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What is the name for this kind of chord chart?

I'm looking for information about a particular style of notation for representing the chord progression in a song. I've heard musicians just call it a "chord chart". But when I search, "chord chart" ...
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How can I recognize a rhythmic figure by pressing any key on keyboard

Have you got any suggestions about software that can recognize a rhythmic figure after I tapped it on a keyboard? If Logic Pro X can do it, that would be PERFECT. I mean after I tapped on spacebar or ...
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Enhancing a frequency band with Audacity

I have an aiff file that's got a mixture of spoken word and music on it. I've isolated the frequency of the voice I want to enhance in the recording. What tool within audacity would I use to bring ...
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How to make the sound move from one channel to the other?

I need to figure out how to make a sound go from the right channel to the left channel (and vice versa) while recording. This effect is typically noticeable when the listener is wearing headphones. An ...
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Software to edit MIDI played by Roland Keyboard [duplicate]

I purchased a Roland BK-3 keyboard. It can connect to computer through USB and is MIDI2 compatible. I'm looking for a software that does following jobs: Edit MIDI generated by my keyboard Print note ...
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What software can change guitar backing track one-half step lower?

What software can change guitar backing track one-half step lower? Many guitar songs are in E and A flat key and backing tracks are in pure E and A respectively, you know. It sounds obviously ...
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Reference frequency computation procedure explanations

I develop a web tool to detect Harmonic Key on a < audio >/< video > node on a web page. I found over wikipedia, the "Harmonic Pitch Class Profiles". It's a procedure to extract the harmonic ...
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Midi keyboard as electronic keyboard [closed]

I am using cubase with my Midi Keyboard M-Audio. i want to know a software with midi keyboard which convert my MIDI keyboard to an electronic keyboard. I want to say like two handed keyboard left hand ...
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How to display instrument name always unshortened in MuseScore?

MuseScore (2.0.3) displays the full instrument names only on the first line, on the other lines it is displayed shortened, like this: How to force the application to show the instrument names always ...
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Notation problems in ABCjs

In the below ABCjs sample: X: 1 T: Symphony No. 7 C: Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) R: Langsam (Adagio) M: 4/4 L: 1/4 K: Bm [F,^G,B,D]/z//[F,G,B,D]///[F,G,B,D]/// [F,G,B,D]/z//[F,G,B,D]///[F,G,B,D]/// !///...
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Documentation for the embedded cue point format of Traktor/Serato/Ableton/

Most DJ software these days lets you set cue points. These are typically stored somewhere in the ID3 tags (assuming you're using mp3). Unfortunately, manufacturers seem to use GEOB (an opaque datatype)...
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Voices doubling a dotted note in Lilypond

How do you get two voices to double the same dotted note in LilyPond? Goal Let's say I'm trying to reproduce the simple four-voice example below, where tenor and bass double the G. Attempt #1 \...
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Adding sustain to notes in Finale

I installed Finale Music 25 today and opened a few tutorials and nowhere I could find a sustain pedal sign or let ring like in Guitar Pro 6 or any similar software. The notes are not sustained and I ...
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Lilypond voice difficulty analysis

I have a lot of lilypond files for different instruments. To get a selection for players depending on their playing skills, I'm looking for a an algorithm that analyzes a lilypond file voice by ...
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File format with track layers

I often download different available multitracks to songs to see the way the tracks of the song sound separately. I was wondering if there is a file format that is an undrendered audio format with ...
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print music scores from midi files [closed]

I am working on a folk music project. We have midi files of a local 'fiddle player' and want to print a good quality music tutor from his tunes. I am looking for software that can output a format be ...
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Is Lilypond actively developed? Will the format become obsolete?

Developmental state of LilyPond The official homepage has a notice that reads "Since no developer currently is listed for commercial development, your best bet is asking on the developer list". And ...
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How to notate a change to triplet feel part-way through a song?

I'm trying to notate a song which starts out in 4/4 time (with two 8th notes per beat) and changes to a triplet feel (with three 8th notes per beat and four beats in a bar) part-way through the song. ...
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Supercollider: Include additional source code file

Is there a way in a Supercollider source code file to include another source code file from disk, like the "include"-statement does in C++? I assume there must be a way to do it, but I haven't ...
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Creating lead sheets using MuseScore

I'm trying to separate a choral arrangement into simplified individual sheets for the different parts and instruments. Need to be able to create a sheet with: Music Lyrics Chords I have issues ...
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.Wav only sounds good with headphones not regular speakers

I've created great vocals on studio one, in wav format 32 bit at 44.1 khz. Problem It only sounds good on headphones. It sounds distorted on bass and high notes. Is it because the wav was created ...
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Is it possible to turn my surface pro into a midi input device for my mac book pro

I have surface pro and I use GarageBand on osx. I was wondering if there is anything I could do to input MIDI from the device (maybe some sort of software that would turn my touch screen surface pro ...
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Is there a guitar amp simulator for windows that doesn't block other apps sounds?

