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Unnecessarily convoluted analysis in Reger's modulations?

I am reading Reger's book of modulations, and his analysis does not seem to me to be the most consistent. This example (No. 72, from a minor to F♯ Major) comes across as particularly odd: Here is the ...
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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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Top-down strokes versus side strokes: what is the most ergonomic drum style between tabla or mridangam/pakhawaj?

Tablas are hand drums that comes by pair which the 2 skins are (nearly) horizontally oriented with the hand moving from top to down, while mridangam/pakhawaj/dol/dolak are hand drums which the 2 skins ...
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New to reading kit music - questions about technique

I’m a self taught drum kit player and this is my first time reading drum sheet music. I’ve made drum sheets before with MuseScore, so I can read most things fine, but there’s one section where it asks ...
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Will a soak in mouthwash hurt mouthpieces?

I’m teaching wind instruments to grade 7 and 8’s after a decade of teaching primary music. Since covid, my school board mandates a specific cleaning solution must be used for sanitation. Brass and ...
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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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FL Studio: Deciding the synthesizer for a notebased 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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Notation: horizontal arrow protruding from note in violin part?

I've found some notation I'm not familiar with in the violin part for the musical Tuck Everlasting. It's a horizontal arrow that starts at the stem of a note and points rightward along the staff: I ...
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How to evaluate a counterpoint?

I am currently studying counterpoint in order to prepare my first year in a Faculty of music. I have diverse resources at my disposal like The Complete Musician (Laitz) in addition to online resources....
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How was mixolidian mode introduced in Northeastern Brazilian Music?

Northeastern region of Brazil has a great variety of traditional and folkloric music genres. The most well-known genre is forró, followed also by baião and xaxado. These music genres are usually ...
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LilyPond - "Table of Contents" TOC in different languages

I am working on a music-book using LilyPond with different languages (here English and German). I created a minimal working example (MWE) referring to a snippet that can be found here in the LilyPond ...
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Building Registration Banks

I have a PSR-S950. I have already stored the 8 voices in the keyboard. According to the books I should be able to store 8 additional in the next Bank #2 than another 8 voices in the next Bank #3 etc....
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Aligning staves across pages in Lilypond

I'm looking for a way to align staves in Lilypond such that the bars are at the same height on different pages. A somewhat contrived example to show the effect: \version "2.24.0" \paper { ...
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Do 20th- and 21st-century concerti still follow the expected forms of the 18th and 19th centuries?

When looking at opening movements of instrumental concerti in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, we see a pretty standard alternation of ritornello (orchestral-focused) and solo sections. These ...
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Why is ektaal called ektaal?

एकताल (iTrans: ek_taal) is among the common talas, or rhythmic cycles, used in Hindustani (North Indian) classical music. It is the equivalent in the Khayal style of the dhrupad tala चौेताल chautaal ...
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Convert regular trombone slide into tuning-in-slide

Is is possible to convert a regular trombone slide into a tuning-in-slide? I know a few manufacturers currently offer a TIS version, but is it possible to convert a regular one into TIS? Thank you.
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Did American drum corps ever utilize the tuning slide of valveless bugles for more notes?

I used to be a member of my school's drum and bugle corps in middle school whose entire brass section is composed of US regulation bugles in G (if I'm not mistaken) which are are valveless. They used ...
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Learning to sing: Some songs i can sing straightforwardly other i really cant is this normal?

I've been learning to sing for a year. And I noticed some great improvements but there is one thing that happens to me that is totally strange: When I listen to songs, there are songs that I can "...
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Is there a list of Just Intonation chords as defined by Fétis, using ratios?

One way of ‘spelling’ chords in just intonation is using ratios - such as 10:12:14:17 (multiplications of the frequency of an implied ‘missing fundamental’). Fétis is quoted in Wikipedia (and here by ...
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How to render midi stems trough a single intrument track in Reaper?

I have a project in Reaper with 255 individual midi tracks all nested under a folder track on which I added Virtual instrument, to avoid aving to configure each track individually. This way I can ...
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Ableton Live: knob controls volume instead of macro, how to control macro with knob

Ableton Live 11 Launchkey Mini mk3 Win 10 Experience: zero (second day since I launched it). I assign chain selector thing to the macros 1, but when I turn the knob, I change the volume of the first ...
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Are there varying levels of ASCAP's "plus" awards?

ASCAP offers an annual monetary award call the ASCAPlus award to its composer members whose music does not generally get included in its sampling for popular music royalties. These composers include ...
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Is there a way to decode Triton/M1 vst PCM samples?

Is there any way to decode the PCM samples used in either the Triton or M1 VSTs? I'd love to be able to open these in a sampler VST and mess around with them further than is possible within the actual ...
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VST User Interface Not Showing

I'm using Live 10 64-bit. I'm using a free plugin called Synth1 but when I load it to a MIDI track I cannot see the plugin user interface. I tried Ctrl + Alt + P and clicking on the wrench icon. Even ...
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How to see all controls linked to automation clip in FL Studio 20?

I know how to find and setup automation links in Remote control settings of control. I also know about Current project/Initialized controls list, where i can find list of all automated controls in ...
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Connect Mackie C1604VLZ-3 (passive mixer) to Phonic 620 Powerpod (powered) Mixer

I am using powered monitors with the Mackie and have no amplifier for 2 passive monitors. I do have another mixer that is powered that I would like to use however I need to be able to control the mix ...
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Learning chords on the harmonica

I have been teaching myself to play the harmonica since the start of the covid virus in 2019. I've never been focused enough to play a musical instrument until the 59th year of this life I'm living, ...
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Is there another name for a suspension that creates a chord in the given key?

