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What key is this hash tag note?

In the treble clef line , what key is the hash tag note? I know it’s a black key but can’t remember which .
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stereo/p-38 cord not taking keyboard signal to audacity

Inorder for the readers to understand my issue quickly i am splitting my question. I have the following to record my electronic keyboard to audacity software. yamaha psr i425 electronic keyboard ...
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Is there any software to decrease volume contrast?

Dynamics contrasts are important in music, but it is not always good to have too much contrast when, for example, you are listening to music and reading a book at the same time. Is there any software ...
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Tips on writing 12 bar or 16 bar melodies

I need to write 12 bar or 16 bar melodies for my Grade 8 Music Theory exam. I know how to write melodies, which didn't require any modulation. I am new to the concept of using modulation in melody ...
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Question about chords within a musical key [closed]

Why does an F sharp major chord work when playing in A major chord?
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Is this too difficult for a solo flutist?

There are 2 woodwind instruments that come to mind when I think of a high pitched solo. Those are the flute and the clarinet, both of which can have either a mellow or a piercing quality depending on ...
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What would this chord progression be called?

There's a section of the melody of Kyari Pamyu Pamyu's song ふりそで〜しょん, specifically the part preceding the chorus, where the composition shifts from a relatively straightforward A mixolydian melody to ...
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How did the audience guess the pentatonic scale in Bobby McFerrin's presentation?

The video below is entitled "The Power of the Pentatonic Scale". And from the video you'd think that people are inherently tuned to the pentatonic scale. But I was wondering if they're really ...
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Can each chord in a progression create its own key?

Say I have a chord progression in C major: I V vi C G Am When I play each of these chords can I potentially play the scale of each chord over it? So for C I'd play C major, for G I'd play G major, ...
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What is it called when 2/2 is imposed in 3/4?

What is the name in music theory for when the feel of 2/2 is imposed in 3/4 time? For example in Waltz No. 2 by Shoshtakovich (i think its that one) there is a section about midway through where its 3/...
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How can a perfect fourth interval be considered either consonant or dissonant?

I've been reading Ralph Denyer's book, The Guitar Handbook, and in the section on intervals he states that the perfect fourth can be either consonant or dissonant but it's not explained as how or why. ...
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The variety of all transposing instruments

A recent question on tuning saxophones caused me to wonder on the variety of transposing instruments. Here's some that I already know: C - Non-transposing or by whole octaves. At concert pitch - too ...
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How does a H&K guitar amp footswitch work?

I have a 4 channel footswitch for my Hughes & Kettner Attax 300. It worked fine for years, but now it only changes the first 2 or sometimes 3 channels. I wasn't able to find any information on how ...
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There is an instrument similar to Meowsic Cat Piano, but with Chicken sounds?

I'm working on a game with chickens and I would love to have the chickens sing songs, pretty similar to Gonzo Chickens from "Muppets show". But I'm having a hard time finding a way to do it. I found ...
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Question about vocal technique

I wonder if someone could help me with identifying vocal technique of the lead singer in Mgla. Here's the video . Is it based on usage of false chords or not?
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Determining time-signatures by listening [duplicate]

I make a triange in the air (with sound of pine-app-le) for 3/4, and square (sounds like hop-scotch), but 6/8 hexagon is less accurate (no sound known), any ideas for it? 9/8 and other unsual ones are ...
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Cello, Violoncello Basso, and Violoncello Contrabasso

I'm working with a score that at various times has parts marked "Cello", "Violoncello Basso", and "Violoncello Contrabasso" (though not all are present at the same time), all notated in the bass clef. ...
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Accurate understanding of the physics of sound?

I'm trying to learn theory. I'm starting with the physics of sound as the base. Here is what I (think I) know. Is this accurate? Music is sound. Sound travels in waves. Sound waves have two ...
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Why does the circle of fifths only show some notes that are enharmonically equivalent?

I was wondering why the circle of fifths only has three keys that are enharmonically equivalent at the bottom of it namely, C#/Db, Gb/F#, B/Cb. Why only those three? Can’t the other notes in the ...
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DAW on Linux (with midi input, samples, guitar riff recording, and coming with instrument sounds) [closed]

I need a DAW (digital audio workstation) on Linux with: - a synth input (midi) - create and use samples from disco tunes (mp3) from the 70s - (optional) time to time record guitar riffs - ...
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Adding bass pedals to my keyboards

I need some professional info and advice. I want to add a Viscount 9P6122722M1MD Midi pedalboard to my Tyros 4 and Korg PAX4. This is a mute pedalboard. I need this pedalboard to be able to play my ...
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Are there any chords other than the dim7 and Fr. 6 that have two overlapping tritones?

On my question Why does the French sixth sound more dissonant than the others?, I got this answer from Ben I.: It's because the French 6th chord has an extra tritone. If we take an A♭ ...
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Does BOSS GT-1 have a stompbox mode and bank mode?

Does the BOSS GT-1 have a stompbox mode and bank mode the way it is in Digitech RP 360XP?
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How can someone mentally improvise music? [closed]

For a long time I have wondered how musicians have been able to create music internally without the use of an instrument i.e improvising physically or in some other real way. I think the idea that ...
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Is the CAGED system the main way for learning the guitar's fretboard?

Just curious if there's alternatives to the CAGED system? I've googled but most alternatives aren't nearly as popular, 3NPS is one of them. So is CAGED the main way to go about learning fretboard ...
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Why does this note have two stems? [duplicate]

I think this is a normal note but I'm not sure. Why is this note like this? Can you explain it please?
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What are the key features to keep in mind when writing melodies in Mixolydian mode?

