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What are the main schools of thought on conducting?

Conductor Kevin Purcell writes on his personal website: There are schools of conducting thought that have evolved over the years. Some of the more prominent of these (in no specific order) are ...
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Baroque notation question

Here's a snippet from a 1624 facsimile of Juan Arañés' "Libro Segundo de Tonos y Villancicos". This is a rather syncopated, lively song, with a time signature of C3. Note values seem to be ...
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Debussy's piano etudes include studies in consecutive 3ds, 4ths, 6ths, and octaves… why not 5ths or 7ths?

Traditionally double note scales or consecutive 3rds, 4ths, and 6ths are part of piano training. But, Debussy wan't a traditionalist! Certainly he used consecutive intervals of all types. Why didn't ...
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Pause Traktor deck automatically when cue point is reached?

I have a cue point that marks the point in a track where I want playback to stop on Deck A. Is there a way to "tell" Traktor to pause as soon as this cue point is reached?
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Guqin construction and physics

I am a physicist building a Guqin, an old Chinese zither. I try to understand its construction, how it vibrates, what are the key features to obtain a good sound. I found only one paper on the ...
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Did the rain stick originate independently in multiple continents?

There is a traditional rain stick (percussion instrument) in African, Latin America, and I believe in Australia as well. Was it invented separately, or did one culture influence another? Here is a ...
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New piano flaking near hitch pin

I recently purchased a new Yamaha C1X, and I noticed that the paint has started to flake off at various places after a few days, near the hitch pin (see picture). This doesnt seem to affect the sound ...
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Capture a loop from analog vinyl to remix-deck?

I think about buying a NI-S8 or a Xone DB4 (yes, I know these are completely different things).. and a big decision-helper for me would be, if it is possible to capture a loop to the remix-deck.. BUT ...
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ATCL programme notes : what do I need to include?

It seems that there is a clear instruction about the programme notes for DipABRSM (official guide). According to the Trinity diploma syllabus, ... There should be a concise note on each piece,...
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Editing larger sound files in Kontakt 5

I am using NI Kontakt 5 sampler editor. And when I try to delete some unnecessary sounds, the program starts to act like it's working on the removal, but nothing happens. This happens only with ...
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Why doesn't Traktor update the key and BPM fields after I analyze the track?

This video shows the issue. After restarting the computer and Traktor everything worked fine, but I wonder what could have caused the issue. The track in question was not being used/opened by other ...
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Stop Lilypond from generating multiple files

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but it seems like a lot of people are using Lilypond here. Every time I compile a .ly file using lilypond for Windows10 it generates too many files. ...
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Re-learning Bass Trombone After Many Years (Don't Ask Please)

Many years ago was experienced and occasional sub for symphony bass trombone guy. When learning, I remember a major breakthrough in sound came when starting with a smaller mouthpiece (e.g. 6 1/2 AL),...
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Key down weight for digital piano

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535. It feels heavy which is more noticeable when playing chord sequences. So I measured the key down weights using a technique for acoustic pianos. Around middle C the ...
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Path for learning cuica

Really hard to find anything for this lovely crazy little thingy. Can anyone give me hints for a learning path? What is the first skills I need to acquire? Even sounding up and downstrokes I guess? ...
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Recording two mics in garageband going out of sync

Not sure if this is the right place so please let me know if not. I'm attempting to record two USB mics into garage band on a macbook pro. I've created an aggregated device with the two mics in it ...
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What is the physiological background of the practice of opening the voice in theatre?

While singing coaches offer elaborate physiological background for what's going on behind the exercises, when it comes to voice coaches for actors or techniques for opening the voice I can't find any ...
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How long was Adrian Boult's baton? Why did he use such a long one?

This question is fairly self-explanatory -- watching Boult conduct is almost magical. There are some excerpts from a BBC documentary floating around that explain in part the development of is singular ...
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Where Xenakis used intersection?

I understood intersection in Xenakis sieve theory, as he explained himself here. But can anyone provide me a musical example from its production where he effectively used this?
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Is there some means of expanding the range of a capped reed instrument?

Given the pitch limits of capped reed instruments, I wondered whether some means of expanding the range of such existed. Perhaps with some sort of embouchure mimicking device surrounding the reed, but ...
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How much freedom for expression is given in RockSchool Vocal exams?

RSV books give you full vocal score but I've found trying to be 100% exact to the score greatly detracts from my performance, especially if I try to emulate the original artist. Their nuances of ...
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How can I align the BPM/Tempo with this audio track using Logic Pro X, Cubase or Ableton?

I have downloaded a November Rain orchestral track on which I would like to add a click using one of the DAWs: Logic Pro X, Cubase Elements or Ableton. Below the link with the track (one is the ...
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Good piano examinations for self learner?

I have taught piano to myself alongside my guitar and AP music theory class. I’m a junior in high school, and I want to be graded on my piano performance. I like CM’s syllabus because it only requires ...
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What's this (flamenco?) rhythm called? (Tres Lagrimas)

This song by Guitarra Azul has a very distinctive rhythm that I have also heard in other songs. How is it called? Is it one of the classical flamenco rhythms?
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Simple MIDI/trigger pedals

I have an Arturia KeyStep and Roland SPD-SX, which I use with Ableton live. What I would like to do, is to connect two pedals of some sort that could be used as additional MIDI inputs. Are there any ...
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Will my voice sit better in the mix with a baritone guitar?

