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Song Quality and sound through speakers [closed]

I’m a new Hip Hop artist in Atlanta and my songs are sounding really good on my headphones and ear buds but speakers not so much, any tips?
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Arranging Rap songs for piano?

I’ve tried to arrange a rap song for piano playing. The problem is that with the rap parts, how can I choose the notes to mimic the rap parts? (I have read this but still want to know what approach to ...
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Why use cross notes in sheet music for hip hop tracks?

This is an excerpt from the sheet music for a song by Eminem. What do the cross notes mean, and what is their purpose? Why not use normal notes? (I see this frequently in hip-hop sheet music.)
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Why can't we play rap on piano?

In piano and any other instruments which produces musical notes, it seems the notes that matches the rap are never found. But I think it can't be true, because after all there is some voice ...
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Why can I not “find” the notes for Eminem's Mockingbird?

I am trying to put together a piano arrangement for Eminem's Mockingbird, and so much of the emotion comes from the rap lyrics. I'm trying to sound out the melody to his vocals, but no matter what I ...
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What do “bars” mean?

I am trying to understand the meaning of the word "bars". I will give a couple examples: In an interview the rapper 50 Cent mentioned that when he was coming up "he just rapped", he "didn't ...
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If I just change the lyrics and flow (very slightly) of a song is it called a cover or a remix?

Is it referred as to something else? Like my version of a song or tribute.
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Is there a term for when lyrics are integrated with words from a sampled beat?

Is there a term for when the lyrics of a song are integrated with words from a sampled beat? I see this particularly in hip-hop. For example, the hook from Game's "Dreams" has lyrics: Lettin' the ink ...
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Techniques to facilitate the process of marking which words are stressed/accented by beat

I'd like to provide context first: I'm currently pursuing a thesis project that uses a stylistic approach to rap music. I want to be able to prove that dividing rap bars by the (usually) four beats ...
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Rapping for a long time without breathing

I have been listening to an underrated rapper named K.A.A.N. recently and in most of his songs, it seems as though his lung capacity is ridiculously large. I don't know if this is some sort of ...
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Is rap / hip-hop music composed the same way like rock and pop music?

I'm wondering if rap/hip-hop music is composed of using a musical instrument like a piano and writing down notes on sheet music?
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Newcomer to mixing - what levels should I set for each track?

Ok so I been rapping for almost a decade, so naturally I have no problems putting together a pretty decent hip hop beat/instrumental. Recently I have decided to better well-round my hip hop and ...
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Do we need to sing a hip hop melody adhering to a scale/pitch?

Do most hip hop and rap artists sing in correct tune with and in the same key as the instrumental part? Should the vocals be in a scale(Major/minor/blues etc)?
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What is the rap mechanism used in “No Pixar” called?

There is a mechanism / technique used in rap, I guess it's like a count, a speed, the number of words per line or something that determines how a rap is performed lyrically/rythmatically, and I ...
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What notation systems exist for indicating rhymes, alliteration and cadence in rap lyrics?

The only example I've seen so far is The Rapper's Flow Encyclopedia, which uses standard musical notation with phrasing to indicate cadence, and lyric capitalization to indicate (but not group) rhymes....
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How to learn rap music?

First let me tell that I don't have any kind of prior knowledge of music. What I have done upto now is, I have listened every album of Eminem and Linkin Park. Nowadays I'm listening 50cent and ...
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What's the term for speaking fast in a verse

Question: Is there any term for the singing style of saying a lot of words very fast in a verse, as if you tried to squeeze what are clearly too many words in that verse? Is it just called rapping? ...
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What's the name of the “dual voice” effect in hip hop music?

I would like to know the name of the effect that can be heard in pretty much every rap song on earth. It's an effect that sounds like a dual voice, like there's 2 people with the same voice rapping at ...
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Audio mixers versus computer software

I am an absolute beginner at creating music, mainly interested in hip hop. I have been reading up on how to create music and websites suggest audio mixers, and others suggest using computer software ...
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Are there any breathing methods for Rap vocals?

I am looking for handy vocal techniques for maintaining my flow during rap. This technique(s) will have to help me maintain my breath during rapping. I seem to be trying to hold my breath too long but ...
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How should I control my voice while rapping?

I am working on a drum 'n' bass song, and I'm planning on rapping for a few measures for effect. I'm terrible at singing and, since I write electronic music, have rarely recorded any samples that I ...