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Jan
6
comment Can the fan fretted design on guitars acheive pythagorean intonation?
This question should remain open. We have taken questions on guitar intonation and historical temperaments and microtonal tuning before.
Jan
4
comment What's the concert pitch for Saint Petersburg Philharmonic?
Google the orchestra, find an email address for a staff member or musician in the orchestra, write to them, and ask them.
Jan
4
comment Does Singing Lower Notes Require More Breath?
And also, singing softly with a good tone requires more air and more breath support than singing loudly.
Jan
2
comment No sound output in LMMS
It would be helpful if you could edit your question to provide an explanation as to what LMMS is, along with a link. Also, I see that LMMS exists for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Which computer platform and OS version are you running, and what are your hardware and sound card specifications?
Jan
1
comment Did they ever make a double bass this huge?
It took at least two people to play a note on these instruments.
Dec
29
comment Nylon strings for alternative tunings on hollowbody electric
If there are no unwound nylon strings that go down to "d", then it's because the manufacturers have not found a satisfactory way to make one, and the "d" strings need to be wound.
Dec
28
comment Can I use strings for bridge pins on a non-bridge pin guitar?
I have referred to this string tension reference PDF from D'Addario many times on this site. It covers steel-string and nylon, and more. Check it out. daddario.com/upload/tension_chart_13934.pdf
Dec
23
comment Ranges in the Real Vocal Book
Well I've never looked at the Real Vocal Book, but I've bought many different kinds of books of vocal sheet music over the years, and since I'm a tenor, I always go for the High edition rather than the Low edition.
Dec
21
comment AMEB Grade 4 Theory question - harmonising cadence points in a melody?
Please modify your question to include the definition of "AMEB", and perhaps a sentence about what it is for, and who takes it.
Dec
17
comment What is this type of vocals called?
The pioneering singer who will always be most strongly associated with scat singing is the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.
Dec
1
comment Why is bass note so important in harmonic analysis of music?
Ask Meghan Trainor. Or this lady youtube.com/watch?v=iyTTX6Wlf1Y
Nov
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
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.
Oct
23
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
2
comment Is the action of my guitar really high?
Yes, it is too high. Take it to a professional guitar technician at a music store and pay them for a setup.