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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.


9h
comment Hooking up guitar to Bookshelf speakers?
Nominated for reopening after removing ref to "part number". The question is a general one and a common one. Surprised we haven't answered it already, but I don't see one.
10h
comment What is the difference between monitors and (loud)speakers in technical terms?
Good answer for studio monitors. One nitpick: they are not designed to sound good - they are designed to sound accurate. Garbage in, garbage out.
18h
comment Hooking up guitar to Bookshelf speakers?
You need an amp simulator to provide tone. Multi-FX pedals are a reasonable priced way to get one. From there you have a signal you can treat as if it's a CD player etc.
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.
Aug
20
comment Where to start with orchestration?
Done...........
Aug
19
comment Choosing an electro-acoustic guitar
+1, great answer. I would take issue with the "tuned snare" part -- it's true, but only if the guitar is played in a certain style.
Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@Tim novices learn a non-barred 4 string F shape (presumably for playing along with their novice-pianist friends).
Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@BobBroadley I think it's better to have an unambiguous question, even if it's not what the OP meant! All the answers are general enough to still apply if OP wants to transpose in the other direction. And thanks for the +1
Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
Question states (we think!) that she wants to play C shapes. Downtuning by one requires using E shapes. If arbitrary (but easy) shapes are OK, then I'd say capo 1st fret and play D shapes.
Aug
18
comment Still Major Intervals?
@Tim OK, but if you're that strict, other methods described in this page fail. And at A level they're not going to differentiate between A# and Bb.
Aug
18
comment Still Major Intervals?
Just count the semitones. Nothing else matters. The way described here works fine. Whatever other method you settle on works too, as long as effectively you're counting semitones.
Aug
18
comment Line6 pod hd500x or a different processor?
Welcome to music.se. I voted to close, as the FAQ explains, specific equipment recommendations are off-topic because they go out of date quickly. However the manual for the HD500X is at uk.line6.com/data/6/0a06434c6fb051e03e8ab63dc/application/pdf/… and explains MIDI out.
Jul
29
comment Ukulele or some kind of flute
Welcome to SO Music. We're aiming to become a repository of authoritative questions and answers, and unfortunately because your question is primarily about opinion, and liable to cause discussion, it's not a good fit. The question is likely to get closed pretty soon. Take a look at the FAQ. feel free to go over to Chat where you can talk about this question.
Jul
28
comment Alternating fingers or direction?
If it sounds OK, and you can do it comfortably, then it's legitimate.
Jul
27
comment Floyd Rose string tension and action question
For a given pitch, string gauge and scale length, tension should be equal. So check whether this guitar has a longer scale than you're used to (in which case maybe use lighter strings).