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I have a guitar and I love it, and then I broke a string. I fixed it and I am positive I used the right string, I triple checked! But now about a month and a half later, I was tuning my guitar, and ...

So as an example of a song I'm trying to learn. Still got the blues for you by Gary Moore. Chords played as arpeggeos with all notes ringing out. On one hand I'm trying to fix some problems with ...

I'm having trouble with my left/right hand coordination. I'll either fret the wrong string, or pick the wrong string. I'm trying not to look down at the guitar because I know it's a bad habit, but ...

I have just started in learning to play the piano. I have begun to take music lessons. (Today I had my second lesson.) I have a little bit of experience in playing the guitar. I have a friend with ...

I'm 21½ , male, my voice isn't good at all, but I can sing in a normal range, I can't even go high or go low, I'm untrained If I join a singing class, is it will helps me or not. Can I be a good ...

I play piano and want to learn a more mobile instrument as well and thought about the Tin Whistle. I have no problem with learning the fingerings and I don't expect to play complicated songs but I ...

I know the Casio CTK keyboards have 100 songs built in. I have seen several videos on Youtube showing how one can use this to learn the songs. For example, one selects a song and then the keyboard ...

It's been a whole year since I bought my first acoustic guitar and I've only learned a couple of chords, how to read a simple tab and some easy fingerstyle songs. So I'm just wondering whether it's a ...

I've just purchased a 61-key keyboard, the Yamaha PSR-E253. I know it's not the best to start with, as it lacks touch sensitivity, especially so for those serious in their learning. I will purchase a ...

I'm a relative beginner to the guitar, and I'm looking to learn a few songs to compliment what I'm learning with my guitar tutor at the moment. Right now we're working on House of the Rising Sun (in ...

I am a guitar and bass player who has played pop/rock/blues for 15 years. Like a lot of other users I am music illiterate. I am a fan of Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead and am interested in composing rock ...

What is the best way to learn piano if I only want to use it to support my singing, and to aid in transcription and composition? All self-teaching courses I've come across seem to focus on self-...

I'm working through "Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony" by Tchaikovsky and I had a question about this section on triads (he's working with a C Major scale): The whole mass of major and minor ...

I've been making electronic music for the past year but recently decided that I need to sit down and learn some actual theory. So, I picked up a copy of Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony by ...

My daughter is 8 and has been taking private piano lessons for around 3 months now but will take a break from lessons over the summer. In the fall (when school starts back up) she will be taking cello ...

I'm learning the basics of musical theory and I see this sheet and get this question, the white dotted noted has a time of (2 + 1/2) right? But with the value of the black note the compass make a ...

If my friend wrote a basic (rock/country ish) song over some guitar chords, any advice on how to add a lead guitar part? I.e. more than playing a pentatonic scale in same key as rhythm? Sorry it's a ...

I've been up until now just practicing triads on all major/minor keys. If I wanted to play jazz do I just add sevenths (ie dominant7, major7, minor7) to chords in my chord progressions or is it alot ...

I made a sample file in Ableton and would like to put it in the launchpad app. Is there any easy way to do this? I would like to be able to choose which sample thing to assign to each button. I'm new ...

I have been lately delving into instrument learning now that I can afford some gear and lessons I am seriously thinking into dedicating into it. The thing is I only have one seeing eye - the right ...

I was trying to describe a scale of musical notes on the piano to a friend and I did not know how to say it correctly. The scale of musical notes start on a black key and then moves on to higher notes ...

I'm playing a piece called Spring (by Antonio Vivaldi/arr. Richard Meyer), and the violin solo has this part where you go from F on the E string, to G on the D string. I'm not really experienced with ...

I really need help figuring out the highlighted parts. How do I play these and what notes are those? I really need help, I am only a beginner. Thank You, Piano Woman

There is a lot of info about starting with fingerstyle. But most people starting with fingerstyle actually have some experience with plucking or music in general. On the other hand, I'm completely new ...

