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Is E7 diatonic to a-minor or not?

I got this comment on one of my posts: C Major/ A minor are diatonic and do not have any accidentals. If you are suggesting chord with accidental they are not diatonic. For example, while E7 is use ...
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Is the secondary dominant the same if my target chord is a major or minor of the same root?

Say my target chord is D major or D minor in two separate keys. For example let's say D major is in the key of G major (the V chord) and let's say the D minor is in the key of F major (the vi chord). ...
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Are there any cases where the mediant chord has dominant function? [duplicate]

In my knowledge, each diatonic chord has diatonic functions: I, iii, vi - Tonic function ii, IV - Subdominant function V, viio - Dominant function The question is, are there any cases where iii has ...
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Why did Chopin copy so many of Beethoven's works? [on hold]

Chopin has copied SO many of Beethoven's works in his own pieces. Here are some examples:
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Reference request: recent books on music synthesis [on hold]

My knowledge of music synthesis comes mostly from these two books: Deutsch., ed., The psychology of music, 1982. Chamberlin, Musical applications of microprocessors, 1980. The Deutsch book has gone ...
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How to identify modes?

I am reading through Alfred Mann's Translation of Gradus Ad Parnassum (The Study of Counterpoint), but one thing confuses me. In the first species, this counterpoint is shown to be correct: But this ...
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E-flat minor vs D-sharp minor? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner guitar player, and I was working a little bit on my theory as well as learning songs I like with the song Feel Good Inc., by Gorillaz. So, I was looking at the chords and I was trying ...
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What kind of rhythm this is? How can i set my metronome? [on hold]

I'm trying to compose a song but I can't figure out the rhythm. Please help! In my head it's like this : 1 - 2 1. - 2 -3 -4 I tapped it, you can listen it here p.s if you know the answer, please ...
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How to build chords from a single note?

I'm working on a simple theory to apply both in real life and in a computer program I'm writing. Basically, I realized that we can create (or add) any chord above a melody (vocal track, e.g.), as ...
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Learning new twin bass drum technique - struggles [on hold]

So about 4 days ago I started practising new foot technique for double bass (YouTube video with the technique) and I have encountered several problems and also I have some questions. My biggest ...
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Does the ability of reading and writing music on staff help with learning music fundamentals?

As I see it, notation on sheet music is a tool for translating musical ideas into something that can be read/interpreted by others and played back, given they understand the same set of rules. I ...
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Notation of triplets in Bach’s *Orgelbüchlein*

In the following piece from J.S. Bach’s Orgelbüchlein, the nearly constant triplet line seems to be incorrect: The time signature is 3/2, but there are 9 eighth-note triplets per measure rather than ...
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Re-stringing a Classical guitar

I’m following how to do this on line but I can’t seem to get the 6th E string to go through the roller hole twice, as instructed. It just seems impossibly thick to achieve this.
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An 8th note that works well in major/minor scales

I am familiar with basic music theory and know there are 7 notes in the major and minor scales. However, sometimes in Jazz or with the Harmonic minor scale, you might add an extra note here or there. ...
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Timpani notes for Bruckner's 7th Symphony

For Bruckner's 7th Symphony, the Timpani notes appear as: 1st movement (E-major) : E. tacet. 2nd movement (c#-minor) : C. G. 3rd movement (a-minor) : A. E. 4th movement (E-major) : E. C. The thing ...
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How Shazam's search works? [on hold]

Just want to know how and from where this app is getting all the accurate data. Is it linked to Google? I heard it uses acoustic fingerprint to search our audio but in which library ?? How is that ...
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Single string Guitar song Tum Hi Ho [on hold]

I am a beginner and I found these tabs for single string version of tum hi ho I have learned the tabs but the problem is I don't know the "melody" or "Rythm" . I don't know , for example , what ...
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Why does my dental crown vibrate when I sing a high note?

I have a dental crown and when I sing a particular high note, the metal post in the crown vibrates and becomes so intensely uncomfortable that I have to stop singing. Please explain what's happening.
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What is this Japanese bell instrument used on “Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”?

at 0:56 the bells are playing the main melody. I hear this type of bell a lot in Japanese songs. What is this instrument called ?
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Advice on arranging an orchestral work for piano duet?

So, I am starting again with my arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite. I was debating whether or not to do the whole ballet but I decided on the Suite because it is shorter and more widely known than ...
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Extension of lower end of the vocal range

I'm a 17 year old male with a comfortable range of D2- E2-E4-F#4 I've been working on my lower as well as the higher end of my vocal range and while I've gotten better at the highest end, just ...
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I don't understand why multiple time signatures for the same theme

I just went to see "Beauty and the Beast" with a live orchestra. The movie was played on a screen with the orchestra performing the soundtrack. I was sitting in a place where I could see the control ...
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Piano - Making video with best audio [on hold]

I'm trying to make videos with the best audio. I have a digital piano that records MIDI and/or audio that I can transfer to my computer to pair with video. I've been using iMovie to pair the two, ...
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Pre-chromatic scale keyboards

Did some look like the modern piano keyboard, at least over a few octaves, even before the chromatic scale was adopted?
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What would be a good general practice routine for piano and guitar that anyone can build from? [on hold]

I'm a beginner on guitar and piano. I have studied (and kinda still am studying) theory for about 6 months now. I'm not interested in just learning songs, I would like to learn how to improvise and ...
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Mnemonics for Tenor Clef

I've been transcribing orchestral arrangements into MuseScore, and have encountered my first Tenor Clef. I searched online for "Tenor Clef Mnemonic" and other help-with-tenor-clef queries, with no ...
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In meantone temperaments, do A sharp and B flat have different frequencies?

