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Oct
23
reviewed Approve Realistic Virtual Piano
Oct
23
reviewed Approve What are the objective differences between the guitar and the piano?
Oct
22
comment Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
Good point. I wouldn't expect any of these crazy strings to wear well.
Oct
22
accepted Is that a hemiola or what?
Oct
22
answered Recording electric guitar with pc - suggestions to get a great metal sound
Oct
22
comment Is that a hemiola or what?
Yeah, I wanted to, but couldn't quite decide how to comment on them. Learning how to pronounce subsesquialtera definitely makes one a nerd. Similar, I'm sure, may be said of learning how to spell it. ;)
Oct
22
revised Is that a hemiola or what?
trying to get a better image
Oct
22
asked Is that a hemiola or what?
Oct
21
comment Guitar getting out of tune quickly
I wouldn't try the trick of over-tuning on a cheap guitar, it might not bear up to the extra strain. But otherwise agree. +1 Welcome to the site!
Oct
21
comment Did any player pianos use card decks?
I spared this part because I felt I'd subjected everyone to enough of my imaginings for one night: The motivation for this question was imagining using such a card-controlled player piano to play "collage" music constructed of "samples" from other pieces. Like an "acoustic" DJ.... (maybe that melody from Moonlight Sonata really does lead straight into the shipwreck from Scheherazade!)
Oct
21
comment Did any player pianos use card decks?
Found the page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_music
Oct
20
comment Can you develop relative pitch just by playing music?
One crazy difficult exercise for ear training is: try to whistle a chromatic scale.
Oct
20
comment Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
The Theosophist,I.4. January 1880, "The Ensouled Violin" by Hi'larion Smerdis, F.T.S. (likely a pseudonym for H.P. Blavatsky)
Oct
20
comment Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
@M3NTA7 With triangular wires, you'd have a top and a bottom. With the edge up, they might be easier to bend; edge-down might be easier for stretches and gymnastics by improving the grip of the string on the fret, and a softer profile in contact with the fingertip. I'd expect a similar whip that I imagine ribbons would produce; but it might also be capable of springy whips, too (if the center of the string length were to rotate around the core, like a pendulum).
Oct
19
answered Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
Oct
19
asked Did any player pianos use card decks?
Oct
19
comment Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
Found a nice discussion about hex/round cores at music-electronics-forum.com/t19507 .
Oct
19
comment Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
I found a ghost story in The Theosophist where the second best violinist, continually overshadowed by Paganini, makes a set of strings from his own teacher's gut.
Oct
18
asked Are there any (experimental) guitar strings whose cross-section is not a circle?
Oct
16
comment Rhythm guitar techniques for a great Blues/Blues Rock player
@naught101 While I'm a fan in general of breaking the rules, here I think I'm just bending them. :) You're allowed to offer recommendations (if it supports the answer), but you're not allowed to ask for them (at least not as the primary focus of the question).