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Bach's invention no.8 in F Major

Is there any way to watch(+hear!) each hand playing separately, thru to the end? (a video or an App? showing one hand at a time?) & really slowly! I'd LOVE that! There's one on you tube (...
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Pieces of music with the same “structure” give the same feeling? Can anybody “learn to create it” by analyzing it? [closed]

I like the type of music which gives me determination and this "I can do it." feeling and I noticed that every one of this type of music has the same "structure" or "pitch movement". I don't talk ...
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How to learn piano to a high level without any money or piano at home?

By the end of 2019, I want to learn piano at a level where I can play proficiently. I have no money that I can spend to get a teacher or get practice books. I do not own a piano, but I still can play ...
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Why the absence of piano transcriptions? [closed]

Introduction I've become frustrated with the lack of reasonable piano transcriptions available or in print from reliable publishers or online communities alike. Transcriptions of music in Piano-Voice-...
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Can Someone Walk Me Through How to Playback Midi files from 3.5 disk on Casio Celviano AL-100 R

I have the above captioned digital piano. I would like to play back midi files from the computer on the piano. How do I do this?
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Musical systems with more than 12 notes

From what I remember of music theory, all music (at least Western music) boils down to scales that revolve around the 12 notes (circle of fourths/fifths). I know there are scales in different regions ...
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Musical Training to help with taking up Cello in the fall

My daughter is 8 and has been taking private piano lessons for around 3 months now but will take a break from lessons over the summer. In the fall (when school starts back up) she will be taking cello ...
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Between a guitar and a ukulele what should one consider when choosing a new instrument to learn?

I really want to learn to play a musical instrument. Ever since my "keyboard" lessons as a kid 3 decades ago - I have been put off. I learned songs on keyboard by "rote" i.e., the instructor ...
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How can I learn music by myself? [closed]

I've been playing saxophone for a while, but I've never had formal education in it. I'm watching some YouTube videos, but, for now, I can't play for classes. So, is there a list of things I should ...
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Good examples of resources to learn theory if you have a hard time with music [closed]

I signed up for the music classes at the church. There you learn first how to read music, then you'll get an instrument and start to learn it with a proper instructor. The problem, however, is that ...
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Switch from bass guitar to upright / double bass: available resources

First time poster here after years on the math board. Feel free to school me in etiquette if need be. For most of my life, I have been a guitarist. About ten years ago, I picked up bass guitar and ...
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Complete online piano source/lessons [closed]

I want to start playing the piano and have no experience at all. I have been looking around for some good sites and resources that can take me from zero to a level where I learn songs from sheet ...
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How to learn pieces by heart?

Instruction to learn a piece by heart (3 pages) in a brief space of time (2 days) ?
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Program for ear training that plays song associated with the interval [closed]

I remember that I have once used a program (or an app) for interval ear training that asked you for intervals, and if you did it wrong played an associated song (the melody) beginning with this ...
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Hand Independence on Piano (no tutor available)

I'm trying to learn to play piano and I have no hand independence whatsoever. I'm teaching myself with a decent amount of progress (as far as playing one handed goes) but I'm at a loss. I'll be buying ...
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Taxonomy of themes in classical music

I am reading Dr. B.-G. Cohrs's note [C] on the (fascinating) history of the Symphonisches Präludium, now commonly attributed to Anton Bruckner. I was a little mystified by the following remark: The ...
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Learning road map for classical guitar

I have no condition to study classical guitar with a teacher (which I thing is the best way to learn) because I'm moving much, and I found some kind of online lesson is not suitable for me. I have ...
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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?

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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ways to learn tango musicality [closed]

I have started learning tango dance.. I have realized the importance of musicality for one to enjoy the dance. I have never learnt anything about music before. Now i want to learn musicality so that i ...
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Asking written-out full score of some standard Jazz repertoire [closed]

I find it difficult to learn Jazz improvisation (in my case for piano), partly because the written out full score are hard to find, so I may study, compare, and imitate. Many canonical pieces can be ...
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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?

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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Lead sheets: good online resources? [closed]

I see a lot of questions about how to read lead sheets but can anybody recommend a good place to get (free) lead sheets online? I find that googleing them gets me most of what i need but it would be ...
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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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Tool to quickly (automatically) get measure count of a score [closed]

Given a score, is there a tool or site or resource out there that can quickly tell me its measure count? Many scores, especially ones like this on imslp just don't have any measure counts at all. And ...
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Incorrect piano learning style?

I have about a year of piano lessons under my belt, except those were many many years ago. I recently picked up the piano again, because I watched some very inspiring pianists online. Thus, I have ...
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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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Good books for learning how to play the Baroque flute?

I'm looking for good books on learning the Baroque flute, and I already play the modern Boehm flute. I already have Method for the One-Keyed Flute, are there other recommended books? Edit: Modern ...
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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 to learn to play the guitar while I have musical education?

A year ago I finished music college as a piano player. I thought what to do next and decided to learn electric guitar. For some reasons I decided not to take teacher and learn by materials/videos ...
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Guidance regarding Harmonica Hohner Silver Star 504/20 Bb [closed]

I recently bought Hohner Silver Star 504/20 Bb to learn playing Harmonica. I need guidance on how I should go about learning to play it. I am rookie. Please guide about the resources that could help ...
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Are there any piano method books that start with the expectation that you can already read music? [closed]

I've taught adult piano before and used Bastien's adult piano series, but was looking for a fit for someone who has already played another instrument throughout high school.
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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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Are there any resources to self-learn the bass guitar for those who already know theory?

I am a Music teacher. I hold a Ph.D. in Music Composition, studied piano for several years, and now I want to play the bass. My concern is that every resource I find to become self-taught ends up ...