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Post links about learning to play music, instruments, and musical theory. Ask questions and share your thoughts of your musical journey. A community of experienced and new musicians, teachers, and hobbyists - all and anything to do with music learning.

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Choosing between Saxophone and Snare for marching band

I want to join the marching band next year since it'll be my last year in high school and I've always wanted to join. I'm choosing between playing the snare or quads in the drumline or alto saxophone...I like both instruments

I've heard that percussion instruments are not as easy to learn as they seems, and since I would need to learn it quickly, I'm not sure if it'll be a good choice. I've never touched a percussion or brass instrument before, but I'm a good sight reader and I play the guitar, piano, and the cello for the school's orchestra, I don't know if any of those would help me learn the instruments faster.

Any opinions would be appreciated, and I would love to hear your advice and experience in marching band or just learning the instrument in general.

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2024/02/12
06:34 UTC

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Bass playing

I just starting playing bass slapping it is the most fun

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2024/02/11
21:02 UTC

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Medieval/Tavern style instrument for a beginner

Hey all, my first post here.

I have always wanted to play an instrument, and think that I want to try an instrument that sounds "medieval" or "tavernesque." What would you all's recommendation be for someone with minimal musical experience.

Thanks in advance

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2024/02/11
19:36 UTC

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Ted Theme Song PIANO Tutorial TOO EASY

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2024/02/11
17:22 UTC

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The ULTIMATE Guide to PENTATONIC Chords for Guitarists

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2024/02/11
02:36 UTC

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Is there a piano lesson online that gives the same energy as Cheryl Porter?

If you remember, she's that really famous vocal coach that got famous on TikTok.

I'm looking to continue learning piano but am not engaged as I want to be so I'm hoping there is some online piano teacher/lesson that gives similar energy of someone who is dangerously enthusiastic but makes it engaging and simple to understand.

Not sure if someone like this exists in the piano world.

Thanks!

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2024/02/10
02:19 UTC

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A Harmonic Minor Chromatic #3 Jazz Exercise

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2024/02/10
01:48 UTC

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While composing, do you primarily hear the melody in your head first or finding it on your instrument?

Both ways should be good but it's still interesting to know what's the general preference. Also, how much did your approach change with experience in that regard. Got a nice-sounding 4-chord progression on my guitar and then tried to extend it with random chords looking specifically for those that led the melody where I heard it. Turned out I've basically got alterations of the very same 4 chords in the end. Not especially creative, yeah. That's when this question arose.

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2024/02/09
23:01 UTC

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if i have relative pitch will i be able to play any instrument?

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2024/02/09
19:14 UTC

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You Can Do This Every Day and Improve Your Piano Skills From the Ground Up. No Expensive Lessons Required.

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2024/02/07
19:22 UTC

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Made a beat on bandlab

https://www.bandlab.com/post/c13006f2-24c5-ee11-85f9-000d3a90bcc3

Really inexperienced in this shit so just kind of want some thoughts

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2024/02/06
19:56 UTC

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Music Journal App for Android

I'm looking for a good app to plan and track my classical guitar study.

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2024/02/06
15:27 UTC

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Fun groove practice backing track for bass players learning to groove!

Hi everyone!
Thought I'd share this new groove bass practice jam track in C minor - fun for beginners and advanced groove maestros alike :))
Also made a playlist of bass practice jams on spotify
And here's more bass play-along videos on youtube
HAPPY JAMMING everyone !!!

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2024/02/05
19:17 UTC

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Conquer the Challenges: Succeed in Producing

The journey to success in producing beats, particularly in genres like trap music, is fraught with challenges. One crucial piece of software that will undoubtedly aid you in overcoming these challenges is FL Studio, a powerhouse in the world of music production. Here's your complete guide to starting out in the world of beat production, and how to master the nuances of the FL Studio to let your creativity shine.

Recognize the Power of Your Passion

Venturing into the world of music production necessitates not just technical know-how but also a deep-seated love for music. Your passion is a critical force that fuels your creativity and keeps you driven. The field of music, specifically producing trap beats or any genre for that matter, is not a one-size-fits-all journey. It is as unique as the individual who embarks on it. Fuelled by your passion, this journey can take you to places you've never thought possible. Success in music production doesn't always equate to having a chart-topping hit. Instead, it is about the personal satisfaction and joy derived from crafting music, creating a tangible manifestation of your thoughts and feelings. Let your love for music lead you in your unique journey, and allow it to bring forth the artistry within you.

Embrace the Challenges

The road to music production success is often filled with obstacles, but it's important to see them as part of the journey rather than roadblocks. As you navigate this path, you're likely to encounter hurdles, such as comprehending sophisticated software like FL Studio, perfecting your sound, or occasionally hitting creative walls. However, it's important to remember that errors are not failures, but valuable learning experiences. When crafting trap beats or any other genre, each attempt is a chance to refine your craft and move one step closer to your goal. View these challenges as opportunities for growth and personal development, as they will ultimately sculpt you into a more adept music producer.

Understand the Fundamentals

Becoming familiar with the basic principles of music production is a critical first step before jumping into the creative process. This involves recognizing and appreciating the separate components that make up a song, like the melody, rhythm, and harmony. To produce exceptional trap beats, immerse yourself in the genre. Listen carefully to various trap tracks, deconstruct their composition, and pinpoint what aspects appeal to you and what elements you would change. Additionally, learn about the essential tools needed for production, as having the right equipment is vital to your musical journey. Knowledge of these core concepts provides a strong foundation on which you can build your unique sound.