If a score is written in say the the key of A, should I transpose my keyboard to the same?

The following are bars 34 and 35 of Chopin's Waltz in A minor (op. posth.) If I understand the notation correctly, the mordent in bar 34 should be played C#, D, C#. Why is it denoted differently than ...

What is a "Coudet Clarinet"? I'm a flute/Alto Sax player and was wonder if this is different from a "Clarinet" also how will the transition be?

By looking to various flutes online, I saw that there are two types of flutes: Open Holes Flutes Closed Holes Flutes As an adult beginner, what should be taken into consideration before deciding ...

I am learning guitar of my own. I want to learn chords ,chord progression and strumming pattern. Can anyone suggest me in which order I should learn chords and how to easily remember them ??

I made some beats in the last 2 years. I did not really make much and so did not learn very much. I use FL Studio only a few times because I always gave up very quickly. I would like to know, how do ...

Im new to music theory and I wanted to ask some more experienced people for tips or advice on which areas or things I should learn first? My goal is to produce music in various computer programs( FL ...

I'm struggling trying to play a song fully. I can't do it, even thought I know the song. My question is what techniques should I practice to not make a mistake picking the wrong string and fret/note. ...

I'm considering learning guitar and am interested in electric guitar. I do, however, like the sound of acoustic guitar as well. I know that in selecting a guitar, I need primarily to find something ...

Is there any place where I can find an explanation about all of a tablature symbols? I have Guitar Pro install on my machine. Guitar pro is a software that makes sounds according to the tablature you ...

I'm a beginner piano player. How do I play the stacked notes in the third bar?

I'm thirteen years old, and I had always loved classical music. Instruments like the violin, flute, and cello always sounded amazing to me, but the one instrument that really stood out was piano. I ...

I am trying to figure out what the metal piece is at the end of the soundboard. I am just learning to play. Can someone please explain what that piece is and what it is supposed to do?

Good morning. I am graduating from my university in 3 months. I came across free non-credit classes by music school where I can learn any of these instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet,...

So i got the SUZUKI Winner 20-Holes harmonica, not the best option for a beginner as i figured so i dont know where to start as i am totally new to playing music as well, checked YouTube and the major ...

I've learned about chord inversions in my basic piano instruction, usually emphasizing voice leading as being important for a more accomplished sound. But this seems to be absent in beginning jazz ...

Hey, so I need help counting the two measures underlined in red (43-44). I play the conga for this and I need help with counting the rhythm here. Thank you!

I'm pressing some keys on the piano but I can't seem to get any ideas for creating a simple melody? Can anyone offer any suggestions?

I am teaching using John Thompson's piano course for adults for the first time and would like to know what standard, in terms of grades, pupils are at by the end of the book.

Hello I'm New To The Site. I'm a music producer who knows very few and basic chords and chord progressions. But I'd like to expand my knowledge and understanding of chords, progressions and creating ...

Hello so i bought a guitar in order to learn how to play, went through a few chords and it was rather annoying that some frets are pretty flat so if you press them near the opposite end, it starts ...

I would start playing the guitar with the app called Yousician, where it shows the string, and the fret's number. This feels too easy.

So if I hold the strings down with my left hand (I'm right handed), shouldn't they resonate more? It feels like it goes away so quickly. I am using a classical guitar (3 metal strings, 3 nylon), and ...

I am a total beginner at piano sight reading. I find it difficult to change chords or move from one octave to another while looking at the sheet without pressing the wrong notes. Any advice?? thanks.

Context: I am a beginner piano student Consider the time signature (4/4) and a metronome that is set at a particular bpm. If your first note is a quarter note, do you raise your hand from the key on ...

Hello I'm beginning to learn piano this year and my biggest obstacle is reading piano sheets. Can someone give some tips on how to improve my sheet reading or any general tips on piano? Thanks.

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