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Hard to tell major from minor
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In some degree it is possible to learn by training, but you need to have some chord-capable instrument and be able to get known chords out of it. Try to compare C versus Cm, E versus Em, A versus Am ...

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Can absolute pitch be learned or acquired by anyone?
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At the present level of science (can be summarised here, for instance), there is no obvious answer to this question. Human ear internally contains a huge number of stereocilia of variable length. ...

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Is it possible to convert an Android device into a midi input device for Logic Pro
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The USB connector of almost all recent Android devices can be switched into "host mode", making it to follow the same communication standard as if it would be USB port on PC. In most of devices, ...

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can you play dynamics on the electric keyboard?
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Many electric keyboards are velocity-sensitive. They keys have two contacts; one closes early during the stroke, and another when the key is full way down. The time gap between these two events ...

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How much being a touch-typist can help learning the piano faster?
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A "classic" touch typist keeps fingers on a "standard position" (ASDF for the left hand and JKL: for the right), and reaches all keys from there without moving the whole hand. As a result, on a ...

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Setup for multiple sources
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A passive device like this can be used to connect the line outputs to the sensitive enough input. Without the power source, they may be somewhat easier to use, cost less and the quality may even be ...

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Seeking alternative practical learning methods for piano if I only want to play for fun
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You can probably go with the piano teacher through the key sequence of the particular song and learn which keys to press. Then the teacher could play the melody to you and you would get an impression ...

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Best system to store sheet music when in use
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Apart from obvious solutions, it may be possible to use scanner together with tablet. Scan the sheet music and keep the content on the tablet. A single tablet uses up very little space, is easy to put ...

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Teaching a group of people of varying skill levels
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When playing together, prepare more complex tasks for better students and simpler tasks for beginners. Maybe even a complete beginner can play a couple of notes here and there while other students (...

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Connecting multiple instruments into 2 headphones?
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To connect multiple headphones to the single output, you need a headphone amplifier. I am using ART Headamp IV but many others exist. You can also try to use one of the available connectors like this ...

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instruments you can make at home
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We made tuned bottles. It is relatively easy to do, most important is to try bottles of various size, as you may not be able to cover the full octave with identical bottles by just varying amount of ...

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Digital pianos and/or midi keyboards with narrower keys
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Some keyboards (mostly portable, keytars, or entry models for children) come with slim keys (this, for instance). However I am not sure if there is a good idea to start learning from them. Here it ...

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1 of 4 power tubes went bad; buy a matching quartet or replace the one?
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Old and new is not the only difference. If these four tubes really must be balanced, you need a tube testing tool for selecting the matching group from much more than just four tubes. However ...

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Phantom Power supply or usb audio interface?
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Some USB interfaces that do provide phantom power (like this) cost not much more than your phantom power source. I think the overall quality may be better than using just a phantom power source and ...

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Fixing an old piano
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I think this depends on which quality instrument it will be after the necessary repairs. If this is a well made, good quality old instrument (maybe just dusty and was unused for a while), then this ...

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As a beginner, what should I look for when buying my first synthesizer?
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With little experience and without clear vision of requirements, this probably will not be the last synthesizer you ever buy. In other words, you are buying the exploration device. For such a device, ...

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Requirements for performance-quality wine glasses
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It is important to check the sound of both near full and empty glass, determining the range you can tune it by changing the amount of water. You may discover that the glass does not sound inside the ...

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Presenting lyrics for two singers
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I do not see how the color is bad, unless the scene of performance is lighted so that it is not visible well. Fonts can be tried for this case as well (bold, italic, or just at different type of font)....

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Why is music in music schools taught the way it is?
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The initial goal may be misunderstood. If the goal is to develop a professional musician, then it may be more important to start form very basics and spend lots of time on fundamentals and relatively ...

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Is it essential to learn music theory in order to play an electronic keyboard as a piano for fun?
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Music has been played in caves over stone ages before any musical theory has been invented, so knowing it is unlikely to be an essential requirement to perform. First flutes are as old as 40 000 year ...

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Why are there no instruments made from rocks?
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Such instruments exist. One big group is lithophones, but also string instruments like violins have been made (see Blackbird and it is not the only such instrument). Stone string instruments are not ...

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Does starting on a "silent" string instrument compromise learning in any way?
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When I first tried a real acoustic piano after digital one, the first immediate problem was how loud the acoustic piano is. The sound feedback was completely different. I has been using the sound ...

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How do you play loud notes on the piano without slapping the keys?
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As a typist from the old school (true mechanical typewriters, not computer keyboards), I know that in order to type efficiently it is important to apply more power with your fingers early, when you ...

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How to use Piano pedals without using the foot?
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There are instruments like harpsichord or clavichord that seldom (or even never) had pedals similar to the pedals of the modern piano. And the music for these instruments is often played on a piano ...

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Longevity of electronic pianos
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It is probably safe to assume that digital piano will be supported for the duration of the warranty. Then some Rolland and Yamaha models feature up to five year warranty (in comparison, Yamaha ...

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Looking for an app that can record piano and visually represent what was played
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Aurialia has good training exercises that would display the exactly wanted content (notation sheet with labels where the hits were expected, and red labels showing actual hit timing as done by student)...

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Learning to Patch Synthesizers - "Synth Theory"
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Novation Bass station II user manual contains a few pages of very well written introduction. I do not say you should buy exactly this synthesizer: the knowledge is clearly transferable. User manuals ...

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How to interpret results of the failed exam
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The exam you took has been optimized for selection only. You are not informed what exactly went wrong during the exam, how much does it went wrong, was it "lights out" or just a narrow miss. This ...

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Teaching yourself piano as a support instrument only?
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A typical song normally has both voice and instrument part. Go to the vocal teacher to learn the vocal part and to the piano teacher to learn the piano part, when I think you can just train alone to ...

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Amp with 90 degree phase shift
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It is very easy to shift the phase by 180 degrees (essentially invert the signal "upside down"), so even very simple pre-amps may feature this (the signal may be inverted multiple times during ...

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