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Why are there 7 sharps when there are only 5 black keys on a piano?

Pianos have 5 black keys per octave, yet my music teacher tells me that there are 7 sharps. I know E sharp is actually F and B sharp is actually C, but he said they don't count. So how are there 7 ...
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Can we use double accidentals in figured bass?

I've composed the following figured bass example: It modulates from E to F and therefore needs several chromatic alterations. But my question is on the final beat of the third measure: if I want a B♭-...
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Slow motion song name?

What song is this? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zPoUARy3ZWqb4_Btv9UVi61kenZ2SQzK/view?usp=sharing Its been driving me crazy and I just can't figure it out.
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Expressive E Touché & Elektron 4 MKI config

I have the Expressive E Touché midi OUT connected to Elektron 4 MKI midi IN, both connected to a USB hub and from the Hub to my computer. I run the Lié app, and when I touch the Touché it seems to ...
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Should I increase the number of wraps around tuning peg if tuning down

I used this method for stringing my guitar: https://www.taylorguitars.com/support/strings/changing-steel-strings Which states: "Two to three wraps is perfect for the bass strings." If I were to ...
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new strings being too stiff to bend on electric guitar

I recently (10 day) changed my electric guitar's strings (Ibanez rg with zero-edge2 bridge) the stock strings with it was Daddario but i didn't knew the string gauge of them so after deciding to ...
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How to proper perform live using all my scenes from my projects?

I was wondering if anyone can point me to some tutorials or courses (maybe no more than 100 dollars or around that), that can teach me how to setup a live performance. Like everybody when I make a new ...
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Is the Benny Hill Theme inherently comedic?

The question is in the title. I have tried to answer it for myself, using my knowledge of music theory, and have come up with nothing. I thought it might be the V & I bass pattern, the percussion, ...
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What other modes/scales can i play over a song in the Key of Eb Minor

I'm wanting to have two pieces of music flow from one to another, first one will be completely original and performed by me the other one is a song that already exists. I've already discovered that ...
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What's the relationship between the chords Cmaj Dmaj Emaj?

If I play the chords: C major, D major, then E major. I'm wondering what their relationship is called. It almost sounds like chromatic mediants but I can't call it that since it doesn't move by a ...
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Ornaments in ABRSM theory, start on the note or the note above?

I know that depending on the era you can either start on the note or note above in some ornamentation such as a turn or mordent. For Abrsm grade 8 theory do you start on the note or the note above so ...
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Synth for music like Fennesz

what synth would I need to make ambient and granular music like Fennesz? Probably a granular synth?
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Can you play an electric guitar trough a acoustic amp?

One of my guitar teachers is strictly classical. I know he owns an acoustic amp. Im thinking of buying one of those gretsch hollow-body guitars and lending it to him, will he be able to play it trough ...
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Is E7 diatonic to a-minor or not?

I got this comment on one of my posts: C Major/ A minor are diatonic and do not have any accidentals. If you are suggesting chord with accidental they are not diatonic. For example, while E7 is use ...
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Is the secondary dominant the same if my target chord is a major or minor of the same root?

Say my target chord is D major or D minor in two separate keys. For example let's say D major is in the key of G major (the V chord) and let's say the D minor is in the key of F major (the vi chord). ...
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Are there any cases where the mediant chord has dominant function? [duplicate]

In my knowledge, each diatonic chord has diatonic functions: I, iii, vi - Tonic function ii, IV - Subdominant function V, viio - Dominant function The question is, are there any cases where iii has ...
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Why did Chopin copy so many of Beethoven's works?

Chopin has copied SO many of Beethoven's works in his own pieces. Here are some examples:
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Reference request: recent books on music synthesis

My knowledge of music synthesis comes mostly from these two books: Deutsch., ed., The psychology of music, 1982 Chamberlin, Musical applications of microprocessors, 1980 The Deutsch book has gone ...
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How to identify modes?

I am reading through Alfred Mann's Translation of Gradus Ad Parnassum (The Study of Counterpoint), but one thing confuses me. In the first species, this counterpoint is shown to be correct: But this ...
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E-flat minor vs D-sharp minor? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner guitar player, and I was working a little bit on my theory as well as learning songs I like with the song Feel Good Inc., by Gorillaz. So, I was looking at the chords and I was trying ...
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What kind of rhythm this is? How can i set my metronome? [on hold]

I'm trying to compose a song but I can't figure out the rhythm. Please help! In my head it's like this : 1 - 2 1. - 2 -3 -4 I tapped it, you can listen it here p.s if you know the answer, please ...
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How to build chords from a single note?

I'm working on a simple theory to apply both in real life and in a computer program I'm writing. Basically, I realized that we can create (or add) any chord above a melody (vocal track, e.g.), as ...
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Learning new double bass technique - struggles

So about 4 days ago I started practising new foot technique for double bass (YouTube video with the technique) and I have encountered several problems and also I have some questions. My biggest ...
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Does the ability of reading and writing music on staff help with learning music fundamentals?

