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Are there J.S. Bach pieces that do not start with the tonic chord?

I know some simple pieces where the initial phrase starts in the IV chord or the V chord, but I'm wondering if Bach used to do that.
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Headphones connected to Scarlett 2i2 sound poor versus direct synth connection

I connected the main/outputA Left & Right Channels of my DSI Prophet X synth to a Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) via two TS cables. When I plug headphones (no adapter) into the Scarlett's headphone jack ...
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Use of sharps and flats when writing altered notes to chords in key

A quick question about the conventions of writing music. I have a song I am working on where I am going from a G major to a F#-b9. The song is in G major for most of it before going into a middle ...
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chromatic button c-griff accordion methode and practice books

I'm a piano accordion player befoe a while I got my c-griff chromatic accordion and I don't know what and where to buy any methode stuff so I'll be able to start from. I need some help and guide for ...
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How to produce tension and resolution

I'm beginning to enter the concept and science of tension and resolution and would like some context entering this section. Thus far what I have gathered is the following.. Tension and Resolution is ...
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Which C# note shall the tenor sax produce when nothing is pressed?

Currently, I am practicing the left hand notes on my tenor sax and I noted a sharp difference between the A and G. Using cleartune app I discovered that I jump a whole octave and I don’t produce ...
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Does a delay effect with a Send parameter exist?

On the Nord Electro 4 keyboard, the delay effect parameter is a "Send" parameter: it controls how much of the signal goes into the delay, just like a send on a mixer. I'd like to find a delay pedal ...
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Players of unusual orchestral instruments

Consider a professional orchestra with a fairly wide repertoire. Obviously it will need players of all of the strings pretty much all of the time. However, for many of the other instruments, the ...
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How to set up Metronome

My teacher has told me to play a piece at 60 Bpm using quavers what does this mean. He states the actual speed is 110 however ABRSM states 80. I am struggling to understand please advise The piece is ...
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Recording stereo mix with Focusrite Scarlet 2i4 2nd Gen from Pioneer DJM-750K mixer [on hold]

I'm probably not the first asking how to record a dj set by using different equipment, however I would like to find the best option (and easiest way) to record these mixes. I used to have ESI Maya44 ...
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Plugging Shure 520DX harmonica mic straight into audio interface

I plan to buy Shure 520DX microphone and plugging it straight into my audio interface. Do I need to add an amp simulation plugin in the signal chain to achieve the desirable sound or will it sound ...
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Chords of my song sound boring [closed]

I am not a musician, I have mostly self studied some music theory, and I really enjoy composing small pop pieces on the guitar. Recently I got stuck. I have all the lyrics, and the rhythm works, but ...
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How to check the quality of an audio sample?

I'm new to the music scenario and EDM production. With so many options of FREE samples out there, I'm wondering how to best check the quality of a sample? Bit? Khz? Wav? Are there any software that I ...
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Is this Consonance/Dissonance write up correct?

This is part of a write up im doing for a project regarding music production and this is my Consonance and Dissonance section. Are all points correct here? Many thanks folks! Consonance and ...
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How can I count steady while also playing a non-steady rhythm?

I'm trying to arrange a song, but I'm running into trouble with figuring out the rhythm. I can tap out the rhythm perfectly fine but when I try tapping out the rhythm I can't count steady. I'm ...
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Why does playing in a new key close to the one my ear has been used to sound so good?

I play guitar, and have been in the key of Cmaj a lot today because it's always easiest for me to try out new ideas within. I just happened to play a little something in C#maj, and when I resolve, to ...
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I wrote two alternate fugue expositions for one subject does either follow good harmonic conventions?

The fugue subject comes from a placement test example for the Peabody Institute... First exposition... Audio Second exposition... Audio My question are about the interplay of harmony and ...
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Is it possible to calculate inversion and retrograde in guitar pro?

I want to select a portion out of a guitar pro tab and i want to modify that with the inversion and the retrograde of that specific selection. The inversion means that the order of the intervals ...
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Former classical piano student looking for my new musical path

I used to take classical piano lessons, the Royal Conservatory program, and had an amazing teacher who taught me a lot about discipline and how to play classical music up to about grade 7 or 8 level. ...
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♭VII-I Cadence, ♭III-I Cadence: Name?

I've gone through a bunch of ♭VII-I and ♭III-I cadences in rock music. In C major, they are B♭-C and E♭-C. Is there a specific name for the two cadences? So far, I've been calling them authentic ...
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Are cross-legged digital keyboard stands comfortable while playing seated

I'm buying my first digital keyboard, more specifically a Yamaha NP12. I intend to play seated and I wonder if a cross legged stand is comfortable. Would I have enough room for my legs/knees or ...
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Is a bass line the same as a bass progression?

In alot of songs there's a chord progression. Say we have a 4 chord progression. Each chord can correspond to a note the bass plays. So now the bass is playing a 4 note progression. Is that called a ...
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Song recommendations for guitar that use open voicings [closed]

I want to learn some songs with open voicing chords on the guitar so that I can increase my intuition here. I know this might not be the proper place to ask this question but I haven't found a result ...
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A system to tune sympathetic strings for Western music

I've just got an EHX Ravish pedal and so I'm exploring the sympathetic string function. For standard Western, meantone temperament: diatonic or modal, major or minor melodies what are good rules for ...
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How Can Newcomer Learn by Ear

I'm new to Bansuri and am practicing simple, repetitive tunes, such as Om Jai Jagdish Hare A good friend requested I learn below song. I am unable to find tutorials, or even notation anywhere. This ...
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Letters m, n and v above roman numerals in functional harmony notation

I'm reading a functional harmony textbook and found the notation in the following passage confusing: Consecutive VI and VII degrees in melody are harmonised with chords IV-VII6 (in minor: IVm-VII6) ...
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Filling in measures with rests in hybrid meters

Hey everyone, I'm a bit stuck here. Apparently one of these options is better than the other but I can't figure out which. I thought perhaps I needed more context but that's all the context that's ...
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How to memorize multiple pieces in only 20 days?

