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Which chromatic passing tone to use?

I'm wondering if there's certain chromatic passing tones that are used more than others. Especially in classical or pop improvisation/composition. For example in the key of C, each of the five black ...
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Does practicing on a digital harmful to an experienced piano player?

I am thinking about getting a digital piano in my apartment for convenience of practicing (and playing fun stuff), so I don't need to go to practice rooms all the time. Though I would like to get a ...
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What are these instruments? adkhor-pondour, damkech, enietkoutchine, joujjalka, sybyzgui, taura

I'm trying to find info on some instruments from an ethnographic set of music from the former USSR area. Namely: adkhor-pondour - Chechen damkech - Azerbaijani enietkoutchine - Siberian joujjalka - ...
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Can someone explain what a key is?

I feel like shouldn't be asking this... ugh. Every explanation I've encountered left me feeling like a key is the same as a scale. I've been using the word "key" to mean the primary scale the song is ...
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Did Stravinsky and Craft have a dual piano built?

I remember being told 20 years or so ago that Igor Stravinsky used to compose with Robert Craft as an in-person assistant to play things together as they were being composed. I also remember being ...
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Alternative theories of harmony

Do you know of any alternative (to functional) descriptive theories of harmony or attempts at creating them? By that I mean attempts to explain both functional and non-functional harmonies in a ...
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When was the Imperfect Authentic Cadence invented?

Inverted IAC (1st example) : Either one, or both chords, are not in the root position. Root position IAC (2nd example) : Both chords are in root position, but the highest voice of the final chord is ...
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I broke my A string by accident

I accidentally over-tuned my A string because of my blunder for not realizing my tuner was set to bass guitar instead of acoustic. I'm a beginner myself, and had this guitar for only 3 weeks now. Now,...
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Way to improve the ability to keep rhythm

I can count: "1-and 2-and 3-and 4-and ...", I can tap "one-two-three, one-two-three, ..." But I find it difficult to actually play and count at the same time. And the more difficult part is, ...
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Boss PSA-240 Power Supply - Compatible Pedals

I have a Boss PSA-240 power supply. Its specs are as follows: Input: 230V~50Hz Output: 9V-200mA Regulated - to + It is a three pin Irish plug. I want to know is this power supply the right one to use ...
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Can I leave an accordion for 1 night in a car while its freezing outside?

I'm taking my accordion on a road trip and I need to leave it in a car while I'm camping outside. Its going to be below freezing at night, 25F. Its a used vintage accordion that did not cost me much ...
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Anybody know any unique trumpet duets my friends and I can practice? [on hold]

My friend and I have been searching for quite some time for duets for trumpets. We wanted to practice something unique. No specific genre, just something fun or soothing. We're both in high school, so ...
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List of Exercises to Get Better in General

Mediocre 2nd-year clarinet player here. Was wondering about a list of exercises to perform on a daily basis to generally improve. At the moment, I'm trying long tones, intervals, and chromatic ...
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Ways to make wacky chords

Okay so I recently came across a website which demonstrated the possibility of finding a triple sharp or triple flat, which was just weird in the first place. Question: Is it possible to ever come ...
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Is the tritone (A4 / d5) still banned in Roman Catholic music?

The tritone is one of the most dissonant intervals in music. It is also known as the "Augmented 4th" or the "Diminished 5th", and it is composed of three adjacent whole tones: Augmented 4th: F-B for ...
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How to determine vocal range required to sing a particular song from sheet music

I need to list the required vocal ranges for a number of songs in order to find singers to perform in a show. Is there a way I can easily determine this from the sheet music? Thanks so much in advance ...
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Melody over chords in advance

I'm trying to wrap my head around this concept which is really common in practice, but I only find references to it here and there in books and lessons. E.g. you're playing a chord progression II-V-...
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What is a “Slovenian Cadence”?

I recently acquired a large collection of music theory review materials. In it, I came across the term "Slovenian cadence." Does anyone know what this might be? Unfortunately, the review materials ...
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Replaced my guitar E string. Now tuner shows Hi E instead of E

Beginner Here. My acoustic guitar E string broke. I replaced it with another E string that ordered online. I use Android App for tuning guitar. Now, the tuner shows Hi E, instead of E for this new ...
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Is there any books for Guitars that how to play any song western song/ east song(indian bollyhhood) song? [on hold]

Is there any books for Guitars that how to play any song western song/ east song(indian bollyhhood) song ? or is there any you tube channel for this ?
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How can I extend my male chest voice range higher when singing piano/pianissimo?

I sing tenor in an SATB choir and currently I can reach F#4 when singing loudly at the top of my chest voice - sometimes G4 depending on the 'shape' of the note. For all the pieces we've done this is ...
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Why do some musicians make such weird faces when they play? [on hold]

I was always a pretty sensitive person as far as emotions go. I'm always on some kind of extreme of happy, sad, angry, fearful, etc. But when I play my instrument I'm completely stoic. My face looks ...
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What is an efficient way to learn piano by myself [duplicate]

When I was younger, I took a few years worth of piano lessons. I have forgotten most of my technique, but I can still play a few songs from pure memorization. Granted, I was little so nothing too ...
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Special case of polytonality, why does it sound like a single key?

