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Determine correct electronic keyboard stand and chair height

I have a full size electronic keyboard for my 89-year-old mother who has memory issues as well as macular degeneration and curvature of the spine. I’m looking for details on setting the piano up for ...
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Counting in an anacrusis [duplicate]

We have a big band number (in 3/4 time), where the chart has the "1st" bar (an anacrusis) written as a one beat rest, for the drums to play a break there. Is it better to count in with 1-2, ...
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Display LilyPond fret diagrams next to chord names instead of below

I am trying to display chord diagrams with LilyPond to the side of the chord names. By default, LilyPond renders the diagram below the chord name like so: but I want them to be side by side like so: ....
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Distance of the stave lines?

I have not found definite answers for these two doubts, can anyone help me? At what distance should the stave lines be? What distance should be between staves?
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Lilypond : Multi bar, multi repeat in one measure

Following Lilypond: Single bar, multiple repeat, I want this for a multi measure repeat. I'm converted (./.) to (.//.) with percperc = \markup\concat{ \raise #0.5 \musicglyph #"dots.dot" ...
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What are the main concepts that aid singing in key?

In my previous question I asked about how many notes are needed to establish what key you are in. That kind of dodges around the purpose of me asking so here’s a more direct question. With an ...
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Musescore: how to do 8th notes with 16th note triplets

So I need help creating these 8th notes with 16th note triplets, the tempo is 4/4. So far, I've tried using the triplet button but it doesn't give me what I'm looking for. Got any suggestions?
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Why are these two songs nearly identical for 20 whole seconds? Could there be a theoretical explanation?

Disclaimer: this question is not about copyright. I am trying to understand why the voice melodies of the two songs are so similar. I thought the chord progression could be classical, and that there ...
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aliases for notes in lilypond

\version "2.24.2" { \drums { \set DrumStaff.drumStyleTable = #weinberg-drums-style tomfh } } Renders a floor tom using Weinberg Drums Style. Is it possible to assign aliases like in ...
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LilyPond: Display different time signature

I'm engraving some early music, and, occasionally, to follow what is in the sources, I'd like to replace the symbol for what would be notated in modern time signatures as "3/2" or "4/2&...
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How many notes does it take to state the key? To Have "Tonality"?

I'm referring to "tonal dominant function" as this gentleman is talking about in this video. How many notes in a "melody" do you need to state the ...
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Why is the standard tuning for the balalaika so weird/counterintuitive?

I'm mainly talking about the prima balalaika, since this is the instrument whose tuning I'm familiar with. What is the justification behind having the standard tuning for the balalaika be e-e-a? Why ...
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I need help! Do you know the name of this documentary about music? [closed]

I need to find a BBC documentary about classical music (or opera) that I have seen long time ago. I don't remember the name. I just remember a scene where the male host play and sing at the piano ...
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Notation for cymbal choke and cymbal stop?

First, what's the difference between a cymbal choke and a cymbal stop? Is it that a choke is immediate (as soon as possible) and a stop is after the predetermined length of the note (i.e., eighth note,...
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Term for two notes played together only a half step apart

What is the term for two notes played on a piano that are only a half step apart, such as a C and a C# being played together?
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I need to find a safe website to get NST choir VST [closed]

as well as a good harmonica VST that is free and i REALLY want to get ahold of these. I'm mainly saying that because i can't seem to find a website from the original manufacturer of said VST NST CHOIR:...
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Perfect Pitch: Are tones recognizable by themselves or only in comparison with another tone?

Are the frequencies C4 260hz and A4 440hz actually noticeably different to someone with “perfect pitch”. I ask myself, What did they learn differently growing up to notice the difference in these ...
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Purpose of ascending and descending scales?

I understand that ascending scales go from a lower pitch class up to the next pitch class with the same letter name. For example, C to C'. For descending scales it is the reverse. What I don't get is ...
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lily-scheme function to display a chord both as music and as markup

How to define a function that displays a chord both as music and as markup? I'd like to get something like <c e g>1^\markup "c e g" without doubling the chord (c e g). E.g. with a ...
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Sonata form: Recapitulation example with first subject (group) only?

**Edited to be on-topic... Some resources I've found state that the recapitulation presents the first and/or second subject groups (in any order) in the tonic key. Today a colleague questioned the '...
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How to create simple sheet with chords and lyrics in ABC?

How to create a simple song sheet containing only lyrics and chords with ABC notation? For example, the result could look as follows: Am G Hello darkness my old friend ...
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Question about score notes [closed]

Quick question — I have a bansuri flute, and I was wondering do you know the notes on this score?
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Recommended way to sightread grand staff

When I only have one staff I can keep the whole thing focused so I do not have to plan so much where to look, I basically can just follow the contour of the notes and it usually goes fine. But with ...
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How to approach changing keys when singing from sheet music?

For the purpose of ear training and to practice reading sheet music, I am trying to sight sing from the book "Melodia - A compréhensive course in sight singing" https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/...
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Barlines in proportional notation disappear

Some time ago, I reached out to the lil mailing list seeking assistance with creating a Csound to LilyPond converter. The goal was to improve the readability and presentation of Csound scores using ...
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What transformation corresponds to the z-relation?

