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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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comment How to do “metal” harmonics (pinch etc)
Gibbons is famous for using custom-made extremely light-gauge strings (.008s or .007s I believe), a lot of amp gain to compensate for the lack of output from his very thin strings, and using a Mexican peso coin or an American quarter as a pick. This must mean that he picks and strums with an extremely light touch, and that harmonics squeal out of his playing very readily because of the heavy gain boost.
Jul
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revised Which notes are bass line, versus melody line, in a rock song?
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Jul
28
comment Which notes are bass line, versus melody line, in a rock song?
The instrument that plays the lowest notes in any given song is usually the one playing the bass line.
Jul
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Jul
23
revised What makes a song sound “folk-y”?
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Jul
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answered What makes a song sound “folk-y”?
Jul
23
revised What is the difference between molto allegro and allegro di molto
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Jul
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comment What is the difference between molto allegro and allegro di molto
No, I don't know about that. But the first metronome was patented in 1815, and Beethoven wrote his Mass in C in 1807, so I don't think he had one yet. I suppose we can assume that the earliest metronomes were not that accurate or reliable.
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answered What is the difference between molto allegro and allegro di molto
Jul
22
comment What is the difference between molto allegro and allegro di molto
They mean the same thing.
Jul
20
answered Where did the term backbeat come from?
Jul
18
comment Seperate gospel music from generic religious / worship music
The Wikipedia article "Traditional Black Gospel" can point you to the names of singers and composers you could investigate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_black_gospel
Jul
18
comment Seperate gospel music from generic religious / worship music
"Black Gospel" and, if you want 19th-century or early-20th-century music, "Negro Spiritual" are going to get you the best results.
Jul
18
comment Seperate gospel music from generic religious / worship music
Why don't you search on specific performing artists or composers in the specific genre you are looking for, and once you find some, then try to widen the search into artists or composers with a similar style?
Jul
17
comment Seperate gospel music from generic religious / worship music
What do you mean by "searching"? Where are you doing your searching? What are you searching for? Are you looking to purchase music recordings, music videos, sheet music, books or documentary films about music history, or something else? Are you looking for recordings you can listen to online for free? Are you just looking for whatever turns up on Google? Are you using a service like Spotify or Pandora? What?
Jul
17
answered What is the instrument at the beginning of “Curtain Tune on a Ground”?
Jul
17
comment What components make military music especially rousing?
Mozart wrote music he called "alla Turca", inspired by the Turkish Janissary military bands that he was exposed to in Austria. Mozart never went to Turkey. I point this out just to illustrate the importance of the cultural context in whatever you are composing.