I have Guitar Rig 5 that am using it with the Rocksmith cable, had to install something called "ASIO" to make it work because the other one (WASAPI) doesn't work with Rocksmith usb cable. Guitar Rig,...
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midi record to score

I am looking for a midi recording and score printing software for my IPad. I have : Ipad. EPiano with Midi Ports. Midi connector box with cables, which works fine with "Home Orchestra". Now I am ...
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Web MIDI ⇆ JACK

I'm using Google Chrome on Ubuntu, which provides good Web MIDI support. However, I use JACK for most audio apps, and I find that JACK MIDI ports don't show up in the Web MIDI devices - only ALSA ...
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Is there software for adding chords to a melody?

I understand fully how to harmonise a melody and could do so if I wished. However, I would like to quickly put together a CD of accompaniments of a large number of songs to use in a community singing ...
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Convert complex music score to simpler one

I am currently trying to implement a software that can convert a complex music score (example) to a simpler one (example). Do you guys know any technique or work that have been done before in order ...
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How to reference or calculate the percentage pitch change between two notes?

I'm building an arpeggiator software. So to start off I have a note for a piano sample, call it 'piano-base-note.mp3'. and I have a script to increase / decrease the pitch of an mp3 file by some ...
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How to play in time, for songwriters

How do songwriters make recordings that are in time? Here's what I've tried: 1) Recording with a metronome. OK, now my songs are in time, but are different (e.g. quantized/snapped to the beat ...
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How to write and save the songs you know?

Total newbie here. I learned some songs on my guitar from youtube videos; if I need to remember something though, I don't want to go through the whole video again; I would like to save the chords, ...
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Concert equipment or software

If I want to perform to my family with a microphone, what equipment should I have at least? My voice is not loud compared to the piano, and I also want to add some effects to my voice such as reverb, ...
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What if I want to make a living out of music? [closed]

First off, I don't even know if this belongs here or in music fans, please move it accordingly admins. So far, I am sure I want to be a full time musician. This is where my pleasure lies, mainly ...
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PC/Mac application for mixing, mastering and processing vocals [closed]

I recently purchased the Neumann TLM 49 alongside the RME Fireface 802. Now that I have reasonable audio equipment, I want to become a little more professional in terms of mixing, mastering and ...
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Chords in MIDI?

I'm looking for a way to represent chords in a MIDI file. Note that I'm not looking to represent chord voicings. That can be trivially done with multiple note-on messages. But if I do that, then I ...
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Recording Piano Tutorials

I'm thinking about starting a YouTube channel for piano tutorials, covers, etc. I have some equipment, but I'm just not sure how to put it all together. I would like to have a camera mounted over me ...
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Using VSTs to remake a song (with Komplete 10 Ultimate)

Is there a website out there that give breakdowns of sounds waves of old songs that I can try to duplicate/remake using one of my VSTs?
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Does piano tuning software actually work?

I would like to tune a piano that is in a remote place. Usually I would call a tuner but since there are none around it will just be too expensive. I found out recently that there is software that ...
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Unable to switch text fonts in LilyPond

I've followed all the instructions to set custom fonts in LilyPond and nothing seems to be working. I was originally attempting to set IM Fell English Pro as the document font, but I've set everything ...
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Hyperthreading when using Vienna Ensemble and Reaper

I'm not sure if there are computer experts on this platform, but this board seemed more reasonable to choose than a pure "computer hardware forum" on StackExchange. :) Do you think or know whether a ...
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Cross-staff chord in score with multiple voices in Lilypond

Assume I need to reproduce the following piano music. Notice the middle "voice" spans both staves. How would I accomplish this using Lilypond? (I am aware of a hack involving adjusting the stem ...
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Edit finger numbers in a Synthesia midi-file

How can I edit the finger numbers in the midi-files for Synthesia? Do midi-files support this possibility?
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Garritan Personal Orchestra 4: Strings Quality

How can I create realistic sounding string sections in Garritan Personal Orchestra 4?
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Earliest Music Notation Programs

I just came across this terrific video of sample notation (of ABBA, no less!; here's the original) done with Bank Street Music Writer, a program released back in 1985 (!). This is the earliest ...
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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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Quick Beat Identification. Method or Software

I am learning to identify the beats precisely at a random spot in a piece of music at least of strict tempo upon hearing it for a short time, say in one bar. Are there ways to do so effectively and ...
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Are there digital keyboard that will play music I write on the computer?

I have been trying to compose tracks using the synthesizers provided by software like Sibelius and Finale, but it sounds terrible in terms of the sound quality. I tried playing some of the stuff on ...
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How do I notate sharps in ABC notation?

I'm trying to convert the dozenal representation of tau (=2*pi) to a series of notes. I was trying to use ABC notation, but I don't know how to indicate sharps or flats. I'd like to use a notation as ...
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Matching time in an audio file to bars in sheet music

I apologize in advance if this is the wrong type of forum to post this question on. Also, I have very little knowledge of music theory so please bare with me. I have a pdf of some sheet music, and ...
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Bitwig doesn't have ties in the imported Midi file

When I create a MIDI file in Guitar Pro 6, and load it into Bitwig, everything is fine, except for the ties. For instance, I create this track on Guitar Pro: Export it as MIDI and load it onto Bitwig....
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Help with exporting in FL Studio?

In FL Studio, I exported a project on these settings: Mode: Full song Tail: Leave Remainder Type: WAV WAV bit depth: 32Bit float Resampling: 512-point sinc HQ for all plugins: ON Disable Maximum ...