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single staff for percussion

From my past experience, single staff is usually used for one percussion instrument at a time (any percussive instrument). For the transcription in the picture, which percussions do the notes ...
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Why do my cheekbones hurt when I play?

I play the flute and I don’t know if it’s just me but my cheekbones hurt when I play for more the 30 minutes. I don’t know what it could be, I usually have good posture and practice everyday. I have a ...
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Is it possible and/or desirable to use a wireless mic through a guitar amp?

Was thinking of using a wired mic but wanted to explore wireless too. It’s a crate brand amp with two quarter in inputs. Thanks!
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Why do violin bridges support the lower strings at a greater height from the fingerboard?

It appears that violin bridges are typically designed asymmetrically to support the lower strings at a greater height from the fingerboard, as shown in this photo: At the end of the fingerboard the G ...
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Is the Roland DJ 202 capable of DVS setup with a turntable

I might not understand some of the terminology I used in the title well, and I hope it made sense. What I am trying to say is, can you connect a turntable (a vinyl record player) to the dj controller ...
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First steps on auto-making music at home?

Context : My question may look naive, I am what we call a self-educated drummer/guitarist, I played with friends, my level is "medium" I do not know music theory at all, I reproduce by ear. I love ...
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Been trying to figure out the tuning / chords of a live acoustic performance [closed]

The song is called "Two is better than One" and the live performance is different from the original record, been trying to learn it so I can use it during a wedding. However I can't figure out the ...
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Fortepiano (fp) for the piano forte: are there examples in music literature?

A brass player I know plays fp by applying it to a single note. For the piano this is not possible. Reading a recent question and some comments below it, I wonder: are there examples of fp in music ...
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aux line in as midi controller

I'm trying to use my keyboard as a midi controller without a midi wire. I am currently using an aux cable as my connector which only allows me to live record the instrument without being able to ...
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How would you analyze this chord progression?

I have this chord progression I need to analyze. The songs is definitely in the key of D throughout the verses and choruses, but this bridge is very crazy: Em Eb D E G Em D
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Chopin's Etude Op. 25, Nr. 2

I am having a hard time to play this etude quietly when I increase the speed to full tempo. I play it fast and relaxed but still my right hand seems too loud at that speed. Especially the first two ...
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Mystery note in Tommy Emmanuel's rendition of Classical Gas

I'm transcribing Tommy Emmanuel's rendition of Classical Gas. At 1:19, during the C chord, there is an apparent C3 sounding twice. But as can be seen in the video, he's nowhere near string 1 fret 8. I ...
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chorus construction in pop and rock

At the moment, I feel like my choruses are, in fact, just a slight and arbitrary variation in harmony from the verse. Switch to the ride cymbal and maybe play straight eight notes on the guitars, and ...
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Midi volume control

I am building a footswitch board for a software looper , and need to be able to change the volume on each of four channels . I can do it in a roundabout way by controlling the cursor on the GUI with ...
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Identifying a key

My girlfriend is not a Stack Exchange community member, but she's struggling with identifying a key for a given chord progression and I've offered to relay her question to the community here at large. ...
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which trigger style acoustic guitar capo should i get from daddario for a yamaha fs100c

I am a beginner and want to buy a guitar capo for a Yamaha FS100C acoustic guitar, which is Easy & quick to use (for practice/performance) Doesn't cause high tension on strings, neck. Doesn't ...
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Music Sheet Notes Interpretation

I am learning guitar on my own no i found something written on music sheet which is below My Understanding : From E string strum 8 fret then hammer on 10 (not sure if we need to do pull off please ...
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How to convert from one mode to the other?

I have no idea how modes work atm, I'm pretty competent everywhere else in theory, but I struggle with modes. Is it at all possible to convert modes? like from minor to phrygian? and what would be ...
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What is negative harmony? [duplicate]

I've been seeing videos about different songs in negative harmony, but I don't know exactly what it means. I don't really know wha else to say. Please tell me what negative harmony is and how to use ...
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Sight reading outside the piano

It is hard for me to practice lately the piano. But i really want to sight read well and keep advancing, even if it is outside of it. Is it possible to sight read outside the piano by reading piano ...
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Dynamic marking “f-p”

I know that: The dynamic marking f means forte, or play loud. And that p means piano, or play soft. The dynamic marking fp means fortepiano, or play this note loud, and play the following notes ...
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Example of antecedent and consequent phrase with chords?

I am having trouble understanding the antecedent phrase (ends with a weak cadence) and the consequent phrase (ends with a strong cadence) (first and second parts, respectively of the "period") in the ...
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Still making mistakes in pieces after years of practising them

I think my question has been partially answered before: How to play a song without making mistakes? Practice to avoid mistakes or practice to cover mistakes I am happy to take it down if it is ...
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In Lilypond, silence parts of midi output

I need to engrave a choir piece, where some voices have unpitched parts, like whispered, spoken or screamed words. I want to engrave this using cross-headed notes, like in the following piece of music:...
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Viola and Cello diamond notehead notation interpretation

I'm attempting to transcribe (for playback) Dukas' L'Apprenti Sorcier into Musescore. I don't understand what the following notation means, how it should be played, or possibly be approximated, ...
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Yamaha digital piano pedal connector

I know nothing about piano but recently got one (Yamaha PF1500). It came with a stand with two pedal. According to the owner's manual, the sustain and soft pedals are connected to the left and right ...
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Magen Avot tuning for a Rimlown flute

I am wanting to explore the Magen Avot tuning and figure out the hole placement for a rim blown flute.I have made a version of one in the past on a 3/4" bore flute but I want to do one with a larger ...
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Pickup or microphone or hybrid?

