Ramon Smits
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The autodidact's road to piano
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I advice you to also take lessons for the basics. A lot of piano autodidact piano players had very bad usage of finger/body placement which could eventually result in hand/neck/back problems! For the ...

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Which outputs to use on my mixer
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If you want to record those as separate tracks then this device will not help you as it is only a mixer. You need a digital audio interface if you want to record and later on want to edit each track. ...

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What are some ways I can secure my piano stand so it isn't moving as much?
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Yes this is due to low quality stands and often the weight of the keyboard but also the resonance effect. When you hit the keys at the left or right end in a certain rhythm you increase the wobbling. ...

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How necessary is a USB Audio Interface?
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You really don't need an expensive USB audio interface. Invest in a good dynamic microphone like the SM58 or a condenser mic if really needed. An audio interface also decreases audio latency. This ...

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How to play together online?
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It depends on how you want to make this work, what kind of grade your internet connection is, if you all live in the same city and have the same ISP as these factors will decide the audio quality and ...

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How to use my mac and MIDI keyboard as a simple always-on piano
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Well its not instant but I use software on windows called cantabile. Its ment for live performance where you make instrument arrangements. I have a couple of projects with various virtual instruments ...

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Why is the recorder a good instrument to start with?
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The instrument is simple to learn which causes the player to more focus on all other stuff necessary to become a good musician. Learning to read sheet music, writing it and ear training. The faster ...

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Acoustic considerations for positioning an upright piano against the wall?
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You should place the upright almost agaist the wall but depending on your room size you could move the piano somewhere between de middle of the wall to one of the corners. Moving the piano to a corner ...

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A guitar won't stay in tune, also dirty pickup selector
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In regards to tuning. I guess that it has a floating bridge and a fixed nut. Loosen the nut set all tune knobs on the bridge to their middle position Tune from high to low and cycle this 3 or 4 times ...

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When learning a piece, concentrate on playing the beginning really well or the whole piece the same?
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When practicing it is important to not spend very much time on it in one session. Do small sessions of for example 20-30 minutes and then take a good break. The rest is not that important IMHO and ...

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Are there any MIDI extensions that allow quarter tones?
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Midi is a data file/transfer format. The software on both ends generate and interpret the midi data. The software should at first need to support such perform and just translate to/from midi using the ...

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Music Store Etiquette
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Maybe you can show them your intent by waving with the money so they believe you actually want to buy instead of just dreaming. Quality instruments will not degrade that fast, infact, it needs some ...

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What to look for in a budget guitar for home recording?
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Most online musicstores offer good models for a better price then local retailers. I suggest that if you buy locally that you demand a good preparation of the guiter. When a cheap guitar is configured ...

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Ibanez Edge III Tremolo has 2 'Zero' points
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I also had such tuning issues. Especially since I use .10 strings. I solved it with a simple little device called a Floyd rose stabilizer. I used the Göldo Backbox and installed it within one hour. ...

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