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I'm a developer for pay and a guitarist for fun.


Feb
9
answered How do I know what size guitar strings I need?
Feb
7
comment Are there any benefits of using a Capo?
Keeps you from having to learn more chord shapes. But really, ringing open strings is reason enough.
Feb
7
asked What are good warm-up exercises for guitarists?
Feb
7
comment Guitar practice - general techniques
I think that "What are some good warm-up exercises for guitar players" would be a good stand-alone question.
Feb
7
answered Guitar practice - general techniques
Feb
6
answered How to Tune a 10-hole Harmonica?
Feb
6
comment Is there any alternative to using capo?
It depends on what you want. Electric guitarists rarely use capos because open strings are less important. If you want ringing open strings in a different key, which tuning you use depends I the key, but tuning between each song means you better have many instruments or great between-song patter.
Feb
2
awarded  Critic
Jan
30
answered Multi-Effects Pedal or Multiple Effects Pedals?
Jan
28
answered Changing the strings: one by one, or by taking all strings off at one time?
Jan
28
answered What to do when we have back pain from playing guitar after a while?
Jan
23
answered How to devise a strumming pattern for a song
Jan
15
reviewed Approve How is counterpoint different from harmony?
Jan
14
answered What am I doing wrong when tuning the violin using a web application?
Jan
11
answered What can I do to learn violin before going to a teacher?
Jan
9
comment What factors affect a guitar's ability to sustain a note?
There is a trick you can do to increase the sustain of bolt-on necks. Tune up, then loosen the bolts holding the neck to the body a half-turn, then tightening back up. The string tension should pull the neck tighter into the pocket, which should help sustain. The more the guitar goes flat when you do this, the further you've moved the neck. It is my understanding that this is standard for making G&L guitars.
Dec
28
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
24
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
23
comment Can I use strings for bridge pins on a non-bridge pin guitar?
A tool comes with a purpose. A screwdriver is not a chisel, no matter how much they seem similar. A classical guitar seems similar to a steel string guitar, but the neck is built for playing melodies while the steel string guitar is built for strumming. Unless you listen to Willie Nelson, Segovia or Earl Klugh and say "I want to play like that", the classical guitar is likely not what you want.