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Learning is the act of acquiring or developing skills and knowledge.

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How can I slow down a YouTube video I'm trying to analyze or transcribe?

[Note] This is a "compendium" question, intended to address a general concern that arises in a variety of contexts. Please add additional answers with any techniques not yet addressed. I'm ...
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Can violin be learned through online lesson for a person with piano knowledge?

I am a grade 2 piano player. I am interested in learning to play the violin, but I’m afraid that I might learn my basics wrong. Is it possible to learn violin online with a mediocre violin?
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Rebuilding callouses after long break from guitar

It may sound like a beginner's question but I've been playing guitar for more than 25 years now. But recently, I had to take an eight-month break from playing partly because of COVID related travel ...
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What is the instrument playing in this song starting from 5'25'' [migrated]

The song is 彩虹山(Rainbow Mountain) by 文雀(Sparrow). What is the instrument playing the repeated note in this song starting from 5'25''? To my limited music knowledge it sounds like violin, but I'm not ...
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When practicing a new piece, how do you prevent repetition from dulling the punch?

When I start on a new song, I tend to do so because I'm completely absorbed by the piece and its emotion. Inevitably, I have to play recordings of the piece a few dozen times until I'm comfortable ...
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TS or TRS cable from mixer to speaker?

I am running a Behringer XR18 to a Bose L1. I use the Left aux output (xlr) on the Behringer to the guitar line in to the Bose (1/4"). I currently run the female xlr to a TS. Should i use a TRS ...
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Is it a bad idea to learn both violin and viola?

I have just started to learn violin. But I was thinking of buying a viola too. Mainly because the intonation is a bit easier on the viola due to longer scale length. But I wonder how hard they are to ...
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How do you learn pedals?

I'd like to learn "Montagues and Capulets", but the base needs some pretty advanced pedaling, and I have not experience with that. I know what the pedals do, but I'm no good at cordinating ...
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Starting out on the guitar. What are some good options for learning to begin making music? [closed]

I would like to learn to play guitar on at least a rudimentary level. What are my options for a really good, easy, and motivating method to get me going. I would love to find an inspiring online ...
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What is it like studying in a music conservatory?

I hope this question is relevant to this site's themes, if not let me know and I will delete it.I have started to plan the plot for a story that takes place in a music conservatory. The problem is I ...
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32nd+ sixteenth +quarter notes

I have doing questions here on this website, and I learned so much but some examples look hard to understand. In this example how can I count? Thanks
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Eighth +quarter notes

Am I right counting it this way or not? May someone help me? Thanks
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Rest and eighth notes [duplicate]

I am learning saxophone, so I don't know how to play this part; may somebody help me? Thank you
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How much harder is learning guitar on a 1/2 classical?

I'm an absolute beginner starting to learn guitar and all sources I have seen/asked so far heavily recommend to get a regular-size steel-stringed guitar. I do however have access to 1/2 size classical ...
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Eighth rest, quarter rest, eighth+quarter notes dotted

How can I count this example? I am having a hard time figuring it out.
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I am struggling with fingerboard muscle memory on the violin. Are there exercises, besides scales, that can help me?

I'm an adult learning violin for 5 months now. No tape or any markings on the fingerboard. I can't seem to gain muscle memory when it comes to placing fingers. I have an idea of where they should go,...
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What is the algorithm that a player should follow for learning a new song/piece?

What should be the procedure a guitarist should follow in order to learn a new piece. Consider that I dont intend to emphasise a particular skill or ability but rather a method that would lead to the ...
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Pedaling in Prokofiev's “Montagues and Capulets”

I was trying to learn "Montagues and Capulets" and I saw this video of someone playing it. Whats she doing with the base? I think she must be using the pedals, but I ...
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What's the difference between an expressive embellishment and a mistake?

As a trained musician, I think I have a reasonable ability to assess the skills of other musicians. Sometimes, I will watch a video of a live performance and see (in, say, an improvised solo or vocal ...
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How do I progress without a cello teacher during COVID lockdowns?

I’ve been playing cello for four years now and I want to get better, but I don’t know how. I started playing when I was placed in the wrong course at school and I ended up in the experienced class ...
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Advice for a budding musician trying to understand composition and music theory

So I have been producing music for around 2 years now, and am an avid listener to many genres of music. I have never been taught music or music theory, but used youtube to get a fundamental albeit ...
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Fastest training program for playing Piano [closed]

As a part of my academic thesis, I have to build a device that helps pianists during their performance. Before testing that with real pianists, I must adjust and regulate that device. I have to play ...
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Fingering for a left hand C-G-C-G-C arpeggio

Newbie player here. I've been playing piano for almost a year now (I'm 22, self taught), and have been recently trying to move up to two octave arpeggios. I'm currently struggling with a C-G-C-G-C ...
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Help a 6-year old learn to play recorder

After "mandatory" recorder lessons in his school, my 6 year old son wants to learn to play recorder properly. So, this question is two-fold. What recorder should I pick for him? He currently has a ...
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For some learning piano at a later stage in life e.g past late 20s, what must they be aware of to make the most of it?

As humans age, their ability to master new skills reduces, it may take longer to reach the same level or it might not even be possible anymore. For a person that starts learning piano at a later age ...
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How loud are you allowed to play a Trumpet (learning at home)? [closed]

I want to learn to play the Trumpet, but wondering how loud it may be at home ? I'm living in a flat (neighbours up and down)
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Chinese music theory. How to learn?

