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The control of your arm, hands and fingers is very difficult concerning playing the violin. To avoid bad habits I would renounce to practice the violin and study meanwhile elementary music (melody, rhythm and especially sight reading, ear training and harmony. To practice these abilities you could buy a cheap second hand keyboard (max. 100 $). My advice ...


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The only way to learn how to sight read is to sight read. If you like Bartok, then "Mikrokosmos" is a great set of pieces to practice sight reading. They are in six books, starting with very easy (and also musically interesting, no small accomplishment) and going to fairly difficult. I would start with Book 1. If they seem very easy to you (you can play them ...


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This doesn't sound like they are banning you from singing, but that you are scared to perform to an audience - even one merely perceived to be within earshot. If you want to keep on singing, that's certainly something you need to put behind you sooner rather than later.


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I’m always singing, whistling, humming (in the supermarket, at the beach, when walking, biking, or when I have to wait in a queue ... never mind what other say. But when I’m writing music I’m a kind of whistling and whispering. If you want to practice your voice (sonority, resonance, breathing, articulation, volume, vibrato etc, you have to sing a loud. ...


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There is sort of a duality to learning music. On the one hand you would benefit from a systematic approach to learning the instrument and mastering technique. This is really critical and in my opinion anyone who wants to learn an instrument will benefit from lessons, working through the Mel Bay Series, Carcassi, Levitt, etc. On the other hand the thing ...


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If it is taking you months to learn a song, that means the song is too hard for your playing standard now, this is a very common mistakes when people are learning. You should start with easy arrangements and work your way up. Here are some websites that I find useful for learning fingerstyle guitar: https://www.fingerstyle-guitar-today.com https://www....


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It sounds like you are getting diverse advise. What you really need is to take lessons if you can. A teacher will be able to rapidly correct mistakes in your approach that could lead to bad habits that are difficult to reverse. I am not talking about correcting wrong notes etc. But correcting things like looking at your hands while you try and read, or ...


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My recommendation is three-fold: Practice and memorize the major and minor scales, and the keys. It will help tremendously when you're playing, so that you don't forget all the accidentals (i.e. remember that a piece written in C major has only natural notes, G major and E minor have only 1 sharp, etc). Get an appropriate book (I teach at the local music ...


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The answers by @CamilleGoudeseune and @YeeteshPulstya are on point, but I would like to add a little to them. Beginners training to sing in the Indian classical music system typically have difficulty identifying the position of an arbitrary swaram. The harmonium is a useful aid at this stage since: it is a keyed instrument, so even a beginner can reproduce ...


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These chords are all less than an octave. So you should be able to reach the notes. You’ll notice the hands are placed on the black keys and the white keys are played in between You need to do this. This requires more strength than stretch as you need to play further up the fulcrum of the white key. I would highly recommend a good teacher if you wish to play ...


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How old are you (I'm only asking to find out whether your hands will grow, no need for a specific age)? There are some things you could do. For a start, I'd do what I have been doing for years: practise all your scales with their diatonic chords every day. No need to practise in all 12 keys. You can dedicate 6 days of the week to 2 keys each and revise them ...


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No musical instrument is quiet. Pretty sounding flute can annoy even the player. Try to practice when no one will be bothered..and play recitals at night. The quietest instrument out there is probably an oversized plywood top, low priced dreadnaught style guitar. I had one, and was it quiet..this on the other hand may annoy teachers and band mates.


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You have to be intuitive, at the moment I understand that you're in a state of uncertainty and doubt, however, the majority of answers you will receive on here, you'll know yourself, because hardly any of these people will have cutoff a finger and been a pianist at the same time, therefore, they won't understand your situation anymore than you do. Remember ...


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This guidance really should come from teacher, especially as s/he mentioned it! However, I keep mine at between 1 and 1.5mm from the skin. Bearing in mind I also play guitar and bass,it's a bit of a compromise on r.h. On the other hand (!) as long as you don't have long manicured nails such as thiose found on some ladies, you'll be o.k. Ask teacher.


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Short enough to not click on the keys when playing with curved fingers. I've just done mine.


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If you have an iPhone or iPad you can use garage band as a microphone and have your EarPods underneath the over ear headphones plugged into the amp. This is an odd solution that might seem dumb but if I had no way of acquiring any other equipment this is what I would have done.


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My initial thought was practicing with only one headphone in so as to hear both the guitar and the vocals, but I haven't actually tried it to see if it works. On the other hand, Practicing unplugged Do you absolutely need to have the headphones? I was thinking you might actually want to try practicing unplugged (maybe on an acoustic, depending on who you ...


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If you want to hear your voice through the headphones, it's going to be difficult to avoid using a microphone! You might be surprised at how cheaply you can buy a small mixer with inputs for guitar and mic. Look at the Berhinger stuff. Maybe no need to use the Fender amp at all - mixers generally have a headphone output.


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Unfortunately, I cannot suggest specific techniques to help your playing, but there are a few things I can suggest. !) There are some physical therapists that specialize in working with musicians. Although your problem is not a musical injury, because it affects your playing you may want to try and find one of these PTs. They may be able to suggest things a ...


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It mainly depends on how old the player is, the skill level, and how long they have played the instrument. It really depends but I would say 1 month maybe.


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Only just stumbled on this very old question. Problem: tuners are calibrated to recognise notes that belong in 12tet. Instruments such as piano, and the frets on a guitar, will, simplistically, play all notes from any octave, tuned so that each semitone is one twelfth of that octave. Things have developed that way so that there is a 'standard' and all keys ...


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Instruments that have mutiple elements for producing notes, such that those elements keep producing tone after they are activated:sustain—plucked strings, struck blocks and such, support a technique called lasciare suonare ("let ring"). This means that we play the music by initating all the right notes at the right time, but allow them to decay ...


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It would help to have some better examples. In the example you gave the 5th string open is A and that's okay to put on a D chord. However, I can't imaging how that is ringing since the C chord has the 3rd fret of the 5th string fingered. I am used to seeing "let ring" when they want you to play something arpeggiated. For example the into to Stairway to ...


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In practice, let your ears decide! In theory, is the note part of the chord you are trying to carve? If not, mute. You'll know when to mute with experience. There are techniques that use either hand for muting, both for finger style and pick. In your specific example the 5th string is A, which is the 5th of D, part of the major triad, so not muting it sound ...


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Henle typically shows you the difficulty levels on their website. On Henle's page for the Op. 14 Suite, under "Contents/Details" you see that they list this as Level 7 (difficult). And if you want further clarification of their leveling system, you can find it here. In short, they have a nine-tiered system, with 1 listed as easiest and 9 as most difficult.


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