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Jan
9
revised What instrument gives the sound of artillery?
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Jan
9
answered What instrument gives the sound of artillery?
Jan
9
answered How to keep music books open?
Jan
9
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Dec
23
revised How to give classes on improvisation
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Dec
23
answered How to give classes on improvisation
Dec
22
comment How can I extend the pitch range of the ribbon on a Monotron?
I like this answer, but I'm not very skilled with hardware hacking. I need something very simple, like the potentiometer idea. But is there something simpler than that? Like an octave switch? Or more generally, a tunable register key? I've learned from videos that the patch points are clearly labeled on the board. Is there a device I can solder-in to do this?
Dec
21
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
18
reviewed No Action Needed is there a way to fix Seymour Duncan Woody HC Hum-Canceling Soundhole Pickup cable?
Dec
18
revised What “things” should I look for when buying a classical guitar?
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Dec
17
answered What “things” should I look for when buying a classical guitar?
Dec
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Dec
16
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Dec
15
revised Is it necessary to use only notes and chords that belong in a specific scale?
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Dec
10
revised How do I play a run of keys or a certain pattern of ascending or descending notes, fast?
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Dec
6
revised What are the various methods of tuning the guitar?
link to shorter answer describing the same method
Dec
6
revised How can I learn to play the chords by listening to the song (like I do with notes)?
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Dec
6
comment How to prepare for a music major?
@jjmusicnotes I had listened to them all devoutly, but without any rigorous study or analysis of technique. So I had written a few pieces that just kinda sounded weird but pleasing to me. And they weren't impressed. I later realized that it only sounded right on my piano, which was an ex-player upright, not in particularly good repair. Certain combinations of notes would evoke these eerie resonances from that sorry instrument that simply couldn't be reproduced on another piano.
Dec
6
comment How to prepare for a music major?
I auditioned on piano, which I had only played for 2 years, having played guitar for 6 years at that point (age 16). So I was told that I wasn't sufficiently competent on my chosen primary instrument: piano. This was in conjunction with an early-acceptance application, so that may have raised the bar on me. I could play every song recorded by Tori Amos (pre-1996) but I couldn't play this piece they put in front of me that was supposed to sound like a rooster crowing or something. I forget the title, or maybe I never knew it.
Dec
5
revised How to prepare for a music major?
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