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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.


Jan
13
answered Do the 'natural' chords to use in a key change if you use a different mode?
Jan
13
comment Strap button screw length for acoustic guitar
Tail is the opposite end of the guitar to the headstock. Heel is the part where the neck meets the body. I would trust a Grolsch ring with an acoustic strapped over my back -- but you should try it and gauge the secureness for yourself.
Jan
13
revised Strap button screw length for acoustic guitar
Made title more general
Jan
13
answered Strap button screw length for acoustic guitar
Jan
13
comment How to tell if an old piano can be restored?
if it's a choice between wood or iron at the same price, go for iron. If the prices are different -- well, it depends on the price and how much money you can spare.
Jan
13
comment How to tell if an old piano can be restored?
I wouldn't say a wooden frame is an absolute no-go. It's less good, which should be reflected in the price. But a wooden frame will stay in tune unless it's loose/dry/rotten.
Jan
12
comment What is a Musician?
No. This is language, not law or science.
Jan
12
comment What is a Musician?
Primarily opinion based. A site like this can't improve on general reference dictionaries. Words mean whatever the speaker/writer wants them to mean.
Jan
12
comment What is it called to take a scale but start on a different degree?
3rd close vote. Please don't take this as a rejection of the question -- people will find this question and follow the link.
Jan
12
comment Is music really infinite?
The only way there could be an infinite amount of music, is if you permit infinitely long pieces. If you limit it to what would fit on a CD, you're limited to 2^5,896,000,000 possible 80 minute (max) pieces (many of which are indistinguishable to the human ear). That's a very large number indeed, but not infinite.
Jan
8
answered “Folk size” guitar: equivalent to 000 body type?
Jan
8
revised How to start playing by ear/improvising?
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Jan
8
comment How do I learn to “play” FL studio by ear?
I think this question is a duplicate of music.stackexchange.com/questions/3010/… -- for this purpose there is no significant difference between a DAW and a piano.
Jan
8
comment What approach should I take to learn Jazz/blues guitar?
Get a teacher, or failing that, a book.
Jan
7
comment Where can I go to learn how to fix my guitar?
Look beyond the internet. Buy a book. Take some evening classes.
Jan
6
comment Systematic ways to study the piano?
Although it turns out that "repertory" can be used as a synonym for "repertoire", I edited it to "repertoire" to avoid ambiguity.
Jan
6
revised Systematic ways to study the piano?
s/repertory/repertoire/
Jan
6
revised How can the ukulele D7 chord have different fingerings with different sounds?
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Jan
6
revised How can the ukulele D7 chord have different fingerings with different sounds?
Explain how uke chords can come from guitar chords.
Jan
6
revised How can the ukulele D7 chord have different fingerings with different sounds?
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