Here's a progression of a German 6th chord to V in C minor: But that creates parallel perfect fifths between the alto and bass(Ab-G, Eb-D). Since I'm lazy, instead of fixing that, I cover it up with ...
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How do I pitch-shift +2 Oct in Guitar Pro?

I am trying to achieve a +2 Oct pitch shift effect like in the song Pantera - Becoming. I am aware that Guitar Pro has a Whammy Pitch shift effect, but this effect only goes up to +1 Oct (and has to ...
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Exceptions to exposed 8ves/5ths?

I was recently approached by a student, who swore that they had read that exposed (i.e. outer voice hidden) 8ves/5ths were permitted between different inversions of the same chord. He said he came ...
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Electric guitar is making a weird vibrating noise on hammer-on

I bought a new ESP LTD M-201 guitar and everything is sounding nice, except if I hammer-on in this specific spot in the guitar, it starts to vibrate and make a weird noise. I tried fretwrap and it ...
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Style of Danza Del Viejo Boyero by Alberto Ginastera

I have struggled with understanding the style of this song, and I guess it is open to interpretation, but I was wondering whether to play it like an "old shepherd" as its name suggests, or a ...
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Why is the cavaquinho minhoto so different from other cavaquinhos?

For context: cavaquinho The Brazilian cavaquinho, the cavaquinho de Lisboa, the Cabo Verde cavaquinho, the Madeiran braguinha and its descendant, the ukulele, all seem to have a fretboard that is ...
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Old Bugle broken?

I recently got a bugle from an auction. I don’t know much about it but the part where the mouthpiece attaches looks like this. Could this affect the ability to play it?
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How many sounds do we have In beatbox?

I'm curious to learn more about beatboxing. Can you please enlighten me by sharing how many distinct sounds are typically incorporated in beatboxing?
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Is it possible to approach hidden 5ths & 8ves by contrary motion?

is it possible to approach hidden 5ths & 8ves by contrary or oblique motion? In another meaning every time there is contrary or oblique motion between voices, are direct 5ths & 8ves allowed ...
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Fingering information for Romanian 5 hole Kaval/Caval in the Key of A

I would like fingering information about the Romanian Kaval/Caval in the Key of A. It has five holes, a fipple and is played vertically. The information I would like would be similar to whistle tabs, ...
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Logic Pro X - Arrangment Markers - how to stop them affecting one track

Fairly new to Logic. I am trying to do something which I am hoping is possible as it seems logical. I feel Logic should do logical things. What I am trying to do is create a track from a track that I ...
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Which genres of African folk music uses high strung tuning on guitars?

Several links (https://www.premierguitar.com/diy/exploring-nashville-tuning, for example) make a distinction between high-strung tuning (an octave higher EAD strings) and Nashville tuning (an octave ...
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Chord symbols in staff in Sibelius

When I write guitar parts in Sibelius I currently use a slash notation (4 slashes with no stems in each measure and chord symbols above staff), but I want to make it even simpler for my guitarist and ...
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I am a recorder player and have come across a strange version, would like to know more

Any ideas what this might be called, note the thumb hole is in the lower end of the tube. Thanks
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When, why, and how did Mayamalavagowla become the fundamental scale of Carnatic music?

Students of Carnatic classical music are taught Mayamalavagowla (melakarta 15), aka the double harmonic major / gypsy major scale, as the default. The introductory exercises for voice and ear training ...
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What methods can composers use to make the listener's perception of time feel slower or faster?

When composing or arranging, what methods can be exploited to affect the listener's perception of the speed they are moving through time?
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Number of subject/answer entries in 16th/18th Century fugal counterexpositions

I'm studying the difference between 16th and 18th Century fugues. I've noticed something and wonder whether it is a notable trend, or just a coincidence. First, consider this fugue from Missa Dies ...
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A Question about Avid Sibelius 2021 and Kontakt (.nki) instruments

Since Sibelius is just using a version of Kontakt in the background to play its own sounds, can I build Sibelius Soundsets that are based on nothing but the .nki files in my authorized Kontakt ...
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History - age - of Sousaphone with brand "Symphonic"?

Our band is using an old Sousaphone which still produces a nice deep round tone. The brand "symphonic" and history (serial number 613635) however is unknown. Many musicians asked us about ...
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the cadence in 3rd species counterpoint with 3 voices in the Phrygian mode

When the Cantus Firmus is in the 1st or 2nd voice, the bass is suppose to play the 5th note of the mode in the 2nd last bar. In the case of E Phrygian, the 5th degree is B which has however a ...
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Is stacked (i.e.,left-over-right) mallet placement on keyboard percussion correct technique?

Phil Kraus' Modern Mallet Method (Vol. 1, p.11) states (with illustration) that the correct placement of mallets is "left mallet above the right" (also sometimes called "stacked"). ...
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Did Stravinsky ever work backwards?

I've always been intrigued by this little passage in Stravinsky's "Fireworks" (op. 4). It seems to me to be many things all at once, each masterfully handled. It's a nifty little canon, a ...
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What was the first published "cutaway/cut-out" score?

Sometimes scores are formatted so that silent measures are completely omitted—not just left empty, but left blank, including the staff. The oldest score in this style that I have seen is Lutosławski's ...
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