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Parallel octaves in left hand chords

In classical / romantic harmony, are parallel octaves allowable in left hand chords? When and why? For example, in Chopin's Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2, right at the beginning, there are parallel G-A-G. ...
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What do these dotted half notes mean? [duplicate]

I've recently started playing the piano and I've been curious about a music piece. This is the only thing i haven't been able to figure out why it's there. Would appreciate some help, thanks!
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Question about the musical technicalities of some songs of the band Colour Haze [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How do I rename an instrument in OpenMPT?

How do I rename an instrument?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Bobby McFerrin Psalm 23

Bobby McFerrin's Psalm 23 in Measures 7 & 15 does the E flat in the bass line make the tenor an E flat also?
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Off set neck on soundboard?

I’m building a guitar and want this modification. If I maintain the proper Scale length. Can I place the neck in an off-center position? What will this do to the sound.
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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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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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Do I play C and G as natural in G major? Is it always played the rest in natural?

For any major played, (g major, d major, etc.) do we play everything else as a low/natural? (Ex. G major only uses every f as a f sharp. so would c and g be played both as low/natural in the piece if ...
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Blown (?) speaker, or swapped poles?

I've just rewired my 4x12 cab to become two 2x12s to accommodate for a new head. One duo of speakers is playing loud and clear, the other side sounds extremely underpowered. One speaker at maybe 60%, ...
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Is there a name to this piano element from Country Music?

There is a certain piano element I hear in certain classic country songs, where the piano seems to play backup to the vocals for the extent of one verse. It has a feel that the person is sitting ...
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Connecting Sound Module (no USB option) to Audio Interface/DAW for recording and playback in MIDI

I currently record midi tracks in my DAW (Reaper) by using a midi controller (NI S61)and software instruments (VST´s). I would like to add an older Kurzweil K2600r sound module to my set up. I want to ...
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75w Ampeg tube amp with 16 ohm output jacks

I have 2 15" Altec 421A 8 ohm speaker cabinets but would like to also use an 18" EV speaker also. The Ampeg amp has 2 16 ohm speaker output jacks. How would I hook them up or should I use the 2 8ohm ...
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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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Guitar Intonation Problem, Always Sharp

I've been playing guitar for 7 years already. Throughout the years my ear developed and I started to notice intonation issues. I've been trying to fix it, but I never could. I adjusted the truss rod,...
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How did a number of great self-taught guitarists from the 60s and 70s learn solely from listening to records? [on hold]

A lot of things are written about influential guitar players such as technical prowess and it is mentioned how they are self-taught/never had a lesson. But reading through all this stuff I couldn't ...
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Help understanding subdivisions of beats in a bar [on hold]

Why can two consecutive beats be subdivided into "subbeats"? If a rhythm consists of four beats in a bar, and those beats are subdivided into two "subbeats", can we call it a 8/4 time signature ?
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How to avoid dissonance when moving from Maj7 to Dom7 chord if pedal is needed to be played

I am trying to play the part where Emaj7 is followed by E7-9. The piece is Poverty "Once upon a time in America". The right hand plays the highest G# and the left hand plays E (bass), then the left ...
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What are the exact chords used in the intro of this Song? [on hold]

https://www.guitaa.com/chords/kaavyapur-sessions-episode-1-featuring-tushar-joshi-kyun The Chords are all same and correct. But in Intro, there are two-three additional notes which makes it sound ...
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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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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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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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Is there a name for a chord with a major 3 and b5? When can it be used? [duplicate]

I think most of the 3 notes played at the beginning of Ocarina of Time's Lost Woods theme for reference. In C, these 4 are considered triads: Major: C E G Minor: C Eb G Diminished: C Eb Gb ...
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Why can I play a melody starting with any key, or even change the key in the middle of the melody?

I just realized that I can play any melody starting with any key on a piano, and it sounds weird only for the first key I press, and afterwards I have trouble remembering what the original sounded ...
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Kurzweil Mark 110 digital piano has stuck key

I have a Kurzweil Mark 110 Digital Piano, that I purchase used. It is in very good condition, but just recently the B key above middle C will not press down. It is stuck in the up position. The ...
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Harmony on measure 21/22 of Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu

On measure 21, Chopin uses a B major-minor chord followed by a D# minor chord. One might think we're in E major and that he's just borrowing the D# minor, but on measure 19, it seems Chopin has ...

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