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What are some effective warmups/excercices for open throat singing before actual singing or performance?

Soo, I am studying open throat singing to learn natural vibrato & control tension on my riff and runs/melisma... I don't know but when I try to do some open throat singing of which I followed on ...
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How to encourage & support my piano student who walked off the stage in frustration? [closed]

Last weekend was the recital for a music school near me. One of my students walked off the stage in frustration. She is a sweet teenager and is talented also. I wonder what words can I use to ...
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What should I practise to reach my guitar goals and stay motivated?

I have been playing guitar off and on since I was 12 [6 years ago]. Originally I started playing guitar because I desperately wanted to be like my hero Tom Petty. So, for about two years I studied ...
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Is it a good idea to drink alcohol before a performance? [closed]

I remember that when I was searching for a vocal coach I drank one tot of a nameless liquid, this turned me into a social butterfly the likes of which I never imagined I could be. I then aced my ...
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Quick way to add music notation to MS Word document

I'm currently adding a bunch of tunes to my MS Word paper set list, and I need a quick way to add music notation, 2-4 bars, to tune entries to spark my memory for starting the tunes. What is a quick ...
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Is it true that "there's no wrong in music"

In the following question… Why do some of the chord choices in measures 18 through 20 of "Study #1 William Leavitt - Melodic Rhythms For Guitar" sound... "wrong"? …a pupil says to ...
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On stage earplugs - what do I technically need?

I'm rehearsing and playing live with a band who work at very high sound levels that I find uncomfortable, and after some discussions it's obvious that I'm going to have to get used to it (or leave, ...
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Does temporarily quitting singing lessons affect your voice

I have been taking singing lessons for 9 months, but I will have to stop for about 3 to 4 months because I will be moving to another state for some reasons. Will this cause my voice to get worse, and ...
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Is there a way to rehearse being in a stressful performance situation?

I'm a brass player in a UK brass band. We spend lots of time practising things: we practise our technique so that we can perform fast or slow phrases without stumbling; we practise ensemble playing ...
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How to play notes with evenness

I am learning to play the piano and while playing pieces, I generally find that I tend to hit some notes louder than others despite me wanting to have them at the same dynamic level. How can I develop ...
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How is this level of quality of tone attained?

Can somebody please explain to me what kind of wizardry is going on in this video. The player has a quality of tone that I simply did not know existed. How would someone go about reproducing these ...
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How to dare to whistle or to hum in public?

I am 27 years old and I just discovered (with my autistic trouble) that some people hum or whistle, for example while walking. I am jealous of that because I don't succeed in doing the same. So... how ...
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How do I learn to sight read?

I started my school’s jazz band recently and I really struggle playing with them. It’s just really different to playing by myself alone, where if I make a mistake I can just go back and keep repeating ...
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Tuba technique using chords in Dixieland

When one has lost their place in a tune, how can one play a non-specific note sound on the tuba to replace an actual note – to keep the rhythm/tempo going until they find where they are? I have ...
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How do you obtain orchestral/instrumental parts for individual songs from a musical theatre show? [closed]

Looking to purchase instrumental or orchestral parts to individual songs from many different musicals in order to perform them in a concert. All I can find is piano parts written for piano/vocal ...
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How to optimally rank performances in a music competition? [closed]

I have often thought about this but I could never reach a concrete answer which satisfied my ever inquisitive brain cells. I understand that it is a tricky question and may vary from situation to ...
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Post-concert routine for soloists? [closed]

I'm curious about what happens when a soloist walks off stage after a performance. Where do they go? Where does the conductor go? Everything backstage is a mystery for me.
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing [closed]

I record much of my practice for my own study and it tends to be interesting at least to me when I make mistakes. However I find some of my errors are valuable teaching tools for me to learn from. ...
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How can you sustain a long note on electric guitar smoothly?

Sometimes a song calls for a very long sustained note, or a long sustaining chord, such that the length of the note is beyond what you can expect a guitar to naturally sustain, let alone sustain ...
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What does it mean to interpret music? and how to develop your own musical interpretation of a piece? [closed]

I am a pianist, and I often hear the term "interpretation" in phrases like – "you must now develop your own interpretation of the piece" "when advancing in music, subtlety in ...
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Getting lost in music while performing [duplicate]

When I am practicing alone (or in front of my parents), I always get lost in my music and in my own world (I play piano). However, when I practice in front of people I am uncomfortable with, I ...
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How to dare to sing? [closed]

I want to sing even if there are people all around me. I know that singing is not dangerous; it’s not physically dangerous, it’s safe. I know that I mustn’t care about others, but I don’t succeed. ...
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Baby Taylor BT1e didn't make sound at venue. The next day, it was fine [closed]

I have asked a few resources and I can't get a good answer. I was simply doing an open mic at a venue and when I plugged my guitar into their system, no noise came out. The performer just before me ...
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What musician life I can have today if I want to quit my job and be full-time musician? [closed]

Like many people, I play music by ears and with no theoretical knowledge. I was in bands since now more than 12 years, played drums most of the times. I do play guitar/bass/keyboard (my level allows ...
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How to import sf2 file to keyboard? [closed]

How to do so?? I have searched, but couldn't find any relevant information
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How to avoid stopping when I play a wrong note on the piano

When I play any sheet music by memory, if I realize (by ear) that I play one wrong note, I always stop/get stuck and cannot continue playing. This is very bad in case I need to perform. So how to play ...
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Learning to interact with an audience

Performing musicians practice our instruments away from the stage in order to make the best music we can. How can we practice audience interactions? In many performances, interacting verbally and ...
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Why don't bands try to fade out songs live like they do in the studio?