When writing a melody in the Mixolydian mode, you don't want it to sound as if it were in a major key. So how do you go about writing melodies in the Mixolydian mode, while maintaining the essence of ...
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Can a flute soloist sit?

I am a 60 year old flutist and I am about to perform a humble concert in my community. I have plantar fasciitis in my left foot, and I wonder if it is acceptable for me to sit on a high chair (like ...
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How to notate time signature switching consistently every measure

It seems my musical journey's always pushing me into left field territory when it comes to notation ... So this time I'd like to know what would be a good way to notate a consistent switching of time ...
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Using Slash Chord in IIIm

Today I am looking at the Ab key and found out the possible chords will be Ab, Bbm, Cm, Db, Eb, Fm and Gdim. However I have tried AbMaj7, Bbm6/G, Bbm6/G then Cm but I feel dissonance with the Bbm6/G....
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Can playing an amp at minimum volumes (<1%) be harmful to it?

I have Peavey Vypyr VIP 2. It's a solid-state 40w amplifier. I don't own any lower power amps, so I use it at my apartment for practicing. It does have a headphone output, but I wanted to know if ...
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how to line up these notes, the 4 over the 3 [duplicate]

I imagine the F and D would be played together but what about the others? (2 Cs and a B flat in the group of 4 and the A and C of the triplet).
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Practice routine and adding new material

I am a semi beginner, I've had guitars for 45 years but never took it serious until a year ago. (I use deliberate practice every day, very little goofing off) I need some advice on when to add new ...
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I’m learning Oscar Peterson’s Jazz Exercise #2 in G and would like to know the scales used across the last 12 bars?

What is the theory behind cord and harmony relationship? For the bars at the top of the page?
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Flattened notes and odd fuzzy sound on trumpet

Yesterday practicing I noticed a high improvement over previous days in terms of sound and intonation, I could play all the harmonic series up to high E more or less properly intonated and with a good ...
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Recording with midi/synth vs actual instrument?

Just wondering if there's any guidelines as far as recording a real instrument versus using a midi controller or synth. For example, let's say I have a song that I need a piano part for. I could set ...
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What does an arrow pointing up inside the staff mean?

This was in my audition music, and I can’t ask the person I got it from. It was written by the director at my high school. Edit: Here’s the full music: I’m not sure what style. Also, I can ask my ...
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about diatonic modes

so is each mode a minor/major (opposite of what it naturally is) when played in one particular key in the staff? if that doesn't make sense can you please explain what is going on in the scale degree ...
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Why does flute fingering have to be so complicated?

So, I have progressed on my flute. I'm now getting the notes that I am supposed to be getting. Here is what I noticed during my last flute practice as far as fingerings: All open: C# 1 key down(...
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Slur and tie confusion

Not sure how to play this. It's in the bass clef. My understanding is that the first curved line (green) is called a "slur," which means "move smoothly from note 1 to note 2." And the lower line is a "...
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Why is it called Mixolydian #11 and not Mixolydian #4?

I was watching an instructional video and the guy's talking about Mixolydian #11 being one of the modes of the melodic minor. The regular G mixolydian looks like: G A B C D E F G And the G ...
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What is the difference between Cm7 and Eb/C?

The other day I was looking at the song "On Green Dolphin Street". For the first line there have been the following chord-symbols: Cmaj9 - Eb/C - D/C - Db/C As far as I know, the slash-chords are ...
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Is it possible to use an LFO or other effect that does not retrigger when you hit a new note in Ableton Live?

I am trying to create an effect that does not retrigger when hitting a new note on the keyboard. As an example, I am trying to achieve the effect of the sound panning from left to right in a cyclic ...
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How can I analyze some parts of this excerpt?

I have two questions about this excerpt. In measure 1 (don't include the pickup note as a measure), there is an Eb tonic chord in the bass staff. How would the F in the melody line be analyzed as a ...
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Secondary dominants/slash notation in Elton John

Please see the section labelled "chorus" in the screenshot below: My textbook labels these same chords as follows: I V(2-4)/IV vi7 V(6-5) I(6-4) V11 V I I have questions regarding the second and ...
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Is a v-VI♭ progression in a minor key still a deceptive cadence?

I was just listening to a rock song that is in a minor key, and the phrase ends with a v moving to a VI♭ chord. Since the dominant chord is taken from the natural minor and doesn't contain the ...
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Can this chord progression be viewed as a cadence?

I was wondering if this ending chord progression to Led Zeppelin's "The Rain Song" could be viewed as a cadence. "The Rain Song" uses a very interesting guitar tuning (D-G-C-G-C-D). The notes also ...
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What is it called when one voice type sings a 'solo'?

We have three groups (soprano, alto, and baritone) and for one of the songs we're singing, each vocal section has a piece or section that we have to sing. Our conductor referred to it as a specific ...
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Piano - What is the notation for two notes played simultaneously, where both notes are different lengths?

I was improvising on my piano, when I played a two notes simultaneously where one of the notes in it was longer than the other. I liked it, and wanted to implement it in the sheet music I write; The ...
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Is it wise to focus on putting odd beats on left when playing double bass drums?

I need to learn two double bass drum patterns: The first one is just repeated over and over again. The second repeats the first measure and then repeats the second measure. My question is about how ...

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