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French Caribbean Influenced Music Scales?

I’d like to know what’s out there.

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2024/06/13
08:48 UTC

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Fun groove backing track to practice and learn MIXOLYDIAN MODE

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2024/06/12
17:43 UTC

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Question about chord progression

I know almost nothing about music theory, but I maker my own chord progression regardless. It seems like what I created does not count as a chord progression, but I do not know why.

Here is what I came up with: Dm F Em Am Am.

Bonus question: Are chord progressions limited to four chords at a time?

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2024/06/11
14:50 UTC

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metronome notes per beat

I saw a video that said the only way to not get confused when playing with both hands at the same time was to use a metronome and that you should play a note per beat.

I'm still fairly new to time signatures and music theory so what does it mean when one note per beat? like amount of notes within a single tick?

I try to think of the two clefs as one but whenever I try to focus on playing with both hands, I can't hear myself and my rhythm gets super off track

please share any tips that will help me play with both hands at the same time!

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2024/06/09
08:28 UTC

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1 HOUR of Blues backing tracks - happy practising!

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2024/06/07
16:35 UTC

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5 Great Mixing Tips for 2024 - Improve Your Sound

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2024/06/07
15:20 UTC

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Start Using This SIMPLE Minor Blues Chord TRICK For Better Solos & Riffs

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2024/06/07
14:31 UTC

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This is for those who find it hard to read and identify notes on sheet music. This method is called the landmark

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2024/06/07
05:35 UTC

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Voice Type female question

Hi could you help me ( female) figuring out which voice typ I have? I might have already posted this through my other account. I want to apologize if I annoy you with this question but l would really want to know as many opinions as possible Thx 😊 Below you can find audio files. https://voca.ro/11n60YBEf6Ch https://voca.ro/14OIGABW89Kk https://voca.ro/1kpWvB15ZbIE https://voca.ro/1iDjoyuteNbA

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2024/06/04
14:24 UTC

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The word for losing ability to play a passage

What is the English term for the thing that happens when, after you have played some (often technical and/or fast but not necessarily) passage several times, you cannot make it anymore no matter what, unless you take a break? The word escapes me and now I am plagued with this as well.

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2024/06/04
06:28 UTC

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Voice Type Question

Hi could you help me ( female) figuring out which voice typ I have? I would really appreaciate it. Below you can find audio files. https://voca.ro/11n60YBEf6Ch https://voca.ro/14OIGABW89Kk https://voca.ro/1kpWvB15ZbIE https://voca.ro/1iDjoyuteNbA

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2024/06/03
23:43 UTC

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Hallelujah piano cover

Hi everyone! I would like to share an easy piano cover / tutorial I made of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

https://youtu.be/r4M-CCodjtw?si=mtRuyvuuQQKmEU1H

I would love your support and feedback!

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2024/06/02
22:24 UTC

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What does it mean when a scale is "dual" with another scale or "self-dual"?

SOLVED.

Anyone coming to look for the answer in the future: the word "dual"ity is used for inversion. When they write "2 and 7 are dual" they are talking about the intervals, a (major) second and a (minor) seventh.

Original Post:

I stumbled upon the word/phrase on Wikipedia while reading about Modes. Link (Mode (music) - Wikipedia).

Part 1:

"Since Dorian mode is the “middle” mode, we compare it with other modes:

(♯ and ♭ are dual, 2 and 7 are dual, 3 and 6 are dual, 4 and 5 are dual)

Dorian is self-dual, Mixolydian mode and Aeolian mode are dual, Ionian mode and Phrygian mode are dual, etc."

Part 2:

"Aeolian dominant scale (Dorian ♯3 ♭6 scale) can be called “anti-Dorian scale”, since it and Dorian scale are the only two scales which are self-dual.

Dual triads:

major triad ~ minor triad

diminished triad (self-dual)

augmented triad (self-dual)

Dual seventh chords:

major seventh chord (self-dual)

minor seventh chord (self-dual)

dominant seventh chord ~ half-diminished seventh chord

diminished seventh chord (self-dual)

augmented major seventh chord ~ minor major seventh chord

Dual keys:

D (self-dual)

A ~ G

E ~ C

B ~ F

F♯ ~ B♭

C♯ ~ E♭

G♯ ~ A♭ (the same key, self-dual)

D♯ ~ D♭

A♯ ~ G♭

E♯ ~ C♭

B♯ ~ F♭"

I don't understand what they mean by a scale being "dual" with another scale, or "self-dual".

Does anyone knowledgeable want to enlighten me? Thanks.

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2024/06/02
16:24 UTC

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Where i can found sheets?

I am looking for the corpse bride songs.

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2024/06/02
01:02 UTC

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Which instrument(s) do you think are the most expressive or have the most nuance to their sound?

I've been studying the piano for a few years and have run into the issue that it doesn't tend to let each note have a particular quality, solely dynamics with how hard you hit the key. It gets around this by partially by having multiple notes which all work well together.

This issue in mind, what instrument would you say has the opposite effect? The one which an experienced player can make the same not have such drastically different qualities? The instruments that come to mind are trombone, cello, and saxophone but I'm sure there are plenty of others.

