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Vocal range question (male)

Ok I’m 14 right now and my lowest note I can hit is D#2 and my highest note is C4(on a good day). will I expect my range to become lower then it already is or will my range stay about what is now.
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Is it OK to use 3rd/4th line C cleff for Euphonium?

If I write a Euphonium part that implies more melodiv stuff that is more high in the register, can I use a 3rd or 4th line C cleff for this Euphonium or should I use the Bass cleff? This melodic lines ...
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My Casio buttons

I bought a new casio at5 org but why please some buttons of keyboard are soft and others are more hard (not all buttons the same softness when clicked). I thought it is used before.
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Delay in sound when connecting electronic drumset to a soundbar

I recently got my Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit and it's awesome when I plug in my Audio Technica headphones. However, I have tried different Samsung, Sony and LG soundbars and I can sense a very very tiny ...
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What does “function” actually mean in music?

I remember when the term function was introduced in math - y=f(x) - the teacher was a substitution and still himself a student. He used the term function as if we already knew of what he was talking ...
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What does a straight horizontal line above a few notes, after a changed tempo mean?

The piece is for playing guitar using plectrum: I am guessing the horizontal line represents the stretch of notes to be played at the changed tempo, and begin playing at the initial tempo after that.
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In Ableton Live 10, how can I configure a clip to launch only on the last bar of a 4 bar sequence, regardless of when it is triggered?

I have a piece of music that I commissioned that is basically a jingle for a YouTube channel. The composer has made me a background loop followed by an outro, which are contained in a single audio ...
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Pentatonic, hexatonic, heptatonic, octatonic… what is a 12 tone scale called?

Pentatonic, hexatonic, heptatonic, octatonic... what is a 12 tone scale called? This seems like a dumb question. I know it's just called the chromatic scale, but isn't there a ______-tonic name? I ...
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String Ensembles for Playdowns [on hold]

I use Finale to write scores, and I publish and sell them. The sounds are great, but maybe too great, sometimes, and you don't hear the gaps or poor intonation you'd get from writing a hard-to-play ...
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Rolling Stones Sway guitar solo chord function

I enjoy jamming over Sway by the Stones. The final solo is C minor pentatonic mainly played over two chords, C major and Bb major. While I understand why you would use a minor pentatonic on a major ...
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App for playing music from notation [on hold]

I'm looking for an app (hopefully an Android one) which takes notation in text (such as cdefg; the exact syntax shouldn't matter) as input and plays the music that it represents. I haven't been able ...
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How would this chord from “Rocket Man” be analyzed?

[Chorus:] Bb Eb And I think it's gonna be a long, long time Bb 'Till touch down brings me roung again to find ...
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What's the optimal amount of instruments to learn? [on hold]

What's the optimal amount of instruments to learn for a multi instrumentalist in the sense is realistic to master and still reach the highest variety of musical instruments. like you learn piano and ...
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Is there a term that define the number of notes in a chord?

There are triads (3 notes), 7th chords (4 notes), 9th chords (5 notes), 11th chords (6 notes), 13 chords (seven notes). Is there some commonly used term that is used only to describe the quantitative ...
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What is “leading note” and what does it mean to “raise a note”?

I try to learn rules of how basic melody ("Cantus Firmus") should be built. At the moment I read this document. The second rule there is: The penultimate note should go to the final in a stepwise ...
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Is there a noticeable difference in sound quality between a mechanical pipe organ and an electronic one?

What I'm trying to get a feeling for is how well an electronic organ can mimic the sound of a pipe organ. I know there are very advanced electronic organs where every single note for every stop is ...
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Trumpet valves, lengths, and pitch

I would like to know a bit more about how the valves of trumpets (and other brass instruments) work than is here: Trumpet at Wikipedia. I am ignoring issues such as it being a transposing instrument. ...
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Understanding note stems as written in Mozart's K.331 Andante Grazioso

I have difficulties in interpreting two peculiar notes in Mozart's K.331 Andante Grazioso. I hope you can help in improving my performance. First question is about the D note evidenced with the arrow:...
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What general composition techniques/ Music qualities that convey motivational, anger, fear and sad emotions [on hold]

So I am doing a research where I study about how acoustic features in electronic music evoke emotions. I found out through literature review that high levels in energy implies for higher emotional ...
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Identifying “Drop chords” from a given voicing

I'm new to this concept of "drop chords" for guitar, and apparently other instruments as well. Well, I know about chord voicings in general, but not necessarily how the drop-n voicing system works. ...
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What ghostly keyboard sound is this? [on hold]

Please see 46:21. Are there any composers who composed such music? This feels more eerie than John Cage's prepared piano music.
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Guitar neck keeps tilting down

I've always practiced sitting down and now I want to stand. So I have a Les Paul and a really nice PRS Leather strap. But the neck keeps tilting down. This is driving me crazy. I thought maybe it was ...
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Thoughtfully Voicing Chords

I've begun to experiment with arranging for jazz big band. Something I don't quite understand is how to thoughtfully voice chords. I understand generally how instruments should be voiced in a chord. ...
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trying to learn more by myself

I've been practicing piano for 4 years. in all those years I had a master and I've been going to a class.I decided to leave my class and practice piano on my own.are there any tips that you could give ...
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Are these double note fingerings to avoid fingers 1 and 5 on black keys practical?

I know there is a standard double note fingering for consecutive thirds like this... 2345 345 1123 123 But I have been experimenting with other double note fingerings for larger intervals and for ...
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Is it bad practice to look at hands when practicing piano? How to break the habit?

