May Music News

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Sep 23, 2022


What type of drum would make that nice deep bass pow wow drum sound for sitting outside around a fire?,…

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Aug 09, 2022

Vinyl Wrapping an Acoustic

Hi, I've been playing guitar for a bit now but do not like the color of it. I would like to ask, would it affect the sound of my acoustic guitar if I vinyl

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Aug 04, 2022

Problems with strumming

I have recently started learning acoustic guitar (an Ibanez acoustic) and I'm having trouble strumming the strings. Whenever I strum-more so a downward

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Jul 25, 2022

muting notes

Hi! I'm a beginner. I have no idea that how can I play these muting notes on my guitar. I saw a lot of techniques in YouTube but none of them helped me

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Jul 10, 2022

Playing Ornaments

Hi. I just started Sonata in D Major by Samuel Arnold as summer homework. I am not very good with trills. Is there someone I could purchase the sheet music

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Jun 04, 2022

Neck body alignment

HI I would like to know if my guitars neck is correctly attached to the body. If you look at the picture you will see that the white line is not the same

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May 31, 2022

I am a beginner and i'm worried about something

Im trying to tune a guitar with an online tuner and im worried that the strings will snap. The guitar pegs are easy to turn and the last time i tried to

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May 23, 2022

Changing front kick drum head.

Hi my kit has a fan like front kick drum head, is it possible to replace this with a proper skin.? Thank,s ... Brian.

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May 06, 2022

Icebell finger strike or mallet strike

My question has to do with using an Icebell cymbal (for instance an LP 9 Icebell) and whether it would respond with just a finger strike or perhaps a mallet

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Apr 13, 2022

Hi! I’m happy I found your site. I have no idea what year my electric guitar is.

It’s a very nice,shiny, black guitar. It’s a Schecter. Diamond series xxx(stripper girls for fret marks). Sounds fantastic af. I love it. But, I realized

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Mar 23, 2022

Live Performance Drum Miking

Greetings, I have 6 mics on my drum set. I run them through a Mackie ProFXv2 12 channel mixer. The 6 mics are placed on the Kick, Snare, Hi-Hats, 2 mounted

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Mar 13, 2022

Weak RH 4th finger

I have a piece I have been practicing that requires a quick grace note from my RH 4th finger rolling up to the 5th finger and back. It never seems quite

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Mar 02, 2022

Second Crash Questions

I have a I Series Crash 16 Zildjian and I am looking for a second Crash cymbal that would compliment that. What would you recommend?

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Mar 01, 2022

snare drum age

I have recently aquired a Ludwig Supraphonic, 6-1/2 x 14, Chrome, 10 lug snare drum. The serial number is 7 digits - 1846135. I believe it is from

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Feb 26, 2022

i'm a beginner

hi i was wondering how can i get my fingers used to the strings hurting my finger tips? my dad said to keep praticing but i was wondering if i practice

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Feb 11, 2022

D to A pull-off

How would I execute a pull-off from D (3rd fret B string) to A (2nd fret G string) as in the 8th staff of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville?

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Jan 31, 2022

Guitar brand/model

Hello i want to ask what kind of guitar is this (at the photo), someone will give it to me next month, but i feel ashamed asking the brand/model.

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Jan 22, 2022

Help regarding ground buzz

Background: So I just bought an audio interface recently so that I could record my guitar Following is my setup and observations: Guitar (Dean ML) is connected

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Dec 01, 2021

Looking for an Estimate

Hello, I have a DG-60 nat Fender acoustic guitar that I've been wanting to sell, but I'm not sure what to price it at. It's only been used a few times

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Nov 25, 2021

Slingerland rock kit

I’m trying to restore my dad’s 1970s Slingerland rock kit. Has a 14 X24 bass drum and a set-o-matic double Tom holder. If I set up the kit with the Tom

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