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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
14
answered What should I be trying my hand at to practice composing?
Jan
14
revised Music and time, “natural” time
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Jan
11
answered What should I consider when I see a loosen hair in a violin bow?
Jan
11
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on positioning of neck pickup on guitars
Jan
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Software for jamming with midi keyboard
Jan
10
answered Music and time, “natural” time
Jan
9
revised What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
fix typo
Jan
9
comment What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
@gingerbreadboy Thanks. Typo
Jan
8
comment Getting started with an electric guitar and Rocksmith as an absolute beginner
Get a book; that should fill in the gaps.
Jan
8
revised What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
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Jan
7
answered Common names for sections of a piece of music
Jan
5
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
3
revised What is a key signature?
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Jan
3
answered What is a key signature?
Jan
2
comment Need keyboard that sustains like an acoustic piano
@terpsichore I can't make any specific recommendations (I'm not all that fussy) but to see an example of the kind of modelling piano synth, you could try pianoteq.com - there are similar products varying from cheaper to much more expensive. Most, including pianoteq, have demo versions.
Jan
2
revised What criteria are used for classifying composers?
The plural of criterion is criteria
Dec
31
comment What makes the 4/4 back-beat rhythm of rock-n-roll so compelling?
@nonpop depends what you mean by "extremely common". I think the popular favourites still tend to be 3/4 and 4/4 - for example I went to see Prokofiev's 1944 Cinderella the other week, which is (almost?) all straightforward time sigs.
Dec
31
comment How can I play that crazy sound in Koko Taylor's “Wang Dang Doodle”?
Deleted all my comments about the main riff. You confused me by calling this very quiet background sound a 'lead'. I can't hear anything new coming in at 0:20 - but I do hear a 'steam whistle' effect which may be a barre chord strummed upwards, with some heavy eq and loose tuning.
Dec
28
revised What makes the 4/4 back-beat rhythm of rock-n-roll so compelling?
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