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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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comment What does it *mean* to be a good guitarist
Fair point, although reading was just an example. In all fields, exams syllabi tend to have stuff in them that you only learn because the examiner wants it (as anyone who's done programming/IT professional exams knows).
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comment Tips and tools to help transcribing a bass line in tablature
@Mr.Boy it honestly wasn't intended as a joke.
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comment How to Write A Ragtime Piano Piece?
Thanks, I updated to correct.
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comment How does a DI box work together with guitar?
Thanks for this. You might want to contribute to the Wikipedia article on DI Units, which is missing this information. I think my answer doesn't deserve all its upvotes, because of this omission, but I don't want to plagiarise yours, nor remove my post altogether because I think it has other useful info -- so I'm leaving it as it is. @Perceptic I would encourage you to accept this answer instead.
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comment San Francisco in the 60s and 70s - music scene
I echo the welcome, and also hope you find some interesting information - however, it's off-topic as this site is for questions about performing and practising music -- not consuming it.
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comment How does a DI box work together with guitar?
I'd go passive if money is an issue. Or borrow whatever you can. However hum sounds more like a ground loop or a dodgy lead (or a fault in the guitar's electrics). You wouldn't expect "massive amounts of hum" from a 10ft guitar lead.
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comment How many sound interface inputs do I need to record drums?
You could save some money by just getting a mic mixer, setting some levels during a sound check, and recording all the drum mics into one input. Of course you can't then adjust in post, but that's the compromise. Remember plenty of great records were recorded on 4 tracks or fewer.