Unanswered Questions

458 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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How to tune a Roman water-organ (hydraulis)?

I am trying to reconstruct the tuning of the Roman water-organ (hydraulis) of Aquincum. The original instrument had 13 pipes for each of the 4 registers (three stopped pipe registers and one open pipe ...
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What criteria does ABRSM use in assigning piano music to each grade?

For each piano exam grade, ABRSM publishes a book of music curated for that grade. In addition, they provide references to other pieces acceptable for that grade-level exam. What criteria are used to ...
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How to make two bar phrases in two columns per page

In the style of "Stick Control for the Snare Drummer" I'd like to set my page in two columns having 12 2-bar phrases in each. I have this attempt which is nearly exactly what I want, except ...
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In the Lydian Chromatic Concept, how are the horizontal scales formed?

In George Russell's The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, he introduces the notion of "horizontal scales": They are horizontal because they include the fourth degree in their ...
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What just intonation intervals are appropriate for the double-harmonic scale?

In musical traditions where something like the double-harmonic scale (e.g. C D♭ E F G A♭ B C) is used, and tuned with some kind of just intonation, what just intervals are preferred for the scale ...
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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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Logic Pro - 1/2X label on loops?

I've noticed that when I add an audio loop to a Logic Pro project, it sometimes (depending on the project tempo) has a 1/2X label added to it which reduces the tempo by one half. Here's an example - ...
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How do you make a Vocaloid do a "hard" pronunciation for "Through"

I'm working on this part of Dance With the Devil (Braking Benjamin) I can show you that, I can see right through all your empty lies The vocaloid synthesizer Miku that I'm working with wants to ...
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Flute Case with no sections/partitions

My wife plays the flute so we had gotten her a Crossrock carbon fiber case for it without realizing that there are no partitions for the individual flute pieces. My wife loves the case but we can't ...
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Is it possible to play an electric ukulele slap-bass-style?

I love the sound of slap bass and want to get something like that out of an electric ukulele, specifically a Risa Solid. I tried techniques from slap bass tutorials and can't get much sound out. Is it ...
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Stop Lilypond from generating multiple files

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but it seems like a lot of people are using Lilypond here. Every time I compile a .ly file using lilypond for Windows10 it generates too many files. ...
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How to import samples to Korg iElectribe app for iOS

As far as I can tell from some youtube videos, it is possible to use different drum samples in the iOS iElectribe app by KORG, but I can't figure out how or find any documentation on this. Does ...
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Tips for going between trumpet and sousaphone from tune to tune?

I used to play mostly trombone in trad jazz bands. I got turned onto the cornet, and there was a need for someone in our area to play the cornet, so I got it "up to speed". For a little ...
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How to notate specific-note harp glissando?

I am writing a piece in which I want the harp to play a glissando containing only specific notes, like so: Is this the best way to notate this type of thing, or is there a better way?
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Lilypond: Controlling beaming with partcombine

I would like to find a way to reproduce: using \partCombine. My current progress looks like: upperVoice = \relative { \partCombineApart c'8[ \partCombineAutomatic f] } lowerVoice = \relative { c'...

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