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2024/05/30
19:13 UTC

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Made a fingering chart of major scales

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2024/05/30
18:19 UTC

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Is 3.5 x 6.5 ft enough space to setup a beginner's drum set excluding the seating/stool area?

Bought my son a drum set and originally thought about placing it in the middle of our living room which would be about 6'x7', but not really feeling it so debating if I should rearrange all the furniture closer to the TV which would leave a MAX of 3.5'x6.5' excluding the seating if the drums back up to the wall as close as possible.

Working with a 5 piece beginner's drum set - Drum set includes: (1) 22" x 14" - Bass Drum, (1) 14" x 5-1/2" Snare Drum, (1) 12" x 10" and (1) 13" x 10" Mounted Toms, (1) 16" x 16" Floor Tom, (2) 12" Hi-Hat Cymbals, and (1) 14" Crash/Ride Cymbal.

Will be uploading diagram below...

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2024/05/30
17:47 UTC

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How Insensitive Jazz Etude Melody, solo & chords

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2024/05/30
12:36 UTC

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how do I record and export a track from Surge XT?

I am able to make sounds in Surge XT but cannot work out or find how to record a track and then export it? Any help would be amazingly appreciated!

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2024/05/27
13:37 UTC

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Could I apply for a masters program in music theory?

Sorry this is kinda long but for context I just graduated college with a BA in music (not focused in anything specific, just a broader range of basic knowledge) and I'm considering taking higher education courses to possibly pursue a masters degree in music theory. While l've been around music casually for most of my life, I only started studying it seriously when I switched to the major in my junior year, so I only have 2 years of formal education (I was able to cut corners on recital and lesson credit due to being a covid student when I got my AA). My question is, is that enough to pursue higher education in the field? I was pretty good in my theory classes up until we covered the Romantic Period and 20th Century music. From then on the curriculum seemed rushed and I felt like I was never able to fully grasp the concepts. I feel inadequate in analyzing music, and I'm not confident in my work, but I so desperately want to learn more and to be able to study at a higher and formal level. Is this enough to be able to do well in a masters program, or will I likely struggle until I feel l have no choice but to drop out?

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2024/05/27
04:21 UTC

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What instrument is played in Back & Forth (Becky Hill) and Body (Loud Luxury) songs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrARlI83tjA - Becky Hill Back & Forth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IetIg7y5k3A - Loud Luxury Body

You can hear the instrument right in the intro in both. It's like an electronic piano maybe? What exactly is this sound/instrument alled? I hear it in many such dance songs. Thanks.

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2024/05/26
17:13 UTC

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Piano or Guitar?

TL:DR, I have to choose between piano guitar and am equally interested in both, which one has more use/practically for use in a highschool curriculum setting

I have been presented with an option of learning guitar or Piano with the problem of it being I can only learn one. I am unsure of which to choose. Now, I’m sure you would say “pick which one interests you the most” and I would but I’m equally interested. The question is a more of which has more usefullness in a Highschool curriculum. Background ; I have about 3 years of playing violin which has helped me excel at playing guitar (2 years experience) but I have been self taught only knowing how to play tabs and learning basic chords with me not truly learning (I can play but cant read sheet music nor grasp alot of guitar techniques correctly) but has improved and supplemented my violin playing. While on the other hand I have a piano but I have absolutely no idea how to play other than knowing middle c position. My parents rather have me do piano to perform which would be very cool while I like guitar as much as I can take it anywhere and be able to play for friends anywhere anytime (camping, outdoors, etc)

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2024/05/26
07:39 UTC

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How do you learn a song's chords and its accurate voicings by ear?

I mean the advice of just finding the root and finding the chord quality doesn't really work in my own experience since in songs, chords are usually played in different kinds of voicings and inversions so what should I do? Do I have to hear every single note in the chord and play that?

5 Comments
2024/05/26
06:39 UTC

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what does a slide with no number in the end mean? should i slide all the way up to the nut or what?

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2024/05/24
18:18 UTC

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what does this sign mean?

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2024/05/24
18:07 UTC

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I want to learn music but dont know where to start

Ive been thinking about starting to learn music but I dont know what instrument to choose. The ones Im really interested in are the electric guitar, keyboard and synth. But I dont know what to choose as a first option because all of them interest me. Keep in mind that Im a total beginner and I have almost never touched any instruments before. I also want to learn it by myself so thats another point to consider.

3 Comments
2024/05/24
16:18 UTC

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Can someone explain what the sharp of a 1 in a 145 would be called.

For example, if a song goes G G# C D. It’s a basically a 1,4,5 with a passing note of sorts but what number would you use to represent that G#? I play in a blues band and never really knew the answer to this.

7 Comments
2024/05/21
23:04 UTC

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How To Learn Jazz Improvisation for Beginners

Starting tomorrow, Weds May 22nd, 2024 at 12pm Eastern, my 8-step improvisation video goes live.

If you're a beginner, looking to learn how to improvise jazz piano, I think you'll enjoy this lesson.

Full playlist is on Youtube here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3eTnHlhQekwZ39VpAim_ALeqbrAi1iAq&si=KrbBi_gCxJu6_tWe

Teaser video is here: https://youtu.be/9X4XP8OkC4o

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2024/05/21
19:43 UTC

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How to arrange SATB song/chorale to piano? Help needed

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2024/05/21
18:54 UTC

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