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New tongue drum - no musical experience whatsoever - notes map? [duplicate]

I just purchased a new tongue drum off eBay. The listing title was: "BURNING&LIN Steel Tongue Drum" but under brand on the listing's details page, is: "Unbranded." It is 15&...
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Solo - Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Rod Stewart [closed]

https://www.google.com/search?q=have+you+ever+seen+the+rain+rod+stewart+lesson&oq=&gs_lcrp=...
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Anyone knows how this rare "angelic" headvoice/falsetto is achieved? (Edit) [closed]

So I randomly scrolled Youtube and found this cover: At 1.06, I'm wondering.. how is this "angelic" head voice achieved? If it's just airy/breathy head voice, ...
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I can generally sing on-key, but I fear that I'll sing off key in front of the audience. What should I do?

So I've been wondering that: I can generally sing a song with correct pitches (is it called on-key singing? Sorry, english is not my first language) without guide melody on home. But throughout my ...
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Is headvoice (or "lighter" chest) considered light singing needed for singing riff n runs?

I am learning to sing riff and runs and I don't know but my research in google and youtube says that riff and run singing has to be light singing, looking riff and runs as up and down instead of ...
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How do I play these tremolos?

So for this piece Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre there's this thing called a tremolo in between the notes Bb and D. What do I play during it, do I trill with C or something?
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Is there any benefit in trying to play a song by ear?

I started playing Take Me Out To the Ball Game by ear on the piano and I find that I have been making several mistakes in knowing what note comes next. I don't know the lyrics well but I am familiar ...
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Explain chord progression

I'm just starting learning musical theory and trying to grasp chord progression and modulation concept. I was watching youtube video about evanescence chord progression (C-Em-C-Em), and tried to come ...
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Shall I stop my daughter's violin practice or how should I adjust

First let me summarize the current situation. We live in the United States east coast. My daughter is six-and-half years old. She started practicing violin two years ago, following the Suzuki method. ...
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Invert open voice chords

when playing open voiced chords, do I still want to invert them so they fit each other? Or isn't open voiced chords as common to invert? And when I play chords with my right hand, and bass note with ...
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How did western music label and calibrate around C Major as having no sharps/flats rather than A Major? [duplicate]

This is purely academic/speculative, but wouldn't it have made more sense and been easier to learn if Western music were based on A Maj, rather than C Maj, as having been the one designated to have no ...
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In which cadence can parents reasonably expect multiple key signatures to be introduced in piano instruction?

If a child starts to play the piano at six (at or about the beginning of Grade 1) with a teacher, reading sheet music from the first lesson, at what point can one reasonably expect the pupil/teacher ...
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Chord Progression ear training

Got this ear training app. And I was wondering what to listen to when hearing chord progressions? How the app work is simple, it first play I-V-I progression in random keys, then proceeds to play a ...
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Are there any effective strategies for memorizing/learning unfamiliar chords?

I'm learning how to play a song on my guitar and there are some chords I haven't encountered yet. I studied the chords and everything one would expect when encountering something they've never seen ...
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Piano pedagogy: lots of finger numbers? Best practice?

I have a question about piano teaching / learning. I am a beginner, older student, working through grade 1 ABRSM piano. I know theory (key sigs, note letters, chords, intervals) from rhythm guitar ...
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Universally effective techniques to read and learn the Concord Sonata fast

I hope this question is not too opinion-based, and if there are any problems please tell me about it. I'm currently studying Ives' Concord Sonata for my graduation, but I have many other projects in ...
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Modes by ear tips and tricks

Going to learn all the modes by ear. But finding info about is this strangely hard? Ionian and Aeolian is the same as major and minor, right? And what about the rest, you guys got any tips? So far I'...
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Teaching music to my 4 year old

I gifted an 8 key toy piano to my son (Image above) more than a year ago. He played with the toy on and off. Recently he started playing rhymes on the piano after listening to pre-recorded rhymes from ...
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Does energy in Spotify api featrue mean arousal? [closed]

I have a question about the spotify api feature. The spotify api has valence and energy features. Is it correct that energy means the arousal of valence-arousal? Thank you for your reply.
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How to restart my guitar studies from scratch?

I have being playing the guitar for quiet a while now(12+ years but more dormant years within this). I am able to deduce guitar tabs of a given song on my own(mostly with some minor errors). I have ...
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Using Rhodes Plugin changes loop length in MPC Beats

In a tutorial how to create a simple House Track , I use MPC Beats with an AKAI MPK mini. If you start MPC Beats you'll be asked to open a template or your stuff. I chose open a House template. And ...
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How do I play these chords? (Parentheses around chord symbols) [duplicate]

How do I play the chords I marked with red dots? First, in measure 4, can I alternatively play C#m7 and F#7? Why does it sound off with the melody then? Second, the chords in measures 8, 9 and 10, how ...
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Which fingering system is easier on the Roland AE-01, trumpet or recorder?

The Roland AE-01 (digital wind instrument) has fingering for recorder and trumpet. There is no need to develop blowing technique. I played the trumpet years ago so I can recall some of it. In terms ...
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Is a semi-weighted keyboard good enough to play classical music?

