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Transcribing from Orchestra to Piano [closed]

I was wondering what the standard procedure for transcribing an orchestra piece for a solo piano. Obviously, the large number of parts being reduced to a single instrument results in certain ...
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Roots of 6th chords on the guitar for different inversions/voicings

I've played piano for many years and just started learning guitar. I've been learning the major 6th chords, but I've noticed that many videos and chord charts don't have any regard for the bass note ...
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What are the differences between different marching music traditions?

I've often heard of people talking about "prussian marches" or "british marches" in the context of a style of march. It seems that they could tell just by hearing a march as to what tradition it's ...
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Didactic impediments of using simplified versions

I have been discouraged (read: told "don't do that!") from using a "simplified versions" book of famous pieces, and I've read also here many questions (for example this one, or this one). They ask, ...
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Replacement speaker for Black Widow SP 2A? [closed]

I have a pair of Peaveys with Black Widow speakers. The model is SP 2A with Max Power 300 RMS, 150 continuous, 8 ohm. One of them is blown and I'm trying to find a replacement. I have searched all ...
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How is it that tenors are able to sing along when the baritone chooses a low key?

It often happens that a man (maybe baritone) starts singing eg Happy birthday and the rest just start singing along. How is it that tenors are able to sing along when the baritone chooses a low key? ...
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Is it true that Bach had no concept of suspended chord?

In an answer to a question in SE I read the sentence with the pretension above. Chord in the Bach d-minor prelude I think this can be easily be counter-proofed by many examples of Bach’s music and ...
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What should one use the left pedal for on an upright?

In the (many) years I've been playing the piano (generally upright only), I've never felt the need to use the left pedal. From what I gather, the left pedal on an upright places the hammers closer to ...
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Making accompaniments (played on the piano by a beginner) sound better

After getting bored with my piano lessons a few months ago, I decided (a few days ago) that I wanted to get back into piano playing for fun. I really enjoy playing the piano but didn't enjoy the ...
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How to play double handed on the piano? [duplicate]

I normally play the piano with one hand, but want to play it double handed. Is there an easy way to play the piano with two hands?
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Is it possible that Beethoven (after turning deaf) “heard” all of his symphonies in a different key? [closed]

According to this article on cmuse.org, Even though Mozart is the only Western musician and composer who was explicitly acknowledged as having perfect pitch, Bach, Händel, Chopin and Beethoven are ...
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What is the relationship between “intonation” and tone?

According to wikipedia: "Intonation, in music, is a musician's realization of pitch accuracy, or the pitch accuracy of a musical instrument." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intonation_(music)) The ...
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How can I lower action on this guitar

Here is the picture of guitar. https://photos.app.goo.gl/kRjPwrUCL5ad5gT46 It is a hovner 185 guitar, how do I lower the action on this guitar?
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Must a tritone substitution use a dominant functioning seventh chord?

The tritone substitution has been discussed in several questions here, perhaps most notably What is tritone substitution? and Why is bII 7(b5) considered a dominant? (I believe my question is ...
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Internally panned sounds in FL studio?

When I open FL studio and play one of the basic, pre-loaded sounds, like: kick, snare, hat or clap, on the master channel all of them are a little bit louder on the right channel. The difference is ...
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Examples of pictures using notated music [closed]

My teacher was talking about a college professor she had that had a picture drawn out that was drawn using music. It was a playable piece but looked complicated. I'd like to see an example and can't ...
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minimalist compositions [closed]

Thanks for all the responses. It struck me that the work of Reich and Glass was/is mathematical in arrangement. If LaMonte Young and Terry Riley started the movement on the coast then Reich and Glass ...
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How to play this on violin?

I'm not able to find clear answers to this on the internet. There are multiple slur marks on the notes. One slur for the first 7 notes. But another marking says to slur the first 14 notes. And yet ...
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Why are consecutive P4s okay to use while P1s, P5s, P8s are not?

Consecutive P1s, P5s, and P8s are not okay to be used while P4s are allowed. What's the reason?
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Why is this not a modulation?

Bars three and four look to me like a modulation to the subdominant with an imperfect cadence in Eb (especially with the Ab auxiliary note in bar three). The answers, however, mark bars three and four ...
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Can practice guitar through sound card and DAW a bad habit (latency)?

So I’m a guitar player for 10+ years now, and I’m still asking myself if I have any bad habit in my playing. To practice guitar, I usually have 2 choices because I’m living in an apartment, either I ...
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What determines a note, and when we change to another one?

I have begun playing the tin whistle recently, and am quite curious about something in particular. How is a note defined? My idea is that the sharp and flat versions of a note are the "boundaries" ...
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The Chord Display Changed Automatically in Garageband

I'm just starting to produce music and am loving the chord display on Garageband. The first track I made I used the chord display to keep track of what chords I was playing. Hours later I went back to ...
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Can I put different note lengths on guitar pro (in one bar )

I want to put different note lengths in one bar above or below each other but when I change a note in guitar pro then other notes change too, so I have to use ties for other notes and that's very ...
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Can you measure consonance of intervals played by sine waves? [duplicate]

Is there a way to measure consonance of intervals that are played by pure sine waves? I am looking for a list that shows the order of consonance between intervals of sine waves with no overtones. Also,...
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Should I learn the Octave Etude to prepare for the Appasionata Sonata?