I am a fingerstyle guitarist learning how to record quality sound by studying from other recordings. In this video, I am guessing the dude is recording directly from the pickup attached to his guitar ...
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Using additive resynthesis to avoid sample clearance?

Is it possible to avoid having to get a sample cleared by dropping it in an additive synth with re-synthesis functionality and messing with the sine waves a bit to change things up slightly while ...
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I don't understand how the notes in this picture are to be played

I'm learning how to play the piano and I don't understand the fingering of the notes in the picture below. I'm not understanding how you're supposed to use the 2nd and 3rd finger twice. I guess that's ...
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How to read 9th measure of Debussy's Clair de Lune?

Its time signature is 9/8, so as far as I understand there should be the equivalent of nine quavers [eighth notes] in each measure, but I see there are only eight of them here. How should I play this ...
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Number 6 finger notation on music?

My music has a number 6 on the finger notation and I can’t figure out what finger I’m supposed to use.
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Can you help me analyse some Baroque playing?

im trying to make serious study of Ted Greenes Baroque improvisation lessons on Youtube, and am hoping someone more experienced can tell me the function of a particular two chords; The section of the ...
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Chord inversions? What does 'C' mean one to play?

We know about slash chords - when it says C/E, we play a C major chord with the lowest note being an E - 1st inversion if you like. Just plain old C though. Does that mean it has to be played with ...
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How is this basso continuo if it has only two voices?

Bwv anh 114 is based on two-part harmony. I have heard that this is bassically just basso continuo. How is this basso continuo if it has only two voices? The books on basso continuo talk about four-...
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Question on fingering for piano

http://www.frederickhodges.com/fundamentalsofpianotechniquepart1.html I read that in fingering the major and minor arpeggios, only use the first, second, fourth, and fifth fingers, replacing the ...
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Help me pick the perfect string!

I busted my strings while trying to tune by ear. This is my guitar. As for the type of music I am looking to learn, I'd say it would be rock and blues. I also love Tommy Emmanuels which is to say ...
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How to put a real time audio effect on Windows 10 master audio output

Watching different lectures on YouTube, the problem is some of them are recorded poorly with so much noise in the background. So I've been thinking about a way that lets me first put a gate plugin (...
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I got pain in my right shoulder for a long playing of piano

Usually for around over 20mins of playing piano my right shoulder starts to feel pain, especially when playing arpeggios. I felt my right shoulder got more and more tired until painful. I tried to ...
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How to add real vocal/lyrics in a midi file? I want to assign every key a real song part

A noob here. I want to assign part of a song to every key and then convert it into a midi file. Is that possible? For example, every small part of song is a note and when it plays in a midi software, ...
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Splitting a 4x12 to two 2x12s

I have a 4x12 cab loaded with 8ohm speakers. I'd like to connect two amps to this cab, one amp running into the top two speakers, the other into the bottom two. Basically turn it into two 2x12s in the ...
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Not sure what my level is, and i want to know [closed]

I have been playing piano since I was 6, and I am 13 now, so 7 years. My piano teacher thinks I'm around a level five but she thinks I am totally capable of playing the 3rd movement of moonlight ...
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Can i stack stereo recordings on stereo and then output stereo mix?

I record stereo mix with drums and synth. Drums are mono (only hihat left) and synth has a bit of width. Then i layer on top stereo pad and another synth. Is it right to render that? Or should i ...
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How is the ninth a fifth below a fifth?

I am reading Vincent Persichetti's "Twentieth Century Harmony" and in the first chapter he mentions that The most effective support tones are the fifth and the ninth, the fifth because it's a ...
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recipes of piano sight-play for a self-learner

Are there any recipes/shortcuts that can train a piano self-learner into being able to sight-play, at least simple pieces? How to overcome the difficulty of constantly checking the keyboard while ...
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Do any effects pedals have *all* of their parameters controllable by USB?

Are there any pedals that have all of their parameters able to be affected by a USB-connected device? I do not mean presets, like TCE's Toneprints. I also do not mean pedals that have only one (or ...
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Difference between playing a D/F# and a D in the key of G on piano

Ok I am brand new to playing the piano and I apologize if this question seems idiotic. I am trying to learn how to play American Pie here. I realized that I was playing both a D and a D/F# the same ...
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Why/how does this kind of instrumental music sound so pollyanaish (in theory terms)? [closed]

Videos by guitarists like Andy McKee were incredibly popular on YouTube back in the day (judging by the tens of millions of views): Andy McKee – Drifting Andy McKee – Rylynn Songs like “Drifting” ...
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Why is the current scale system so popular?

Sorry if it's some trivial/already answered question, but I could not find a suitable answer online. I am a beginner at music theory, and learning through the chords and scales made me think "Why is ...
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Staggered discontinuities in the saddles of accoustic guitar, Why?

I'm puzzled by the little staggered stuffs etched in the saddles of most of my acoustic guitars. (Only one of my guitars don't have these discontinuities, and indeed it's not a guitar per-se, but ...

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