In Pythagorean and Just tuning, according to Wikipedia, there are different frequencies for flat and sharp notes. Most notably, there is a tritone of which there seem to be 2 quite different versions. ...
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What's the Standard pitch for a Saxophone and its HZ?

I am new to Saxophone and music in general. We've been discussing the toners applications on ios and its pitch standards. All the applications I used had A4 = 440Hz, but the tutor claims C4 to be 440 ...
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How to acheive this wide stretch legato?

I am learning Piano Sonata no. 1 in F minor by Beethoven. It looks way easier than the Pathetique Sonata and in a sense it is. But the ending of the exposition for my right hand is quite a stretch. ...
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Differences in Bansuri Fingering Chart

I have been practicing little over a month roughly 30 minutes a day. Bansuri is A scale, almost 23.5" So far I am practicing SA RE GA MA PA DHA NI SA, and using higher octave when doing PA DHA NI SA. ...
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Help/Question about Microphone / Phantom power and audio interface

Just a quick short question, I have a USB audio interface (emu0202) which plugs into my pc but of course, the interface (emu0202) isn't 'Phantom Power' capable, So I wanted to know if it's possible ...
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Why is Stratocaster Low E-String Intonation at Limit?

I recently got an American Standard Stratocaster and I've been working on setting it up. I have tightened the intonation adjustment screw for the low E string to its limit and now the tension spring ...
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Holding violin bow without pinky

For classical violin: Is holding the bow without using the small finger of the right hand considered defective technique, or does it not matter? I've realized that I bow without my pinky, and usually ...
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How do I Read Bansuri Notation

How do I read Bansuri Notation Mumbai theme - A R Rahman I know SA RE GA MA PA DHA NI SA, and the concept of low and high octaves. How do I correlate the letters. And where are the letter ...
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C chord - Fret Dependency

Traditionally, the C chord is shown on a ukuele as the first string, third fret. However, the third string played open is also a C. Could this be thought of as C just being played in a different ...
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Composition for Clarinet

I would like to write a song for a Bb clarinet. What is the easiest key for a clarinet player to play it in? Do I use the Treble clef register?
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Can someone explain the theory behind the changes in Superstition by Stevie Wonder?

I'm learning Stevie Wonder's Superstition on guitar (an awesome song) and I'm really curious about the theory behind the changes in the chorus. The intro and verse are just a riff in E minor ...
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Preamp and Rack System Question [closed]

Okay so i have the Tascam Us-1800 Preamp, im looking to add things to my rack setup to get better sound straight from the mic and not have to eq/compress digitally. I want to buy rack mounted eq/...
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Right hand way better than left hand -Piano

So the thing is, I can learn most new RH parts pretty fast even if it is a difficult piece like flight of the bumble-bee. The problem is that my left hand isn't on the same level so if I practice for ...
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Is there terminology to distinguish arpeggio as embellishment versus 'broken chord' figuration? [duplicate]

Embellishment... ...versus broken chord figuration... In written or spoken language the ambiguity is frustrating. EDIT Broken chord is an unambiguous term. Arpeggio is the ambiguous term. When ...
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Is a doubly augmented seventh a compound interval?

I'm reading about the theory behind intervals, and Wikipedia says: A compound interval is an interval spanning more than one octave. Does "spanning" in this case refer to the number of staff ...
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What is a good source of backing tracks for electric guitar? [closed]

I somehow didn't find the ones on YouTube very versatile and very good, and definitely not in any way organized. I searched for and tried a ton of them. I would like to practice popular POP ROCK ...
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Is there any formula to apply extended chords? [closed]

Is there any formula to apply extended chords just like triad chord (IM-IIm-IIIm-IVM...like this). Thanks..
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Term for distinguishing dim/perfect/aug intervals from dim/min/maj/aug ones

There are two types of intervals, distinguished by their possible qualities: Unisons, fourths, fifths, and octaves (and their compound variants) may be of perfect or (multiply) diminished/augmented ...
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Terminology for 3 beats per measure

What terms do people use to refer to music with 3 beats per measure? I have heard the term "waltz beat" and "triple meter" but are there other (not necessarily professional) terms?
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Borrowed Chords [on hold]

Currently, Wikipedia states some examples of borrowed chords in major keys that are shown below: The thing is, the vii°7, IV♭7, and the V♭9 look too worrisome to me. Although I definitely agree with ...
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What is this chord progression called?

During the intro (0:00 ~ 0:04), The chord progression is: I maj7 -> IV maj7 -> b VII maj7-> b III maj7 -> b VI maj7 -> II7-> b II maj7 -> V What is this called? Is this an example of an extended "II-...
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What are ways to use the palindromic property of a palindromic scale?

A palindromic scale, as I've seen it described on a number of music theory websites, is defined as one whose sequence of intervals is the same when ascending and descending. For instance: D Dorian (D ...
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Every A note on my guitar sounds awful

I don't know why, but when I play the note A anywhere on the fretboard, it sounds horrible, especially on the 6th string. I'm not sure how to describe it but it sounds almost like if you played to the ...
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Sound changes: Putting curves or bends into a straight horn

I have some straight bell horns that are 26" and 29". They are powered by air compression tanks and have a very deep tone. I'm curious as to how bends in the horn would change it. Would they then need ...

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