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Asterisk in violin sheet music

I'm learning to play the violin using Suzuki's violin method, and in the piece “Gavotte”, there's an asterisk (*) symbol, and I don't know what it means. Does anyone know?
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Best way to indicate a time signature in inline text?

If I want to express the time signature for common time in inline text (like the text you're reading), without the use of special graphics or symbols, I find it tempting to type it this way: 4/4 But ...
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Paste Image in Multi-line Rich Texarea from Clipboard [migrated]

How to copy paste image or screenshot in multiline rich text and save in Sharepoint list
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Teaching Beginners

I have a friend who is in his nineties with some memory loss and he wants to learn the harmonica and the ukulele. I play the harmonica a little and I've been trained in music for years. He needs to ...
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How to compose a new song when inspired by existing song?

Sometimes when I listen to a song, especially in foreign language, I get inspired by its atmosphere, and write some great lyrics. Question: Are there any tips or techniques on how to compose a new, ...
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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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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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How to learn piano improvisation

I am a self-taught piano player, played for about five years with shorter and longer breaks. I've never had any formal education, don't know chords or music theory. What should I do to learn piano ...
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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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Mnemonics for memorizing the Staff: useful or harmful?

I want to teach a friend of mine how to read music, but I don't know if to use mnemonics or not. The benefit of using them is that you can remember them more easily. The downside is that you might ...
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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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Why do guitar teachers and lesson books teach playing a G Major chord without using your pinky?

Why do most guitar teachers and beginner guitar lesson books teach the fingering for the G major chord using the ring finger to fret the g note on 3rd fret of high e string rather than using your ...
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How to learn to play the pipe organ?

I have been playing piano for about 13 years now. I want to go to the next level: playing church pipe organs. A few weeks ago, my dream to play a church pipe organ became true, after a Catholic mass ...
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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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Is a harp anything like a piano?

I play and teach piano, and I would like to learn the harp. Does my knowing piano give me an advantage in playing the harp, or does it not matter? Are they anything alike? Thanks a million! Btw I am ...
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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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Learning road map for classical guitar

I have no condition to study classical guitar with a teacher (which I think is the best way to learn) because I'm moving much, and I found online lessons are not suitable for me. I have read some ...
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How does the staff work above/below the main lines?

With a G clef the pattern seems to be A B C D E F G repeated. Does it repeat for all octaves above/below the main lines as well? Is it the same pattern of semitones added recursively or how does it ...
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Learning a new piece -- tips to make sure to get all the notes accurately from the start (piano)

As a self-learning piano beginner, I make tons of colored markings in the score of a new piece. First I must highlight all the notes that are included in the key signature so as not to forget they ...
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Why would expectations of students vary largely between instruments?

I have been learning flute for about 3 years, and we (myself and fellow flutists) are basically expected to play whatever we are presented with at the band we play in. We would be expected to play ...
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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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Fingering for the higher C for an Irish low whistle in D

I have got an Irish low-whistle in D, and have been searching on the internet for the fingering for the higher C, but have been unable to find a working one anywhere. I also tried experimenting by ...
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Will learning to play another instrument help me to become a better guitarist?

I am a programmer and I do this for living. As a programmer, I've noticed how much difference it makes to learn another language - the quality of your work improves greatly, just because you know how ...
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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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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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Mode mnemonics instead of memory

Does anyone know a mnemonic for modes? I am not asking how to remember what they are, Ionian, Dorian...etc.. I am asking about one that will enable me to know what the Dorian note is in any scales. I ...
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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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Should I learn the violin first before I learn the cello?

I love the cello and would love to someday be able to play Bach's cello suites. It has such a warm sound. But 1 thing deters me from going straight into learning the cello, the price of it. I looked ...
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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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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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Am I too old? Is it too late? Starting, Resuming, or Mastering an instrument [duplicate]

Age is a commonly expressed concern in studying music, and there are many questions on this site addressing "late starts" from a variety of perspectives. This post is intended as Link ...
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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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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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Were there any well documented self taught musicians who struggled to adjust to conventional written music methods?

Were there any well documented self taught major musicians who struggled to adjust to conventional written music methods? By self taught I mean learning, for example, by ear and making up songs but ...
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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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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 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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Meaning of "Battuta" in Counterpoint

What is Battuta and does it only apply to voice leading by contrary motion? For example, in treble clef, if going from "E-G" (major-tenth - that is, the "E" is in the bass and the "G" is in ...
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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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Why is the last string on a guitar called the first string and the first string called the sixth string?

I learned early in my guitar playing journey that what I would naturally assume would be the first string (the fattest string) is actually known in proper guitar anatomy parlance as the sixth string. ...
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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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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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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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