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Question about the musical technicalities of some songs of the band Colour Haze

I'm a layman about music theory, I barely know how to read a sheet properly. Despite of it, I know that most of the songs always have lots of technical constructions concerning the song itself, even ...
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Holding a long note without wobbling

As an untrained, inexperienced singer, long sustained notes really show up my lack of skill. Whether singing or even humming, I can't keep a single long note from wobbling badly. I can hide this in ...
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Confused about intervals and keys, does the former depends on the latter?

Sorry if my question is too trivial, I'm trying to understand intervals and keys. I've read on Wikipedia that a third "is a musical interval encompassing three staff positions and the major third is a ...
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I'm developing an unusual pattern while playing fingerstyle on acoustic guitar - Will it make problems for me in the future?

I'm relatively new to fingerstyle - I've played Nothing Else Matters, i got the feel for fingerstyle, however in that song i didn't use any other fingers than my thumb and my first finger; I haven't ...
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Oktavism and low larynx

I have question about a nearly-unheard of oktavism technique. It is similar in nature to subharmonics. Apparently there is a technique where you "swallow your larynx" and depress is a very large ...
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Vocal strain Breath support (broadway belting)

When I am vocalizing from middle C onwards, around E4, F4 (passagio) onwards up to C5 I always sound "strangled" when I try to sing within that range with "full voice". I have been practicing head ...
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Can someone convert Ritter-Georg Marsch into the sheet music form? [on hold]

Can you please convert from an original music to sheet music form? Here's the original music:
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Why do we start from the bottom note when counting intervals?

Say if I play G to C descending, my intuition tells me to start from the note that came first. But I've been told that's not correct. You start from the bass note and count up no matter what.
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At which pitch does classical soprano start to sing in head voice?

I heard that soprano uses their head voice more often than chest voice. But just like a tenor, they all have two passaggios. For example, I have found that a coloratura soprano would have her ...
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Why do B and C resonate sympathetically?

While experimenting with piano acoustics I came across this weird phenomenon. Having an open B string and then hitting the C above will cause the B to resonate! This also works with open C and playing ...
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7answers
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Forearm pain - practicing piano

I have started recently and want to become good at piano, but what is hindering me is the pain that follows up, when I play piano. I think it's frustrating. I don't know if it is technique or posture. ...
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How to name short phrases played to make “frame” for e.g. vocal solo?

How to name short phrases played to make "frame" for vocal solo? For example "Cambio Dolor" (original, performed by Natalia Oreiro) song, there are two guitars playing in verse: rythm & the ...
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Is redundancy used when live recording important performances?

From the wikipedia page about redundancy: [...] redundancy is the duplication of critical components or functions of a system with the intention of increasing reliability of the system, usually in ...
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What is a B sharp and a C double sharp?

I'm going through Larry Teal's daily studies for an alto saxophone (E-flat instrument). I'm practicing D sharp minor and I am seeing a B sharp and a C double sharp. Is B sharp a C? and the C double ...
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How to record audio from guitar amp to Phone/PC

I want to record audio from my amp to my Computer/Phone, what application do I use, and how do I connect the amp to the PC? Do I use a wire or something? (Don't judge me, I'm not a technical guy, I ...
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Is there a defined note for the triangle?

Do all triangles sound the same note in the same octave, or are there differences between models?
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How would you voice a G2 chord on guitar? Better yet, what even is a G2 chord?

I'm playing guitar in the orchestra for a musical at my high school and I was having trouble voicing a G2 chord. I feel like an open voicing would be overkill so I wanted to use a shape that is ...
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What are the most commonly used guitar scales in rock music?

This question is pretty straightforward. I like rock music but I cannot figure out what scales they are using.
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M-AUDIO Keystation 88es is Unknown Device on Windows7 64 SP1

I've been using MIDI "M-AUDIO Keystation 88es" for more than 4 years on my PC. Yesterday I tried to connect the MIDI keyboard to my notebook (Windows 7 64bit SP1). I had installed the current driver "...
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What Key Is This Progression?

I have a song based around the Emaj - Cmaj - Dmaj chords in that order. What key would you say this is in and what scales or modes would you use to solo over them? C Lydian and D Mixlydian are ...
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Trouble reading Beethoven's Op 14. No. 1

I'm having trouble reading measures 22-25 on this piece. I can't tell when I'm going up a half note or a whole note during these measures. For example, in measure 22 (the first bar in the picture), ...
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1answer
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I want to start compose music but I don't know where to start [duplicate]

I play the Double Bass and I've always wanted to compose music for an orchestra. I know that I need to learn more theory, but I don't know where to learn it. I was thinking about learning it in a book,...
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Can synthesizers match orchestras in terms of complexity and quality? [on hold]

To what degree can technically demanding scores such as Tom and Jerry's (Scott Bradley's music) be performed on synthesizers? Which specific synthesizers are capable of the best quality performance? ...
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Playing Piano By Rote

Despite playing keyboard / piano for many years, I don't think I could play a single piece from memory. In one of my earliest lessons, my teacher specifically told me not to learn the music by rote. I ...
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Should I practice on developing Hand Independence from the start?

