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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

Im 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. Ive been using iMovie to pair the two, but ...
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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?

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 [on hold]

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?

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? [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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

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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Can a timpani player play more than one note at a time?

Is it possible for a timpani player to play multiple notes at the same time such as a guitar or piano player would do?
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What's the difference between “con brio” and “con fuoco”?

Do they just have different names but are meant to be played the same? Also, it seems like if "con fuoco" never appears in major keys, except for Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 18.
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Electric Guitar picking noise from me

My electric guitar stopped working today, although it makes a hissing noise every time I touch the strings. The wire and the amplifier are not the problem. It's a Hertz J200N Electric guitar. It is ...
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Mackie Mix8: Why does “CR Out” sometimes have no audio

I'm attempting to learn my mixer, the Mackie Mix8. When plugging something into the 'tape' RCA jacks, there is audio coming out of the "CR Out" 1/4 ports. When I plug in a Mic, or any other channel, ...
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What makes a cymbal “dry” or “wet”?

"Dry" seems like an odd term to use for a plate of hammered bronze. What makes a cymbal dry? If it's not dry, does that mean it is wet?
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What type of cadence is this?

What type of cadence is this at the end of Dvorak's 9th symphony? Is it an imperfect authentic cadence (IAC)? It's hard to tell, but it appears as ♮viiø7 - I in E-major.
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Turning Major to Minor

I'm changing a song (When I Was Your Man) from a C major to C harmonic minor. I am not quite sure what to do with the Dm Em and Bb that exist in the major key. I have been using Ddim which has worked ...
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What makes a piece a nocturne?

I am wanting to compose a second nocturne. I composed my first one about a year ago and pretty much all the feedback I got was that it should have been written in 3/4 instead of 4/4. I wonder if that ...
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Are there specific injury concerns I should watch out for with piano tremolo exercises?

Based on Cortot exercies like these... ...I've been practicing patterns like this for seventh chords... ...and left hand... The spacing of the fingers with these major seventh chords feels ...
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Difference between classical and jazz pianists?

I've heard about how jazz pianists can improvise a lot better than classical pianists, who focus on mainly technical aspects of a piece. What exactly is the difference between the two?
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Why do 7 chords use minor 7th while 6 chords use major 6ths?

If you play the chord C7, you would play the root, major third, fifth, and minor seventh (C - E - G - B♭), but if you play C6, you play the root, major third, fifth, and major sixth (C - E - G - ...
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Why do arpeggios tend to blend at quiet dynamics?

I notice this especially in the arpeggio passage of the Solfeggio in C minor. But when I am playing very fast arpeggios, the notes either stay separate or blend depending on the dynamic. At forte, ...
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MWE – minimum working example [on hold]

I go searching for answers to my LilyPond questions on several online forums (both German-language and English-language). What I am hungry for is a handfull of LilyPond source-code examples of “...
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Did Jeff Beck “play the changes” on Goodbye Porkpie Hat?

I have read several different accounts of Charles Mingus' reaction to Jeff Beck's cover of Goodbye Porkpie Hat. One account says he liked it and sent Jeff a note saying this while another says he didn'...
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Is there a huge sound quality difference if I use a monitor or an amp for my keyboard instead of using my logitech z906? [on hold]

I'm thinking of buying some monitors if it will boost the sound quality but I already have like a 400$ speaker for the computer. Im wondering if it's worth or not for the investment
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Hey guys I'm looking for some advice in note taking to replace sheet music

I can always play from sheet music better than I play by memory for the most part. I'm learning "kiss the rain" by yiruma which isn't hard at all - very simple but yet it is still pretty hard to ...
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Chords construction and formula

im very much new, i've been reading some music theory books for general and specific to guitars. Now what i do not understand is the following how a Chord is constructed? how does a formula became ...
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How are melodic sequences used?

I keep hearing about sequences. I know that there's both harmonic and melodic sequences. I am familiar with harmonic sequences I believe they're also called "basso ostinato" where you play a repeating ...
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Shortcut to record a clip in Ableton's session view

In order to record an audio clip in Ableton's Session view, this is what I click with the mouse: arm recording record stop recording I haven't figured out how to do this easier or with the keyboard, ...

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