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Whole-step technique for figuring out jazz scales?

I was watching a tutorial on how this guy finds scales to play on top of jazz chords. And I was wondering if this a good method to use, and if not how do I know which scales to improvise on chords. Do ...
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Were partimenti purely improvisational exercises?

Burney describes Neapolitan conservatory students "pounding out" accompaniment exercises that were full of "jargon and dissonance" in his history of music and Robert Gjerdingen suggests that these ...
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How to down pick a chord with skipped strings?

I'm following a tab and I encountered what is pictured below. How do I prevent the 4th string from ringing when I play this?
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G chord guitar fingering - one finger?

I bought a guitar course on DVD and am puzzled by the way they have begun teaching the chords, specifically the G major. In the first lesson we were taught to put our third (ring) finger on the E ...
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Is it common practice to audition new musicians one-on-one before rehearsing with the entire band?

I used to audition new musicians one-on-one, for a soul music band. After that, if I really liked them, I invited the new musician to rehearse with the rest of the band. Is that a common practice? ...
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Can I borrow chords from Harmonic minor?(Modal Interchange)

I know when using modal interchange I can borrow chords from any of the 7 parallel modes of the major scale. But I'm wondering if it's okay to use chords from scales other than the standard 7 modes. ...
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How do I name drop voicings

What is the name of this chord and what type of drop voicing is it? Left Hand: C and G Right Hand: Eb and G
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Why are both D and D# fitting into my E minor key?

I tried to look around for an answer to this problem but don't know how to ask the proper question in a search engine. I've been working on a song and realized recently that while I had been working ...
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1answer
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assistance adding back midi to a lilypond file

I had been typesetting Orthodox Christian liturgical by using the gregorian style in lilypond. For the "recitatives" where many syllables are sung to one note I have been actually separating them and ...
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Big amp at min volume vs. little amp at high volume?

Tim's answer at Can playing an amp at minimum volumes (<1%) be harmful to it? states that playing a large amp quietly is safe, but that the sound quality is often disappointing. Is the poor sound ...
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How do pianists reach extremely loud dynamics?

This question of mine started when I heard the piano score of Mars by Gustav Holst. Here is the piano score: How do the pianists even reach triple f? I myself have ...
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Has there ever been a piano accordion with piano keys on both hands?

It's possible to find a piano accordion with piano keys on the right hand and the triangular arrangement of buttons on the left-hand. It's also possible to find a button accordion with the triangular ...
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Can any chord be converted to its roman numeral equivalent?

Just a quick question, but I'm wondering if any type of chord even something complicated Gbmaj13#5/F can be converted to roman numerals? Assuming the key is given.
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I am looking for the name of this song! [on hold]

I am looking for an old song my dad had on a cassette tape. The tape was broken months ago and I have been searching for the name of this song since then, without any success until now. All the ...
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Is it normal for the voice to get 'tired' when practicing head voice?

I'm a 37-year-old male and I'm in to Rock/Heavy Metal singing. I would like to be able to sing higher with more power (as I'm sure every singer does). I discovered my head voice about 2-3 months ago, ...
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How can I know the correct keys of the songs my band have to play?

I used to look at tunebat.com, until my guitarist told me most of the keys there are wrong. And here are two examples of wrong keys, according to him: https://tunebat.com/Info/Soul-Man-Live-Version-...
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Upgrading Violin Strings [duplicate]

First of all, I know there are a lot of other posts but I think the different tuning and style of playing warrants a separate question. My sister and I play Indian classical music on the violin and ...
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Are the music-sheets available in “Jellynote” originals, or User generated transcriptions?

The title basically is the question. Jellynote offers a big collection of music sheets, tabs, chords and so on for various instruments. However, I didn't anywhere find out wether those are the orignal ...
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Resolving to minmaj7

Looking for possible resolutions to a imaj7. Theoretical or not - shoot! Out-of-the-ordinary resolutions are needed (I already know the theory behind it, using possible modes and all ). Looking ...
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Key down weight for digital piano

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535. It feels heavy which is more noticeable when playing chord sequences. So I measured the key down weights using a technique for acoustic pianos. Around middle C the ...
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Guitar sound not coming out of amp [on hold]

I just got a new Squier guitar. This is my first guitar. When I plugged it into the amp, no sound from the guitar came. Just static noises. What is happening??
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Is it Good Practice to Sing Saptak while Practicing Bansuri

So far I hadn't seen anyone practice singing Saptak (Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa) while practicing Saptak on Bansuri. Would it be good practice or even a good idea to practice singing alongside playing ...
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What is the musical term for a note that continuously plays through a melody?

I have been wanting to know this for a long time. It is when a note stays on while some other notes are being played at the same time, it is kind of like a Pedal Point from research. Here are some ...
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Dominant seventh chord in the major scale contains diminished triad of the seventh?

The seventh chord built on the fifth step of the scale (the dominant seventh) is the only dominant seventh chord available in the major scale: it contains all three notes of the diminished triad of ...
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1964 JB Hutto Airline Res-o-glass body composition [closed]

https://reverb.com/uk/price-guide/guide/591-airline-res-o-glass-jb-hutto-1965-red The JB Hutto Airline Res-o-glass model 1964 is said to be made out of a type of fibreglass called "Res-o-glass." Does ...
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Are there really great singers out there that didn't learn anything about singing technique but are just born with talent? [closed]

Most of the singers that I met that have no training have one issue: they have no singing power and have a weak diaphragm. They might be perfectly in tune but they are not really belting it out. From ...
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Can I use the 6 channel 5.1 usb external soundcard with guitar rig 5 software?