I am no music expert, but I am a huge sucker for fade out songs (songs which end in a fade out) and I love a lot of them! I just want to ask: why don't bands try this in live performances? I am sure ...
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Why do artists sing their successful songs off-beat after many years

This is something which I have found is performed much more by European artists than American. After many years performing, artists start to modify their songs. Speeding up some beats, and stretching ...
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Do you need to improvise to be a virtuoso? [closed]

In other words, how deeply connected with music do you have to be to be a virtuoso? Is mechanistic perfection sufficient or do you have to have proficiency in all aspects of music, imrovisation, ...
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Vocal range of a crowd

I am planning to sing a song and which has a vocal range of D3-D4. I want the crowd to join in too. Should I raise or lower the tune of this song to better fit the crowd's range? Which key or vocal ...
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How long can musicians perform before they get tired? [closed]

I'm conceiving a story where this might come up. How long can musicians perform before performance drops? There are hard limits imposed by biological needs (e.g. having to go to the toilet), but I'm ...
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Cords and Performance Rigs

I've got a setup with a guitar synth, looper, pedalboard and assorted flavors. Inputs are keyboard, sequencer, wind instrument, laptop and guitar. Setup isn't so bad except for the phono, MIDI and ...
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Does swaying your head like Stevie Wonder improve your musical hearing?

Stevie Wonder famously sways his head left and right when he's performing on stage. I've always thought that it was a listening technique linked to his blindness; I assume you can locate sounds easier ...
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Why do the members of one orchestra generally sway while playing, and the others don't?

I'm listening/watching to two videos on YouTube with two different orchestras, each playing a rather distinct style of music, but the members of one really seem to get into the physicality of playing ...
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How to simulate performance volume levels in MIDI playback

I've a questions about preparing a brass band arrangement in Sibelius, although the answer would also apply preparing parts in a MIDI sequencer and then creating notation from them. In a UK brass band ...
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Is it reasonable to expect a non-percussionist to play a simple triangle part?

If all the percussionists are occupied playing more demanding parts, would it be reasonable to expect someone in a nearby section not playing anything to, e.g., play a clear sustained triangle hit on ...
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Where can I share my guitar arrangements to get more youtube traffic? [closed]

Do you know of any sites where people would be interested in video game OST guitar arrangements?
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If the conductor went missing post-rehearsal....?

I know that the Kronos Quartet do not use a conductor, and a lot of "modern classical" music doesn't use one. For example, I don't think I've ever seen a conductor at a performance of a ...
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What are your techniques to research music basics signs, theory and for sheet music?

There are many questions about music basics, scales, keys, signs, harmony, chords etc. which could be answered by own researches if people had better strategies for searching. This is because they don'...
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Help with live performance setup [closed]

I have been invited to play in a cafe but they don't have any sound system. I'm thinking of buying a live performance setup, so that I can use to play MJ and music for future gigs as well without ...
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Mentally prepare for performing [duplicate]

Some background: I play the violin. Next spring, I will play in school. This will be graded and part of my final grade for music class. The problem is that I have almost no experience playing in front ...
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Conducting music written in 6/8

Can I get an illustration on how a choir master can conduct a piece of music written in 6/8 time? Thanks.
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Do classical-music performers use editions other than urtext to prepare?

Do any performer of classical music use printed editions of classical works (I mean those that published during the composer's lifetime) other than urtext editions for performing. If this is true, can ...
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Is it necessary to be a performing musician to be a music producer?

Is it necessary to be a performing musician to be a music producer? I have some years experience playong guitar and keyboard. I just know how to play Gymnopédie nº 1 by Satie. On these two instruments ...
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Term for One person performing a whole Arrangement with nothing else accompanying (As a Cover)

Like how "Unplugged Version" means the Original Song has been performed with 0 usage of technology-stuff (other than Microphone) [No editing, Acoustic Instruments only, No Faders, No ...
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Can Reich's Piano Phase be emulated with a delay unit?

Assuming a very clean digital delay with a "repeat n times" mode set to one repeat (like "Multi" on the EHX Canyon), mix at 50/50, and time starting at zero ms and increasing from ...
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What are the reasons to use a dust cover protector in a full concert piano while performing?

In the Liszt Piano Concerto no. 2 by L'Orchester de Paris with Khatia Buniatishvili as the soloist, they covered the top of that beautiful Steinway although they had public and were recording ... I ...
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What purpose do the question marks in the subtitles to the Met Opera's HD performances serve?

Part of our current daily social-distancing routine, has been to watch the daily Met Opera's HD streamings https://www.metopera.org We enable the English subtitles. Many of them, however, contain ...
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How did Kurt Cobain go straight from "Tourette's" to "Polly" in the Live at Reading concert?

In this video of Nirvana's 1992 Live at Reading performance, Kurt screams out the song "Tourette's" (35:10), and it sounds like he's absolutely destroying his vocal chords. Then, at 37:04, he's ...
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