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comment What are the benefits of guitars with fanned frets?
@DavidAxtellMooreII I've used low tunings on acoustic guitars, you can compensate somewhat with bigger strings to pull it back from being flabby. With acoustics, sometimes the wood resonates better in a different range. (I imagine that's somewhat true for electric as well, but I haven't experimented with this and cannot confirm.)
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answered What advantages are there to learning on a guitar with no fret markings?
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comment Why is the highest frequency on a piano 4186 Hertz?
That first sentence is funny if you know that my name is also Josh. :)
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answered How to train for faster picking speed on guitar?
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comment How to improve/train pinky dexterity for guitar playing (after long absence)
+1 Yes! I never thought of this but it's brilliant! and true!
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comment How to improve/train pinky dexterity for guitar playing (after long absence)
I think you're numbering the strings in the reverse of the common way: E6 A5 D4 G3 B2 e1.
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comment difficulties tuning C string on ukulele
Interesting. I've always used pencil-lead (graphite dust) for lubing the nut.
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revised Which time signatures are associated with particular types of music?
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comment Flamenco guitar books - is there a classic?
AIUI Flamenco developed from both Spanish Classical and Gypsy folk music. The folk component of course has no method per se, but there are "classic" methods from Spanish masters Sor, Tarrega, Segovia, and similar works from the Italians Aguado, Carcassi, Legnani (no method, I think, but some brilliant "Spanish" pieces, very relevant to Flamenco technique and style IMO). Many of these are available at imslp.org.
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comment When tuning a guitar, how should I strike the strings?
I'd avoid striking exactly at the 12th fret or you'll create a node which cancels out a lot of harmonics. Otherwise, striking near the 12th makes sense that it would minimize the string bending.
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revised What are the various methods of tuning the guitar?
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comment Can a melody contain only non chord tones?
Yes. For example, any guitar solo by Primus.
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