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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
27
revised How do classical composers write music?
Images to illustrate the "archetypal composer"
Jan
26
answered How do classical composers write music?
Jan
26
comment What is the American system for graded teaching/examination of beginner musicians?
The music teaching in British schools varies from county to county. However the same exam boards are used whether you learn at school or through private lessons; whether as a child or an adult.
Jan
26
revised What is the American system for graded teaching/examination of beginner musicians?
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Jan
26
comment How to read stacked chords?
Listening to the song itself confirms it.
Jan
26
asked What is the American system for graded teaching/examination of beginner musicians?
Jan
25
answered How do I figure out whether my guitar tuning machine heads are failing on me?
Jan
24
comment How difficult is it to play Beethoven's (Emperor) Piano Concerto No. 5?
OP is at grade 3. Only just learning to play two arpeggios at once. He has no shortage of challenges on his plate.
Jan
24
comment How can I use an external tap tempo dial instead of a switch?
It's more likely to be a rotary encoder than a pot. Much less amenable to that kind of tinkering.
Jan
24
comment Identify the solo wind instrument in OMD's “Talking Loud and Clear”
Album sleeve notes more or less confirm it - soprano and tenor saxes are listed. discogs.com/viewimages?release=126489
Jan
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the most classically correct way to play this fast run?
Jan
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How difficult is it to play Beethoven's (Emperor) Piano Concerto No. 5?
Jan
24
comment Identify the solo wind instrument in OMD's “Talking Loud and Clear”
edited, because it ain't a flute.
Jan
24
revised Identify the solo wind instrument in OMD's “Talking Loud and Clear”
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Jan
24
comment How difficult is it to play Beethoven's (Emperor) Piano Concerto No. 5?
... also in Britain we never use "grade" to refer to a school year. So let's put this whole misunderstanding down to two nations divided by a common language :)
Jan
24
answered How difficult is it to play Beethoven's (Emperor) Piano Concerto No. 5?
Jan
24
comment How difficult is it to play Beethoven's (Emperor) Piano Concerto No. 5?
@Reina see music.stackexchange.com/questions/5215/instrument-grade-exams -- that question also got downvoted. Evidently the site has an anti-exam bias. I stopped getting formal music education too, but I see no reason to be hostile to those who like that structure.
Jan
24
comment How difficult is it to play Beethoven's (Emperor) Piano Concerto No. 5?
-1 I see no justification for this hostile response. Many people's opinion that "this" is harder than "that", is a perfectly reasonable thing to ask about. If you try something too difficult, too early, you will only be discouraged. ABRSM publishes its syllabus online; there are well known pieces in the piano exam. Which ones are of similar difficulty to the piece in question?
Jan
24
comment Is there difference between Fusion and Hybrid?
... And Wheat has answered your question correctly.
Jan
23
awarded  Nice Question