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I play guitar on my own, at open mic nights, and as part of a weekly get-together for guitarists, and as part a reggae band, for fun.


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answered How to sync original bpm of an mp3 file to the bpm of my drum module?
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answered Is it mandatory as an electric guitarist to get obsessed with kit?
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answered How important is string-muting when playing the bass?
Jan
28
comment How important is string-muting when playing the bass?
There is no "right" way, but the way most books/teachers teach, you don't use your thumb, and you pluck with two-to-three fingers. I'm ill-disciplined and use my thumb a lot. A thumb pluck sounds quite different to a finger pluck.
Jan
28
comment How important is string-muting when playing the bass?
Play without muting. Do you like what you hear? If so, carry on. If not, mute.
Jan
19
answered What's the name of the “dual voice” effect in hip hop music?
Jan
18
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
16
comment Why are notes on the harmonica laid out the way they are?
It's the same arrangement for melodeons. Accordions have the same notes on the blow and draw.
Jan
16
answered Processing Vocals/Layers of Vocals
Jan
15
comment Put a cup of water inside a piano?
My parents received the same advice from their piano tuner, probably 30 years ago now. It may slightly raise the humidity inside the piano -- although whether by a significant margin, I don't know.
Jan
14
answered Can one become a concert pianist if they start learning at the age of 10?
Jan
14
reviewed Approve Can one become a concert pianist if they start learning at the age of 10?
Jan
14
answered What's music? A question about 'foundations'
Jan
14
revised What is actually involved in moving a piano?
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Jan
14
comment What is actually involved in moving a piano?
Well, follow that link, and follow the link there that says "Piano Moving Warnings". Having read that, I wouldn't move a piano myself.
Jan
14
answered What is actually involved in moving a piano?
Jan
13
comment Clean Amp + Distortion pedal vs Distortion from amp?
If it's software modelled, surely you can set up a MIDI footswitch to switch between any combinations of amps, effects and settings?
Jan
13
revised Do the 'natural' chords to use in a key change if you use a different mode?
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Jan
13
comment Do the 'natural' chords to use in a key change if you use a different mode?
Oops, will fix.
Jan
13
revised Strap button screw length for acoustic guitar
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