCT level....
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Modulation theory exercise for baritone saxophone in E flat

If i have a piece written in the bass clef and I need to transpose it for baritone saxophone in EFlat how can I do it? The first note is an F, would this become an A when trasposed? Does the clef ...
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Retrograding a melody that ends on a whole note

If I was retrograding a melody that ends on a whole note, should I count it as a first beat quarter during reversing it or should I count it as 3 quarter rests + a quarter? I've attached an example ...
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Identifying the roots of diminished 7th chords( depending on function)?

Diminished 7th chords are symmetric. Each one could be the same quality chord on any root note that is a chord tone inside it. So, is there agreement on which name to use for these chords? I know that ...
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music instruments [closed]

What instruments and/or voices are used in the music you listen to? Give some examples and describe how the instrumentation affects your perception of the music. Include a link to an example on ...
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Should I learn the violin first before I learn the cello?

I love the cello and would love to someday be able to play Bach's cello suites. It has such a warm sound. But 1 thing deters me from going straight into learning the cello, the price of it. I looked ...
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Can I connect 2 sets of speakers to a Mackie Mix 5?

I have a Mackie Mix 5 mixer. I was going to connect the Main Outs to powered EV PA speakers. Can I connect the Tape Out to powered monitor speakers?
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Safest Place For My Oud!

quick question, can i keep my Oud in the basement? i live in Chicago and it gets little cold here in the winter. i was told that the humid will ruin the wood of the Oud, which it makes sense to me, ...
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Is it common to get cuts when playing the guitar?

Is it common to get cuts on your fingertips when playing the acoustic guitar?
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Is there a “virtual guitar” app that can bend strings? [on hold]

When a lick or melody comes to mind one the few times I'm away from a guitar, I use a virtual piano app to play with it and check how it sounds. But now I got an idea with a bend. How can i listen to ...

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