Anthony Labarre
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How can a classical pianist learn jazz piano?
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If you're well-trained in music theory and good at sight reading, then you've already got some strong and important assets. I have a background similar to yours, so here are some things that I ...

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Software that slows down music to help in transcribing
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A free alternative to Transcribe, which allows you to do tons of other things too like removing vocals, is Audacity.

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Sites with a good selection of sheet music
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28 votes

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library is free and quite well-furnished.

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How can I significantly improve my hand independence on piano?
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One exercise that my jazz teacher had advised us to do in order to develop independence was to try and play something using either hand, and slowly moving your other hand at the same time (not in ...

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Note bending on harmonica
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A tip that seems to work for many people when bending while drawing is to "pronounce" (you don't use your voice, just imagine you would) "eeeee" and "ooooo" (English pronunciation) in an alternating ...

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Confused with Harmonica
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Indeed, you need to bend notes on the diatonic harmonica because all notes are not available. And even when you'll be able to bend them, you'll find out that a few of them are still missing, and you'...

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When was the first recorded usage of a musical score?
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According to Wikipedia: "The first printed book to include music, the Mainz psalter (1457), had to have the notation added in by hand. (...) The first machine-printed music appeared around 1473, ...

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Noise when attempting to bend the 8th hole on a harmonica
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This must be because you are attempting an overdraw instead of an ordinary bend and are not there yet. You bend the 8th hole down by blowing, not drawing. I think you will experience the same problem ...

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Are tools to help improve finger dexterity, strength and speed really useful?
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This came as a surprise, but as far as strength is concerned, I felt a positive difference in my playing after using a Powerball. I'm guessing, but I'll let others confirm or correct this, that this ...

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How to practice the overblow
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This lesson by Jason Ricci should help you. The trick about bending a drawn note and holding that tongue position when blowing afterwards seems to help get you there, I don't think you have to blow ...

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