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Electric piano speaker sound distortion

The left speaker in my Yamaha electric piano is distorting sound of all notes after about a year of non-use. Right speaker is fine. Headphones fine. Piano is several years old but hardly used. Was ...
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Make This Strumming Pattern

Is it posssible to make this strumming pattern in Guitar Pro 7? With "Bm" Each bar consists of 8 beats.(8/4) Thumb down stroke Silence (Let ring) Silence (Let ring) Thumb up stroke Palm mute ...
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How to write a bassline for a small melody first and then a whole song?

My goal is to compose songs, though I've not learnt about genres yet. So my first step is to practice creating a bassline for a 4-bar or 8-bar chord progression (including a catchy melody). ---I've ...
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Is the circle of fifths the most important symbol in music? [on hold]

I'm convinced that the circle of fifths is the force behind music and I'm wondering if I'm right or wrong. But jazz, pop, etc. They all seem to make arcs on the circle. The 2-5-1 jazz progression is ...
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Question about this thing for timpani

I’m transposing some music in Medly and looking at the sheet music I came across this in the timpani part. Does anyone know what this means because I have no clue >~< I listened to the music a few ...
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Cubase 10 Drum Editor Problem

I opened cubase 10 the other day and found that the descriptions of the drum set and notes for midi are missing from the left side of the editor where they should be. I cannot seem to find a way to ...
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Beating Interference on Digital Piano

When I press C3 key alone on the digital piano (Roland), and let the sound sustain until fading out. I hear the inconsistent volume (wobble) on the single note. Q: Is this incident considered as the ...
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Maxtone drumhead

I found an old maxtone drumkit in my attic. I want to replace its drumheads. Probably going with remo and evans mainly but I thought it would be nice to get a Maxtone bass drum resonant head, with the ...
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What is chord melody?

I've heard the term "chord melody" used by a jazz player acquaintance of mine, but I'm not really certain what he is describing or how it works. Would someone please give me a definition in easy to ...
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How to read a classical music title as a host in a classical music concert?

So, I was invited to host a mini piano and orchestra concert at my school despite having a little knowledge of classical music. I have some problems with the naming conventions of some musical pieces, ...
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What should I start to learn fingerstyle guitar

So I recently got into fingerstyle guitar and learned to play Someone Like You (sungha jung) and it took me a couple months, which I think is too long. But when I started looking for another song to ...
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Marshall MG10CF and PC

I have "Marshall MG10CF" with a headset output. Can i somehow connect it to my pc as a microphone and record guitar?
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Is it possible to tell Finale to choose automatically the best clef?

Is there a way to make that Finale changes automatically the clef if a note falls a determined number of lines out of the staff? For example, I would like Finale to set the clef of F for the last 3 ...
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What other activities can I do to become a better musician and composer?

(Apologies for my bad English, I'm not a native speaker) What are the things that I should know to get better as a musician and improve my composition? I basically love pop/rock music and that's what ...
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Registration Memory - Yamaha PSR S670

I have a Yamaha PSR S670. I have a problem when I play a song. When I play a song by choosing an instrument from a Registration Memory, and choose a a style with 100bpm as tempo. When I choose another ...
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Rights on publishing music [on hold]

I gather that, in the U.S. at least, any work created before ~1923 is in the public domain now. Does that mean that anyone can publish and sell, say, an unaltered sheet of Bach? What about ...
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Why's counterpoint wisecracked as 'two guitarists sight reading the same score'? [on hold]

Can someone please expound this joke? What's the definition of counterpoint? Two guitarists sight reading the same score. I quote a comment from these Reddit threads, but not this r/ELI5 one as ...
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I can't produce songs

I'm a guitarist, playing with 3-4 bands 4-5 days a week. I also study Sound Engineering and doing recording, arranging and mixing. My literature is not bad, and I have a good music education. ...
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What was Art Tatum's practice routine?

Did he do exercises, or just work on repertoire and improvisation? Are there any anecdotes that may shed light on Tatum's routine?
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How can this triad from the song “Believe” be analyzed?

I heard this song "Believe" recently, and the Eb major chord stood out to me. The song is in E major, so I'm wondering how that Eb triad can be looked at. Even if it was spelt as a D# major triad, it ...
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Guitar strings sound muted when playing them normally

Hey all so my guitar when playing on the A, D, B, and high E while playing through frets 1-7 sound muted. However the rest of the frets seem to be fine on all of these strings.I know im not muting ...
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How can the intro to the song “If I Fell” be analyzed?

The introduction to this song by The Beatles starts off in the key of Eb minor. I'm trying to figure out how to analyze these chords. The first chord would be i, the D major chord I'm unsure about, ...
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How to choose between Cdim and C#dim?

I have noticed that there is a common chord progression that exists in a few variants: C, C#dim, Dm, G7. It's often changed by changing Dm to D to give the progression a little bit more spark. However,...
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What is the chord progression for the song attached? [on hold]

I want to play this song on the guitar and need help with the three chords that are from this song? https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dulnrgxek2e6dv8/AADq00EsQmBcMn4CYVOQiXqna?dl=0&preview=Die+With+You....
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In one note played on a piano, say C4, what can we say about the phases of the different frequencies heard?

Say C4 is played. There are the harmonics, and then other frequencies of lesser amplitude. Based on how a string vibrates, can we describe a pattern to the phases of these frequencies?
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In musical terms, what properties are varied by the human voice to produce different words / syllables?