One of the hardest Beethoven sonatas is his Appasionata Sonata. There is one technique that I know it has in common with Chopin's Octave Etude. That is legato octaves. Difference has to do with ...
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What do the pedals on grand pianos do?

I have been playing the piano for some time now, and have recently switched from the electric piano to the grand piano. My grand piano has three pedals. What does each of the three pedals do?
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What is the violin's range including all the positions? [duplicate]

What is the violin's range including the positions(1st position, 3rd position, 5th position, 7th position, etc.)?
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How many beats are in 6/8 time?

In 6/8 time, each measure contains six eighth notes. We are often told that therefore there are six beats in 6/8 time. But when my band plays a piece in 6/8, the conductor counts in two. Also, the ...
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Can chords be played on the flute?

I have been playing the flute for some time now, and wanted to expand my knowledge of it. To do so, I started learning more about the standard music notation. While doing so, I ran into a concept ...
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Why do I get a whisper like sound when I play my violin?

I am new to the violin, and am teaching myself. When I play the violin with the bow, a weird whisper like sound comes out, rather than a clean sound that most violin players achieve. Why is it that I ...
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Is singing high in chest voice bad for you?

If you know me, you'll know that I am a terrible singer when it comes to high notes, as I struggle to use head voice, instead using chest voice. I strain to use chest voice while singing high, and my ...
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What does a violin mute do?

Recently, I bought a brand new violin. As I was looking at the parts that came with it, I saw a part called a violin mute. What does that violin mute do?
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Why is it necessary to learn scales? [duplicate]

I am in my middle age, started to learn guitar only 6 months ago. I do not have any career ambition in music instead it's more like a hobby. So far I have managed to learn quite a lot when it comes ...
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Too late to learn music theory? [duplicate]

Hye guys, I'm 19 and I want to learn music theory to start improvising solos and composing songs like king krule, cosmo pyke and yellow days, but I don't know if I'm already late to start. I already ...
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Why can I easily sing or whistle a tune I've just heard, but not as easily reproduce it on an instrument?

People with perfect pitch can easily reproduce a tune they've just heard on their instrument of choice. Most trained musicians without perfect pitch can also do this, but they would have to ...
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Is this slur unnecessary? [closed]

The piece says this: but then later one it includes a slur... Is that slur complete unnecessary?
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How to play upper voices of this piano arrangement part of Pachelbel's Canon

I am not quite sure how to play best the upper two voices of measures 2 and 3 in the picture below in a piano arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon in D. My first idea was to use the left hand and play the ...
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What do these brackets mean?

What do the brackets in the image shown below mean?:
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Is MPS-850 a good module just for triggering VSTs? [closed]

I'm converting my acoustic drumset into an electronic one, with triggers, mesh heads, electronic cymbals ... And my big question is on the electronic module : I saw the Millenium MPS-850, quite ...
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How can it be explained that the natural fifth of an euphonium is not in the “natural fifth pitch?

I practice with 3 different Euphoniums, a brass-instrument like a small tuba. One of them - a Yamaha training instrument with 4 valves in a row - has a bad intonation at the natural fifth (upper G) ...
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Is there a chord containing an augmented and diminished fifth?

What chord is this? There’s a chord progression often used at the beginning of a new phrase (chorus or interlude) leading from I6 to the ii: In C-major this would be: Starting: E-G-(C) ...
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Analyzing Tschaikowsky's “Mein Mitterlein”

At the second bar where the notes are A,D,C is this D/A ? but isn't the third note (F#) something you can't omit ? Through out this piece there is a bunch of sudden inversion the makes a lot of gaps....
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Why am I not hearing concepts I'm aware of? [closed]

I've been playing guitar for more than 10 years, although not very seriously. I'm not at all gifted, but I'm not tone-deaf either. I've always thought that I'm not meant to understand music, so I didn'...
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How to get a more major sound without going directly to major?

So I am composing a piece for piano trio to represent the transition from winter to spring. I have finished the first part where it is all in minor, D minor to be more specific, to represent winter. ...
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Dominant Violin Strings which is better 135, 135b or 135bms [duplicate]

I've used dominant violin strings 135, and the set I just bought is 135B. Reading previous posts, I understand they are different compositions of the E string ball, but which one sounds better? ...
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How do you denote a multi-bar repetition in one hand for piano in Musescore 3?

The title already gives my question away. The background is as follows. Imagine having a 4 bar pattern with your left hand, which repeats through your entire song and your right hand does whatever it ...
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How do I not fall into other people's singing pitch?

When I am at the karaoke with my friends, I often sing with them and realize, when I sing alone, I can sing the song perfectly but when I sing with someone that is of higher pitch/lower pitch, I tend ...
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Why is button three on trumpet almost never used alone?

The trumpet buttons 1,2 and 3 lowers the pitch by 2,1 and 3 halfsteps. So pressing button 1 and 2 gives the same result as only pressing the third button. So why is the third button so rarely used ...
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If fugue voices are in different keys how come they don't clash?

I was reading how a fugue plays simultaneous voices in different keys (?) I was wondering how they don't clash with eachother. Or to put it in another way, what keys can you play together such that ...

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