I have a deep singing voice (pleasant range: E2 to D4, extreme range: B flat 1 to F4). It is not shockingly bassy but warm. So if I want to cover a song, I need to transpose it. But I have to ...
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Want to know the process to pursue diploma in piano

I am a grade 6 student in piano from LCM. I want to pursue a career in music. All I know so far is, after grade 8 I need to have a diploma. Can anyone elaborate on the career path? Is there a ...
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Deciding the synthesizer a note is played through based on its MIDI channel

Is it possible to, using a patcher channel, play notes of one midi channel through one synthesizer, and play notes of another midi channel through another synthesizer? Example: I have a basic melody, ...
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Difference between baroque and classical keyboard concertos

I'm trying to compare a Baroque Harpsichord Concerto with a Classical Piano Concerto. But I'm just wondering in what aspects that the Baroque Concertos influenced the Classical Piano Concerto. I am ...
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Is anyone familiar with the term “magladize?” (sp?)

One of my former music professors used the term "magladize" (sp?) when referring to music composed in octaves but I can't find any references to it. Can anyone verify what I'm talking about including ...
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How much math did Iannis Xenakis understand?

Paul Griffiths wrote on 2011 Feb 5: Iannis Xenakis, the Greek-French composer who often used highly sophisticated scientific and mathematical theories to arrive at music of primitive power [...] ...
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Choir needs a new space to house sheet music library. Ideas?

Our choir used to have storage space for our sizable music library within the college with which we are affiliated. Recently and without notice, the space was reclaimed by the college and we were ...
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How do you make a Vocaloid do a “hard” pronunciation for “Through”

I'm working on this part of Dance With the Devil (Braking Benjamin) I can show you that, I can see right through all your empty lies The vocaloid synthesizer Miku that I'm working with do whant to ...
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How to create guitar tabs with similar notation to Japanese Band Scores?

In Japan, so called バンドスコア (Band Scores) are widely available, showing multiple parts for vocals, guitar, bass and drums. An example can be found in the image on this question or see below: As you ...
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Can the Behringer XR18 XAIR Digital Mixer be used as a breakout box?

I'm looking for ways to record 8 channels of sound to a DAW while passing the 8 channels along to the sound guy. The Behringer XR18 has been reccommended to me but I don't want to buy it until I know ...
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how to remove possibly corrupt digi 002 drivers? Or diagnose 002 as dead?

I've been running Protools 9.06 on a Windows 7 box with a digi 002 interface for years. A few days ago, after cleaning, I tried to run protools and it complained it couldn't find the hardware. After ...
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lilypond: Odd horizontal spacing with two voices

In the example below I get an unwanted large horizontal gap between the d and the c. I think it has to do with a conflict between \voiceOne an \voiceTwo, because alone they are typesetted properly. ...
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Use MIDI e-drums sounds in Ableton 10

I have no experience with Ableton, but I wanted to start learning by recording some drums samples with my e-drums (Alesis Crimson 2). I already set up the instrument and it sends and receives MIDI ...
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Logic Pro X Forward and Rewind only moves a 128th note in one project

In one of my projects when I use the key command for 'Forward' and 'Rewind' ( '.' and ',') it only moves the playhead forward or back a 128th note rather than a bar. Holding shift doesn't change this ...
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Learning eastern european music style on harmonica?

I am a beginner harmonica player. I bought recently a C harmonica and subscribed to two online learning courses. After a few weeks, I noticed I would prefer to learn some Eastern European/gypsy ...
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Digital Piano Midi Latency Problem

I'm connecting Casio cdp-230r to PC(windows 7) using Ableton 10 and I'm experiencing massive Latency. Sound driver: ASIO4ALL(I've also tried with audio interface+ASIO). I know about reducing ...
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Interpretation of songsterr tab

Hi guys I'm looking at a tab on songsterr (Use Somebody fingerstyle) and at the 8th bar the tab indicates the playing of the open CGC strings and above it says t.h.(12) and t.h.(19). Can anyone ...
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Male vocal type statistics

This website describes four different vocal types for males (described as distinct from ranges or registers): Pulled Chest - High Larynx Light Chest - No Chest Flip - Falsetto Mix I am wondering if ...
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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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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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Question about vocal technique

I wonder if someone could help me with identifying vocal technique of the lead singer in Mgla. Here's the video . Is it based on usage of false chords or not?
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Kinetic Rhythm in Pop Music

This is something I've noticed that I don't hear anyone really talking about... Essentially it's the way that separate rhythmic elements of most pop songs interact in a kinetic way with one another. ...
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Correct wiring for 3 Humbuckers

I have tried to create a guitar wiring diagram for 3 humbuckers that should result in the following posisitons using a 6 way, 4 pole rotary switch: Neck Middle/Neck parallel Middle Middle/Bridge ...
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What did Ligeti mean by 'shimmering effect'?

Stephen A. Taylor, Chopin, Pygmies, and Tempo Fugue: Ligeti's "Automne a Varsovie", Vol 3.3., Online Journal of the Society for Music Theory. I looked up 'shimmering' on ODO. David Bruce explains ...
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What is the term for the sung voice found especially in Bach's chorale music (eg. Jesu Joy of Man's Desire BWV147)?

I have wondered what the correct musical term for the voiced melody overlaid in a piece like Jesu Joy of Man's Desire BWV147, or Sleepers Awake BWV645 is. In this piece of music (and other likes it, ...

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