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Use this tag whenever the topic involved relative or absolute tones. It can be the frequency of a note, or perhaps the comparison of a tuned instrument vs an untuned one.

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Improve bad ear

My musical ear is terrible. It is so bad that I don't think any amount of training can get me to a reasonable level (I've tried). Is there a way that I could improve it dramatically? I am open to any ...
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Do growls interact with the harmony?

Is the pitch of growls measurable or is it undefined (for example: bass drum and hi hat are both unpitched but you can tell the relative pitch)? Both me and my friend have good ears and have been ...
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Does striking the string with more force produce higher pitch?

My guts tell me no, but I want to make sure. I've got an electric tuner that shows the pitch that it hears. You can plug a cable(e.g. form electric guitar), or use an embedded microphone for sound ...
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What is pitch spelling?

I've been looking around the internet for this. Surprisingly, I can't understand exactly what pitch spelling is. I know what a pitch in the musical sense means, but I can't understand what do we do ...
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"∞-TET": Is there music that doesn't use discretely pitched notes?

Is there music that doesn't use notes with discrete* pitches, but rather has instruments playing continuously changing frequencies? I know there are microtonal tunings as high as 72-TET, but is there ...
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Easy Way to Generate Chromatic Pitch Shifts for Many Audio Samples

I have a couple of audio samples (mp3, whatever, the format doesn't matter too much) that I'm trying to pitch shift chromatically while retaining the length of the sample. There's a super easy way to ...
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How common is to use the pitch correction (autotune) effect for vocals?

Many vocal processors I see on the market feature and advertise the pitch correction. As I understand, they use the sound input from the instrument (analog or MIDI) to decide how the note should ...
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Why does the octave number change between B and C?

I noticed that everywhere I read about music in scientific pitch notation, I see the notes in ascending pitch as in: A2 B2 C3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 C4 Instead of what I expected, which was A2 B2 C2 D2 ...
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How does one project well when singing in the low range of their voice?

When I sing low in my range (notes around G2-A1), I often get a really resonant, airy sound that is quiet enough that it cannot be heard when singing in a group setting. How can I make these notes ...
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Tune to a recording

I made a recording of some playing with friends. I now want to overdub some guitar. At the time we tuned to each other, but not concert pitch. The music is quite choppy and staccato, and I really cant ...
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What is the math behind how keys/holes on woodwind instruments affect the pitch?

To make this question more specific, I'll provide an example of what I mean. Let's say you have an instrument that's just a tube you blow into, and it has one hole exactly halfway down the tube (I ...
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How to learn to carry a tune, i.e. stay in some key or other

Motivated by Singing in key/on pitch Suppose you have a close friend or relative who has a tin ear, i.e. can't carry a tune. You try to sing Happy Birthday together. You wait to start singing until ...
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