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What instrument makes the lowest note?

The lower limit of human hearing is roughly 20Hz. There are a few instruments that can play even lower notes than that, but you'll almost always hear something because you are hearing the overtones. ...
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Do frequencies between each note have a name?

I am going to refer you to another post on the StackExchange where this question is answered in substantial depth. Other musical notation systems have more than 12 notes per octave, and have names for ...
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Did Jimi Hendrix's reverted Stratocaster influence his sound?

I'll try to explain, however I'm no guitar maker or acoustic engineer so it might be quite technically inaccurate... Let's begin: As you can see, there are 3 single-coil pickups on a Stratocaster. In ...
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Did Jimi Hendrix's reverted Stratocaster influence his sound?

There are many ways it would have affected his sound. A few points about the interaction of pickups and strings changes. The angle of the bridge pickup is backwards. This will cause his higher ...
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Was The Who's album 'Quadrophenia' actually quadraphonic?

While the album Quadrophenia was not recorded as quadrophonic, that was the first (and only) Who tour that was produced with quadrophonic sound. I saw it in Philly in 1973 (Dec. 4, I think). They had ...
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Identify 90s R&B and Pop characteristic sound/instrument (processed vibraphone?)

What you hear is the electric piano preset on many electronic keyboards, run through a chorus in this particular case. Electric piano presets were typically modified after the Fender Rhodes piano, a ...
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Scratchy sound on "7 Seconds" Youssou N'Dour - ft. Neneh Cherry

Of all the versions that I found on the Spotify: Album 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour Album Man Album Africa Greatest Hit Songs, Vol. 1 Album The Guide (Wommat) I failed to hear any scratches ...
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Why the persistent clicking sound on Kraftwerk's 'The Man-Machine' album?

As it's perfectly rhythmical yet does not mirror any other part being played, especially in the intro before everything gets going, why would you think there was any chance for it to be accidental? ...
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What gives “Ma Che Freddo Fa”’s choruses their apocalyptic quality?

This song is in the minor mode, which is typically associated with a spectrum of more "negative" emotions, ranging from sad and nostalgic to ominous, to "apocalyptic." The up-tempo ...
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Is there a name for these similar sounding high-pitched voices?

The voice has been sped up in each case. This is often called the "chipmunk effect" after the 1958 recording by "Alvin and the Chipmunks" where this was first commercially used.
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Denon PMA amplifier on power when not in use

According to this website, the regular power consumption of your specific amplifier in watts is 200W while the standby power is .3W. This suggests that you're okay leaving it in standby, but not ...
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Which modern songs/melodies use the "Devil's interval" augmented 4th, discounting the use of tritone substitution in jazz?

The Simpsons theme (The Siiimp -- sons :-) Maria, from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story are the ones that come to my mind. A note of caution, though, the association of the expression "diabolus ...
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