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Should a conductor ever assume that they will be premiering a piece?

Here's the story. A conductor I know offered to look at my work. He shared with me what he thought would work particularly well. I found an old sketch and tailored to fit the strengths of his [...
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How to adapt sheet music so I can play with my 61 note keyboard

I'm trying to learn piano/keyboard by playing simple music that I like, but some sheet music have notes that I can not play them because they're out of reach from my keyboard with 61 keys, I tried ...
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Three Notes Per String and the 7 Modes

If the third position of the three notes per string G major scale is the B Phrygian mode, then how do I play that same mode all over the fretboard of the guitar?
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chord progressions in minor with the 6th degree rasied

The obvious one is using ii as a minor triad and IV as a major triad but are there some progressions where the raised ^6 is in the bass? I guess the ii and IV would be in inversions then but I can't ...
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Are there applications of interval graphs in musical analysis?

For each voice v_j we have notes n_ji (not rests) which are played at times s_ji and end at time e_ji. Now let us collet all intervals of time where the notes of all voices are played: I_1 = [a_1,b_1],...
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Bending techniques in 16-hole Chromatic harmonicas (like Hohner 64)

Obviously, diatonic harmonica requires bending a note to get a chromatic scale. Chromatic harmonica (16-hole like Hohner 64) can get a full chromatic scale by pressing or releasing the side button. ...
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when you only sing in F#

Tim Minchin sang this song: It is called "when you only sing in F#". Apparently the song is really funny. If you know music. I do not know music, hence I am ...
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Force Lilypond staves to continue on next page

For an analytical project I'm working on, I want three separate scores right on top of each other: the bottom staff of the three has the actual music, and the top two staves are of the same size/shape ...
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How can Key be understood differently when composing music vs playing it as a musician?

When I was younger, for years, I played musical instruments such as the french horn, violin, acoustic ("standing") bass, electric bass, piano, and electric guitar. During these years, I also ...
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How to reharmonize a sample already with heavy harmony?

If one is to reharmonize a sample, let's say, a full song with its own chords that can be clearly heard, how can one make sure the new chords do not clash with the existing ones? I want ...
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Why aren't passing V64 chords in minor notated with a raised 6 in figured bass?

If all accidentals are supposed to be notated in the figures why do passing 64 chords only appear with 64 and no slash or sharp symbol next to the 6. The 6 in a passing 64 chord is the leading tone ...
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How do we play a wiggling line with multiple notes on the piano? [duplicate]

I saw a wiggling line with three notes for a song for piano, and played it and recorded it on GarageBand and edited it on the picture on the right: I waited about a quarter of a beat to play the ...
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Mozart K.494: How do you play this (turn inside a tie)?

Mozart K.494 b.178 near the end of the movement. (This is the 3rd movement of the sonata K.533/K.494) This is in bass clef BTW. This image is the Bärenreiter edition. Henle puts only the turn option. ...
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Is the chord progression of this short piece C-G7-C?

Is the chord progression of this short piece C-G7-C? I'm new to music theory and want to confirm my understanding.
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Clef with signature keys, entering other notes

I would like to know, suppose a clef with key signature (e.g., G is always sharp), independent of octave, appears at the beginning of the staff. Then every G that appears must be read sharp. Then what ...
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How to make a transition sound so "in your face"?

I can't really describe well with words what I mean, but this transition in Touch off by Uverworld (01:07) is sort of very "in your face". I feel like some techniques from electronic music ...
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Help with different modes of chords in a scale [duplicate]

I've recently been starting to learn music theory and I'm starting to get somewhere, but I've been confused on numbers and modes. I know that each number is a different mode in a scale, that there are ...
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where doesthe F come from in this lick? [closed]

So, I've got this lick: Most of the notes fall on the C major pentatonic, but there's an F note that I don't know where it's coming from. As fingered on the tab, it fits even this pattern (d major ...
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Deceptive Cadence second inversion in Secondary half-diminished 7th chord

The image above (from Korean composer Byung Dong Paik's Theory of Harmonics, page 227) shows Deceptive Cadence progressions of Secondary half-diminished 7th chord As you can see, the progression in ...
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More outputs on Fireface 800

I'm a proud owner of the Fireface 800 and I'm starting to build up my first professional recording-studio - but now I need more output-channels. Does anybody know, if it's possible (and a good ...
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Is a kick vent required on resonant head?

Some kicks have vent holes on the resonant head to relieve pressure, dip the dBs a bit, and provide a useful access point for mic installation; so would I, as an intermediate-level drummer with a ...
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Can there be a chord with two inversions represented by the same figure?

When figures are used to describe chords, they represent the intervals above the lowest pitch, and these seem to be treated as unique. For example, basic triads come in 5-3, 6-3, and 6-4 forms; and ...
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How to study part-writing as a self-taught musician?

I've recently picked up Schoenberg's "Preliminary Exercises In Counterpoint" after reading most of "Fundamentals of Musical Composition" as he indicates there and in other texts ...
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Do all 3rd inversion diminished and half diminished 7th chords resolve to 64 chords?

I am playing around with the use of b7 as melody note in a major key and with ^2 in the bass I am able to build a diminished 42 chord (in C that is DEGBb) and I am trying to figure out how to resolve ...
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LilyPond: words connected with hyphen

I started working on a songbook with English songs and came across lyrics where the words are connected with hyphens. What would be the best way to show these in LilyPond? In the example below there ...
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Is burying the beater a bad thing?

