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Do interval ratios consonance apply to a single pitch or a scale?

I have established the order of consonance to dissonance of a pitch as seen below in pitch C.. Unison - C to C - 1/1 Octave - C to C1 - 2/1 Perfect Fifth - C to G - 3/2 Perfect Fourth - C to F - 4/3 ...
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Make mic sound stronger

I don’t know if it’s because I plugged my mic directly into my keyboard but i wanted to ask... I bought a yamaha dgx 660 keyboard Yamaha DGX-660 Digital Piano -... https://www.amazon.com/dp/...
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Which is more common when spinning a jogwheel clockwise, going forward or backward in time?

On a DJ controller, which is the more common default setting for jogwheels, say, on CDJs at clubs? Clockwise to move forward in time (toward the end of the song), or counterclockwise? I learned ...
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How to use Meend in Bansuri Playing

I am following tutorial to play Om Jai Jagdish Hare. The gentleman says we can use Meend in Bansuri. He explains it is a soft way to go from one note to the next. How would I do it. The video ...
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Can the Behringer XR18 XAIR Digital Mixer be used as a breakout box?

I'm looking for ways to record 8 channels of sound to a DAW while passing the 8 channels along to the sound guy. The Behringer XR18 has been reccommended to me but I don't want to buy it until I know ...
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What is Pat Martino's Minor Conversion Concept? [closed]

Is the basic principle of Pat Martino's Minor Conversion Concept anything more than simply altering melodic minor scales?
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Do people who sing with lots of power have a smaller vocal range?

Do people who sing with lots of power have a smaller vocal range? I have heard that if one sings with power, eg like an opera singer, you will get a smakler range. I feel that the more power I use the ...
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How bad is this dent?

Today, I was cleaning my room, and I put a phone powerbank on a bed. I wanted to put guitar close to it, but when I stood near the bed, I blacked out (for a few secs) and accidentally dropped my ...
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HARMONY- Neighbour note

Can the 7th note of a chord be a neighbour note? For example if we have the Em (E,G,B,D) can the D be a neighbour note if we have E - D - E?
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Is there such thing as compound nonharmonic tones?

Like instead of the ordinary passing chords a little info one why they work would be nice too liek how each note in the chord acts as a passing, are there any other non-harmonic tone techniques that ...
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Is it possible to start out on a nonharmonic tone then play its resolution?

For an example if I used an escape tone from F major to C major, using a B-flat note to G, once the chord changes from F major to C major. In all examples I've seen on non-harmonic tones it seems you ...
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Are these upper voices in this final passage from Handel a bona fide F7 chord or some kind of non-chord tones?

Handel. Preludes, Air, and Lesson... http://hz.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/e/e8/IMSLP12246-Handel_-_Preludes,Air%26_Lesson.pdf EDIT I was complete off the mark with this. The only excuse I can ...
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What does Decorated Suspension, a type of nonchord tone, mean in this below explanation?

I'm learning about decorated suspension. But I don't understand the explanation below. Could you guys help me with this? P/s: I type the script of explanation below, so you guys with smartphone ...
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What are these “advanced or unknown” nonchord tones that I haven't found out on wiki or other sites?

Nonchord tone (Wikpedia) is one of sources I've learned it from. I'm analyzing nonchord tones on Charlie Puth's song, Attention, to get used to them. However, some of them, I call "unknown" nonchord ...
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How to start learning the piano again?

When I was a kid (10 to 14 years old) I was taught how to play the piano. Or that's what I thought until today. I haven't been playing piano for about 10 years so I am of course rusty, but what I ...
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Relation of the diminished chord to the circle of fifths?

Within each key there are seven chords. If I understand it correctly the "first" six correspond to the minor and major variants of the current key and its immediate neighbors in the circle of fifths, ...
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How do I know if I'm in a Major key or its Relative Minor? [duplicate]

For example, if I compose a chord progression F-G-C-Am. Can I Assume C as the Key? How do I know I'm not in A minor? I've seen songs analysis that says a song is in determined key even when the root ...
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Why do the keys in the circle of fifths have the pattern of accidentals that they do?

I'm attempting to fully understand the circle of fifths, and I noticed that in the clockwise direction, the sharps are added in their own circle of fifths starting at F. I'm wondering why this ...
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Chords behaving as a melody

I've been learning some Christmas carols on the guitar and I noticed that the chord structure they have is very different from what I can usually see in popular/rock music. I noticed that the ...
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Is 1e&a2e&a3e&a4e&a timing notation commonly used and understood?

I've found "1e&a2e&a3e&a4e&a" notation often used to describe ballroom step timing, but I've not found any authoritative source for it. It even looks like a recent invention for the ...
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Why does the same classical piece sound like it's in a different key in different recordings?

I've noticed that sometimes a different recording of the same piece will sound like it's being played in a different key. For example, I listened to Concerto No. 6 in B-Flat Major, BWV 1051: III. ...
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What is the utility of Schenkerian analysis?

I have seen that Schenkerian analysis is a method of analyzing tonal music distinct from the usual one which employs roman numerals for the degrees, specifies the inversions, the functions, etc. ...
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Are there add#5 chords?

For example, if I play D, E, G#, B and C, should I call this chord Eadd#5/D?
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step-wise vs. circle of fifths movement in bass line

This post got me thinking about root movement. It has been said time and again that root movement of an upward fourth and descending fifth are particularly satisfying, and obvious choices when working ...
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Naming this chord [on hold]

I have a chord with Ab as the first, Eb as the 5th and an A as a flattened 2nd. What should I call this please?
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What do these symbols mean?