Forte's list of set classes includes some pairs that are "z-related" -- you can't get one from another through transposition and inversion, but they have the same interval vectors. Every ...
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Bb7 chord in C major , function

Could you please help me make sense of the accompaniment for 'Moon River' in terms of why certain chromatic chords seem to be the only solution and if certain modulations are implied when using some ...
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What is the music theory term for the study of the role and rhythm of each voice in multi voice compositions?

I’m looking for the for the study of the role and rhythm of each voice in multi voice composing. For example “lead part/voice/melody or supporting part/voice/melody”. By rhythms what I mean is the ...
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How to write instrument names in a standard professional way in the sheet music

This question is about how to write instruments names on a score. On the page at: https://musiciandevelopment.com/2016/05/16/how-to-prepare-a-professional-score/ it states: list the full instrument ...
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What is this rhythm?

I think I've heard this rhythm before, what is it called? Where does it come from?
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Why does the tab below show 4/4 and not 16/16 when there are 1/16th notes, but the next section shows 9/16?

In the below screenshot, we can see that there are 1/16th notes written as 4 groups of 4 1/16th notes. What difference does it make if it is written as 16/16, does it change the feel of the song, or ...
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LilyPond: how to restore the old figured bass font

I've been looking at the latest stable version of Lilypond (2.24.2) and noticed that the figured bass font is not the same as before. Not only that, but (without changing anything) the symbols are ...
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Why does Schoenberg think of "'semi-contrapuntal treatment' of the accompaniment" as a way of adapting a motive's melody to changes in its harmony?

Schoenberg says that the melody of a motive may be adapted to changes in the harmony "[b]y transposition," "[b]y addition of passing harmonies," or "[b]y 'semi-contrapuntal' ...
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Changing the harmony of a motive ''by additions at the end,'' according to Schoenberg

Schoenberg says that the harmony of a motive may be changed ''[b]y additions at the end'' (Fundamentals of musical composition, page 10). He cites examples 25c-i to illustrate what he means (see ...
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Strange fretwiring on a classical guitar

I've just bought a pre-loved classical guitar, with extra frets! They look like they were not on the original, and are half-way between the 1st and 2nd, and 3rd and 4th frets. What would be the point ...
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What is mode borrowing?

There's a question asking me about to identify mode borrowing, how do I do it? What is mode borrowing, may i have some examples?
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How to analyze/spell this chord progression

I generally feel that I have a good intuition for chord naming, but know very few formal rules that apply to chromatic progressions like this one I wrote: It seems obvious that one should avoid ...
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Iterate through a list argument in Lilypond define-scheme-function

I'm trying to write my first define-scheme-function in Lilypond, and I'm stuck. I'm wanting to output a variable number of handbell 'echo' notations within a single measure. This is working for a ...
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Does "poco a poco accel. fino al misura 25" sound like proper Italian tempo mark?

Is ""poco a poco accel. fino al misura 25" correct tempo mark in Italian for "step by step accelerate until measure 25"?
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Use 4/4 + 2/4 versus 6/4 time signature

I tried to understand and then transcribe the song "Halo on Fire" by Metallica (2016). I noticed there are two sections when the time signature changes from 4/4 to 6/5. I will use the ...
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Diminished chord terminology

What’s the terminology for changing a major triad into a diminished chord? C major – C°7 – Gmin7 – C7 etc. I can’t remember the term!
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What's wrong with pinky use in classical guitar playing/

In classical guitar music, there is often an inclusion of pima referring to which plucking fingers are suggested for playing certain strings/frets/notes. Whatever happened to pinky? Is that a frowned-...
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Hexachordal solmization and the melodic minor scale

How does one sign an ascending melodic minor scale using hexachordal solmization? Here is an example, it's the famous Bourreé by Bach, from the Suite in E minor, BWV 996: We know that Bach used this ...
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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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How would you analyze these chords in Tchaikovsky's Waltz Op39

I'm having trouble figuring out what's happening in the following bars of this piece in Eb major. Bar 4: My best guess is that this spells out an Eb fully diminished 7 -- or idim7. (The F in beat 1 ...
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What does a lower-case "a" next to the note head mean in guitar tablature?

What do lowercase letter "a"s mean in guitar tabs?
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Both instruments in unison or only the first-voice one?

Here are a few first measures of "Pomp and Circumstance, March 1"'s score: What puzzles me is that in both the oboe and clarinet staves, we can clearly see two instruments indicated, yet ...
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How is this played? [duplicate]

This debate didn't solve this at all. https://www.reddit.com/r/pianolearning/comments/16n0rtx/how_is_this_played/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 How is this played? Do you play ...
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LilyPond lyrics affecting horizontal spacing in score

While attempting to typeset a piece of baroque vocal music, I've come upon this issue where lyrics cause uneven spacing of the notes in other voices in the score. For example, the 2nd violin on the ...
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Tab. timing inaccuracies [closed]

In a lot of tab. (for guitar/bass) there is no indication referring to timing. The numbers will obviously refer to string/fret for each note to be played, but when each note is played is somewhat ...
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