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Unlikely, because unless your child has a genetic reason for being unable to distinguish pitches (which you apparently may, if what you say is true), he or she will soon learn to identify the inaccuracies in your singing. For example, there has been some noise about bilingual families and a fear that the non-native parent will "infect" the child with bad ...


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You are probably using the wrong equipment to get a good amplified sound from your acoustic guitar. 1) You can't get a good sound by running an acoustic guitar through an amp designed for an electric guitar. Amps designed for electric guitar are designed to color the sound and add distortion (by very subtle amounts or in the extreme) and they do not ...


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You should pay attention to your singing. Tone-deafness is a result of a disconnection between what are you hear and what you produce. It is generally fixable through conscious attention. I work developing musical training computer games for children. My mother sang to me as a child, and she is tone-deaf. I also learned to sing in a tone deaf manner. We ...


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In addition to the points given by topo morto: the effect that gives you pretty much “overdrive without the distortion” is a compressor. In fact, a major reason for using overdrive and distortion is that it compresses the signal (yielding longer sustain), as well as changing the sound by adding harmonics and intermodulation. If you simply run a ...


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The dirt and grime that comes from distortion is a result of notes with frequency relationships beyond those that are very simple ratios (e.g. 2:1=an octave, and 3:2=a fifth) going through the distortion process together. This results in sum and difference frequencies being produced that seem only distantly related to the notes being played, resulting in an ...


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There is a good article here; Signal To Noise: The Sonic Diary Of The Smashing Pumpkins. To summarise the key points: Amp: Early-80s Marshall JCM-800 2203 (KT88 tubes) through 1960A cabinets Pedals: Corgan achieved Siamese Dream’s highly stylized tone with a litany of DOD pedals and a ’70s-era, silver-faced Big Muff Pi Guitar: As the guitar ...


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Two contrary ways to do this is: Don't use much distortion, if any, and just use medium gain with overdrive Use a metal pedal that doesn't require too much gain: simple square wave distortion can be quite clean But you will need to provide the effect with a clean input, so no barre chords or open chords. Just stick to thirds and fifths, which sound ...


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It may be, genetically, that your child has inherited your amusicality. You won't know for a while. In fact, if only you listen to it, then you'll never know! Children tend to believe that their parents are inscrutable, so your out of tune singing may be acceptable as the right way to your child. This will then oppose renditions by others, giving a bit of a ...


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The sounds in the songs you've listed are actually pretty different to my ears, but I'll try to generalize and go through some examples. Here is the raw line for reference. This is a modified strat with an EMG-SA in the neck position. This is important because EMG is an active pickup so the signal level is higher. This means it will distort sooner. So keep ...


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Remember the rubber band guitar you made out of a shoebox when you were a kid? When you plucked the rubber band string, the walls of the shoebox got pulled inward from the rising tension of the rubber band. The same thing happens when you pluck a guitar string. As it is pulled and vibrating, the tension increases. As that tension increases, it causes the ...


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When switching from an 8.5" bell (or smaller) to a 9.5" (or larger) bell, as one does when switching from tenor to bass trombone, the sound will become significantly different to the players' ear though it is often much more similar to their prior sound than this feedback gives. So your articulations and tone are perhaps not as poor as you think they are. ...


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This isn't a stupid question at all and I think you should be able to get this sound with the amp you have. My first suggestion is try using less distortion. The intro to My God Is The Sun sounds barely distorted at all to me. I had a Peavy bandit 112 (the transtube series one) so I would suggest using the lead channel set to vintage mode. Set the low, mid ...


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I'd advocate reading the instructions !! Yes, it's tedious, but you'll find out how to tell the effects what sort of amps you're putting them through, which way you want to route the signals, which order you would like the effects to be affected by the pedals, and other important stuff. As they're sophisticated these days, in comparison to a little single ...


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tweak your reverb and lower your attack. also teak your phaser: low feedback low depth one third rate (hz) half Upper (hz) if you have a tube amp, move it to sound more warm. play it more like single note guitar solo instead of chords or strumming. Bend the note a bit here and there ! have fun !


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I think a very safe answer is that interacting with your child is much more important than worrying about unknown risks linked to parental tone deafness. Give and take, have a conversation, sing, smile, dance to the beat of music, and don't hold back - add rich emotional dynamics with your face while you interact with your child. Make sure the musical ...


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Honestly, I don't think it makes much of a difference by itself. On cello, the standard way to mellow down the sound is to angle the bow towards yourself – but that has the opposite effect as on violin / viola, namely that only the hairs farthest away from the bridge touch the string. The important points seem to be Few hairs on the string, no ...


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To answer one of the sub-questions: The way you'd do it with an AD30, or other 2-channel amp, is to set one of the channels as distorted, the other as clean and then use the foot switch to toggle between them. One of the aspects that you have to finesse in this approach is achieving the desired relative overall volume between the two channels while ...


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Clarity in a clean tone, that also doesn't sound 'weedy' and 'thin' can be difficult, however there are a couple of things you can (or should do) to get there, and none involves using a pedal. First of all know that distortion and overdrive are two different things. The classic way to achieve such tones are by playing through low wattage valve (or tube) ...


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Re The track "My God is the Sun ~ Queens of the Stone Age" you mention: This is what I'm hearing .. Sounds like humbucker pickup guitar (eg Les Paul, or many other typew) as opposed to single coil pickup (eg Fender Strat) Two guitars playing together, often one string each. This means the distortion is only acting on that one string per guitar amp, so ...


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My suggestion would be a combination of: noise suppressor pedal, and preamp overdrive pedal I'm a huge Malmsteen fan, so what I use (with either my signature YJM stratocaster or my Squier stratocaster) is: BOSS NS-2 Noise Suppressor Yngwie J. Malmsteen YJM308 Preamp Overdrive by DOD (extra link) Here is a short video(5 MB) where Yngwie explains the ...


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It occurs to me in reading all the answers posted so far (by well meaning members of the community offering what they perceive to be useful advice) that the ONLY answer that seems correct is: We don't actually know how singing dissonant off pitch musical phrases to an infant during the very early stages of language development might affect their future ...


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Firstly, a pedal is nothing more than a preamplifier. A guitar amplifier also has a preamplifier. Both can produce distortion, and, at low volumes, this distortion is amplified more or less cleanly by the amplifier's power amp. The difference is that the pedal doesn't have the same tone as the pre-amp in the guitar amp. Furthermore, most pedals are simply ...


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a lot of amps have two channels where you can set one for rhythm, and the other for lead, with a foot switch to flip between the two. It looks like the AD30 has that setup ? How you set the channels is up to you, of course. However there are other factors. Let's say you have your rhythm amp sound as clean with a little bit of 'crunch', and your lead sound ...


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First of all, an acoustic guitar can sound odd through an amplifier that is designed for electric guitars. So that might be your first problem. For your electric guitars, make sure that your effect chain is set up correctly. There are plenty of tutorials on Google and on Youtube on how to do that. However, if all effects are turned off and your electric ...


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Being tone deaf is a myth usually propagated by inferior teachers. If a teacher tells you or a person you know that he cannot do music because he is tone deaf then it speak less about the persons music ability and more to the teachers inability. It is often symptomatic of teachers who do not want to go the extra mile for pupils who struggle. I have seen ...


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The shape of the mouthpiece is generally more important than the material, though ebonite/rubber is vastly more common among the better mouthpieces, so I would expect that to be the material of almost any reasonable choice. The real thing you want to figure out is how open you want the facing: There are a variety of other characteristics that can affect ...



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