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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
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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Dec
27
answered How does a “Talk-Box” differ from a Vocoder?
Dec
27
accepted Do competent violinists avoid open strings?
Dec
21
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.
Dec
20
reviewed Approve How to train playing sheet music on guitar?
Dec
20
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Dec
20
reviewed Approve rock-n-roll tag wiki excerpt
Dec
20
reviewed Approve 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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Dec
18
revised What is a root movement by fourth in chord progression
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Dec
18
answered What is a root movement by fourth in chord progression
Dec
18
comment How to avoid the “clogged throat” feeling when singing?
I won't put this as an answer because you didn't want psychological answers - but I started to get over nervousness by filming myself performing at home, and putting it on YouTube. It was a real wrench at first, but the more I did it, the easier it became, and that translated to performing in front of live people.
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.