Why, for example, does the word "hello" sound completely different to the word "goodbye", or the letter "a" from the letter "b"? I know it can't be pitch, because all of these words and syllables can ...
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Turn above an X symbol in Chopin’s prelude in E minor

I am a self-taught pianist and thought I would pick this piece up relatively easily and quickly, but being self-taught I often run into unknown signs, symbols, and other things like that, that give me ...
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a question regarding playing by ear

I was always wondering if there are any well experienced musicians in the world who can play on their instruments immediately what they hear, even if it is a complex piece of music or a fast guitar ...
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How to stop ringing of a chord in Guitar

Suppose you have to play 0020 in G string. How can one stop the open G from ringing when one tries to play G on the 2nd fret? And what if I have to change strings? Like, I have to play B string 10 ...
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Are these Bansuri Notes all on the Low Octave (to me they are on Low and Middle)

As a newbie I am trying to play these notes of O RE PIYA http://sargamnote.blogspot.com/ To my ear, all the notes belong in the Low and Middle Octave of this beginner Bansuri Fingering Chart (as ...
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Alto saxophone fingering for notes written below the staff

I am a beginner on the alto saxophone. I understand the fingering for playing notes on the staff but I do not understand the fingering for playing notes below the staff. Sometimes there are two extra ...
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Arpeggio Markings for Chord symbols

Is it common to denote a chord symbol with an arpeggio marking? How else would you indicate that the chord is to be played arpeggio?
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How can I get started with melody writing?

I have a basis in music theory(took an AP course, read a few online texts) and now seek to create melodies, though am never able to start. I'm aware that this has been asked before, though have not ...
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What are the diatonic extended chords of C major?

I saw this question about 9ths, but I'd like to know what the diatonic chords of 11ths and 13ths as well. This isn't strictly for jazz, I just want to know what the basic diatonic chords are. I'm ...
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Vocal range and key finding

If I can comfortably sing from F2 to C5 then what would be the best key for my voice? Is it C major, because I can hit this note as a tonic of C major key, or maybe is it C# major because then I can ...
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I need help figuring out the audio cable I need for roland juno ds61 [on hold]

I need help figuring out the audio cable I need for roland juno ds61. Ie what kind of cables do i need to connect to a speaker.
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Scriabin Op.8, No.4: typo in measure #12?

From this score available on IMSLP, IMSLP69176-PMLP07375: Editor: Konstantin Igumnov (1873-1948), Yakov Milstein (1911-1981) Publisher Info: A.N. Skryabin: Polnoe sobranie sochinenii dlia fortepiano, ...
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Why does it sometimes sound good to play a grace note as a lead in to a note in a melody?

While playing around with some simple melodies on my piano i realized that tapping (like a single tone in a trill) the tone one half-tone below in a melody before playing the actual tone sometimes ...
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I need help on my modulars list for my career [on hold]

So I am starting an alternative rock band and I am on keyboard and synths. I was making a modular list so I can find the right modulars to use. I am worried that I am spending too much on so many ...
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Guitar Amplifier and Recording

Trying to test different recording techniques for my band, and was wondering about patching a guitar amp directly into my Behringer audio interface. The guitar amp had a "Preamp output", is that ...
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How to do songwriting starting from the lyrics, if I don't play any instrument?

I usually write new songs starting with a free backtrack. Then I imagine which words and melodies can go with it and in that way it's pretty easy to write a new song. Finally I can sing them at open ...
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As a beginner, should I get a Squier Strat with a SSS config or a HSS? [on hold]

I’m not 100% sure what the differences are and would like some input, thanks. Also, I was wondering what the second pickup position did (bridge + middle).
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When did the aeolian mode change to the harmonic minor?

Looking for explaining the "transformation" of the minor 7th to a major seventh I found this question by Bart Brush in a Choral net forum. He asks about the modality of folk songs in the oral ...
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Headphone AMP Inputs

The following headphone amp has two inputs. I have no idea what the "Link" inputs are. Does someone know if it is possible to connect 4 inputs in generall? Purpose: one guitar, one e-piano with ...
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Does this song use melodic minor or harmonic minor?

The song below was on a past IB Music Diploma Programme listening paper. The markscheme says that it uses melodic minor. I hear a raised 7th, particularly in the vocal, but I don't hear a raised 6th......
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Why do V6/V, V6/5/V, and vii°/V have subdominant (predominant) function?

In chord progressions like I - iii - IV - I64 - V - I, which occurs extremely frequently, the IV chord is sometimes replaced by a V6/V, V65/V, or viio/V chord. Regardless they are secondary dominant /...
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About chords and intervals

The chord formula is 1-3-5 (for a triad). When played with different notes in different scales, there will be a difference in the no. of semitones b/w the notes of the chord. Which will decide on the ...
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what moods/emotions does the harmonic minor modes, harmonic major modes and melodic minor modes evoke? [on hold]

what moods/emotions does the harmonic minor modes, harmonic major modes and melodic minor modes evoke? i found a lot of people and sites talking about which emotions the major scale modes evoke. but ...
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Do jazz musicians improvise on the parent scale in addition to the chord-scales?

I noticed that jazz musicians improvise on actual chords. This makes sense for modal jazz since the chords in the progression might not be related. But for tonal jazz, say we have a "ii-V-I" ...
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Augmented Second Created from Raised Lower Pitch

I’m working through a Barrons AP Music Theory book and was very confused by one of the diagrams. The diagram begins with a major second created by a G to an A, or a M2 due to it being a whole step. It ...

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