I watched Adam Neely's video on polytonality and came across a special case of polytonality. He was playing and singing Mary Had a Little Lamb in 2 different keys. ...
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Tanpura app during Bansuri Practice

I am viewing this tutorial and am unclear on Please clarify two things What is purpose of Tanpura (I got Tanpura Droid) playing in background. Is it to create an ...
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How to record Roland Juno DS sounds onto a computer

I've been able to connect my JUNO DS-88 to my computer and can play and record sounds that GarageBand gives me. But I want to record sounds that my JUNO gives me, so if someone could tell me how in a ...
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What monitors for home studio are good value? [on hold]

My first choice would be a pair of Yamaha HS5 or something similar. I'm wondering if there's a M-audio cheaper option. I'm asking because I've worked in a studio using Yamaha but there was acoustic ...
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Why is ra lower than re while la is higher than le?

According to Wikipedia and this answer, the solfège syllables for 2 and ♭2 are re and ra, respectively, while the solfège syllables for 6 and ♭6 are la and le, respectively. Is there a reason for this ...
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I want music notations in PDF to be read along with text in screen reader. Is that possible? [on hold]

I could find lot of screen reader applications but those only read text and not music in my PDF file. Also I see lots of music handling applications which reads music but not text. I am searching for ...
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How to self-teach music theory on guitar? [on hold]

So I've tried a lot of resources out there( the free ones) on the internet, from YouTube to PDFs. But my progress is not much. The basic stuff like major scale is clear to me only in theory, but I ...
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Is harmonic minor the “standard” minor scale? [duplicate]

Is harmonic minor the "standard" minor scale, as it is used the most often (especially when using dominants), or is the natural minor, as it has no accidentals?
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What is the difference between accent and sforzando?

In particular, on cello. I got the impression that both are strong (either by pressure or speed) at the beginning of the note, followed by quick release of pressure/speed. What is the difference ...
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Are there any official tabs or scores for “Tunnel of Love” by Dire Straits? [on hold]

I would really like to learn to play this song with my band, and we suck at finding stuff by ear. We really would like to play it properly so, if there's anything official I'd rather go with that than ...
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How do I figure out this song by ear if I'm a complete beginner?

I really, really wanna play this song: but it's so unknown that I can't find any tutorials to the chord or even what strings are being played, and I'm a complete ...
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Any tips on playing 5 and 6 note tuplets? (sheet music in desc)

http://www.gangqinpu.com/pu/2015/7/2/104346_155341.pdf bar 66 - 73 the notes are easy but just timing the triplets with the dotted notes in the left hand (whats it called? syncopation?) here is the ...
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Where can I find the sheet music for this piece? [on hold]

I am a big fan of John Williams, and one of my favorite compositions he has made is this one: Birth of the Twins & Padme's Destiny. I would really like to find ...
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Mircophone: mono or stereo [on hold]

When we record and save audio using our cellphone's inbuilt microphone and it is saved in stereo, does it mean that it uses both the microphones in a smartphone? Can someone explain by what it means ...
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Figured bass 52?

This is from the ABRSM Grade 8 figured basses. What does the 5/2 mean? I have not come across this before.
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Gwen Stefani 'Cool' - what synth [on hold]

just wondering does anyone know how to recreate the lead synth sound in the Gwen Stefani song called Cool. Is there a certain plugin used, is it a preset of a plugin or is it a custom made sound on a ...
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Chords and Progressions Ear Training

I'm getting pretty good at transcribing melodies, but chords are really difficult. This may be because the underlying harmony is mixed in with the bass as well as other instruments. It also may be ...
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How to play songs that contain one guitar when we have two or more guitarists?

I am playing drums in an alternative punk band we just started. I am wondering how to play songs that basically are from bands that contain one guitarist, as we have two guitarists. What can be the ...
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Cello Strings Tension

I'm a novice, I have yet to have my first lesson In the meanwhile, I've busted a string on my Gear4 beginners cello, I won't get into how, and I hope it's not a sign of things to come. Now I've been ...
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Small instrument to check my sight singing

I practice sight singing in the morning. I need some way to check if what I vocalize is correct. What is very small instrument I can do it with (barring a smartphone that I don't want to turn on in ...
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“Für Elise” Opening motif [on hold]

Beethoven wrote his "Für Elise" for his girlfriend "Elise Röckel". The first three notes of the piece, E-D♯-E, make a little "sense" about it, as the letters of the notes somehow form the name "Elise"...
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Should I have extra dynamic accent when I play Beethoven?

So, when I am playing a Beethoven piece and I have gotten to the point that I am fluent enough in the notes to start adding in dynamics, my accent becomes different from the written accent. And this ...
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Why are there 7 sharps when there are only 5 black keys on a piano?

Pianos have 5 black keys per octave, yet my music teacher tells me that there are 7 sharps. I know E sharp is actually F and B sharp is actually C, but he said they don't count. So how are there 7 ...
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Can we use double accidentals in figured bass?

I've composed the following figured bass example: It modulates from E to F and therefore needs several chromatic alterations. But my question is on the final beat of the third measure: if I want a B♭-...
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Slow motion song name? [on hold]

What song is this? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zPoUARy3ZWqb4_Btv9UVi61kenZ2SQzK/view?usp=sharing Its been driving me crazy and I just can't figure it out.
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Expressive E Touché & Elektron 4 MKI config

I have the Expressive E Touché midi OUT connected to Elektron 4 MKI midi IN, both connected to a USB hub and from the Hub to my computer. I run the Lié app, and when I touch the Touché it seems to ...
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Should I increase the number of wraps around tuning peg if tuning down

I used this method for stringing my guitar: https://www.taylorguitars.com/support/strings/changing-steel-strings Which states: "Two to three wraps is perfect for the bass strings." If I were to ...

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