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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 Which diploma, ATCL or dipABRSM
music.stackexchange.com/questions/5215/instrument-grade-exams - the grade system is widely recognised in many countries. Not including, apparently, the USA. Where they are recognised, they are so endemic to formal music education (as opposed to the no-sheet-music kind) that we find it hard to imagine having to explain.
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comment What is the proper technique for a glissando on piano?
I see tips suggesting using the back of the hand, using the nail. The thumbnail for downward runs, a fingernail for upward runs (right hand).
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comment Finding the “Starting point” when creating a composition or score
Yeah, there's no "one true way", even for the same composer on different compositions. One day you might start with a hook, another day a bassline, another day a melody; sometimes people wake up with a fully formed song in their head!
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comment Memorising the fretboard when using dropped tunings?
If you've no bandmates, you can call notes whatever you like!
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comment What's the best choice to get more gain out of a tube amplifier
What do you mean by "juice" and "gain"? Do you want it louder, or more distorted? Once you've decided, I suggest editing the title and body accordingly.