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How do I interpret two notes in a tempo marking?

Is this the same tempo as (quarter note) = 90, or is it (half note) = 90? I know what tempo this is because of the marking next to the bar number, but what does the part below the number mean? Is ...
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Upon loading a track, the CDJ 2000 automatically goes through very quickly (~5 sec per one min of track)

Whenever I load a new track, it automatically goes through very quickly, unless I touch the jog, in which case everything goes back to normal:  Any idea what could ...
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How accurate are 12TET approximations of Japanese scales?

Is it possible on normal European instruments to play Japanese scales like the Hirajōshi, Insen, In, Ryo, etc, without retuning? If I do have to retune, where can I find out which exact intervals are ...
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How is solfège approached when there is harmony in the background?

Instead of trying to memorize every interval out of context, a more useful ear training goal is the "memorization" of each scale degree in relation to the tonic (Movable-do solfege). Each degree will ...
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Unifying/Formalizing the ideas of cross-rhythm, polyrhythm and hypermeter

I am interested in the notions of polyrhythm, cross-rhythm and hypermeter, including acquiring more mathematically based concepts that can aid in quality music production. I have done extensive ...
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Bitwig doesn't have ties in the imported Midi file

When I create a MIDI file in Guitar Pro 6, and load it into Bitwig, everything is fine, except for the ties. For instance, I create this track on Guitar Pro: Export it as MIDI and load it onto Bitwig....
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What's the musical term for a repeated phrase with shifting emphasis?

For example, a riff/pattern that's three beats long played over 4/4 so that a different part of the phrase is emphasized on each repetition. This happens briefly in The Killers "Somebody told me", ...
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What are the main schools of thought on conducting?

Conductor Kevin Purcell writes on his personal website: There are schools of conducting thought that have evolved over the years. Some of the more prominent of these (in no specific order) are ...
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Notating for the pianist to lift the pedal slowly?

So in various sections of a piece I want the pianist to lift the pedal slower than usual, achieving an interesting effects as the harmonics fade. In some areas the pedal lift might be slower or faster,...
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Pause Traktor deck automatically when cue point is reached?

I have a cue point that marks the point in a track where I want playback to stop on Deck A. Is there a way to "tell" Traktor to pause as soon as this cue point is reached?
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Tetrachords in medieval music

Are tetrachords used in medieval/renaissance music the same way as modern chords are used in modern music (as a base for the melody)? And if so... how are the applied?
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Weird Logic Pro quirk with scoring

I have an issue with the score display in Logic Pro X (10.3.2). Consider the following chords (F#m and E6) that last a full bar each: When switching to the score representation, I see the following: ...
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Capture a loop from analog vinyl to remix-deck?

I think about buying a NI-S8 or a Xone DB4 (yes, I know these are completely different things).. and a big decision-helper for me would be, if it is possible to capture a loop to the remix-deck.. BUT ...
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Difference between Rjct-T and Mask-T in electronic drum trigger settings — Millenium MPS 600

I have the Millenium MPS600 drum module. The manual is a bit poor in terms of detailed information about the trigger settings. From experimentation and looking at manuals ( ie it's own as well as ...
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ATCL programme notes : what do I need to include?

It seems that there is a clear instruction about the programme notes for DipABRSM (official guide). According to the Trinity diploma syllabus, ... There should be a concise note on each piece,...

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