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Correct “spelling” for non-heptatonic scales [duplicate]

For heptatonic scales, they are mainly meant to be written with all seven letters and the accidentals to them. For example, the C altered scale would have an Fb instead of E because the note is a ...
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Who is Gábor Ligeti?

I came across this photograph of Gyorgy Ligeti's grave in Vienna. Does anyone know who Gabor Ligeti is, and what is the story behind them sharing the grave?
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Chord with lyrics - What does it mean if there is an empty space instead of a Chord?

I have a problem understand what to play on those chords here. As you can see from my markings I actually play the Am in the first line twice because I kinda feel weird having it only "ring" to the ...
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How to assure acapella is in key with instrumental

I am a bit confused. I always use a reference track, in order to create my chord progression, in this case it was: I created the Chord Progression and then I used my ...
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Musescore: add dotted 16th note triplet on a dotted 8th note space

I am trying to transcribe a piece of sheet music in Musescore however, I am having difficulty to make a triplet of dotted 16th note in the score Can anyone help me with this please. I have tried ...
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Should I let my violin bridge tilt forwards?

I just got myself a violin, being a beginner who has never played any bowed instruments before and intending to teach myself how to play. I came across an instruction video that stated that the bridge ...
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Why don't sharp and flat root note chords seem to be present in much guitar music?

Since I've been perusing guitar tabs in the two weeks since I started learning, I can't help but notice that most popular songs don't seem to involve sharped/flatted notes as the root of their chords. ...
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Increasing range

I am a low tenor-flip falsetto and i really want to increase my range i`m 22 years old. my range is around B2-E5(Although i struggle to sing both B2 and Db5) While i want a mix i was wondering if i ...
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Can an augmented sixth lead straight to tonic?

So I am almost finished with my harmonic analysis of Rondo a Capriccio. But I came across a mysterious chord. I'm trying to figure it out. Here is the chord: I know from looking at it carefully, that ...
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What music instrument is used for this song? [migrated]

I can clearly hear a classic acoustic guitar on background but as second one there is a smaller version of guitar that slightly sounds like the harp (at least for me). I've also seen man shamans from ...
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How to increase audio buffer size? [duplicate]

How can I increase the audio buffer size beyond what the audio interface driver allows? For example: the driver offers 16, 32, 64, ..., 1024 samples, but I need 4096. Is there some universal driver ...
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What synthesizer was used in madonna's Vogue?

I would like to know what kind of synthesizer was used in the chorus part of Madonna's Vogue. Some say that Korg's M1(many musicians used it) was used but I know nothing about that kind of things. Was ...
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awkward stretchy fingering

In bar 4 http://jonaslefvert.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/The-Piano-The-Heart-Asks-Pleasure-First.pdf there is a chord arpeggiated across these frets x35503 (capo on 5) here is a video of Jonas ...
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Flamenco guitar strings

Before the invention of nylon, from what material were strings made for use by flamenco players? I have tried different search engines and forae but found no answer or similar question.
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Rules for building cantus firmus in Fux

I am currently working through "Gradus ad Parnassum" in its english translation (Alfred Mann). In chapter One "Note against Note" (p. 27) I encounter "Principles for the forming of the melodies are ...
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Playing a fast but quiet Alberti bass

My Alberti bass in the 3rd movement of the "Moonlight" sonata by Beethoven is way too loud, so that the melody in the right hand often vanishes. So I wonder how I can fix it. It should be played piano ...
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How do I make the snare drum identical every single hit? (Garageband)

I've created a track which involves the Brooklyn drumset's snare (to be more specific the G#0 on the piano roll). My problem is that the sound varies between 2 different sounds randomly. One is more ...
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Are there reliable, formulaic ways to form chords on the guitar?

I'm new to guitar, but am an experienced pianist, which is relevant. On the piano, a root form Cmaj triad of C-E-G can be made minor by simply shifting the E a semitone down. This is true for all ...
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Hard increase Audio Buffer size [on hold]

In DAW programs, in the "audio device settings" settings there is an ASIO-panel, which is a window for controlling the driver of an audio device. In this window (for all professional audio interfaces),...
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korg minilouge Synth Question

i ordered a minilogue xd it's my first synth just wanted to know if there were any differences with that and the prologue series? i had a choice between the two and could only afford the XD and can it ...
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A reccomended structured approach to self studying music theory for songwriting [on hold]

A bit of background information: My piano level is levelled with the Trinity Level 1 Diploma and my music theory knowledge is from the ABRSM Grade 5 exam. I want to become a songwriter and I need ...
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Strange buzzing/feedback on distortion

Recently I bought a second hand LTD EC-1000ET (evertune) which was and is in mint condition, though I've just noticed this strange issue when using distortion. I have included a link which illustrates ...
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Thomas Tank Engine theme tune chord sequence - why does it work?

I'm trying to gain some understanding of non-diatonic chord sequences and why they work. I've been listening to the Thomas the Tank Engine theme tune which I believe is in the key of C Major and the ...
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Is this really better analyzed in G minor than in Bb?

So I have been analysing Rondo a Capriccio by Beethoven and I reached a point where a so called "expert's" opinion and mine differ drastically. It starts at bar 57 and continues to bar 68. After the ...
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What OTK abbreviation stands for?

I've heard about it when someone was talking about drum mic positions, but I'm not sure. Is it something like overhead mic position?
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Are there 13¼" snare skins?

