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What chords does Donald mean?

Willie Nelson says: All you need is three chords and the truth. I expect those chords would be I, IV and V But in his song H Gang, Donald Fagen sings about: …the ultimate five-chord band". ...
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Horse hooves sound in the song background

I would like to know how the Horse hooves sound is recorded and played in the above song URL? What are the sound recording & playback techniques to achieve this?
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How can I find out which library the sample is from? [closed]

How can I find the original source of the sample used in both track? track 1: track 2:
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Finding a scale from power chords

I'm sorry if this question was asked thousands of times. I'm learning basic music theory and how chords are constructed from intervals etc. and I'm trying to apply this knowledge to the music I'm ...
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Why do parallel keys matter?

I am learning about borrowed chords and all explanations state it's done in conjunction with a parallel key. Why? Wikipedia says: "In the early nineteenth century, composers began to experiment ...
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Microphone response question

When we have a particular microphone and we use it to record vocals, does the sweet spot of that mike change with different types of voices? Or does it stay situated in one spot?
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As a beginner: How to 'stack' notes to create a 'min. 7 b5' chord?

How to stack notes on a measure of music to create a -7 b5 chord?
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Why doesn't the flute head joint behave like a Swanee whistle?

I understand the basic physics of a Swanee whistle: shorter tube -> higher pitch. But when I take the head joint off my flute, play a note and poke my finger up the tube, this behaves in exactly ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of three bolt necks on strats

I'm curious about why Fender changed from using a four bolt neck mount to a three bolt neck mount sometime back in the sixties or seventies and then decided to change back to the four bolt mount. What ...
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Does Bach's lute partita BWV 997 Sarabande also appear as an orchestral piece?

I am practicing the Bach lute suites and I am aware that a few of them also appear as works for other instruments (BWV 1000 is also the fugue from the first violin sonata, for example). My question is ...
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Can tonic sol-fa cope with quarter tones?

Tonic sol-fa gives names to the seven scale degrees then modifies the vowel sound of note names to indicate semitone modifications. It handles enharmonic respellings, so for instance, do di re ri mi ...
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What scale is the melody in the song “O Children” by Nick Cave? [closed]

I was wondering if this song was in major or minor key. I am new to analyzing music and so I am having a hard time trying to figure out the melody, or how to describe it rather. This is the song link:
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Any difference in playing with C-shaped and flatter neck - Electric Guitars

I am an amateur guitar player and have an old Samick Ls11 electric guitar that has come to its end of life. I plan to buy a new one from something like Jackson brand. Samick is a cheap Strat imitation,...
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Why does the relation between E major and Ab major feel especially connected?

I find that whenever I improvise in E major, I naturally move back and forth between E major and Ab major key areas. It's like E major and Ab major feel especially connected in a way that say Bb major ...
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Did Nicolas Gombert compose a clean change of note or slides as endings in his motets?

A member of the Facebook group Barbershop Harmony said that in live performances of Gombert motets, the Bass will randomly drop an octave on the last chord, within one syllable, whilst the other ...
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Piano: Left handed Gmaj7 chord

I have trouble playing the Gmaj7 chord with my left hand. I'm using 5-3-2-1 fingering, but I can't avoid hitting the A key with my 4th finger. What exercises or techniques are used to void that?
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Yamaha ydp-143 black keys noise problem

I bought this piano 1,5 years ago. Some of the black keys are making loud noise after release. You can see this on this video . Could you tell me if I should fix it?
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Is modern music intentionally sung off-key? [closed]

I'm not very musical (took piano for a year, when I was a kid, was pretty bad at it), so maybe I'm completely wrong about this, but I feel like much of modern music is being sung off-key. As a ...
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Messages in music [closed]

Music is recorded based on chords. These chords plus lyrics contain most of the message in the recording. Is there a way of decoding sheet music into a more understandable kind of message, e.g. code ...
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Why is the clarinet able to play lower notes than the soprano sax?

The clarinet and the soprano sax are similar in size, but the clarinet is able to play much lower notes than the soprano sax. Why is this the case? I understand that when the clarinet is overblown the ...
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Pop music album with a couple having fantasy visions [migrated]

I'm looking for a pop music album released between 1970 and 1995 (approximately), with many lyrics, with songs forming a story of young couple having visions and interacting with fantasy creatures in ...
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How does Tom Morello make these weird whistling noises? VIDEO NSFW!

In the solo, he makes these weird scratching / whistling noises, and I was wondering if anyone knew how exactly he did it?
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Fender telecaster - gap between neck pickup and pickguard

Just today I finally made my dream come true and bought my first Telecaster. I brought it home and it plays like a dream! After I got to play with it for sometime and upon closer inspection, I noticed ...
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What kind of progression is this?

Sometimes I listen to some songs and try to get the underlying features of it, and this time I've hit a bump.... I have no idea what is the progression on the following song: It's TheFatRat and AleXa'...
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The 2nd flat in a minor chord progression

If I have the following chord progression in a song in key of Bm: Bm G A Bm and then in the bridge a C major chord jumps in the progression, as below: ... D G A (C) Bm.... (C introduces the ...
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Reading and playing sheet music without actually understanding the notes

I'm learning to read music. I'm at the point where I can sight-read basic tunes on the treble and bass clefs (I've almost finished Alfred's Vol. 1). However, I've noticed that my mind always wants to ...
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How to “fix” Toccata and fugue?