So I started learning Piano a month ago, and it was hard getting my left hand involved in the beginning. Eventually I figured out that its more manageable if I just map both my hands to the beat ...
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How much louder than an upright is a small grand piano?

I now have a kawai upright (height 135cm) and I'd like to upgrade to a small grand piano (around 170 cm I think). I'm wondering how much louder it will be. I don't really need a louder piano, my ...
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Replacement on Reaper for garageband's virtual drummer?

Recent versions of garageband have a "virtual drummer" that can "follow" a midi song and provide accompaniment in one of several styles (e.g., "rock", "pop", "reggae", ..), and with a 2-dimensional ...
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is paraphrase and “paraphrasing” the same?

The term paraphrase in music seems quite clearly defined. Right coming from searching another term for the fill-ins, echo-ing, answering in a musical dialog of 2 instruments, a singer and piano or ...
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what is a “leitmotif” and by whom has it been introduced into music language?

after debating about Paraphrase in music and whether "paraphrasing" could mind something different I came to the question, that someone has been used the first time the German term of "leitmotif" ...
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Glass beads for prepared piano

Music for Piano (Frangis Ali-Sade) notes: Prepare the piano by laying a glass-bead necklace tautly along the strings between the above mentioned notes [C#-G#: 9.5 whole steps]. What type of ...
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Am I right in that it is a diminished triad without the third?

So I have come across a difficulty in my harmonic analysis having to do with the tritone being by itself. Obviously, this gets across a dissonance that has to resolve but just from the tritone, it isn'...
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How to do doubles?

Is there a "by the book" way to do doubles, or is this something that different people will simply interpret (and execute) in different ways? I understand that both strokes with each hand should sound ...
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Technical name for an arpeggio played fast across entire piano?

When someone starts at the left and plays all the way to the right playing an arpeggio very fast. Is it called a sweep, a run, or is there a different technical name for when you do an arpeggio across ...
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Did I use the correct key signiture for this 12 bars blues?

QuincyPenolaSheetMusic Any input would be fine. I was wondering if another key signature would have made it more easy, as there is a couple of double flats.
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Why do EDM musicians often create an intro that is 15/30/45/60/120 seconds long?

Not all tracks have intros, and usually those are extended mixes that have them (sometimes can be original mixes and remixes). However, I notice that often their intros are 15/30/45/60/120 seconds ...
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Alto saxophone learner

Any tips on how to go from C flat to D flat quickly on alto saxophone? (Besides practice.) It's difficult. I kind of put off learning the low C flat key. I'm going through Larry Teal's book and I'm ...
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Eighth notes beamed over quarter note notation guitar part

Please could someone clarify what the highlighted note combination means? The source is the song "Paint it Black" sheet music for guitar and piano. Thanks
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How to easily transpose sheet music?

I`m trying to get better at reading and writing standard notation. I was wondering how to transpose a piece from one key to another on sheet music , so I wrote a 2 bar phrase and tried to do it myself....
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What setup do you think is best with this gear?

I'm a bit confused on how to get the most out of my gear. I have an 8 track mixer (LD Systems Vibz 8) where all my instruments (mostly synthesizers) are connected. The mixer main outputs are connect ...
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Why diatonic chords and not always major, always minor, etc?

Why is it important to stay within the key, i.e., to use diatonic chords (minus modulation and key changes)? My intuition is that if the song is supposed to be happy, ergo if it's to use major chords,...
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Learn piano one hand at a time or simultaneously?

I've started to teach myself how to play the piano, and one of the difficulties I've found is trying to get both hands to do things at once. I either forget one hand entirely, or have one hand trying ...
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Piano progress plan for adults

I've read all over this site that, despite being a family man with children, a job, and being around 40 years old, I am not hopeless in learning the piano. So, I've started by myself. I know I should ...
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Learning piano after nine years of playing guitar

I've been playing all sorts of styles of guitar for nine years now, and I have a good understanding of theory. I recently started playing the piano as well - specifically more towards the jazz side of ...
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Best way to learn piano for basic skills?

I'm completely new to playing piano. I've rarely ever touched pianos to actually play anything. However, I have pretty consistent access to a piano now, and I'd like to know the best way to get learn ...
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Classical harmony [on hold]

Our harmony professor gave us this for homework and since I skipped a few classes because it seemed super easy, now I can't figure which are the chord functions (all chords are either 1, 4 or 5) and I ...
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Do I start G major scale from g to g?

I play the violin. For a g major scale, do I start at G and end at the third finger on d string (which is also g?) and if the clef says we are playing in g major, will the notes all be between g and g?...
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Mallet percussion instruments (xylophone, marimba) versus keyboard instruments (piano)

Just wondering what are the objective limitations, if any, of a mallet percussion instrument (glockenspiel, marimba, xylophone, etc) compared to a keyboard instrument (piano, synth). I'm just talking ...
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Learning Piano in one key

Hi guys I dont know how to play piano so I wanted to know, Can I be play without restrictions if I only learn to play in one key, and use the transpose if I have to. Would I be able to play like ...
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What is a good resource to learn how to build chords from scales?

I would like to understand how chords are made (like G/F# or Bb etc.) so I can figure out what a chord is by remembering the scale. Is there a good resource for learning this? If I want to learn how ...

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