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Can't sing high notes in a chest voice but can in falsetto?

I've always sang in a falsetto voice-its simply easier for me-but I've recently wanted to sing in my chest voice more. When I sing high notes I can reach really high notes (I'm a soprano), but when I ...
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Piano fingering for basic triads in B flat major

I'm trying to re-train my hand to use better fingerings. Recently I looked at my fingering for something very basic: primary triads. I want to adapt the fingering for all 24 keys and both hands. I ...
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Question about intonation of enharmonic notes on the trumpet [duplicate]

I've been told that, ideally, a note like an e sharp or a b sharp should be slightly different in pitch from an f natural or a c natural. (especially when it is written as a leading pitch in a minor ...
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Solo Scales to Blue Train (John Coltrane)

Blue Train (John Coltrane) is a blues in Eb. What are the best options for soloing to it (Trombone)? major pentatonic? It feels somehow strange... the F minor pentatonic seems to fit quite well also.
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Strumming pattern confusion

I am not sure how to interpret strumming pattern in the picture. I understand that for eights it should be following DUDUDUDU structure but the picture looks like it doesn't make a sense because of U ...
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Studying artists like Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Monk - how can I improve in this style

I am currently taking jazz piano lessons from a jazz pianist. I am very fascinated by this music style, and listen to it a lot. I found out that I really like the traditional kind of jazz piano, ...
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fantum x6 keyboard [closed]

I'm looking to add rhythms on the Roland x6 fantom keyboard that is not installed in the unit can I add rhythms and install them in the unit and where can I buy them or find them please really need ...
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How to sing wihtout a supporting melody

I can sing pretty much in tune a lot of melodies, but only when I play the same melody on guitar at the same time. When I hear the melody on a guitar I'm somehow able to follow it with my voice almost ...
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Would it benefit a beginner pianist to start by learning Bach's Prelude in C?

I'm asking for objective reasons why this piece can be quite useful for beginners, specifically those who cannot yet read music. I'm not asking for meanings or arguments as a discussion but for ...
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I can learn guitar fast, but I haven't got the nerve to sit and practice for hours, how to practice for long sessions?

I've been playing an acoustic guitar for 5 months or so. I noticed a little problem on my way to success. I feel as if I'm not getting to my potential of playing. I'm not impatient - I know it takes ...
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How do you sing opera as a male? [closed]

I am a baritone who's been singing "professionally" for about a year now. But I've always liked opera and I would like to learn how to.
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Are you still playing a scale if you don't include every note in said scale? [duplicate]

For instance, if you're playing C major, and instead of playing C D E F G A B, you play C D E F G A, or C D E F G, would that still be considered playing in that scale or key? Because I doubt that ...
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How is music theory helpful in fitting notes together?

I'm very new to music; i've played a guitar before but without a real direction in my practice. I'd like to learn to play the guitar properly, but before that can happen I need a clarification ...
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Why does each key have different fingering on the erhu?

Why does each key ...playing the erhu have different fingering ? Is there a way to understand why and if I understand the logic, I might be able to figure out what fingering I should be using. I have ...
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chord voicing to improve overall sound

I have the following phrase: I like the progression and the tension that builds during the VII and V7. I also like the melody in the top staff, but I am happy to change it if necessary. Here's the ...
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Nested polyrhythms

In my research on polyrhythms I have discovered the term "nested polyrhythm" with regard to some of Frank Zappa's works. I have not been able to find a clear definition of it or any examples. Would ...
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What is Shoshana Damari's voice called?

Here and here are some samples of Shoshana Damari's singing. She was famous, among other things, for her very distinctive voice. Her voice is lower than a mezzo. Would that be a contralto? Or is the ...
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Identifying chords with multiple extensions

I understand that this may be basic. I have a chorus progression (C major) I am working on, and it originally started as basically the following: I-VII-V-vi-V I wanted to experiment a little by ...
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How to properly notate scales that are not heptatonic

As far as I understand Scales are defined on intervals. So, for example, the major scale is defined by the following intervals from the root: C - Root D - Major Second E - Major Third F - Perfect ...
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Okay so I'm using a guitar app and I'm having trouble [closed]

When I use this crappy app, It never tells me what Fret I need a capo on for each key and IT'S TERRIFYING!!!! So I just need to know what fret I need my capo on for the key of D.
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Getting MIDI timecode/clock from MIXXX beat detection

Does anyone on here know if mixxx can somehow generate MIDI timecode/clock information for jack from its detected beat of the current playback. As applications like ardour, qtraktor, seq24 and other ...
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How many notes in a trill?

I’m playing a sonata by Beethoven (op. 78. No. 24 in F# major) and there are two of these trills (see the picture I’ve attached) in the left hand. My question is, how many notes should be in this ...
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MIDI editor that allows to edit .mid files, keep the many tracks, and have a piano roll to move the notes [closed]

I already used many DAWs such as Cubase, Ableton Live, Fruity Loops, etc. but I'm looking for the following features: can open a MIDI (.mid) file and keep the original structure (if 10 MIDI tracks, ...
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What do 'dominant' and 'plagal' mean in medieval music?

In classical style brief definitions would be... Dominant: a major chord, built on the tone a perfect fifth above the tonic, used to form authentic, half, and deceptive cadences. Plagal: a cadence ...
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Why is printed music published with incorrect enharmonics?

