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What instrument in a drum kit is played on the second and fourth beat of a song during a verse or pre-chorus?

I've tried to locate this particular sound in a drum kit, but I can't figure out what it's called. It's equivalent to hitting your drumsticks together on every second and fourth beat of a song during ...
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Singing in electronic music

In most of electronic and synth-pop music the accompaniments are played in very high or very low octaves that the voice couldn't match, so how the singers in this genres sing in tune without any ...
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How do I make sure I'm hitting the right notes when I sing?

I'm a beginner. I think I will get a new vocal coach since my current vocal coach is ineffective and doesn't help me at all. I asked my question on reddit and asked a singer I know, my question is: ...
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Do singers need to practice singing without accompaniment?

Do singers need to practice singing without accompaniment? If so, should the singer always practice singing the melody acapella?
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How do singers know if they hit the right notes when singing acapella?

How do singers know if they hit the right notes when singing acapella? You can't check against the piano as you are singing without instruments.
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Straying off-pitch in acapella

When I sing acapella, my voice has a tendency to creep up during the song and I usually end a verse a semitone higher than I started. Is this an issue? Are there any good methods to prevent this?
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What is a good way to choose syllables for an acapella arrangement?

I arranged a song for my acapella group. I have chords, the solo, and a basic background which I can change easily but, I need to know a method or a direction to look for background syllables.
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I want to join a Barbershop Quartet. How can I prepare myself?

My grandfather was a great singer and I think I inherited his musical ability. I'm still a beginner but I really enjoy singing, so I decided that I should join a barbershop quartet like he was in. Are ...
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