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One highly recommended approach is to play things slower... much slower. Cut the tempo in half and try to play it all with just as much expression/emotion. This allows you more time to focus on each note a bit more and forces you to play each note with more intention. Once you really, truly nail it at a slower tempo, move that tempo up in small increments....


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Take lessons. The path to accuracy and speed on any instrument is the same formula. Years of methodical, slow, meticulous practice of basic exercises with a metronome. There are dozens of great books, DVDs, etc out there for developing technique. But they are all teaching the same basic thing. You need to get the movements in your muscle memory and ...


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One of the main things to consider when soundproofing an area is to use materials that are very difficult to make them vibrate. Sand is good, so is rubber or lead. Lead, (the heavy metal), can be found or ordered from building supply outlets. Sand needs to be put in panels, and rubber in sheet form is expensive. A highly reflective interior wall will also ...


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In the end I bought a booth from a German company called Desone which I am very happy with. It wasn't cheap but it gives enough isolation that I can play baritone sax at 3am if I want. Outside (next to) the booth it sounds as if someone next door is listening to music a bit loudly. So my neighbours hear almost nothing. I also use it for recording as it is ...


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"Soundproofing" is a bit of a misnomer in the sense that it is any attempt at noise reduction by definition. And, it is not realistically possible to completely soundproof a room (meaning to cancel 100% of sound entering into or escaping from a chamber,) at least not on any pocket-friendly budget or with non-professional design and labor. For example, ...


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I was not a professional singer, but I was a singer. My dad was the high school chorus teacher for 26 years. I sang. Then I became a high school teacher myself. I abused my voice just projecting it in large art classrooms. I lost my voice over about 25 years. My range is very much shorter and about an octave lower. I have since retired from teaching. My ...


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...there comes a time that my playing starts regressing. This is common, and sort of like overtraining in athletics. Eventually a piece becomes stale; when preparing for a scheduled performance, the goal is to perform just a few days before that happens. Another common pattern: when it goes stale, step away from it for a few weeks or months, while you ...


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This is a very common phenomenon, probably every experienced musician has gone through this at some time. Assuming you're practising the right things and correctly, don't worry, keep practising, and you'll get past this sooner or later. One possible explanation for this is that your sensitivity to inaccuracies in your playing has developed faster than your ...


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The DrumExtract VST is 49 € and includes a dial to fade between percussion-only and pitched notes only, this is a quick demo video: Main site with features overview: https://www.yellownoiseaudio.com


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Izotope Music Rebalance can go some way towards removing drums, vocals, etc. It's not perfect, but it is the current 'state of the art'. Entry level price $399 - not cheap.


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