I've been playing piano for over 13 years and mostly did this by learning the pieces by heart when studying, because when I play, I usually look at where my hands are going (especially for left handed ...
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What was the golden age of Les Paul Juniors?

I have a life-long ambition to start collecting Les Paul Juniors, especially one from each year, preferably one in cherry red. I'm just wondering what era of Juniors were considered the best, did they ...
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Faulty fretboard

My acustic guitar (Fender cd-140sce) is 2-years old, played an average of 1hour a day, and appears to have developped the following problem. For several combinations of strings and positions on the ...
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What is the scale of A # Minor / B flat minor? What does it look like in tab?

What is the Guitar chord - lead scale of A# Minor / B flat minor? I'd like to see what this scale looks like in tablature. How do I play it?
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How does a tritone sound consonant in Like light to the Flies

https://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/trivium-like-light-to-the-flies-tab-s20144t1 (Posted a tab so you can hear the guitar without vocals at measure 34 on Lead guitar) How can the tritone (Last note in bar ...
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How is this chord from Liebestraum No. 3 analyzed?

I'm trying to analyze the ending chord progressions to Liszt's Liebestraum No. 3. The piece is in Ab-major. The chord in the second half of measure 73 is a D diminished triad. This would appear to ...
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Sheet music for “Newsies - santa fe” [on hold]

I am looking for the "advance" sheet music of newsies - santa fe. This is the song: Can anyone help me?
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How to mute a string and play another at the same time

I'm trying to learn this fingerstyle song on my acoustic guitar. I found a tab which I really like. The only thing I don't get are the X's in the tab. Here's a part I've taken from the tab: What ...
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Do chord progressions usually move by fifths?

I'm wondering if chords usually move down by fifths. It seems so by the diagram, so iii to vi, vi to ii, ii to V, V to I. etc. Other chords can also be thought of like that, because IV/ii and V/vii ...
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Similarities between Johny Cash's Daddy sang bass and Queen's Fat bottom girls

I discovered similarities between those two songs, but nowhere in the internet I can find something about this similarity. Are there any particular reasons as to why?
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Is my guitar’s action too high?

This is the first fret of the guitar I have trouble playing barre chords and when I play open chords my fingers get sore easily. I have friends that play guitar and they said that it's hard to ...
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what makes Handel's “Largo” become a hit? [on hold]

"Handel's Largo" is the popular title for an aria composed by George Frideric Handel. He wrote it in 1738 for the opera Serse (English: Xerxes). The opera was a failure. It closed after only five ...
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Jaws vs. Dvorak

There is a worldwide-viral debate involving the Jaws theme as if it is a "rip-off" of the finale of Dvorak's Ninth Symphony. Some say if the theme is sampled from Dvorak. Did John Williams really ...
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Irregular resolution [on hold]

What are the primary conditions concerning the IRREGULAR resolutions of the following harmonies in common practice music?: -Dominant chords -Auxiliary Seventh chords (chords of sequence) -...
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How can I connect my electric guitar to a PC without using an audio interface?

I have an electric guitar and I'm trying to record music from it. I used audacity as the DAW and connected my guitar to my laptop using a 3.5mm to 6.5mm cable. But the computer doesn’t recognize it as ...
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Is there a name for this cadence - [Tritone Sub of V] - I

Sometimes I've been going through [Tritone Sub of V] - I cadences. Is there a specific name for this?
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All male rock or metal band that I heard in a prank video no song lyric sight has heard these lyrics please help me [on hold]

I lift my hands up to the sky will you reach for my world. And later in the song the chorus Im running but tripping Im swimming but drowning my heart wont stop beating.
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How can the music at 1:20 of Ryoji Ikeda's 's superposition be classified? [on hold]

I'm referring to the music at 1:20 of Ryoji Ikeda's superposition. Are there any modernist composers (preferably acknowledged by musicologists) who have composed this type of music?
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Improvising over quartal voicings

One particular jazz piano technique is to voice chords using quartal voicings. A quartal voicing is a chord built on fourths. For example, one might voice Cmin with the notes (in ascending order) F-B♭-...
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Play D Scale Tune on A Scale Bansuri

Please confirm if it is possible to play D scale tune on A scale Bansuri, i.e convert Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni to Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa Re Ga According to this, it will work for Chinese bamboo flute, ...
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recordings for beginning clarinet student who likes hot/traditional jazz to play along with [on hold]

I'm trying to learn some clarinet just to play along with records and relax. I love Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong -- jazz from the twenties or thirties mostly. My clarinet teacher gave me Mile Davis's ...
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Will a forte tympani overpower a quiet orchestra?

So far, I have been mainly using the tympani in my orchestration of the Pathetique Sonata for the purpose of adding an accent. It might change later on to having a more important role but right now, ...
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Playing Chinese bamboo flute of key “D” as “C”?

Hello Music Community, I just received my Chinese bamboo flute of key "D", that I want to learn to play. I want to emphasize, that I have no experience playing musical instruments whatsoever. The ...
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Adding lyrics and/or chords as written text along a track in GarageBand 10

I am using GarageBand 10, and I would like to add some written notes, along a track (an analog track, imported from an aoudio file), to mark where the chord changes occur. Similarly, I would like to ...
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I don't know what key I am writing in [on hold]

I write melodies. I was content with writing just melodies. Now, I realize my melodies need harmonies and backing tracks to make them sound full. I bought Band-In-A-Box to auto generate harmonies and ...

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