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  • Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
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Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 (Small Business Server) Network Administrator, supporting Windows 7 clients.

Former Volunteer Business Administrator for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

I have also been a technical writer, computer magazine tech journalist, music critic and music journalist, copywriter and publicist, and professional musician.


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awarded  Famous Question
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18
comment What are the parts of a classical composition?
Your question is meaningful but you do not realize how vast the subject is. There are many different kinds of classical music pieces and they all have different structural elements. Answering your question would take many college textbooks. Google the term "form and analysis" (use the quote marks) with regard to music composition and music theory, and you will begin to see what we mean.
Nov
18
comment problem with guitar intro on ELPs “From the Beginning”
Here is another interview with more details: forbassplayersonly.com/interview-greg-lake
Nov
18
comment problem with guitar intro on ELPs “From the Beginning”
Greg Lake: "I learned the technique of cross picking from the late and great Don Strike who taught myself, Robert Fripp and Andy Summers" greglake.com/chat/Dec3Chat.html
Nov
17
comment problem with guitar intro on ELPs “From the Beginning”
Greg Lake learned cross-picking from Robert Fripp, possibly the most technically-accomplished crosspicker of all. I can't play anything this complex, either, but I believe it was all done with the pick.
Nov
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14
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Nov
12
comment How to play barre chords high up on the neck
And that is what we are here to help you with.
Nov
12
comment How to play barre chords high up on the neck
So I think your concern is that you do not know how to figure out your own chord voicings and inversions, or how to transpose keys, because you only know how to read tablature. Perhaps it is time to learn some basic music theory.
Nov
12
comment How to play barre chords high up on the neck
The song was written for and recorded on a Fender Stratocaster-type electric guitar, upon which one can play chords up to the 20th fret. If you want to play the exact same arrangement, you will need an electric guitar of that design. Otherwise, figure out your own chord voicings that enable you to play the same chord progression and notes in a lower register, and/or transpose the song to a different, lower key.
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comment Do all jazz musicians [in a band] need to know a song's melody?
I think the more you know about any song, the better you can play it. If you have time to learn the melody, do so. Somebody may throw you a solo, and starting with the melody is always a good idea. If you have time to learn the lyrics, it could not hurt.
Oct
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