Disclaimer: I know Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is a classic, and a very good piece for many musicians. It's just that it's not right for me, for the reasons below. So I really like a lot of Toccata ...
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when I press the string most of the time 2nd string it seems like muted. Is it because im a beginner?

I'm a guitar beginner. I just bought a guitar and started to learn it 1week back. However I was learning chords. But when I press the string most of the time 2nd string it seems like muted. What's the ...
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Is there another instrument in this piano score? How to tell when it's ambiguous in some parts?

This is the beginning of Mendelssohn's Song Without Words, Op. 19, No.1. Are the orange-circled parts another instrument or voice? What about the bold red-circled parts---how to tell if they belong to ...
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How to incorporate a chorus sheet?

I'm in the process of re-producing some sheet music from the Civil War. My question involves the 'chorus sheet' found at the end of nearly every piece. For example, in this song: Save Our Flag, the ...
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Bach Die kunst der fuge reference in Beethoven Op. 111

In Beethoven last sonata's arietta, the variations starting at bar 33 seems to be clearly a reference to the contrapunctus 2 from die Kunst der fuge. Since as well Beethoven seems to attempt to do ...
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Difference between Akebono and the diatonic scale?

It is written in this Wikipedia page that The Akebono scale is a musical scale commonly used in traditional Japanese music. Akebono and the Diatonic scale use the same intervals, but Akebono has no ...
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Are Layne Staley's vocals on the studio version of Alice in Chains' “God Smack” possible to replicate live?

On Alice in Chains' 1992 track God Smack, Layne Staley's vocal tremolos seem pretty far-fetched to me. I'm guessing the effect was applied in the studio during the recording process. Nonetheless, I'm ...
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How to arm specific Reaper tracks using Behringer MIDI footswitch (FCB 1010)?

I'd like to switch the record arm of specific tracks in Reaper using a Behringer FCB 1010, which is a MIDI footswitch. As an example, let's say I have 4 tracks in Reaper: 3 for guitar (same input, but ...
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How to make music partitures [closed]

Do you have any digital references to make music partitures, please? Is it possible to do them in Word or another application? Thanks in advance! :)
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How to make these sounds with an electric guitar

Does anyone know how to generate these two types of sounds. First one is 1:09 in this video where he quickly plays two or three notes that sound like artifical ...
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Is it possible to use one pre amp distortion into 2 amplifiers at the same time

I have a VH4-2 pedal and and radial aby switch. I f I use the VH4-2 pedal power amp out will the two outputs from the aby switch be connected to the return /loop of both amps? Is this possible? I just ...
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What setup to use with a shotgun condenser microphone to record on a laptop?

I've been using a USB headset and an external web camera both connected to a laptop to record educational videos. The way I record the videos is by looking directly at the web camera which is located ...
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How to notate alternate/secondary melody in ABC

I'm not able to find any indication that you can do this in ABC, and I was able to use a couple of Ideographic Space characters in the lyrics to make it kinda work and get the lyrics to align, but ...
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Note Timings with numbers above notes [duplicate]

I am learning the piece clair de lune on the piano, and I noticed in some measures there are numbers above the notes. I researched about it and I only saw that numbers above notes are fingerings. They ...
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Where does this specific rhythm that everybody knows come from? [duplicate]

Whenever a person gets the chance to hit a drum or make rhythmic noises in any other way, there is a high chance they will play this exact phrase: Example: I have ...
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Identifying bass notes on piano with strange clef

I'm not musician, I'm old man and I would like to hear again some specific music. I have the sheet music and I bought a piano. I was reading this Wikipedia article and would like to identify the notes ...
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Problem with determine key of a song using chords

I'm a newbie. Let's take for example Radiohead - Creep song It has 4 chords G B C Cm So i started to writing G Ionian scale progressions It seems that G and C matches, so i tried to use relative E ...
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Why can I hit notes more accurately on humming and vowels than on words?

When practising a song, I noticed that it's easier to stay on pitch when singing vowels like "pa pa pa , la la la, etc." Why is humming or singing vowels easier than singing words? Is the ...
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Best automatic transcription software [closed]

Can someone suggest good music transcription software? My goal is to learn Jazz compositions. I found a few names on the internet: transcribe!, scorecloud, and anthemscore. Thanks.
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Need help to identify an instrument [migrated]

Can someone please help me identify a bass instrument found in the following video? It plays through out the song, but at 2:15 - 2:25 and 2:55 - 3:05 you can clearly hear it play. It is the deepest ...
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iv7 and m7-5 function

I couldn't quite understand the movement of this progression and the function of both Abm7 and Am7-5 chord in this progression. Fm || Abm7 || Cm | Bb | Am7-5 Do they move to minor scale momentarily ...
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What is it called when the vocal parts move to the harmony above

What is it called when there's 3 part harmony, and each part goes to the part above them(the highest part goes to the octave above the lowest part)? For example, in this video: at 1:16, the highest ...
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My electronic snare sounds so hollow, I can hear it over the music. How can I fix this?

I recently bought a Millenium MPS-850. Sounds reasonable, but especially the snare drum sounds so hollow, you could mistake it for an actual percussion instrument. It's so loud, that I can hear it ...
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Finger positions to play power chords

I really struggle to get my left hand's fingers in the right shape when I play a power chord. On the picture below I try to put my first finger on the second fret and my third finger on the fourth ...

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