José David
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Black MIDI: Add 1/256 note in midi file?
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I suppose the concern would be more about the time intervals separating the notes than the duration of the notes themselves. For rapidly sequencing notes of intended equal duration, it is probably ...

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Yamaha SY99 floppy disk drive broken. Can I use something else?
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adding to the excellent previous answers, a different alternative is to try to repair the floppy drive. The problem with floppies, 99% of the time is in the rubber belt from the motor drive to the ...

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Harmonic succession in the chromatic-minor system
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"Chromatic-minor" is a term I've not heard before (and I can't make any meaning of it), but, yes, overall the same progression rules apply whether it's major or minor tonalities and in a minor ...

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What are the different types of Electric pianos?
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Electric pianos are (typically) vintage instruments that produce sound in a mechanical way, capturing the sound with an electro-magnetic transducer of some kind (much like the pickups of an electric ...

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Why are different keys necessary / important?
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The tonal system is an historical inheritance, but we could not do without it today in the realms of most classical, popular and main stream music, even if we wanted to (and why would we want it?, ...

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How can I improve in melodic dictation for real?
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Generally speaking, melodic memory is like any other "type" of memory. We improve it by using mnemonic and "chunking" techniques, by getting more familiarized with the subject matter and, definitely ...

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What's this Time Signature if not 4/4?
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Time signature defines how time is measured musically, not (directly) how time is filled with notes. More spefically, time signature defines: The note length that it is used as time unit or "beat" (...

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Legally blind trying to learn difficult piece of music
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Using an audio editor like Audacity (or any fully fledged DAW, for that matter, but I strongly recommend Audacity if you don't have any audio software to begin with) you can use a filter plugin to ...

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Do I need a microphone to record percussion on electroacoustic guitar?
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Simple answer, yes, a (most commonly used) piezo pickup will pick percursive actions performed on the guitar. However the result may be quite different from what you hear acoustically, as the sound ...

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Singing rock/hard rock. how to get it back?
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This is not a proper answer as I don't have any experience in "rough" singing, but perhaps I can give some useful ideas and I was not able to condense them into a comment, so here goes. I agree with ...

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Playing instrument voices through PC from my keyboard
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The P115 will allow you to play through a computer. Though it doesn't have native MIDI ports it does have a MIDI USB driver which will allow the keyboard to be recognised as a MIDI device in your ...

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Singing along with a song while listening to another
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Not exactly what you're asking for, but unless the two tracks are perfectly time aligned (improbable) I don't see any way to come near of what you ask. I suggest making a mix of both songs into a ...

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Sibelius playback glitch: randomly uneven volume in one score
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Have you tried checking the setting of the "Espressivo" feature? (Play -> Interpretation -> Performance) Depending on how far fetched the variations you mention actually are, the described behaviour ...

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After being able to sing the left hand and the right hand part separately , how do I put it all together in my mind?
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Other answers already provide good information, but regarding the issue of memorizing a piece I think it's worth to add a couple of points. As Lawrence Payne said, practising is the fundamental ...

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MIDI device crashing my DAW occasionally and just being buggy in general?
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Upfront it seems like a defective product, i.e. the boot sequence alone seems to indicate that, as well the problem happening with two different DAWs. But here's a few things you can check to be on ...

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What did John Cage mean by 'harmony' in his explanation to Arnold Schönberg?
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First let's consider that it is Schoenberg who asks the question and uses the word "harmony". In is book THEORY OF HARMONY he defines (pag.13) harmony as "...the study of simultaneous sounds (...

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Getting Chopin Etude Op 10 no 1 up to tempo
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First of all, attempting that piece after 5 years of study is probably too early. I guess it's possible, depending on your study "regimen" for these 5 years, your age, and your natural talent, but to ...

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Recording an acoustic guitar with passive under-saddle pickup-system and having much noise
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I don't know this instrument, but a passive transducer "suitable for any PA system" is hard to believe. An under the sadle pickup is most likely a piezo pickup (unless there's some technology ...

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String ordering - Top vs bottom?
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Yes, by convention when schematically drawing the strings of an instrument, the strings are drawn ordered top-down from the higher pitched to the lower pitched. So, in a drawing, the 1st string of an ...

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Stringing my Kala Concert Banjolele
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I'm familiar with both the banjo and the ukulele, but not that much with the banjolele, so I can't give a definite answer, namely about the structure of the instrument being prepared for the higher ...

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How to notate a Da Capo al Fine and fade (or Repeat and Fade)?
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Good answer from jomki, I'll just add an example here: (Excerpt for illustration purposes from Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here (C) Copyright 1975 PINK FLOYD MUSIC PUBLISHERS LTD.)

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Were there any well documented self taught musicians who struggled to adjust to conventional written music methods?
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Frank Zappa was completely self taugth (he completely distrusted the education system to the point where he didn't even send his children to school, teaching them at home). Already an acomplished ...

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Air tube to change the sound of guitar
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It's a "talk box". It works by projecting the sound coming from the instrument (typically a guitar) into the mouth of the performer (the tube is coupled with a speaker inside the box). The performer ...

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E string of guitar broken so every wire will be replaced with new?
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In theory you should replace all strings with a new set, in order to maintain the same degree of aging in all strings. As Bayley already stated in his answer, older strings need to be more stretched ...

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Directional Knobs, Round knobs , Usage
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Faders (or "directional", as you call them), are normally assigned to track volume and can thus be used as direct mixing control. Rotary knobs can be assigned to any track or effect control in your ...

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Connecting analogue mixer console to FL studio
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With an analogue mixer and a 2 input computer audio interface there's no way of processing each of the independent mixer's channels in the DAW. The issue is not that the mixer is analogue (most of ...

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need help to figure out equipment needed for a silent rehearsal room
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The setup you describe is pretty much the standard way to do "silent" rehearsing. It may not give you as much flexibility and easy control (specifically for rehearsing) as devices like the jamhub, but ...

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Note groupings and readability in unusual time signatures
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"Normal" time signatures were developed along time to fulfil, in a clear and concise way, most of the needs of the music that was being written. If new music does not fit into that paradigm it doesn't ...

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What exactly is "singing with your head voice"?
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"Head voice", as explained in Wikipedia, has at least two different meanings, relating to vocal "register" and to vocal "resonance". In relation with vocal register it means simply "high register". ...

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Exactly as written?
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Arranging and transcribing is not uncommon, for reasons such as, for example: Sometimes (although not, I think, not in the case of Mozart), we are not sure what instrument the piece was written for, ...

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