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comment Looking for classical guitar
Don't get a guitar shipped to Australia. But a guitar after trying it.
Jul
6
comment Is classical singing with self-accompaniment ok?
I think an operatic singing teacher would object to singing in an operatic style while seated. However there's no harm in singing while playing for fun.
Jul
6
comment Is classical singing with self-accompaniment ok?
OK, "Classical" and "classic" are very different words. "My Way" is a classic; it's not classical.
Jul
6
comment Is classical singing with self-accompaniment ok?
By "classic" do you mean "classical"? (if so, I suggest editing to correct)
Jul
6
comment What is the proper name for these cheating F#m & G#m chords?
The jTab is fine. SO has a bug where it doesn't process the jTab after you submit. Hit "reload" and it shows up.
Jul
5
comment Which headphone to choose for a specified amp
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because It's not about performing music. If there were a hifi.se it would belong there. Short answer is, the same criteria apply as if you were choosing headphones for an iPod.
Jun
23
comment Lead sheets / fake sheets without score
As in the examples in the question - they are bar lines just as in sheet music. In the photo, it shows that "My", "Wears", "Wears", "Lives" are on the first beat of a bar. That the C/C/G/G chords coincide with the start of bars, and the final C is halfway through a bar. Although you need to know the tune to sing it, anyone can strum an accompaniment without having heard the song before.
Jun
23
comment Lead sheets / fake sheets without score
Thank you for drawing my attention to this. Unfortunately none of the screenshots of Chordastic has bar lines. That is a very important requirement to me.
Jun
22
comment How do you identify a good acoustic guitar?
@supercat that's fine if you spend most of your time in one room, and you're allowed to keep a guitar and amp set up all the time.
Jun
21
comment Basic chords to play any song
Fair enough. I must admit the open B7 wasn't in my repertoire; I always barre it.
Jun
21
comment How are phrases used in Rock music?
It's up to you whether you think that lick is a lead-in to the second chugging riff. I think there's a "breath" between the lick and the chug, which weakens the case for it being a lead-in.
Jun
17
comment Why are grand pianos usually black?
A veneer might have undesirable acoustic qualities.
Jun
9
comment Lyric writing - books or essays?
Tom Robinson wrote and sang 2,4,6,8 Motorway, a big UK hit in the 70s, and is now a radio DJ.
Jun
8
comment Lyric writing - books or essays?
Good advice from Tom Robinson - don't worry about writing good songs. Just write songs. Lots of them. Good songs will come with time.
Jun
8
comment Lyric writing - books or essays?
I suspect this is too broad a question. But I think "How to write songs on guitar" by Rikky Rooksby is quite good.
Jun
2
comment What to look for in a drum machine for practicing guitar with
Rather than vote to close, I edited.
Jun
1
comment Which Blues notes are deliberately flattened?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_note - 3rd, 5th and 7th. When I'm feeling bluesy, the main thing I do "automatically" is to play thirds that are somewhere between major and minor third, by starting on the minor third and bending up. Wikipedia draws attention to the phenomenon of playing minor thirds over a major chord changes.
Jun
1
comment How to 'feel' note duration
@amalgamate McCartney claims he woke up with the melody in his head; frantically tested it on anyone he could find, to check he hadn't stolen someone else's melody; then they rehearsed with the stand-in lyrics ""Scrambled Eggs/Oh, my baby how I love your legs".
May
27
comment Solfa to sing in a chord
"Which voice gets which note? Whichever you think sounds best."
May
27
comment Solfa to sing in a chord
"Conventionally, the bass instrument or voice will take the root note. The other voices will take other notes. The highest voice often handles the overall melody. But none of these are hard rules."