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How do you build a major chord?
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Triads are built with the root (1), 3rd, and 5th. If the interval from the root to the 3 is a major third, AND the interval from the 3 to the 5 is a minor third, that triad is called major. So M3 + m3 ...

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How many cents would would i need to shift the pitch of the sample to change its key?
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Each semi-tone (half step) is 100 cents. There are five half steps between the two pitches you mentioned... So 500 cents up. Or you could shift the pitch 700 cents down, to get it in F# an octave ...

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Can I use my laptop headphone jack for Midi keyboard live performance?
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One main function of an audio interface is the ability to send more than the two outputs you get from the stereo jack. For example, you could have several VSTs running at once, each one sending two ...

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Tuning Mesh drumheads
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They are called "silent" for a reason! You should not expect to hear much more than the sticking when using these heads. Tuning, in my experience, will only serve two purposes: adjusting the bounce (...

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Which scale(s) can I use?
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Common scales that "fit" the 7th chord include: Myxolydian (b7) Major pentatonic (1, 2, 3, 5, 6) Bebop (b7, natural 7) Lydian dominant (#4, b7) Whole tone Diminished (half, then whole steps) ...

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Why and how to play chord progression?
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Is the lack of information given in a lead sheet the reason why improvisation is such a big part of playing jazz ? On the contrary, there is plenty of information present on the lead sheet, and the ...

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Why learn scales? What are they for?
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Two points to complement the other answers: Playing one note at a time, whether in scales, arpeggios, melodies, etc., helps you fine-tune your sound/tone. Especially when you are new to the guitar, ...

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In a song in G major the sound F appears and sounds good. Is there a name for such a phenomenon?
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I would call this a flat seventh note. The reason that it sounds right is that all the musicians are playing an appropriate (i.e. not dissonant) melody/harmony to support this choice of melody. It ...

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What is the difference between a mode and a scale?
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A mode is a type of scale. Consider a Diatonic scale. For each tone in the scale (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7), you get a different mode when you start on that note.

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Is it possible for a left hander to learn guitar right handed?
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That your son already plays right-handed drums is a good indicator that he will be able to play right-handed guitar. I claim this, since the right hand (whether on the hi-hat or ride) in drums plays ...

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Is it important for a guitarist to know how to use a pick?
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There are a few techniques that require the use of a pick (especially ones with "pick" in the name, such as "sweep-picking"!)... Also, there are obviously techniques that don't require the use of a ...

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Mastering simple songs vs trying harder ones when learning to play the piano as a total beginner
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Surely this is subjective, but here are my thoughts: Do both! Simpler songs and exercises are necessary and are a useful source of benchmarks/progress evaluations. More complicated songs are ...

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How to play a song without making mistakes?
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After seeing this question, I decided to join music.SE and hopefully contribute something. It's been a while since I read The Inner Game of Music, but the main concept stuck with me: Performance =...

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