I'm seeing more and more music that contains conflicting or erroneous information - for example, C°7 written with an A, (not B♭♭), or E7♭5 with A♯ (not B♭). Wondering if ...
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Learning guitar for absolute beginners

I suddenly have the urge to start learning guitar as a hobby and ended up buying a classical guitar, but I'm not where to start! My goal is to adopt a fingerstyle similar to Sungha Jung and Andrew Foy,...
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Can I use a car polishing cloth to polish my flute?

I have a Yamaha flute headjoint and it is dirty. Therefore I want to clean it so its appearance will be better. Can I use a car polishing cloth for this?
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Which are all the musical intervals that are valid?

I have been reading around many sources, but it seems there is not a full standardized way in naming intervals, some sources say that such a thing as a diminished first exist. So I started making an ...
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Am I observing subharmonics using this method on guitar?

Are we hearing a subharmonic? Friends and I hear a note that is lower than my lowest unfretted string on my standard acoustic guitar with standard tuning when I use the following very simple, easy ...
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What scale shape does Enter Sandman intro use?

I am learning Enter Sandman. I know it's in E minor key. But How do I find out what scale shape does it use? Does it apply to the CAGED system? None of the online videos talks about that. They just ...
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How can I count 17 against 3 polyrhythm?

Somewhat related to my earlier question: Phrase to help count 3 groups of 17? How can I count a 17 against 3 polyrhythm (to help me play it)? Here's a little sound file I made of it in FL Studio ...
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What scale is All Day Long by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn? [closed]

https://open.spotify.com/track/2nyx0Wqw7utftbWjnJcdru I am trying to play a little guitar solo over this track and was wondering what scale and key I should solo in. Everything I play sounds bad.
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What does Harm. mean in guitar tabs

In the Nothing Else Matters tab by Metallica on Songsterr.com, found here, I came across some notation that I haven't seen before: What does Harm. mean in the picture above?
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Are seventh and extended chords used to create dream-like and fantasy music? [closed]

There's an arpeggio that I've heard in different songs and it usually signifies some kind of transition into a "dream world". Here's an example of it, which happens for the first few seconds of Great ...
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Recording guitar & voice simultaneously: which microphone type(s)? [closed]

I wanna record some songs, which I sing and play on the acoustic guitar (+ some harmonica here and there). I wanna get two microphones: one for the guitar and one for my voice/harmonica, in order to ...
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How do I determine the “bass” tone of a major or minor chord?

I have learned the concept of major and minor chords (as they are played on piano). However, when I look at how the chords are played on guitar, I see that four tones are involved instead of three. ...
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How do I aurally differentiate the tritone, min 6th and major 7th intervals?

I have made good progress in identifying most ascending intervals up to the octave, but am really struggling with the tritone, min 6th and maj 7th. All three sound dissonant and very similar. Is ...
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Guitar: How to mute bend release sound?

Take this tab for example, it is specifically required that there should be no release sound after bending. I tried many ways but just cant get rid of the release sound. My first attempt was to mute ...
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Psychology Of Key Preferences

I'm a layperson with regards to all things music. I have some experience with the guitar and took a semester long music theory class in high school, but aside from that and some stuff I've heard from ...
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Is there a way to create a personal keyboard online? [closed]

I'm working on a project of my university (mathematics). I think it would be really cool if I could show that we can make new music systems with new tunes. So, is it possible to create a keyboard ...
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Can someone teach me [closed]

Can someone teach me how to write melodies like: I know basic theory but I don't know how to generate melodies.
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Music play along score animation software [closed]

I've been looking for a software that lets me animate a score for playing along in the classroom. The thing that comes closest to what I am looking for is Mario Paint Composer. The problem with it ...
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What program would be best and what would be needed beat and synthesis wise in order to make something like this? [closed]

I'm really concerned on how they did the piano and clarinet echo (if that's even what it is), because I've been looking for tutorials on YouTube for stuff like how to make a "boombape type beat" or "...
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Do the notes in a scale have to be played in order?

Beginner here, it seems like a scale just defines a particular set of notes that don't have to be played in any order to me. But if you look at A minor pentatonic scale you have A, C, D, E, G, yet ...
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Parallel chord substitutions

Are parallel chord substitutions common in (classical) music (if so, please share some examples)? And do they have the same function as the original chords? By saying parallel chords I am referring ...
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Phrase to help count 3 groups of 17?

I'm trying to learn to count 3 groups of 17. For example, for 2 groups of 11, I came up with: 1-ap-ple-a-day-keeps-the-doc-tor-a-way 2-ap-ple(s)-a-day-keep-the-doc-tor-a-way What's something ...
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Has the Bach Compendium been completed?

The Bach Compendium (BC) is a multi-volume attempt by renowned scholar Christoph Wolff and others to replace the traditional but obsolete BWV numbering system. It is my understanding that the first ...
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Where do the natural harmonics fall on the bass guitar?

Do harmonics work the same on bass guitar as is the case with a regular guitar (Natural harmonics at the 7th and 12th frets) or is it different on the bass?
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Understanding the concept of a “Cadence”

According to the Wikipedia article on Cadences, they create "a sense of resolution [finality or pause]." This got me wondering about a more modern and pop context, where simple chord progressions ...
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Stop listening to songs once I learn how to play them [closed]

I am playing the guitar, and noticed a strange phenomenon: once I learn how to play/ sing a certain song, I no longer want to listen to it. Has anyone encountered such an issue? Usually the process ...

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