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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.


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comment Any DAW for Violin?
Electric or acoustic? For acoustic I don't anticipate any special requirements over and above standard DAW features.
Mar
21
comment What's a good way to get started making music on the computer?
@jason Reaper is not free. It's $60. You may try it for 60 days for free.
Mar
17
comment Will water affect the sound of the cajon
What you need to do is find someone with a water damaged cajon, and see whether it sounds different from before. I can think of one person.
Mar
17
comment Can music theory help hobbyist instrumentalist get better at playing?
You know some of the "theory" of literature even if you've not been taught it. You do need to know about metaphors to understand, appreciate or write poetry. You might not need to know it's called a "metaphor"! You find it easy to remember it's "I think that there will never be / a poem as lovely as a tree", not "I think that there will never be / a poem as nice as a bush" - because you know the former rhymes and scans. Will add something about this.
Mar
2
comment Add pre amp to audio interface to enhance sound quality?
+1 bang on. Especially the bit about using the line6 as an FX unit.
Feb
21
comment How to setup a live/practice rig with my Zoom MultiFx/AmpSim Pedal
Obviously turn "distortion" off; that's really all you have.
Feb
21
comment How to setup a live/practice rig with my Zoom MultiFx/AmpSim Pedal
What knobs does your combo have?
Feb
16
comment What are some useful and effective exercises for training absolute pitch?
Absolute pitch can be a curse rather than a blessing. Some people can't listen to recordings that are tuned away from standard reference pitch, because it jars against the "correct" pitch in their head.
Feb
14
comment Exercises For Conditioning a Broken Hand
Consult a real physiotherapist.
Feb
13
comment Can anyone learn to sing higher?
Many of us would love to have a good bass.
Feb
12
comment Do I need to use a guitar capo?
If you want to call yourself a guitarist, you need to be able to barre an F#m on the 2nd fret.
Feb
10
comment In blues, country blues, why don't songwriters get sued for aping the same progressions/tempos/scales as other established blues songs?
Oh noes. How will Tom Petty eat?
Feb
10
comment Speakers for electronic keyboard
@n.m. That's a fair point and worth adding. I added something to address it.
Feb
10
comment Learn musical notation
music.stackexchange.com/questions/8055/…
Feb
10
comment Play Side Stick (SS) on Electric Drums
I'm guessing the technique won't work -- but of course you can get the sound itself by loading a sidestick sound into whatever pad/zone you like.
Feb
9
comment Speakers for electronic keyboard
My angle is, of its good enough to reproduce a CD, it's good enough to directly play an instrument you might record onto CD.
Jan
29
comment Is the sound of a semi-hollowbody guitar significantly different from that of an equivalent solid body?
Since electric-acoustic guitars are really susceptible to nasty howling feedback, I suspect that hollowbodies have different feedback characteristics to solidbodies when played with loud amps and lots of gain. But I don't know enough to write an answer of my own. Care to add something on this topic?
Jan
26
comment Very portable MIDI synth
Search for "midi sound module". There are plenty.
Jan
20
comment How to clean a marine band harmonica that cannot be unscrewed?
So they're not rivets, they're pins?
Jan
17
comment How to do “metal” harmonics (pinch etc)
Also a hot pickup helps a lot. Even the best harmonics merchants will struggle with a quiet passive pickup.