Introduction: I started to practice Erhu(二胡) about half a year ago and I have about 7 years experience in acoustic guitar. I'm from Europe, so traditional Chinese music is quite different in ...
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How Do I Utilize My Practice Time So It Is Efficient (Clarinet)?

As a high school clarinetist, I have showed skill and potential. I play a Buffet E12F, with a Vandoren Black Diamond mouthpiece, and use 3 1/2 strength V12 Vandoren reeds. I made all-state this past ...
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How can I get back into piano after a 5 year break? (Story)

I hope you don't mind a story. If you just want to answer the question, by all means. The Story 9th Grade was probably the most interesting time of my life. Prior to that, like most Asian kids, I ...
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What's the point of diatonicism if we don't follow it? [closed]

I'm 2 years into music theory. Today, in class, I was part writing in the key of Cm. When I got to the V7 chord, I was corrected because I wrote a Gm7 (Vm7). Now, I'm aware that the V chord in a major/...
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Can animated visualizations help to understand music better? [closed]

There are lots of animated visualizations (of a specific kind) of performed music around that I would like to understand better: How accurate are they? Do they help to understand music better? If so:...
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How much can my vocal range improve with vocal training? [closed]

I currently am a 15 year old male singer, untrained and have the range of a D3 to a D5 and an E5 on my good days, I really want to be able to sing a G5 or higher. I believe that anything is possible ...
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Is it even possible to really sing into the mask without being nasal?

Over the years I got quite a few of singing teachers. One of the mantras is singing into the mask. However, some teachers disagree on the fact being nasal is a good thing or not. But this is not the ...
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Where can I learn more about Augmented 6th chords and their enharmonic equivalents? Looking specifically for Frenchl [closed]

Where can I learn more about Augmented 6th chords and their enharmonic equivalents? Looking specifically for French; thank you!
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What's an easy way to find out of a chord is an Augmented 6th or Diminished 3rd?

I'm confused as to how to find these. For example, if I'm given a G-B-E# chord, how would I go about finding out what kind of chord it is, as well as what the tonic should be? I know the types of ...
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setting up amp for small pub room gigs [closed]

New to amplification, bought Acus 50 acoustic amp but how do I get the best out of it in small (50 people) room For example do I need plenty of reverb to carry the sound
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What is the best way to go about re-learning an instrument?

I used to play the electric bass, for about 8 years. I got quite good at it. By the end of my period of playing, I was playing pretty decent stuff, jazz, funk, finger style, slap etc. I had gotten to ...
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Thinking about the notes when playing a piece

I've been a guitar player for 8 years now and I've started to learn the piano recently, which led me to get more into music theory and score reading. When I learned a song on the guitar, I used to ...
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What are the stages of development of musical abilities with specific reference to sensory motor learning [closed]

I have a question in the music psychology class about the sensory-motor learning. I do not understand what I have to include in my answer. Does anyone know any resources where I can start my research? ...
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General exercise, before meeting a vocal coach?

I like to get some input. I am not sure where to ask beside SE. Apologize for quite a long post. I am a male (26) who likes singing, but rarely sing. That is possible, I guess? I love it because I am ...
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How to distribute (vocal) training time for most effective learning?

(If you’re not a singer, but have experience with learning other skills or some knowlegde about learning in general, your answer might also be helpful.) Let’s say you have 7 hours of practice time ...
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Does Key changes of different intervals have different effects?

Condisering Key Changes : Does Key changes of different intervals produce different effects on the Audience similar to intervals? Does Key changes have different quality to them and if so what are ...
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What is the name of the guitar accompaniment in this song?

I'm a beginner in guitar playing. I come across this type of accompaniment (specifically the rhythm on the right hand) frequently in songs and really like it but don't know what it's called to search ...
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Moonlight Sonata vs K.331 Andante Grazioso

I learned the first part of K.331 "Andante Grazioso", and I was moving to the first variation. However, I am finding very huge difficulties in learning it, especially when I compare it with Moonlight ...
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What does /r mean in a score?

Does anyone know what the "/r" in this score might mean? Thank you so much...
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How should i play this 4/4 measure with 4 quarter notes and 1 whole note in it [duplicate]

So i came across this during my piano sight reading practice and I don't know how to understand it. There is a quarter note (C) with a whole note (C) right next to it. At first i thought they're just ...
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Why is music taught by reading sheet music?

Children learn language by listening to people speaking it and then trying to repeat what they heard and making up their own sentences. In classical music education the focus has been on repeating ...
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Aurally distinguishing between head voice and chest voice

This is a query that does not involve producing a head voice or chest voice, but how to distinguish between them in what I hear. Granted there are ways or techniques in properly creating sound that ...
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Digital piano: sampled or modelled sound? [duplicate]

I am not a musician, but my kids are learning piano; one of them is a complete novice and the other one intermediate, after a couple of years learning acoustic piano. I am shopping for a digital piano ...
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Would you recommend a keyboard for beginners with or without lights in keys for learning?

For my kid, we want to buy a first piano keyboard. There are nice options under 200 EUR. But now we have a dilemma: do we need helping lights in keys do we need to connect to Tablet (we don't have ...

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