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Why do corps style drummers tend to rag on HBCU style of drumming? [closed]

What I notice when I read comments from corps style drummers on videos featuring HBCU drummers is they either say they hate it or point out things that are different from corps style like the use of ...
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What is the genre and/or sub-genre of this piece? [closed]

Midas by Maribou State, Holly Walker What other examples exist of this genre or sub-genre? Is it it's own sub-genre?
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Any tips on making pentatonic climbing more fluid (electric guitar)

I've been practicing pentatonic scales on my electric guitar and sometimes it'll be very fluid and smooth sounding and other times it'll be very choppy and static. Is making the climb-up and climb-...
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Arrow below staff pointing to number

What does this arrow below the staff pointing to six mean? Do I repeat the measure until 6, rest until 6, or something else? If it helps at all this is pit orchestra music for a musical :) Thanks!
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Oscar Peterson I've got it bad and that ain't good bar 10: Dm7 flat 5 flat 11? [closed]

This chord is played over a bass player on a d, it's coming right after a dm7. From the bottom up F# Ab C F Ab Is that F# a flat 11? Is the Ab a flat 5 or a sharp 11? Or is this a passing chord that ...
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How to indicate that a part of the song should be repeated only the second time around? [duplicate]

I have a song that I am transcribing, and it has a verse that repeats. The verse starts at the very beginning of the song and is 12 measures long. The second time the verse is played, it is played ...
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What are the differences between Ash and Alder wood for electric guitar?

Ever since the 50’s both Ash wood and Alder wood have remained the most popular choice for building electric guitars. What are the major differences between these two woods for an electric guitar? (...
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What is a tremolo in terms of guitar effects?

The task is to create a presentation on computer effects and tremolo is listed as on of them
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Finale v26 break top beam of a 16th note

I'm trying to create the above form of notation in finale. All I can muster is the below. Any insights?
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Can a diatonic melody in one key sound like it is in another key?

Here is a simple melody I composed in C# minor but while listening to it closely, the part notated in red seems to me like the music has actually moved across to G# minor. Is it weird to say this ...
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Why does my Alesia Melody 61 Keyboard keys replay itself after I release the key?

I press down on my keyboard key and it repeats the sound. I press it, it makes the sound, but then when I release it and lift my finger off of it it plays the sound again. I don’t know what’s wrong ...
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Piano: Signatures [closed]

I love to create piano sheet music but have faced a problem. I don't know if I am able to put a 5 at the bottom part of my signature!(The stacked numbers on the left side of a piano sheet)
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Legato slide, Pulloff, hammer on combo

I have been trying to figure out how to play these notes for months.. I don’t know if I’m supposed to do it as 1 pick starting at the 16 then pull off and slide hammer and slide again?? Please help. ...
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Does the human voice qualify as noise?

If we follow a common definition of noise, which is an aperiodic signal... Then is voice a noise? I've read lots of definitions on a certain free encyclopedia, but it could be that due to the nature ...
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bVI Root Substitution [closed]

Curious as to why this substitution of the root for a ♭VI chord works. It's pretty standard but I don't get the theory of it. I recently saw it being used in the context of a ii - V - I to delay the ...
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What's the name of the chord when I do the Am shape but with the 2nd and 3rd finger on the 4th and the first on the 3rd fret [closed]

What's the name of the Chord that I play when I do the Am shape but with the 2nd and 3rd finger on the 4th and the first on the 3rd fret?
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Is the tritone (diminished fifth) used in alarm sirens?

I have read claims that the tritone, due to its dissonant nature, is used for things like police, ambulance, rocket or tornado sirens. I am a beginner music theory learner and would not be able to ...
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Should the last chord before the last four chords be fortissimo in Chopin Op. 10, No. 12?

I'm learning Revolutionary Etude by Chopin (Op. 10, No. 12), and I am thinking about the last chord before the last four chords (fifth to the last chord, at the beginning of m. 81). Should it be ...
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Post-concert routine for soloists? [closed]

I'm curious about what happens when a soloist walks off stage after a performance. Where do they go? Where does the conductor go? Everything backstage is a mystery for me.
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Is there a reason why Clementi didn't suggest a change of finger for repeating notes? (Sonatina Op. 36 No. 2)

I just began to learn Clementi Sonatina Op. 36 No. 2. The edition I have (ed. by W. Palmer) shows Clementi's original fingering suggestions. For many repeating notes there was no change of finger (see ...
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In JS Bach's lifetime who listened to any of his organ preludes and fugues and when? [duplicate]

The related thread from Feb. 1, 2021 initiated by Aaron (Who was listening to Bach's compositions in his lifetime?) was informative, but I have a more precise question. Who heard Bach's preludes and ...
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The nature of rhyme in _Surrender_? [closed]

Consider the priceless Surrender, written by Rick Neilsen, 1977. Mother told me, yes she told me In a sense, the me/me rhymes. I'd meet girls like you She also told me stay away You'll never know what ...
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Should practice be shared with the general public for the sake of sharing [closed]

I record much of my practice for my own study and it tends to be interesting at least to me when I make mistakes. However I find some of my errors are valuable teaching tools for me to learn from. ...
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What does "2x and 4x with chorus" mean in music notation?

I am looking at "Eight days a week" by the Beatles and here in the B section of the verse there is this "2x and 4x with the chorus" above the vocal melody and I don't know what it ...
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analysis Partita in A minor Gigue, BWV 827 [closed]

I started out by hearing advice on analyzing keyboard partita before, but again I found too many questions in this Gigue. this Gigue in 12/8 time Let's summarize the questions with images below. 1. I ...
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When removing the StemEngraver, how can I ensure Lilypond properly places adjacent notes?

