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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 Zedd - Spectrum arpeggio fingering help?
Well, the difference is the position of the hand. Actually being in Cm helps here because playing the Eb with your second finger leaves your hand slightly more tilted towards bringing the fourth over, than it would have if it were a E natural.
Dec
28
revised Zedd - Spectrum arpeggio fingering help?
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Dec
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comment Zedd - Spectrum arpeggio fingering help?
@JackL. the question is about piano fingering, not guitar.
Dec
28
answered Zedd - Spectrum arpeggio fingering help?
Dec
28
comment What distinguishes Rock-n-roll from Rhythm-n-Blues?
Yes, and the meanings are constantly shifting too. Compare what's in today's "R&B" chart to what was in a 1960s "R&B" chart.
Dec
27
comment Need keyboard that sustains like an acoustic piano
@nonpop I suggest you measure it, to verify that your mind isn't playing tricks on you. 10 seconds seems like an impossibly long sustain to me; there's no technical reason a sampled/synthesised piano note should be short (now that storage for samples is cheap) and developers put a lot of effort into making faithful simulations.
Dec
27
comment Need keyboard that sustains like an acoustic piano
This is mostly a good answer but I can't agree that sampling is inherently best. A model-based synth should theoretically be able to do a better job than samples of reproducing sympathetic resonance when playing chords. It's a matter of how good the models are.
Dec
27
comment Need keyboard that sustains like an acoustic piano
If we read it as written, I think the claim made is that, if you hold down a key, every synthesised piano plays a shorter note than a real piano would. I find this difficult to believe. Have you measured?
Dec
27
revised How does a “Talk-Box” differ from a Vocoder?
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27
answered How does a “Talk-Box” differ from a Vocoder?
Dec
27
accepted Do competent violinists avoid open strings?
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asked Do competent violinists avoid open strings?
Dec
20
comment How to train playing sheet music on guitar?
Yes to all of this - but also know your minor scales, and use those if the pieces is in a minor key.
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20
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on rock-n-roll tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is intonation and how can I find out if my guitar has correct intonation?
Dec
18
comment What kind of headphones should be used with a digital piano?
I don't have enough to make a full answer, but I'll add to this: 1) don't overspend 2) a long lead so you have full mobility and nothing to impede your arms.
Dec
18
revised What is a root movement by fourth in chord progression
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