I’m part of an amateur drumming band where we don’t have a lot of knowledge about music and instruments and we prefer to use old and sometimes slightly broken instruments rather than spending money on ...
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Why block consisting of “re” and “fa” notes is classified as chord V?

I am reading this paper: Toward a Musical Analysis of World Music On page 4 there is this statement: All of the songs are syllabic and are subject to clear harmony (prototype degrees [I, V, IV] ...
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How to write guitar solos from a keyboardist perspective?

I'm a keyboardist and sole composer in a band, and usually I write organ/keyboard solos, but I wanted to write a guitar solo for one of the songs. I would let the guitarist make his solo, but he is a ...
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Relationship of Hurdy-Gurdy and Organ?

Just wondering why this is entitled "Hurdy-Gurdy With Organ". Is it just a Hurdy-Gurdy alone? If so why would it say "With Organ"? It sounds like a riff on G natural minor. I think there's a drone on ...
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Weird question for scale degree name

I am taking AP Music Theory at school, and today, during a diagnostic test, I came upon a question that I have never encountered. I was to name the scale degree name for a chord, consisting of C#, E, ...
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Weird acciaccatura (?) notation in Chopin's polonaise

I am not sure how to interpret the particular notation in Chopin's Op.53 Polonaise: Here, we have a single (smaller font) Eb (just before the trill). I should interpret it as a grace note, but then ...
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Composing a polonaise, anything else to consider?

So the thought has came to me several times to write a polonaise. I'm not Polish so I barely know anything about that side of the polonaise. But so far I have come across these commonalities across ...
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What's the meaning of a half note with a flag?

In Carcassi's Arpeggio exercises (for guitar) there are passages like this: Do these half notes are connected with eighth notes? What does the half notes with flag means? BTW, how to include these ...
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which scale is used in Nirvana'a “Love Buzz”? [on hold]

which scale is used in Nirvana's "Love Buzz"? is this an eastern scale? how is it possible to mix an eastern scale and a western rhythm? which scale should be used in its baseline?
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Rules for naming borrowed chords in roman numeral analysis

I don't seem to find an extensive resource on how to name out of scale chords in roman numeral analysis. E.g. let's look at this piece from "All imperfect things" of Michael Nyman: I'm stuck on M5 ...
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Name the genre for instrumental non-slow mixed-notes music [migrated]

I remember hearing an orchestra playing instrumental music. The beat was fast, (well, I guess 120 bpm or more). The notes were plenty and mixed. In my imagination as a kid, I would call it "jungle ...
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Is practicing Indian classical on a harmonium a problem?

My Indian classical music teacher asks me to practice alankaars on a harmonium. 1) Will practicing on a harmonium somehow bias my voice towards the western fixed tempered scale on which the harmonium ...
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Connecting to unbalanced inputs from balanced XLR output

I'm looking at setting up something like the Behringer RX1602 in front of my current mixer to add more stereo inputs to it. These stereo inputs are chiefly regular consumer audio devices such as an ...
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Tab for the Osabisiyama song by Snufkin, Moomin? [on hold]

It seems to be in the key of Em. I would like to try to learn it by ear but its too fast/ difficult for me.
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How should I play a measure where one of the voices doesn't add up to the time signature but the other does?

I'm sorry if the picture isn't clear. It is in 4/4 time and the two notes with downward facing stems (which I assume are a separate voice) are dotted quarter notes. Edit: Attempt to clear the ...
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I am planning on switching over from synthesia to learning sheet music for piano (Help!) [on hold]

I want to switch over from synthesia learning to sheet music! I know about all of the common beginner songs and I need some recommendations for easy songs that aren't that common. I know how to read ...
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Strings imbalanced on acoustic guitar with humbucker

What would it sound like if I put electric strings on an acoustic guitar? I have acoustic guitar strings on my seagull acoustic. I installed a mini-humbucker neck pickup. It works, but the bronze ...
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Smaller notes notation in Chopin's Polonaise Op. 53

I encountered a notation in the Chopin's Polonaise, Op. 53 that I have not seen before: smaller font notes not explicitly following the time signature. While it is pretty obvious how it is played (...
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What Is The USB Connection Used for On The Casio CDP-S350 Digital Piano?

I'm curious as to what is possible using the USB connection on this piano. Is it just used to play songs through the piano and cancel the melody so the user can play that...or is it capable of other ...
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Best practices for setting Stratocaster pickup height?

I recently bought my first stratocaster and after messing around with the heights of the pickups I've been having problems getting all three pickups to have the same volume. I'm having trouble ...
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Rock Vocal Production - The Strokes (Live)

I am curious about the production on the singer's voice in this live performance and this live performance (the effect is similar). I'm sure you are all familiar with the vocal sounds of Is This It ...
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How do you stop your hands from tensing when performing solo acoustic guitar?

I've been playing guitar for around 12 years or so, but never played in front of others while learning (minus family members or friends on occasion). Recently, I convinced myself to finally start ...
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Weird symbol in score for harp

In this score for harp, there's this weird symbol: (outlined in red) I have no idea what it means, is it some kind of glissando?
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Is it possible to know the exact chord from the roman numerals

I was taking a look at this chord progression and attempted to play it just using the roman numerals. Seeing the V(G) I played what would be the right most G in the image with the B and D above it so ...
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What's the difference between synthwave and retrowave? [migrated]

I like both retrowave and synthwave, but there is no much difference between them, so I wonder why does they have different names? What is the difference?

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