This is part of Hasse's "Mea Tormenta, Properate". I think the one on the second staff is some sort of repeat sign, from the research I've been able to do, but I have no idea what the one on the ...
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how to remove possibly corrupt digi 002 drivers? Or diagnose 002 as dead?

I've been running Protools 9.06 on a Windows 7 box with a digi 002 interface for years. A few days ago, after cleaning, I tried to run protools and it complained it couldn't find the hardware. After ...
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Why does the circle of fifths only show some notes that are enharmonically equivalent?

I was wondering why the circle of fifths only has three keys that are enharmonically equivalent at the bottom of it namely, C#/Db, Gb/F#, B/Cb. Why only those three? Can’t the other notes in the ...
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How to read this guitar chord cheat sheet?

Coming from a piano background, I have decided to give a try to the guitar and I have started learning some chords. Looking for a cheat sheet on Google, I have found this: http://www.princessdesign....
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Why does it sound so different between a 'C' and a 'D' on an Alto Saxophone?

I'm very new to Saxophone, and I wanted to learn the octaves. However, when I played, the C sounds much much lower than a D (middle d btw). I don't know what's wrong. Am I playing it incorrectly? ...
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Section in solo not learned - what can be done at the last minute?

I have a solo etude for 2 mallet marimba and I have to perform it tomorrow for an audition. Unfortunately I have not yet learnt a section of it. Would it be OK to skip the section and a way where it ...
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How do ratios work within the harmonic series?

Good day stack family, So in the harmonic series, we have a fundamental (pitch/note) and a succession of harmonics that stem from the fundamental which also hold other pitches within themselves. ...
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Yamaha YDP 163 touch too hard

I have a 2 years old Yamaha YDP 163, and it is very hard to play on it. I did the coin test, and it was around 100g on middle C, around 80g in the higher range, and 120-150g in the lower range. ...
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How to Barre Chords Properly?

I've played guitar for about 3 years and usually simplified barre chords to 4 strings because I had such a hard time with them, and now it's become a habit. I barred the 7th fret today on my guitar ...
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Diminished chord sounds great in the song song but terrible when I play it

I'm trying to play A Cruel Angel's Thesis on the guitar (just the chords for now) and the whole pre-chorus uses lots of 7th chords, and a Ddim7 right before the end. That chord sounds just terrible ...
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How to play rapid 32nd notes

I've almost completed John Field's Nocturne in B♭ Major that I've worked with for around 3 weeks but I cant seem to get this passage done. I've intentionally skipped this part as I cannot figure ...
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Help Identifying this bass

I found this (Vision) bass real cheap, and grabbed it just because I couldn't seem to find anything online , found a guitar that looked identical but nothing as far as a bass, I think its japan made ...
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Marching Band Piccolo Tuning

As many piccolo players know, tuning can be a wreck on piccolos. I play piccolo just for my high school’s marching band and I’ve always have had tuning problems even when I got a new one. I thought it ...
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Vocal manipulation during live performance

I'm looking for a way to transform vocals of my performers during a live performance. The performers will be using 5 microphones in total and will sing together as a choir most of the time. I want the ...
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How to perform quicker shifts? (Prokofiev Visions Fugitives #2)

The passage of interest: This is specifically pertaining to the right hand, and the tempo I am provided is quarter note = 60-66. The fingering I am using is, starting with the C: 3-5 3 2 1 3 1 | 3 2 ...
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Using Ableton with a 2015 MacBook

I intend to produce music with Ableton Live 9 suite in a 2015 MacBook with 1.3 Ghz (turbo boost up to 2.7Ghz) with 8GB RAM, and 512GB storage. Is this likely to experience lag - if so, how can I ...
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What techniques do singers use in order to hear if they sing the correct pitch?

What techniques do singers use in order to hear if they sing the correct pitch? I do not want opinions. What is really going on? What is it that good singers actually do that bad singers don't? What ...
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How long do you play these notes?

Here is an image of the notes in question, I've copied the specific part of the sheet music that is confusing me and made it in Illustrator because musicScore and NoteFlight are more headache than ...
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Do different modes have the same cadence structure?

In major and minor keys, the perfect cadence is V to I Will this structure remain the same in a different mode? I.e. E Phrygian Mode in the key of C (E F G A B C D), the tonic chord is the iii of ...
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Unifying/Formalizing the ideas of cross-rhythm, polyrhythm and hypermeter

I am interested in the notions of polyrhythm, cross-rhythm, and hypermeter, including acquiring more mathematically based concepts that can aid in quality music production. I have done extensive ...
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Why is bII 7(b5) considered a dominant?

I am using Ear Master for ear training and at the Chord Progression exercises, there is an exercise called "Various dominant-tonic combinations". These are the chord progressions that are being ...
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What is the name of the girl in the beginning of Dante Thomas' song Miss California? [on hold]

What is the name of the girl in the beginning of Dante Thomas' song Miss California there is a girl in the beginning of the video which if ypu know the name of
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What electric guitar strings are the most rust-resistant?

I constantly have to return to the music store with the same problem: My strings keep rusting within a day of playing. I used Ernie Ball and the first four strings rusted on me, then I tried d'...
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Only studio track featuring both Hendrix and Clapton [on hold]

Many years ago while listening to Stephen Stills 1 with my father, he mentioned that the track Go Back Home was the only studio recording that featured both Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton playing ...
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What shortcuts are there to figure out the major and minor scales that contain a set of multiple notes?

What shortcuts are there to figure out the major and minor scales that contain a set of multiple notes? e.g., Which major and minor scales contain: C,F,D ... or perhaps C and G#? ... or perhaps C, G,...

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