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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.


Dec
18
comment Power chord: Can the lower fifth be used?
I think made things more confusing. B is E's fifth - because E,F,G,A,B is five notes. E is B's 4th because B,C,D,E is four notes. But if the chord I want is an E, I wouldn't describe it as B and its 4th -- I'd describe it as E and its fifth, with the fifth played an octave lower. That's because we want to keep in mind what the tonic is.
Dec
18
comment Power chord: Can the lower fifth be used?
Yes, the answer to "will it sound good if I ..." is always "try it".
Dec
17
comment What does it mean when progression is resolved?
The dictionary definition is correct but too specific. Resolving could be informally described as going from anything "nasty" to something "nice" - discord to harmony; unsynchronized rhythms to synchronized; uncomfortable chord to comfortable chord.
Dec
17
revised Can people really sight-read advanced pieces?
edited title
Dec
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there References on Whistling Technique?
Dec
17
answered What does it mean when progression is resolved?
Dec
17
comment Temporary vocal bass range extension
Catch a cold... give yourself a hangover... ;)
Dec
17
comment Are there References on Whistling Technique?
"You just put your lips together and blow"
Dec
17
answered Can people really sight-read advanced pieces?
Dec
17
comment Can people really sight-read advanced pieces?
Good answer. Note that sight reading is part of the skill set taught and tested in the ABRSM grading scheme, so if you use a 'mainstream' teacher in the UK you will practice sight reading. I expect other countries are similar.
Dec
12
answered Do the hands' sizes affect piano learning/performance?
Dec
11
comment What are the disadvantages of buying a short-scale bass guitar
@AlexBasson true, but presumably Leo Fender didn't pluck that size from the air - he'll have experimented with different sizes. Then again, he didn't have the materials we have today. I'm very tempted by the Kala U-Bass, which uses polyurethane strings to get bass pitches from an instrument the size of a baritone ukulele.
Dec
11
answered How can I do rough vocals without hurting my voice?
Dec
11
comment What is distinctive about the Hammond B3 organ?
Or you could say that, like a Porche, there are perfectly good substitutes, but branding and prestige sway people.
Dec
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why is a note sometimes a 4th and sometimes an 11th?
Dec
10
answered What left hand technique is being used to create this percussive chord transition sound?
Dec
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
6
comment Learning to play bass guitar: Fretless vs Fretted
Juan Alderete of The Mars Volta also plays fretless bass.
Dec
6
comment What is the the Nashville Numbers system?
Hmm @Matthew-read - your edit has changed the question away from the one I answered. I think there was a valid question there - "I know what it is; how do I learn it?"
Dec
6
revised What is the the Nashville Numbers system?
added 44 characters in body