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Sep
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comment How do I fix the bridge on a Flea ukulele?
To add to this: If you want to make sure it's done right or you're not comfortable doing your own repair, I would expect this to be a pretty rudimentary (i.e. cheap) job from your local guitar shop.
Sep
6
comment Black stains on my fingertips after playing a new guitar
From the way you described your towel experiment, it sounds like there's some oily residue on the strings themselves... could it be the Fast-Fret reacting to the factory strings (or the fingerboard) somehow? I would try removing both of those factors from the equation by putting on a fresh set of your favorite strings and not applying Fast-Fret.
Sep
6
comment How are Band Scores and Piano Scores Similar or Different?
No, whenever I've seen scores in this format, the piano or keyboard is alongside the other instruments. The word "score" indicates that everything is together (and not in "parts").
Sep
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answered How are Band Scores and Piano Scores Similar or Different?
Sep
5
reviewed Reject What is the right age to start learning to play violin?
Sep
5
comment Chord progressions ending in “I” at the end of a phrase vs. the beginning of the next
Cadences can be classified by rhythmic position in addition to harmonic content. The outdated terms "masculine" and "feminine" are examples of inadvertent linguistic sexism and should be substituted with "strong" and "weak".
Sep
5
comment Does a note/key/string struck on one piano cause the same note on another piano to resonate?
@CarlWitthoft Totally wrote a piece called "String Theory" about causing sympathetic resonance within a piano when I was in college. :-D
Sep
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revised Does a note/key/string struck on one piano cause the same note on another piano to resonate?
corrected physics
Sep
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comment Does a note/key/string struck on one piano cause the same note on another piano to resonate?
@CarlWitthoft Indeed! My wording wasn't the best there -- I've made some judicious punctuation changes that should make it more correct.
Sep
4
comment Does a note/key/string struck on one piano cause the same note on another piano to resonate?
Drums respond to a larger range of frequencies for two reasons: they all have a membrane which vibrates in two dimensions as opposed to one, and the 2-dimensional surface area absorbs MUCH more energy from sounds in the air than a string, so the pitch doesn't have to match exactly.
Sep
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revised Does a note/key/string struck on one piano cause the same note on another piano to resonate?
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Sep
4
answered Does a note/key/string struck on one piano cause the same note on another piano to resonate?
Sep
4
comment Is this a modal song?
Whether the song is modal or not is defined by the key. And the key is not necessarily defined by the chords, but by the melody.
Sep
3
answered Is this a modal song?
Sep
2
comment problems with fiddle tuning
It happens to the best of 'em.
Sep
2
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Sep
2
comment Bass Line in Frank Sinatra's Here's That Rainy Day
That YouTube posting might be in F-quarter-flat, but that's because it's from a bad vinyl transfer. Listening to the 1999 digital remaster of this album, it is definitely in E.
Sep
1
answered Bass Line in Frank Sinatra's Here's That Rainy Day
Sep
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comment Bass Line in Frank Sinatra's Here's That Rainy Day
It's pretty difficult to tell what you mean with those notes -- could you use Noteflight to generate some notation with your intended rhythm and include it in your question as an image?
Sep
1
revised With a Floyd Rose bridge, how big of a difference in string gauge will require a new set-up?
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