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A further approach is to use the simple visual form of each theory tool as classification node (clearly, indexing analagously to Hornbostel-Sachs would be needed, but is trivial). This follows the more or less intuitive labels given to theory tools in many images returned by internet search engines. Clearly, even for the simplest of forms, we can expect ...


They are indeed called horns. In the 60s/70s, Burns made some electric guitars called Black Bison, I seem to remember,and the horns did resemble those of a bison.The cutaway is necessary to reach higher frets, but if the horns were removed as well, the balance of the instrument would be compromised even more. Besides which,as you say, most manufacturers need ...


They're called horns: The indentations next to them (beside the neck) are referred to as cutouts or cutaways, and are usually more often what is referenced in relation to the general shape of a guitar body. In the image I've provided, the guitar is a single cutaway, and the image you have shown is a double cutaway.


Eq is equaliser. A sophisticated tone control split into several frequency bands. The pre shape is a preset shaping of tone that Ovation hope players will like and use. The eq in/out actually switches the equaliser on/off. So, with the eq set to what you want for a particular sound, instantly there are options.


I think it's more often than not called "fret noise" which is sort of a misnomer since it does not actually have a lot to do with the frets (it would be rather strenuous if you did not even clear the frets while changing chords). Bona fide fret noise would be notes getting hammered on or single-string (or power chord) slides with pressure on so that you ...


A diatonic scale is a scale made of seven notes, with five whole tones and two half tones. Therefore a major scale is a diatonic scale, but a diatonic scale might not be a major scale. Some may use "the diatonic scale" to name the "major scale" interchangeably, but that is in theory wrong. In some contexts you might be understood if you use "diatonic" to ...


A lead guitarist plays with a band, playing melodies over the chord changes. A solo guitarist just plays music on their own.


in terms of position or general role in a band i don't find much distinction between he term "lead" and "solo" guitarists. whens the last time you heard a guitarist who ONLY played solos? one of the useful distinction between the two, i find, is compositional focus. if the part played by the lead guitarist becomes the focus of the song at that point he or ...


Here is my 2 cents worth. The answer probably depends on the situation and context. It also probably depends on what whoever uses the respective terms mean. "Lead Guitarist" is commonly understood to refer to the guitarist in a band who plays the "guitar solos" and fancier fills, runs, and licks along with a "rhythm guitarist" who maintains the rhythm ...


"Lead Guitar" is a term used in 60s-style "groups" (like the Beatles) where Lead Guitar played the clever stuff, Rhythm Guitar strummed the chords. A "Solo Guitarist" is a guitar who has a solo to play. Maybe completely alone, maybe in a concerto situation, maybe as a featured member of a guitar ensemble. Don't over-think it!


Lead guitarist usually plays in a Band and have interludes and solos parts to play also he plays along the riff or the riff itself in the song. Eg Kirk Hamette from Metallica But solo guitarist plays only solo and have its own band to play with. Eg. Joe Satriani.


A solo guitarist is always the only musician. I disagree that guitar + drums gives "solo guitarist".


Typically a lead guitarist plays melody lines with a rhythm guitarist and other instruments such as bass, drums, keyboard etc. A solo guitarist, however, is always the only guitar, and is sometimes the only instrument (you can have a single person singing and playing solo guitar, or you can have guitar and drums etc.) So the definition is simply to ...

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