As I see it, notation on sheet music is a tool for translating musical ideas into something that can be read/interpreted by others and played back, given they understand the same set of rules. I ...
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Notation of triplets in Bach’s *Orgelbüchlein*

In the following piece from J.S. Bach’s Orgelbüchlein, the nearly constant triplet line seems to be incorrect: The time signature is 3/2, but there are 9 eighth-note triplets per measure rather than ...
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Re-stringing a Classical guitar

I’m following how to do this on line but I can’t seem to get the 6th E string to go through the roller hole twice, as instructed. It just seems impossibly thick to achieve this.
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An 8th note that works well in major/minor scales

I am familiar with basic music theory and know there are 7 notes in the major and minor scales. However, sometimes in Jazz or with the Harmonic minor scale, you might add an extra note here or there. ...
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Timpani notes for Bruckner's 7th Symphony

For Bruckner's 7th Symphony, the Timpani notes appear as: 1st movement (E-major) : E. tacet. 2nd movement (c#-minor) : C. G. 3rd movement (a-minor) : A. E. 4th movement (E-major) : E. C. The thing ...
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How Shazam's search works? [on hold]

Just want to know how and from where this app is getting all the accurate data. Is it linked to Google? I heard it uses acoustic fingerprint to search our audio but in which library ?? How is that ...
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Single string Guitar song Tum Hi Ho [on hold]

I am a beginner and I found these tabs for single string version of tum hi ho I have learned the tabs but the problem is I don't know the "melody" or "Rythm" . I don't know , for example , what ...
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Why does my dental crown vibrate when I sing a high note?

I have a dental crown and when I sing a particular high note, the metal post in the crown vibrates and becomes so intensely uncomfortable that I have to stop singing. Please explain what's happening.
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What is this Japanese bell instrument used on “Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”?

at 0:56 the bells are playing the main melody. I hear this type of bell a lot in Japanese songs. What is this instrument called ?
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Advice on arranging an orchestral work for piano duet?

So, I am starting again with my arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite. I was debating whether or not to do the whole ballet but I decided on the Suite because it is shorter and more widely known than ...
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Extension of lower end of the vocal range

I'm a 17 year old male with a comfortable range of D2- E2-E4-F#4 I've been working on my lower as well as the higher end of my vocal range and while I've gotten better at the highest end, just ...
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I don't understand why multiple time signatures for the same theme

I just went to see "Beauty and the Beast" with a live orchestra. The movie was played on a screen with the orchestra performing the soundtrack. I was sitting in a place where I could see the control ...
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Piano - Making video with best audio

I'm trying to make videos with the best audio. I have a digital piano that records MIDI and/or audio that I can transfer to my computer to pair with video. I've been using iMovie to pair the two, ...
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Pre-chromatic scale keyboards

Did some look like the modern piano keyboard, at least over a few octaves, even before the chromatic scale was adopted?
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What would be a good general practice routine for piano and guitar that anyone can build from?

I'm a beginner on guitar and piano. I have studied (and kinda still am studying) theory for about 6 months now. I'm not interested in just learning songs, I would like to learn how to improvise and ...
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Mnemonics for Tenor Clef

I've been transcribing orchestral arrangements into MuseScore, and have encountered my first Tenor Clef. I searched online for "Tenor Clef Mnemonic" and other help-with-tenor-clef queries, with no ...
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In meantone temperaments, do A sharp and B flat have different frequencies?

In Pythagorean and Just tuning, according to Wikipedia, there are different frequencies for flat and sharp notes. Most notably, there is a tritone of which there seem to be 2 quite different versions. ...
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What's the Standard pitch for a Saxophone and its HZ?

I am new to Saxophone and music in general. We've been discussing the toners applications on ios and its pitch standards. All the applications I used had A4 = 440Hz, but the tutor claims C4 to be 440 ...
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How to acheive this wide stretch legato?

I am learning Piano Sonata no. 1 in F minor by Beethoven. It looks way easier than the Pathetique Sonata and in a sense it is. But the ending of the exposition for my right hand is quite a stretch. ...
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Differences in Bansuri Fingering Chart

I have been practicing little over a month roughly 30 minutes a day. Bansuri is A scale, almost 23.5" So far I am practicing SA RE GA MA PA DHA NI SA, and using higher octave when doing PA DHA NI SA. ...
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Help/Question about Microphone / Phantom power and audio interface

Just a quick short question, I have a USB audio interface (emu0202) which plugs into my pc but of course, the interface (emu0202) isn't 'Phantom Power' capable, So I wanted to know if it's possible ...
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Why is Stratocaster Low E-String Intonation at Limit?

I recently got an American Standard Stratocaster and I've been working on setting it up. I have tightened the intonation adjustment screw for the low E string to its limit and now the tension spring ...
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Holding violin bow without pinky

For classical violin: Is holding the bow without using the small finger of the right hand considered defective technique, or does it not matter? I've realized that I bow without my pinky, and usually ...
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How do I Read Bansuri Notation

How do I read Bansuri Notation Mumbai theme - A R Rahman I know SA RE GA MA PA DHA NI SA, and the concept of low and high octaves. How do I correlate the letters. And where are the letter ...
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C chord - Fret Dependency

Traditionally, the C chord is shown on a ukuele as the first string, third fret. However, the third string played open is also a C. Could this be thought of as C just being played in a different ...
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Composition for Clarinet

I would like to write a song for a Bb clarinet. What is the easiest key for a clarinet player to play it in? Do I use the Treble clef register?
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Can someone explain the theory behind the changes in Superstition by Stevie Wonder?

I'm learning Stevie Wonder's Superstition on guitar (an awesome song) and I'm really curious about the theory behind the changes in the chorus. The intro and verse are just a riff in E minor ...

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