I have been looking for a way to use effect pedals as I am paraplegic. I do not have enough money to buy a Line-6 60 Watts amp, and I came across the Guitar Rig 5 software after reading. However, I ...
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I need help! how many beats in this note?

assuming that the quarter is one beat, how many beats is the circled part? Thank you for your help
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A truly perfect unison

Two notes are two notes. At least, it seems that way. When people play two notes at two frequencies, they sound like two notes, even when they're playing in unison. There are a variety of factors ...
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Do seventh chords add vocal pitches not found in triads?

I was wondering what is it about seventh notes... Fmaj7 Tall and tanned and young and lovely       G7 The girl from ipanema goes walking     &...
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breathing heavy

I'm just wondering if any female singers can answer these related questions. Why do some female singers breathe out in on the mic and what is this called? Are there any techniques for calming the ...
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Violin String Recommendations for Advanced player? [closed]

First of all, I know there are a lot of other posts but I think the different tuning and style of playing warrants a separate question. My sister and I play Indian classical music on the violin and ...
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How can whole tone melodies sound more interesting?

How can one make melodies made from whole tone scales sound more interesting & appealing? Unlike melodies based in a certain mode or a key, whole tone scales use only tones as the intervals. This ...
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What does it mean to rework or remodel an existing composition?

I was looking at the contributing artists for Ryuichi Sakamoto's album ASYNC-REMODELS, where on the back cover are some terms I wasn't so sure what they meant: You can see that the first track is ...
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What are 'alternative tunings' of a guitar and why would you use them? Doesn't it make it more difficult to play?

In the wikipedia article for the song Iris it says there is an: unusual guitar tuning in which most of the strings are tuned to D, lending the guitar a chorus-like effect. In a follow up article ...
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Does anyone have any advice for an older beginner electric guitar player who uses a wheelchair?

I just found this forum and figured I would ask a question that has hindered my progress in playing the guitar for quite some time. I've been struggling for awhile now with finding a correct way to ...
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Tetrachords in medieval music

Are tetrachords used in medieval/renaissance music the same way as modern chords are used in modern music (as a base for the melody)? And if so... how are the applied?
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Where to go from here

So, essentially I generally like and can only play instrumental music, however recently I have taken an interest in learning to sing a bit. I haven't exactly taken much from other's questions so here ...
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Jazz greats knew nothing of modes. Why are they used to improvise on standards?

My understanding is before 1970, few Jazz players thought about modes. For certain, Charlie Parker, Colman Hawkins, Bud Powell, Art Tatum, Monk, etc never thought in modes. Barry Harris shows how ...
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How do I get Logic Pro X to record the audio from my keyboard?

I have all the necessary cables to do this, however I'd like to know how to get it going.
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How to determine a chord on grand staff? (Piano chord) [closed]

Can someone please let me know how I know what chord for example rectangle number 3 and 5 makes? Number 3 is supposed to form a chord that I don't know the name of, as well as number 5. I have named ...
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What decisions should be taken by the bandleader and what decisions should be taken by the band?

As a bandleader, this is a dilemma! if I take all the decisions myself as a leader, I might look a little bit bossy and some musicians might not like that, as they are not employees. On the other ...
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How to retrograde a note sequence in Finale?

For instance, if I have written the C minor arpeggio from C2 to C6, how could I do to write the same note sequence but, in this time, starting from C6 to C2? Could this be done automatically, ...
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How does modal jazz use chord progressions?

I read that jazz uses the chord progression "ii V I" alot. But another thing I heard is that modal jazz doesn't think in chord functions instead it uses modes. Which made me confused. Does that mean ...
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Piano Syllabus (for an absolute beginner) [closed]

I've been using YouTube and Coursera for a number of days to teach myself how to play the piano but I'm not satisfied with any of the lessons they offer, probably because I don't see any relation with ...
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Is quarter note triplet delay subdivision ever used? (Delay effect pedal) [on hold]

I'm referring to the delay effect pedals and this effect even though the delay effect can be used in so many instruments so it this question is not only focused on guitar. I know dotted eight delays ...
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As an adult, how should I choose a flute?

I learnt to the play the flute as a teenager. I want to play for children. My hands weren't great in dexterity as a teenager and probably a bit worse. I haven't played for 10 years. I live in Japan ...
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Would this be a key change from B minor to D major?

In this amazing song by Ed Carlsen, would the part at 1:14 be considered a key change from B minor to D major? Why or why not? When I'm trying to find a key to a song, I always listen to the chord ...
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Harmonic succession in the chromatic-minor system

Here are some rules I have encountered regarding typical common common-practice root movement (in order of declining strength): Upward perfect 4th, downward perfect 5th Downward perfect 4th, upward ...
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Need help with performance [closed]

I have been playing guitar for about 2-3 years now. Recently, I got a Fender Telecaster, but I have an underlying issue that is keeping me from progressing. Ever since I picked up the guitar I have ...

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