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How to learn piano without owning a piano?
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It should be possible to learn playing something like "Love me Tender" or "Amazing Grace" if just one note sounding at time (very first exercises for piano lessons often contain such a melody lines). ...

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How do I mute the guitar in a song so I can play with the backing track?
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If you know the name of the song, search the web for MIDI files. Under success, you can open MIDI file with some even free tool like MuseScore and remove unwanted staffs. The rest can be played by ...

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Making music digitally -- where should children start?
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I suggest to buy a digital piano and use it for composition. When drawing notes on a computer screen, you do not actually hear immediately the music you compose and can try less variants than just ...

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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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From looking into the L85 stand image on the web (two parallel vertical boards), the most probable reason is that your floor may not be perfectly flat. Check if one of the corners of the stand is not ...

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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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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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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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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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Can someone learn practicing piano with a MIDI keyboard?
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The biggest problem may be the significant delay that is often observed when using MIDI keyboard and simple, default approaches to produce the sound (standard sound ports, standard MIDI player that ...

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What would happen if I played two or more notes on a monophonic modular analog synthesizer?
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Where documented, it is often written that the lowest note will be played but this may be model dependent and in some synthesizers even switcheable. If you have arpeggiator and turned it on, the ...

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Why does my tone knob seem to act as an on/off switch and what should I do about it?
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A variable resistor ("potentiometer") may have its track broken at the point where the sound suddenly changes from "full off" to "full on". Any workshop with even basic electronic repair tools can ...

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Practice amount and habits for time constrained individuals
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From my experience, fixed session every morning (15 - 20 min) plus a weekly teacher lesson works well enough. Short as it looks, this makes more than two hours a week of the most productive time, with ...

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Multichannel recordings with computer
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You can add a multichannel recording card to the desktop computer same way as the high end graphic cards are added (though PCI-Express interface). I know esi-audio MAYA44 XTe can record 4 channels at ...

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Music Store Etiquette
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While trying the instrument, you are consuming the acoustic space of the shop, others cannot try. Only one instrument can be played and heard well at time. As a result, reaction may depend if there ...

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Can I use a tablet for looping?
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While some tablets and mobile phones may be loud enough to hear without headphones, they are still rather silent. Of course, if you can connect an external amplifier this is no longer a problem. Most ...

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How does your brain learn to play the piano two-handed?
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Human brain has left and right sides. Left side is primarily responsible for the right hand, and right side for the left hand, but also there is a good coordination in between. Hence there is no any ...

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How should I practically prepare/digest/view printed sheet music on a piano?
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Spiral binding that I have used for other purposes allows easy page flipping, especially if you use a heavier paper. It looks well, opens fully and easily at every page (flat on a desk without even ...

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Are there any small, cheap devices I can record audio onto from a 3.5mm or 6.5mm source?
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A mobile phone with Android operating system can do. You need an adaptor to connect your source to the jack that is normally used for headphones but also supports headphones with microphone. Details ...

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Really Silent Piano
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If your interfere a particular person, try to figure his timetable. Maybe sometimes he is away and you can play without problems, or maybe you are unlucky enough to play often in some time that is ...

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What indicators enable consumers to identify counterfeit guitars?
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Counterfeit goods (so probably guitars also) frequently do not reproduce the original packing (box, user manual, etc), often using much cheaper alternatives. You may try to check how the original ...

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How can I tell if my microphone is broken?
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It seems to be a high end condenser microphone with manual gain control and three independent membranes. One of the membranes may be damaged. Depending on which one, it may be possible to deactivate ...

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How much practicing time per week is enough to progress with piano for beginner?
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The final strategy we use is 15 minutes every morning first thing to do. This seems sufficient to learn the task from the teacher she gets at the end of the 30 min weekly lesson. We also play more ...

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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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I would suggest to concentrate on the part you play the worst, the shorter the better. It allows to practice it many times within limited time range. Very soon it will no longer be the worst part of ...

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Becoming a good guitar teacher
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From the view point of the student: as much as this depends on you, plan the lesson carefully enough do not break it abruptly and demonstratively because the time has ran out. know the goals of the ...

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How to learn chords for piano?
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From how I learned, most easy seems to remember that A three note major chord can be built on any piano key by pressing additionally a key three keys up and then another two keys more up. A three ...

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Broken keys on Casio Celviano AP-21 digital piano
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The (not ideally looking) solution that may work is to buy just a new MIDI master keyboard and connect it through MIDI interface. This may make sense if the sound generating part is high end and ...

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Some fear of composing?
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Reduce requirements on yourself and relax. Like in most of other areas, it is probably necessary to write a lot of crap before something really good emerges. There is nothing wrong about this and ...

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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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