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How to do just intonation interval ear training?

I've been trying to train my ear to distinguish intervals for quite some time but I don't get very good at it. I've got a hypothesis that it's because ask the interval training programs, websites and ...
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Using song for interval training or not [duplicate]

When learning the intervals, is it bad using song as a reference? I mean I wanna get as good as possible and get them on instinct rather than a song reference. It would be also be less work if can ...
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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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Open string call out does not match requested music note

I am learning guitar and recently came across a sheet requesting what I understand to be an open B string (red arrow), however the music sheet shows a C (blue arrow) note being played. What is the ...
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What are equivalents to literary theories for music?

Are there equivalents to literary theories for music ? I'm trying to find extensive music review "theories" which would be arguably philosophical ( similar to for example structuralism/...
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What are some good resources for exercising on calculating intervals? [closed]

I'm asking for a textbook, website or whatever that is filled with "musical interval equations" to solve and that can check me. By "musical interval equations" I mean something ...
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how to deal with registration bank changes without interrupting the flow of the music? [closed]

I have been practicing keyboard for a year now and I can play scales, Chords and some songs nicely with right hand, with left hand I play with a 50% speed as that of right hand. I am trying to ...
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There is a course that teaches a specific version of the Jazz tune Summertime that I cannot find [closed]

I'm searching for a version of summertime and the course that teaches it. Around 2005-2009 there was an online website that offered a course that contained a book with 4 dvds and different, ...
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What are good resources for research on a particular work? [closed]

Are there some well-known resources for scholars, like JSTOR is for academic papers, or specialized publications? Any type of investigation on a work is of interest, musical analysis, theory, ...
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Do any undergraduate theory textbooks explain Gregorian chant notation?

When it comes to common-practice notation, basically every college theory textbook explains all of the basics. But I don't know of any undergraduate theory textbook that includes a discussion of chant ...
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Are there free (or inexpensive) 4-part dictation resources? [closed]

I am beginning to teach a new course, and I am seeking some sort of source of simple 4-part dictations that I can use with my class. They have done harmonic dictation already, but have not had to ...
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Alternatives to the «Suzuki Violin School» series?

What are some alternatives to the 10-vol. Suzuki Violin School series suited for self-taught adult beginners with a solid musical background?
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Beginning on the Dulzaina

I'm keen to receive advice or tips on how one can start out with the Spanish wind instrument the Dulzaina (in Catalan it is called the Dolçaina). Dulzaina on Wikipedia Since we're not in Spain we ...
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Stretches for inflexible adult beginner violin players

I would like to know about stretches or exercises adult beginners can use to inmprove their flexibility for string playing. I have a violin student who hand and arm can only rotate about two thirds ...
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how do i go about learning to play on roli seaboard

I have zero experience playing any musical instrument. I received roli searboard as a gift . How should I go about learning to play this "new type of instrument" . I can of course turn pitch bend ...
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How/where to learn Jazz guitar? [closed]

I always wanted to learn more about jazz guitar and I've never found a good point to start learning it. I've been playing guitar since I was 12 (now my age is symmetrical to 12) and I am a self taught ...
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Learning keyboard from a piano teacher

I have an electric keyboard (unweighted) and I want to learn how to play it. I don't want to learn piano as the keys are weighted and it would throw me off (as there is no need for muscle ...
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database of 12-tone rows

I am hoping to do some statistical analysis on 12-tone rows that have been employed in practice, and for this I'm looking for as large as possible a database. Currently I am only aware of the 160 ...
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Printing Keyboard Labels

Is there any kind of label sheet size or template that will fit on a piano keyboard? I want to print from my printer ABC's that will fit on the keyboard. Thanks!
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Piano progress plan for adults

I've read all over this site that, despite being a family man with children, a job, and being around 40 years old, I am not hopeless in learning the piano. So, I've started by myself. I know I should ...
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What is the most effective, structured way for an adult beginner to learn drums without a teacher?

I've wanted to play the drums since I was kid. I tried to learn when I was 11 but I lacked the psychological confidence to keep myself on it - my teacher at the time had learnt by banging on his ...
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Is it essential to learn music theory in order to play an electronic keyboard as a piano for fun?

I have been learning musictheory.net. It seems adequate for reading notes. But, I don't know how much I want to learn about music theory if I want to play an electronic keyboard well enough to enjoy ...
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Learning while recovering from tendonitis

I've recently developed some tendonitis in both hands and will be significantly reducing my practice hours for about a month (hopefully!). I had been putting in a lot of hours before with my ...
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How can I "self learn" now that I am an adult as a amateur?

I played Concert Cornet for many years when I was younger. I was good at it, and enjoyed it immensely. However, for teens and young adults there are several "measures" to gauge, how well you're doing. ...
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How does the Improvise for Real method compare to others?

What is the Improvise For Real approach to learning how to improvise and how does it compare to other methods? I would also love to hear about experiences with learning from the resources. One thing ...
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Where can a classical pianist learn how to play jazz ballads?

I have trained in classical piano for 14 years, but I'd love to improvise to play jazz piano...very similar to the above video: calm, melancholic, quiet, smooth jazz. Where can I get started? Do I ...
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