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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.


Jul
13
comment How do I connect my musical instrument to a computer?
All the products have system requirements on their web sites.
Jul
13
comment How do I connect my musical instrument to a computer?
Maybe free. musicradar.com/news/tech/… . If you don't have a powerful enough PC consider an amp simulating multi-FX pedal instead. On Mac, Garageband does the job.
Jul
13
comment How do I connect my musical instrument to a computer?
Disadvantages: some people think the simulation doesn't sound as good as the real thing. There can be latency issues (but they are fixable). That's about it.
Jul
13
comment How do I use my computer as an amp and effects processor
Some people think real amps sound better, but this is subjective. If you already have a computer, using something like Guitar Rig is much cheaper than a real amp. Real amps are loud. Most of the amps simulator apps, like Guitar Rig, also simulate effects like delay, phaser, chorus etc.
Jul
12
comment Intended shift of meter in certain songs?
Rose Royce - Car Wash.
Jul
12
comment What way am I supposed to practice/learn scales?
It's tagged "piano".
Jul
11
answered Song Structure: What's up with Verse/Chorus/Verse 2/Chorus/Verse 3/Bridge/Chorus?
Jul
11
answered What way am I supposed to practice/learn scales?
Jul
11
answered Are octaves, fifths, fourths and thirds considered as “consonant” in all music cultures?
Jul
10
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
10
comment Why is the melody sometimes played a half tone higher a few last times?
... especially if the singers start on stools and all stand up as the key-change kicks in.
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
9
revised How to keep the tempo still stable?
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Jul
9
comment How to keep the tempo still stable?
I don't think "buy a metronome" is useful without guidance on what to do with it. You could end up able to keep time with a metronome, but unable to maintain a tempo without that crutch.
Jul
9
answered How to keep the tempo still stable?
Jul
9
answered Why would a guitarist use a microphone and direct output from an acoustic guitar?
Jul
9
revised What are the difficulties of playing a musical saw?
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Jul
8
revised What are the difficulties of playing a musical saw?
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