I recently purchased an 88-key, semi-weighted keyboard without doing my research and only recently found out that the weight of the keys has a big impact. I was under the assumption that they are ...
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What does it mean to play "behind" or "in front" of a root scale note [closed]

I've been playing bass for a couple of years now, learning mostly from tabs. Now I've turned to actually trying to learn more than robotically copying bass lines without understanding them. I've ...
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Describing minor triads as 1, b3, 5: convoluted, misleading, or am I missing something?

I've found myriad sources describing “Minor Triads” as “1, b3, 5” with emphasis on the b3. Following an embarrassing amount of head scratching and research, the implication seems to be that b3 in ...
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Broken 7th chords fingering

I'm learning piano and came across an exercise called broken chords, when you play arpeggios for every inversion of a particular 7th chord. The problem is that different sources use two types of ...
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How do I get back to violin after an 11 years hiatus

I stopped at grade 6 and intend to complete to grade 8. But after 11 years of not touching my violin, I basically have forgotten every single note on the violin. How can I get back all that I learnt ...
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Guitar versus electronic keyboard workstation [closed]

Between a guitar and an electronic keyboard workstation, which one takes less time and/or effort to become proficient with just for singing privately in my home with my family? (for an absolute ...
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Guidance on selecting an instrument meeting certain criteria

I want to preface this question by saying I'm a beginner to music. I recently attempted to learn the piano. I was fine with one hand but encountered several difficulties as soon as I switched to two ...
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Researching Music [closed]

I have recently started researching music in the area of music and learning instruments. While my university has given me access to a number of resources such as JSTOR and EBSCO in addition to their ...
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Jazz Harmonic Analysis of "The Way You Look Tonight" [closed]

So I was asked to do an analysis of The Way You Look Tonight, but we didn't need to include the roman numerals. Just the symbols. Apparently it still isn't right, so is there anything I'm missing? In ...
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How do you write a chord that has add#9, add-9 at the same time? [closed]

I'm confused about how to write a chord that has add#9 and add-9 at the same time. This is an example. What are the notes?
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When to start learning double stops on violin?

I am an adult beginner on the violin and would just like to say I've absolutely loved it so far. I started at the very beginning of this year and found a teacher who I'm extremely happy with. Around ...
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Am I right in playing this notes? [closed]

I am a piano learner without a teacher. I learn by practice and think. I came across a difficult note and don’t know how to play. I have attached the photos.
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Can mayonnaise actually be a good instrument? [closed]

Everyone knows what one iconic scene from SpongeBob, where Patrick asks Squidward a question: Is mayonnaise an instrument? To which he responds: No, Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument. I've ...
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Techniques for improving how I learn a piece

I'm a grade 2-3, and last week my piano teacher gave me "To a Wild Rose" (Edward MacDowell) to learn - page 1 for now anyway. At first glance it seems quite straightforward, but 5 days on ...
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Notes not adding up to time signature How to play this?

Hi, any idea how to play this piece? The note on the last beats are not adding up to 6/8.
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Resources to get started on music theory and arrangement [closed]

Sorry if this is a bad title. I have been playing the piano for years, mostly classical music, but I would like to focus on other genres now. I am satisfied with my level of skill if we talk about my ...
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Marshall mg 4 pedal and code 50 amp

I bought a Marshall CODE50 amp and they sent me an mg 4 pedal with it. Is there any way to make it work with the CODE50, and what is the difference?
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Tips on finding a comfortable position to hold a guitar?

I have an ES-339, and play sitting down with a strap, right leg on a footstool (or the bar of the chair/stool I'm on). Even though I use the strap, the guitar's body still slightly moves away from me ...
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Should a right handed child hold a guitar left-handedly [duplicate]

Going to try and distil this down to one question! Background: My 9yo daughter is interested in music, and and at the moment rock guitar. We have loads of guitars and ukes around from me and her mum ...
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Indian and western classical violin [duplicate]

Can I learn both Indian classical and western classical violin at the same time?
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How to study Bach's harmony? [closed]

I'm interested in studying the music of J.S. Bach, but I don't know where to start. The main reason I'm studying it because I'm very interested in Bach's harmony, so that would by my main objective as ...
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Is my voice damaged? Is the last note falsetto, head voice or something else? [closed]

Disclaimer: I feel that the recording I attached is pretty loud, so bear that in mind. I'm sorry if I'm doing something wrong, but I am really desperate and I created an account here just to ask about ...
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Why don’t piano teachers teach the chord method of playing to young children and adults?

I have been playing piano since I was 10 and now I am 43. I have never really been good at sight reading sheet music. I have recently been researching alternative methods of learning songs fast as ...
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Structure for learning beatbox

I've recently started learning beatbox and know some sounds like the kick drum, the hi-hat, and the inward k-snare. I'm enjoying what I have learned so far but I feel stuck. I have a sheet of like 70 ...
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How do you know what chords to use for a song/melodies you don't know?

I was given this exercise but unlike the other questions, this didn't have the title of the song in it. I thought it was just something I had to analyze and try to put chords that fit with the melody. ...
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Plateau while learning piano sight-reading

As a 12 year old I had piano lessons for several months until the teacher retired due to ill health and I never kept going with lessons (which I've regretted ever since). On the plus side I've always ...
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How to learn from other composers? [closed]

For a while now, I have been trying to think of ways of learning musical ideas through composers I admire. Just like in visual arts, an artist would copy someone’s style or idea and then create their ...
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