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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.


Oct
15
comment What type of strings to use for easier bending in fast solos?
Harder to bend accurately, and easier to bend by accident!
Oct
15
comment What pitches for singing “Movable Do”?
In A major, movable 'doh' is always A. A might be 440Hz, but isn't always -- see music.stackexchange.com/a/23303/1252
Oct
2
comment Is the action of my guitar really high?
Depending on where you bought the guitar, you might have a case to ask them to fix the setup.
Sep
29
comment Why do notes have multiple names?
I describe "the alphabet rule" although I have never heard it called that before. Will update to name it. I infer from the wording of the question that harmonic function, tetrachords etc. are way too advanced for the questioner's level.
Sep
29
comment Why do notes have multiple names?
@MatthewRead Really? I think from "So to your question" to the horizontal line, is the answer, at the questioner's level. Below the HR is there for pedants.
Sep
17
comment How to find your vocal range using the guitar?
Bottom E on a guitar is E2. So your range is G2 to G5.
Sep
13
comment String gauge, scale, and tuning relationship? (Guitar in particular)
I think the answers you want are here: music.stackexchange.com/questions/7877/…
Sep
12
comment Is there a gigantic dataset with songs and chords I can download?
Those public-created chord sheets are copyright infringements too. Every now and again, they get made to take them down. I think the industry recognises that it's harmless, but they have to make an effort every now and again, or they risk losing their copyright ownership.
Sep
12
comment Are there guitar strings for very high tunings?
Yeah, this is a good answer based on the knowledge that we can predict the pitch for a given gauge and tension - so pick a typical guitar tension, and choose the gauge that will give the desired pitch at that tension. But you also need to know whether the string will withstand that tension, and that's not specified in the D'Addario catalogue at least.
Sep
12
comment Is there a gigantic dataset with songs and chords I can download?
First instinct: no. Second instinct: if at all, only on the "dark" web because these things are copyrighted.
Sep
12
comment What options are there for cheap synthesiser/synth modules to get for gigs?
musicradar.com/tuition/tech/…
Sep
12
comment What options are there for cheap synthesiser/synth modules to get for gigs?
musicradar.com/tuition/tech/…
Sep
3
comment Definition of the note C
@jjmusicnotes Thanks. Fixed.
Sep
3
comment Where along the strings to pick?
We can tell you "brighter near the bridge", "boomier near the neck". But the way to decide which is better for you for a given piece, is to try it, listen, and do what sounds best to you.
Aug
27
comment Why do Major keys contain minor chords?
Thanks @Tim. Fixed.
Aug
26
comment Why do Major keys contain minor chords?
I can see you are very confused. I think you need to go back to the start of whatever theory book you are using, and make sure you understand each part before moving to the next part. A key is a selection of notes. A key signature is one way of notating a key. A chord progression is a sequence of chords.
Aug
22
comment What things to look for when buying my first ukulele?
Pretty hard to find a uke today without machine tuners - the mass-produced cheap ones have them. Having said that, I don't actually see a problem with violin-style peg tuners.
Aug
21
comment How to express “dreaming” with other than the whole tone scale?
I think this question is too subjective to keep. However in my head I am hearing a repeating rising pattern of 6 notes of equal length.
Aug
21
comment Relationship between 3/4 and 4/4
... and you don't need to go back a few hundred years. Lots of modern music (even rock/pop) sometimes slips a 3/4 bar into 4/4 songs.
Aug
20
comment How does a bass with tilted frets work?
The photo improves the question, so I have copied it over to the duplicate question.