Master the FL Studio

FL Studio is a leading software in the realm of music production, capable of revolutionizing your beat creation process. Its versatility and robust features demand your time and effort to fully grasp its potential. Utilize available online tutorials to understand its varied features, from the intricate details of the playlist window to the complexities of the mixer panel. It may appear overwhelming initially, but remember, even the most proficient producers began with only a basic understanding. There's no necessity to comprehend every single function immediately. Begin with mastering the fundamental features, then incrementally build upon your understanding. Your command of FL Studio will inevitably enhance your music production capabilities, and ultimately assist you in shaping your unique sound.

Experiment and Innovate

The culmination of your musical journey lies in your hands - it's time to get started on producing your trap beats. Unleash your creative genius and don’t shy away from experimenting with different sounds and techniques. In music production, there’s no such thing as a flawless beat. Even what may seem like an error at first could very well be your path to a novel sound. Your FL Studio skills combined with your passion and knowledge will empower you to create distinct and compelling trap beats. Take risks, push boundaries and let your musical ideas blossom without restriction. Remember, your journey in music production isn't about reaching a finish line. It’s a continuous process, and every beat you craft takes you one step closer to refining your skills as a music producer. DAWS : https://amzn.to/3HMTHeA DEVICES : https://amzn.to/3SLe95M , https://amzn.to/3SILWg0 , https://amzn.to/3Ov6BS4

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2024/02/04
23:13 UTC

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START Using TRIADS & Hooks This WAY To Play Amazing Sounding Melodic Lead Guitar Solos!

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2024/02/04
22:51 UTC

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Essential JAZZ Chord Substitutions EVERY Guitarist Should Know

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2024/02/04
02:03 UTC

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Easy groove practice jam track in A major to learn improvisation with!

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2024/02/03
18:43 UTC

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learning the flute

i want to learn the flute but i want to buy my own. anyone have recommendations around 300-500 bucks?

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2024/02/03
03:56 UTC

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Advice on learning Chinese instruments - sanxian or ruan (or neither)?

Hi all,

I recently discovered the world of Chinese instruments and really want to learn to play at least one, but I've been having a hard time deciding what I'll enjoy most and what will be the most practical. Specifically I really love the sound of the sanxian and the ruan, especially for more folk/American bluegrass-y songs.

The sanxian I'm absolutely in love with but I can't find any resources for learning in English, and my Mandarin is still not great. Currently I don't live in a major city where there are an abundance of music teachers, but I'll be moving soon to a larger city for university and there's a small chance of finding a teacher there.

The ruan is a bit less appealing (the recordings I've found tend to have a higher pitch than the sanxian, and I'm unsure about how portable a zhongruan really is) but I do enjoy the sound. There are more resources available in English for learning and it seems a more accessible entry point, even if I'm not as excited to learn it. I'm also not entirely certain if the size difference of xiaoruan and zhongruan are impactful to learning either version or if it's just a matter of portability and range

I don't have any experience with instruments or reading music. Any tips on choosing one of these? Or would I be better off learning a more Western instrument like a banjo to gain more musical knowledge, and then try the ruan or sanxian after?

Edit: forgot a word

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2024/02/03
03:02 UTC

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Teach Yourself Piano. A Plan and the Best Books for Self-Teaching.

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2024/02/02
19:23 UTC

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Help me learn the guitar.

I want to learn how to play guitar. Can you provide guidance, tips, and a YouTube playlist to follow? Any other ways to learn, or things I should refer to/ follow for this journey as a beginner?

5 Comments
2024/02/02
05:00 UTC

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How to count this?

To be specific I’m talking about measure 61, I’ve never seen like that before

5 Comments
2024/02/01
03:40 UTC

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Fun groove backing track in A minor to practice & learn improvisation with!

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2024/01/31
18:51 UTC

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music theory

i recently got a keyboard (yamaha psr e373) and i was wondering where to start. should I learn music theory first and then piano specific things or I can start with piano first?

12 Comments
2024/01/30
11:26 UTC

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How you learn how to put music togheter?

Hello,
I always liked music, but never tried to learn an instrument and of course I'm a total jackass when it comes to music.
I own a VR headset and I play various music games amongst the others.
One is called "Virtuoso", you can see it here:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1213710/Virtuoso/

Basically it allows you to drag various fantasy instruments around you, play some music, record it as loops and build a song.

Actually it's a nice experience and keeps the tempo for you, so all is much easier.
Now to the question:
How one figures out how to put notes togheter?
I mean, I did some songs but they don't sound great.
How one should learn or understand or study how to make your music sound good? How to let the brain just "click" so you can put notes togheter?

For example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD1oJVOs9Q0

This guy knows how to recreate that song and what notes to use and where to find them.
But even for a total new song, how you figure out how to put the notes togheter?
Basically i poke the instruments around until I find some notest that sound good and that's it. Nothing much more I can do.

I have totally no idea how to read or put togheter notes in a decent sounding way

10 Comments
2024/01/30
02:18 UTC

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Best app/program to learn music theory?

I want to learn music theory to make better melodies and riffs, whats the best app or program for it?

4 Comments
2024/01/28
07:46 UTC

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Walking Chords JAZZ Guitar Tutorial – STEP-BY-STEP Guide

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2024/01/28
03:53 UTC

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If you learned just one chord on the piano, could you play every song?

4 Comments
2024/01/28
01:05 UTC

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Fun easy groove jam track in C minor to practice improvisation with!

0 Comments
2024/01/27
18:28 UTC

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