Just recently I have begun to learn the tuba. For a band I am in, I am required to memorize 5 pieces. Each piece has a length of about 1/2 to 1 full page. However, I only have 20 days to memorize all ...
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How much does an embouchure's shape affects the ability to produce a note on a flute?

I've already asked a bunch of (more theoretical) questions about the subject, but I'm trying to build a flute — a chromatic flute to be more precise. I don't play the flute or any other woodwind ...
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What kind of passage I may use this Key and What's the name of this Key?

I'm a flute player and I bought this flute sometime ago and I'd like to know: Flute Yamaha 371 Allegro version What kind of passage I may use this Key and What's the name of this Key? Please, ...
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Allen keys dont fit truss rod

I have a Squire Contemporary Series in HSS format. Ive tried almost all allen keys that may fit the hole by the neck, nothing fits, should I be worried? everything else works perfectly, in fact it ...
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Which type of trumpet is typically used to perform Bach Brandenburg 2

Could anyone explain how to choose what design of trumpet to perform Brandenburg 2 on? I'd expect it to be performed on a Bb piccolo trumpet - but there are three-valve and four-valve piccolos, and ...
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What gear for creating a headphone mix for a band

I have this mixer yamaha MG16XU 16-channel and I'm trying to figure out whether I can create a separate mix for each member of the band with this headphone distributor Behringer MicroAMP HA400, or ...
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Berlin woodwinds - Kontakt - Articulation Performer - Missing background images [closed]

I've upgraded my Kontakt version and after this, for some reason, the background image of the Articulation Performer for Berlin Woodwinds is missing: The correct background might be this: Does ...
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Bach 3G or Denis Wick 4.5AL for baritone?

I’ve got a Bb baritone that takes large shank mouthpieces. Should I get a 3g or 4.5al?
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Jazz chord balancing on Piano [closed]

When playing a chord on a piano, how should the volumes of each degree of the chord be balanced. I am thinking that since the perfect fifth is often omitted, maybe it should be played softer if it was ...
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Website to post recordings of music and play thru browser [closed]

Few months ago I saw a post on Music Stackexchange where a person uploaded a sample of their music to get assistance. They used a website to upload their recording and were able to share a link of ...
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Connection issues with Behringer UM2 and Clavinova CLP-360 keyboard

After deciding on getting a Behringer UM2 to record my Clavinova CLP-360, I'm having issues connecting it. Audio interface has two 1/4" inputs (One is line level and the other is high impedance), and ...
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Sequencing Elektron Analog Rytm MKII & Elektron Analog Four MKI & Elektron Digitakt

I want to synchrone Elektron Analog Rytm MKII & Elektron Analog Four MKI & Elektron Digitakt. This is my setup: on the Elektron Analog Four MKI: CLOCK RECEIVE -> ON CLOCK SEND —> OFF ...
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Tenor sax trouble with low D and E (other notes are fine)

I recently bought a 1950's Conn Naked Lady sax and it works fine except the low D and E are, for lack of a better word, "bubbly", or unstable. It's not a leak because C and below sound fine. I've ...
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Is this a fry scream in Marilyn Manson's song?

This is the song and the exact moment I'm reffering to: This long, high pitched scream. As I was trying to do it, I can certainly feel that I cannot reach this note ...
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Need help understanding and dialing in a particular guitar tone

I have a Sterling by Music Man JP60, modded with the (older?) JP signature pickups Crunchlab and Liquifire. I mostly play with a Yamaha THR10X, and while it's a fantastic amp in many respects, I'm ...
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Tremolo on ukulele pick or fingers?

I saw a few vids on tremolo on ukulele. I like tremolo on uke because the strings are so spread out. But from the videos I watched, some use one finger, some use two fingers, and some use a pick. I'm ...
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Teaching guitar to a 6yr old

I'm a self-taught amateur guitarist of about 10 years. Never had any formal lessons. Picked up what I could from books. When my nephew was 4, he saw my guitars and wanted to try them. He was quite ...
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Are all diatonic chords in the diminished scale diminished?

I think there's some confusion about the definition of the word 'diatonic'. I'm not using it here to refer to the the prominent primal pattern of the heptatonic scale that has a group of two and three ...
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How many tone holes are there actually in different orchestral woodwind instruments?

I'm trying to make my own bamboo flute or perhaps "saxophone" of sorts, and before wasting any material I want to have the right construction plans. I've seen some examples of simple types of bamboo ...
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Do I need an audio interface for recording if I have a mixer with a built-in USB?

I have Volca series synths and Behringer xenyx 802. I can record each Volca separately with an audio interface to my computer but If I want to play them and record them together (which is better for ...
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De-tuning on a new floyd rose setup

I just bought my first guitar with a Floyd Rose system and I absolutely love it. Now when I tuned it all up, and do some dives with the bar, and let it come back, my strings are all de-tuned a small ...
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Non-Chromatic Orchestral Instruments?

I would like to know which instruments of a modern orchestra are not able to play a full chromatic run? I know that the harp for example is in a certain key and you have to use the pedals to change ...
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Negative Harmony

Is there a quick rule-of-thumb for finding negative harmonies? Usually they are explained by drawing a circle of pitches and pairing them by lining up the 'positive' and 'negative' pitches. But this ...

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