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Making original music

How do you know that the music you are making hasn't already been written? I have a decent level of proficiency with one instrument and recently branched out and have started learning the basics of a few others. I have never made original music and recently have started tooling around and playing my "own" songs on a combination of a few instruments. It seems unlikely that I am playing anything unique which leads me to wonder how does one know when they are? Thanks.
posted by mrdrummed on Jun 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Tips and Tricks for playing concerts?

I have a big important concert that I'm playing coming up sort of soon. I'm not even sure what to ask... but here goes. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Beautiful guitar pieces

Help me identify some beautiful ear-pleasing guitar pieces to learn and play at random. [more inside]
posted by gwpcasey on Mar 24, 2009 - 35 answers

Help Me Play the Piano

Can anyone help me navigate this web site? I am looking for piano pieces that a beginning to intermediate pianist can play. [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Jan 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Online guitar instruction?

Is there a great, free website where a child with no prior experience can learn to tune and play her new guitar? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jan 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Not so Easy as Pie Reich

Inspired by this question: I have the sheet music to Steve Reich's MUSIC FOR 18 INSTRUMENTS. I bought it to understand the piece better. But, the individual parts played by themselves sound nothing like the actual piece. I am not a good enough pianist to create a full piano transcription of the piece. Does anyone have any advice as to how to play excerpts from this score but still have it sound like Reich? ( Maybe someone who knows the piece better than I do.)
posted by wittgenstein on Aug 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Man can't get a few dimes?

I was just musically abused without my consent. Can you identify the perpetrator? [more inside]
posted by koshka on May 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Why does my wrist get tired from barre chords?

I've played the regularly guitar for eight years now and find that bar chords tire my hand/wrist/forearm *very* quickly. If the ratio between them and other chords is more than 50%, I just can't get through a whole song. This isn't terribly limiting overall, but it does make certain styles inaccessible. So I need some help. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by weston on Dec 27, 2003 - 17 answers

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