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Transposing from C to Cm?

trying to transpose a song from C to Cm, is this possible? how many semitones?etc My software is playing up and my theory isn't that great, thanks
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Handwriting Music

I am a composer who started on computer software to write, but am now switching to handwriting music. I have read that one writes everything out in pencil first, then goes over it in pen, but how far ...
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Why is the interval from the D string to the A string a P5, but a P4 interval from the A string to the D string?

I'm trying to look at the fret board in distance vs notes, I know that going up from the low E string to the A string is a perfect 4th, but going from the A string to the low E string is a perfect 5th....
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How to stay on beat

I've been told my beats are off beat. How exactly do you stay on beat and how do you use the metronome to help you? I've been searching heaps but there's no videos or any sites that explain it ...
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Building Registration Banks

I have a PSR-S950. I have already stored the 8 voices in the keyboard. According to the books I should be able to store 8 additional in the next Bank #2 than another 8 voices in the next Bank #3 etc....
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What do these triangles above and below the staff mean?

The image above is taken from sheet music of The Dreamy Fish by Erik Satie, I'm not completely sure what those triangles mean. Looking them up, they look closest to sforzando symbol, but that one ...
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what mathematical functions can we use to generate patterns for rhythm (meter and notes)?

What mathematical functions can generate rhythmic patters where variables could determine the level of complexity and variability of the pattern/loop/bar? From simple to more complex: repetitive, ...
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Why do tabs show individual notes being played where the song seems to contain strumming?

I'm new to guitar, and as an early project I've been trying to learn the classic Good Riddance by Green Day. Have a look at this tab, which matches most/all tabs I've found for this song: e|----------...
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Exporting video from Sibelius using ManuScript

Context: I have a role as an assistant librarian in a TTBB choir. We export each as a video as I do this by opening each file, triple clicking on the part, going to the file export video menu, change ...
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Compelling Use of Non-diatonic Chords in Rolling Stones

"Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones is in C major, but makes forays into E-flat major (based on the preview of the sheet music at least!). My guess is that the inclusion of these chords can be ...
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John Fogerty’s vocal technique on “Have you ever seen the rain”

My question is how does John add all that rough timbre to his voice on this track. It’s unique from any other CCR track that I know of. Is he contracting his throat to create this sound? Or a nasal ...
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Dr. Dre discovering Eminem [migrated]

I can’t remember when I’ve seen a movie scene where (if I’m right) Jimmy Iovine is sitting with Dre and he turns on a cassette he found in garage and that time Dre firs hears Eminem. So my questions ...
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Which note goes on which side of the stem?

When writing music in sheet music form, I know that when writing harmonic intervals of a second, one of the two notes is on the opposite side of the notehead. My trouble is determining which note to ...
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Simple way to add an additional octave in Musescore?

I wrote an arrangement in Musescore, and I got complaints that some (most) notes on a particular instrument were too high for a beginner. So now I want to add an additional lower octave for each note. ...
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Which type of guitar string is most durable?

I just broke another guitar string while tuning. I realize there are many different types of strings to choose from and for this reason wished to ask: which type of steel strings for an acoustic ...
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Please help me identify the bold slashes between staves

Bold slashes are between every staff. I thought it may be pauses but it cannot be, wouldn't work. Maybe they are decoration, I don't know.
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How should I think when I arrange music for tuba AND electric bass?

I'm arranging a lot of music at the moment, and I find it difficult to combine tuba and electric bass. For most parts, I just make them equal with very few exceptions. For example, I do make them ...
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Why’s there a rest over this note in “The Easy Winners” by Joplin?

Looking through “The Easy Winners” by Scott Joplin (sheet music), the eighth measure confuses me: In the right hand, there is a pair of half notes tied to notes in the previous measure, played at the ...
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Defining Key concerning the starting chord

I am writing a song, and the progression for the verse is Fmaj7, Emin7, Fmaj7, Am, G and so on. The chorus is a cyclic Am - G - F. I've had one musician tell me it should be written as in F, as it ...
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Bridge is bentl

My bridge is bending forward, is that normal? My G string used to be fine but now it is sounding weird. What do I do?
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Improving (piano) aural transcription

Every once in a while I try to figure out how to play a song on piano. I can get the melody, rhythm, and I can usually figure out the chords, but I have a hard time figuring out which chord notes are ...
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Unknown Notation - Dotted Half notes connected by three Bars [duplicate]

My question is similar to the one posed here, Unknown notation - thick horizontal bars between notes, but this notation is not exactly the same. In the beginning bars of An der schönen blauen Donau - ...
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Can you help me understand Modes from the aspect of chord changes?

I am 70 years old, have played (strummed) guitar all my life, with some multi-year gaps. I never wanted to know theory; was more interested in the occasional surprise of learning something new. I ...
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Is there any information about this acoustic Ibanez artist model 2600 (70's) from my late father?

While cleaning the house I came across an old acoustic Ibanez model 2600 that used to be my fathers guitar. Now finding any good info on this guitar with google and duckduckgogo searches was fruitless ...
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How to write triplets in 4/4 time without using a 3 on top of the notes all the time

I am writing a song and in cubase (DAW) the score I get looks this. Is there really no better way to write this without using a 3 on top of each beat? Is there something I could put at the top of ...
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What are the hardest Chopin piano pieces? [on hold]

I understand that there is no definite answer to this question. In my opinion the Etudes, particularly Winter Wind, Op.25 No.6 and Op.10 No.1 are the hardest of his compositions. Others include his ...
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Do classical piano professionals train mainly on acoustic piano?