The following code compiles without a hitch: \version "2.20.0" left = \relative c' { <b c g'> } \layout { \context { \Voice % When I uncomment below, the % note ...
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I thought I’ve sounded good while singing along to my music, but when I recorded my self after 1 year of practicing, I think I sound horrible [duplicate]

So, for the past year and a half I’ve been practicing my singing by simply listening to my music and singing it out loud in a shed in the back of my house. In December, I got a little studio to record ...
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How to synchronize Boss Looper pedal (RC-5) tempo with external drum machine (Korg Volca)?

As a test case, I am trying to synchronize the tempo of the RC-5 Looper pedal to a Korg Volca drum machine. I tried two different ways with a TRS cable: Korg Volca SYNC out --> RC-5 MIDI in No ...
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Boss RC-5: How to make all recordings conform to a single measure?

I'm using the Boss RC-5, but this question is likely applicable to other looper pedals too. I would like to record an input to the looper for an arbitrary period of time (shorter or longer than 1 ...
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Provenance of upright piano labelled Joint Stock

I have come to own this upright piano labelled "Joint Stock". No other label or mark visible. I am unable to find out anything about its provenance. Any ideas?
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Does the key a piece is written in affect playability for piano?

Key signatures and reading sheet music aside, does the key a piece is written in affect the ease with which it can be played on piano? For example, are any keys known for more difficult or awkward ...
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Were modernists at the beginning of the 20th century elitists? [closed]

Modernists and their defenders would never entirely escape the charge of intolerance, snobbery and élitism and a distaste for the democratization of culture made possible, ironically, by the ...
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Do I have a really low voice, or does every pop singer have a really high register

I had a tendency to sing most pop songs an octave lower, but now that I noticed and started singing them properly, I have noticed I cannot reach most pop songs at all, at least without falsetto. Like, ...
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What is the best way to notate/convey this ornament?

I'm currently writing a piece of music (solo piano) which has a certain ornament. This is the way that I want it to be played: It would be really nice if I could notate it something like the ...
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How do I wire a Fishman soundhole pickup with the pickup in the soundhole and a vol (+ tone maybe) control on the guitar?

Fishman Blackstack Soundhole Pick Up - Double Stacked Humbucker I have contacted Fishman to ask what vol pot and or tone pot I would use with this humbucker. I want to mount the pots on the guitar, ...
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How did Western music come to embrace metrical rhythm as its primary metric structure?

Western music generally uses a limited set of metrical rhythms — simple and compound meters in accent groupings of 2, 3, or 4.1 With exceptions, of course, this is true in the bulk of classical music, ...
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How to compose for 5 notes/two octaves

I am playing a ngoni, a 10 string gourd harp. I have been happily playing various traditional African songs, but I want to progress to writing/improvisation. It seems like with the traditional setups (...
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What is the function of this slash chord in a Swedish Traditional song?

In the score "Du großer Gott, wenn ich die Welt betrachte" (Traditional song from Sweden, Arrangement by Jürgen Glenk, Kreative Klavierbegleitung, p. 113) I found the following chord ...
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What is the time signature of Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)?

I found this on Wikipedia: (in the IV. Finale section) 1 has four crotchets; 2 has two crotchets and one minim 3 has one and a half crotchets, one quaver, and one minim The total duration of each bar ...
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How is a phrase pattern subdivided and measured?

I am studying a song by the Beatles called We can work it out, and reading along Notes on the Beatles by Allan Pollack. He says: "The verses are indeed 16 measures long but are divided into ...
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What technique was most likely used when demonstrating how a mariachi group played rapidly?

Sometime when I was around nine years old, my music teacher brought in an audio-visual aid into our classroom and showed us a half-hour film documentary about what made up a mariachi band. I=The ...
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Repair A Pearl Export Series Snare Strainer

I am struggling with a Pearl snare strainer (identical to the one mentioned in a question asked in Aug 2006! And that is how I got here). Someone handed me down the drum kit and there were not one but ...
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Can anyone explain these unexpected overtones on my NUX electric piano?

I recently purchased a NUX NPK-10 electric piano, as a step up from a Yamaha keyboard. I love the instrument, and I'm enjoying playing it. However I have noticed a bizarre effect that I cannot explain....
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On-beats vs off-beats in guitar

Below is my definition of on-beats and off-beats in the context of guitar playing. On-Beat In a 4/4 time signature, beats 1,2,3,4 are on-beats. If we were to use the 1 E & A counting system to ...
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How do I get back to violin after an 11 years hiatus

I stopped at grade 6 and intend to complete to grade 8. But after 11 years of not touching my violin, I basically have forgotten every single note on the violin. How can I get back all that I learnt ...
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Front of House and Monitor Placement in Mixer

You are working with a noob. I have a Yamaha Emx512c powered mixer that has two channels. I know next to nothing other than the mixer has two separate powered channels. Each channel runs 500W at 4ohms ...
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Bass notes on the treble scale (wavy lines)

Could someone please assist with an explanation of these wavy lines in the bass with notes moving up to the treble scale? I am not sure how to interpret this information. Anastasia - P.F. Webster, ...
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How to write a trombone cadenza?

Lately I've been working on writing a trombone concerto for an amateur composition contest. As part of that, I want to conclude the first movement with a cadenza. Since the contest requires that you ...
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Notes not adding up to time signature, with weird white oval note

Any idea how to play this piece? The notes doesn't add up to 8/4, and there are some white oval notes, which I've never encountered before. Also, what does "Air" mean on the second staff? ...
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Getting played note frequency using Unity and FFT

I am working on a project using the Unity game engine, The idea of the project is that the user plays a note on a guitar (and other instruments) and the app should display the note frequency that the ...

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