I've been playing the drums (acoustic set) for almost a year now and I tend to lightly rest my kick foot on the pedal in-between notes. This means that my beater is on my drumhead in these cases. Is ...
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In modal harmony, what are "modal tonic chords"?

I'm going through this video: "How to write a MODAL chord PROGRESSION (that sounds modal)", which is very interesting, but at a certain point it refers to: a. Modal Tonic Chords - chords ...
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How can I notate multiple repeats?

I'm currently using MuseScore for transcribing my drum notation and it's working great - except I can't seem to find a repeat for a section to repeat more than once. How can I notate multiple repeats?
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Does the Scarlatti's 'Cortege' really sound like Gaudeamus Igitur?

Every time I hear https://imslp.org/wiki/Keyboard_Sonata_in_E_major%2C_K.380_(Scarlatti%2C_Domenico), I think I'm hearing the melody for the third and fourth lines of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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What is tonality?

Here is a dictionary explanation of tonality. the character of a piece of music as determined by the key in which it is played or the relations between the notes of a scale or key. "the sonata ...
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What is the reason that I don't lose the sense of tonality in these measures

The question itself is rather subjective hence the 1st person pronoun. However, I believe that many of you reading this question agree with me and hear 'Bb major'. If you hear it in a different way, ...
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Which Lilypond engraver handles accent marks?

In the following example (from my recent question, Globally removing engravers from LilyPond), I've managed to remove every engraver I need except for one: whichever engraver is responsible for the ...
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Rewriting a Rhythm in a New Time Signature - differences on music notation softwares

I'm new on Music Theory so probably is a stupid question, but starting from a simple measure in 4/4 like this: transformed to compound equivalent signature, I should change to 12/8, and add the dot ...
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Possible list of motivations for playing an instrument (by hand) [closed]

Given that nowadays people can compose and play via a mobile phone or computer, what could or would some possible reasons for wanting to be able to play an instrument by hand be? Can't you just try ...
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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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What's the distance between black and white piano key balance rail pins?

Piano keyframe consists of these parts: The balance rail is marked (6) in the image, but there are two balance rail pin rows - in the picture only the pin row for white keys is marked(7). You can ...
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Diatonic harmonica: draw bends from Hole 1 to Hole 6 - principles

Why the diatonic harmonica have different draw bends available? What is the principle behind this setup? Like: Hole 1 draw bend has only 1 semitone down. Hole 2 draw bend has 2 choices of semitones ...
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Globally removing engravers from LilyPond

Using the following adjusted musical example: I'm hoping to remove all elements except for clefs, key signatures, the staff itself, note heads, and accidentals. All other elements—ties and slurs, ...
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What can a modern DAW do with analog sounds?

It's been several years since I last found much time to indulge my music hobby but I'm starting to think about it a lot lately so I want to get back up to speed a bit, at least conceptually. When I ...
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Diatonic harmonica: How to play the draw bend with the three semitones down (effectively)?

For the diatonic harmonica, in the 3rd draw position B, how to play the draw bend with the three semitones down (marked in blue rectangle) B, Bb, A? I could play a semitones down, most easily in the ...
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Why is the VII from the natural minor scale not called bVII?

In my textbook there is a natural sign in front of the subtonic chord. Why is the VII chord in minor called "natural" 7 with a natural sign in front and the diminished chord built on the ...
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Can the BOSS RC-600 be the master MIDI sync to the RC-300?

So up to this point, the BOSS RC-300 can't be the MIDI tempo sync slave of anything other than another RC-300. Can the new BOSS RC-600 be the master MIDI sync to the RC-300? Looking at the manual ...
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Why isn't #i just called #i?

This answer to How to write functional chord symbols with accidental roots, basically claims that (and I paraphrase) "#i is not a thing" in functional harmony. But why not just call a spade ...
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Is AI capable of separating instruments from a track?

At some point of my life I want to become a DJ (self-development). I have in mind various approaches to it, both artistic and technical. I'd like to ask on the latter, is it feasible as for 2022 to ...
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Harmonic or fundamental?

I've always called the overtones one can play on, say, guitar, harmonics, but some say the fundamental is also a harmonic. Which means my 1st harmonic is their 2nd harmonic. Confusing - to both of us, ...
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Playing ghost notes on the drums

I've been playing the drums (acoustic set) for almost a year now and have made good progress. I am learning from online lessons and loving it, but this has got me stuck. I'm finding it hard getting ...
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What is the genre of this song? [closed]

WHat is the genre of this song? tyDi and Kundo - Please Stay
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Which ukulele harmonic corresponds to which fret position?

According to this page, ukulele natural harmonics can be played on the 12th (octave), 9th, 7th (octave+fifth), 5th (2octaves) and 3rd frets. Which interval is obtained at the 9th and 3rd frets?
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How to write functional chord symbols with accidental roots

How to write functional chord symbols of chord with roots with accidentals, for example: in C major scale, what is the functional chord symbol of the notes C#-E-G?
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Are chromatic submediants in minor actually sus2 chords?

I was playing around with some progressions in the harmonic minor scale and realized that this progression sounds the same as a chromatic submediant chord progression (i–vi) but here it is written as ...
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