Or do they train with hybrid numeric piano. If they train using acoustic piano how do they prevent trouble with neighbours ?
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Software needed to change a church hymn for organ to a string. Can it be done? [on hold]

I am looking for software that can convert a MIDI file in organ to a string or trumpet etc. automatically. Is there such a program? Any help is appreciated.
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Questions on how to write sordino directions

I’ve decided to tweak my scores by adding more sordino directions so that players can prepare their instruments in advance, but I’m not entirely clear on what to write and where to write it, so I have ...
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Most useful piano exercises to memorize for playing by ear?

I'm not talented at all but I consider myself very dedicated and with a good ability to learn and memorize new material through my hands (not ears) I'm playing the piano on my own for 2 years, ...
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Is it best to use a tie when using 8th notes off the beat?

I am notating my bongos in 4/4 and if you look at the last two bars, they are almost the same. Can you please help me by telling me if the 3rd or 4th bar would be more correct? It seems silly using a ...
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Difference between iii/IV and vi in analysis?

I am trying to follow along this music theory video. The song analyzed is Merry Christmas Mr.Lawrence by Ryuichi Sakamoto. The main chord progression is IV - iii/IV - iii - vi - V7 My question is ...
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How to figure out a tone center in an ambiguous/chromatic situations?

This question bugs me since I started writing music. I'm asking in general, but I'll show an example so it would be more clear. Keep in mind the notation is arbitrary, as I don't quite know what I'm ...
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What is this chord built on the 7th scale degree of Cmaj? [on hold]

What is the mystery chord? I have no idea. Thank you. Update: Thanks for pointing out that there are only two notes in this chord. This is just because it is my brief outline/transcription of the ...
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Mic Placement for Live Percussive Guitar

Like the title says: Does anyone have tips for mic placement that will help pick up and project percussion (generally through a PA system). I'm beginning to get more into the "live performance" scene ...
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Numbers under a note (guitar) [duplicate]

Hi I am a guitar beginner, can someone help me to understand what does that number (3 under notes) mean?
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How does guitar tone control work?

I'm investigating how tone potentiometer works on my guitar. It's 500k tone pot with 22nF capacitor and passive humbucker pickups. As described in this answer, I expected tone control to act as low-...
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How can I improve my technique on acoustic guitar while teaching the basics everyday?

I'm a guitar teacher that teaches beginners and intermediates almost 5 times a week. I've been teaching for 2 years now, mostly using a nylon strings guitar (I'm Brazilian, it's used in popular music ...
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Correct “spelling” for non-heptatonic scales [duplicate]

For heptatonic scales, they are mainly meant to be written with all seven letters and the accidentals to them. For example, the C altered scale would have an Fb instead of E because the note is a ...
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Who is Gábor Ligeti? [on hold]

I came across this photograph of Gyorgy Ligeti's grave in Vienna. Does anyone know who Gabor Ligeti is, and what is the story behind them sharing the grave?
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Chord with lyrics - What does it mean if there is an empty space instead of a Chord?

I have a problem understand what to play on those chords here. As you can see from my markings I actually play the Am in the first line twice because I kinda feel weird having it only "ring" to the ...
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How to assure acapella is in key with instrumental

I am a bit confused. I always use a reference track, in order to create my chord progression, in this case it was: I created the Chord Progression and then I used my ...
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Musescore: add dotted 16th note triplet on a dotted 8th note space

I am trying to transcribe a piece of sheet music in Musescore however, I am having difficulty to make a triplet of dotted 16th note in the score Can anyone help me with this please. I have tried ...
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Should I let my violin bridge tilt forwards?

I just got myself a violin, being a beginner who has never played any bowed instruments before and intending to teach myself how to play. I came across an instruction video that stated that the bridge ...
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Why don't sharp and flat root note chords seem to be present in much guitar music?

Since I've been perusing guitar tabs in the two weeks since I started learning, I can't help but notice that most popular songs don't seem to involve sharped/flatted notes as the root of their chords. ...
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Increasing range

I am a low tenor-flip falsetto and i really want to increase my range i`m 22 years old. my range is around B2-E5(Although i struggle to sing both B2 and Db5) While i want a mix i was wondering if i ...
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Can an augmented sixth lead straight to tonic?

So I am almost finished with my harmonic analysis of Rondo a Capriccio. But I came across a mysterious chord. I'm trying to figure it out. Here is the chord: I know from looking at it carefully, that ...
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What music instrument is used for this song? [migrated]

I can clearly hear a classic acoustic guitar on background but as second one there is a smaller version of guitar that slightly sounds like the harp (at least for me). I've also seen man shamans from ...
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How to increase audio buffer size? [duplicate]

How can I increase the audio buffer size beyond what the audio interface driver allows? For example: the driver offers 16, 32, 64, ..., 1024 samples, but I need 4096. Is there some universal driver ...
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What synthesizer was used in madonna's Vogue? [on hold]

I would like to know what kind of synthesizer was used in the chorus part of Madonna's Vogue. Some say that Korg's M1(many musicians used it) was used but I know nothing about that kind of things. Was ...

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