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162 Why do minor keys sound “sad”? 2011-04-26T19:00:35.140

147 Why is the guitar tuned like it is? 2011-03-12T22:08:18.390

123 Why are there twelve notes in an octave? 2011-04-26T19:34:04.097

117 What's the point of keys other than C and Am? 2014-02-05T21:39:21.530

104 Is there any real-world difference between time signatures such as 4/4 and 8/8? 2011-05-06T11:01:37.643

100 What is good software for learning how to sight-read? 2011-05-04T05:00:54.107

88 What are the most effective ear training methods? 2011-04-27T16:24:41.403

86 How do professional accompanying musicians (seem to) figure out songs instantly? 2011-05-16T03:51:20.400

82 Ten Minute Practice Techniques For Guitar? 2011-01-15T04:04:52.180

81 How can I significantly improve my hand independence on piano? 2011-06-17T09:17:22.307

80 Purpose of double-sharps and double-flats? 2011-04-26T23:44:07.627

77 How to play a song without making mistakes? 2011-05-05T06:38:46.520

75 How long would it take to learn to tune a piano? 2011-04-26T19:05:10.940

71 How do you draw a quarter rest with a pen/pencil? 2011-06-06T05:20:15.687

70 Quickly flip a page of sheet music while playing 2011-04-26T19:02:58.820

70 Is there a way to measure the consonance or dissonance of a chord? 2011-10-30T02:54:04.403

70 What is the relationship between "do re mi" and note letter names? 2011-12-19T13:42:46.620

69 How often should I replace the strings on my guitar? 2011-01-13T21:14:12.057

68 Why are there both sharps and flats? 2018-02-18T17:45:57.063

67 Best method to learn to play barre chords? 2011-01-13T21:08:54.410

67 Changing the strings: one by one, or by taking all strings off at one time? 2011-01-14T07:35:11.923

66 Ways to get out of a scalar rut? 2011-03-18T10:00:50.427

65 How can a classical pianist learn jazz piano? 2011-05-03T21:09:16.947

65 What is the difference between a mode and a scale? 2012-02-07T03:11:50.710

64 What does a conductor actually do? 2011-05-10T10:11:28.080

63 What's the difference between a G♭ and an F#? 2011-04-26T18:59:07.007

62 How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience? 2011-06-13T03:20:35.700

60 Position of white dots in guitar fretboard 2011-04-04T21:17:18.853

59 Will learning to play another instrument help me to become a better guitarist? 2011-02-05T19:12:19.070

59 Why Is Just Intonation Impractical? 2012-12-10T10:33:09.377

59 Have orchestras included any modern instrument lately? 2017-01-15T07:08:50.337

59 Why does string strummed with finger sound different from the one strummed with pick? 2019-05-15T13:36:49.427

58 Are there any games useful for ear training? 2011-04-28T04:09:14.070

58 Why is C the base note of standard notation and keys? 2011-05-19T18:37:22.100

57 (1/√π)/√⅔ as a time signature? 2014-03-27T17:18:47.707

57 A (440 Hz) and A (880 Hz) are completely different sounds to me. Does this mean I'm tone deaf? 2016-04-07T10:39:52.577

56 Do advanced musicians still practice scales every day? 2017-12-04T23:03:45.543

55 Is there a "standard" or "typical" drum kit layout? 2011-09-09T09:14:28.647

55 Why do Guitar chords work the way they do compared to a Piano? 2018-06-19T12:02:59.347

54 What are some chord substitutions for a I-IV-V blues progression? 2011-01-22T17:35:09.453

54 Which notes are optional in jazz chords? 2011-08-16T22:43:22.293

54 Why are some people so paranoid about music theory? 2016-11-30T14:28:29.397

54 Why isn't there a classical composer like Beethoven, Chopin or Mozart today? 2018-03-07T15:40:19.170

53 How do you identify a good acoustic guitar? 2011-01-14T00:21:42.357

52 Glossary of Guitar Effects 2011-04-29T20:22:14.317

52 Does it really make difference to play a song in a different key? 2011-07-20T17:53:09.523

52 I accidentally composed a song that sounds like a famous song 2017-06-14T21:50:57.570

51 Guitar practice: more often but less time or once in a few days but for a few hours? 2011-01-13T21:05:00.530

51 What are the differences between tone, note, and pitch? 2011-06-21T17:06:40.293

50 What Does a Compressor Pedal Do? 2011-01-21T02:04:19.287


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