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


Oct
2
comment Restringing a 12-string guitar with heavier strings - is it possible?
Talk to local shops and ask about getting a nut cut. I did that for a low-end Tele copy and it was less than I thought.
Oct
2
comment Restringing a 12-string guitar with heavier strings - is it possible?
An issue with the old 12-strings was that the bracing wasn't up to par, and the tuning down was for the instrument's continued survival, not the artistic choice of the player. (Not that Leadbelly didn't make it work, of course.)
Sep
27
revised What are the Five Most Important Things to Learn?
edited body
Sep
27
comment What are the Five Most Important Things to Learn?
I really need to reread these things before I hit "Submit".
Sep
27
answered What are the Five Most Important Things to Learn?
Sep
25
comment How often is it recommended to change bass strings?
They are a brand of coated strings. Strings degrade in part because your fingers bring chemistry which corrodes them and funk which embeds between windings. Coating protects them, but changes the tone in ways some musicians don't like. More here: music.stackexchange.com/questions/1629/…
Sep
24
answered Do I need a teacher to learn violin?
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
21
answered Validating pickup wiring
Sep
20
comment Where is a natural harmonic for the note C on guitar?
The distiction between artificial harmonics and natural harmonics is artificial.
Sep
20
comment What makes a song a “rock” song?
naught101, that is really an old characterization of Country. I mean, yeah, in some corners there's a lot of that Chet Atkins stuff, but since the 90s Country music has sounded a lot like Rock music.
Sep
20
answered Where is a natural harmonic for the note C on guitar?
Sep
20
answered How to make Electric guitar sound like a saxophone
Sep
19
answered What makes a song a “rock” song?
Sep
10
answered Are there alternatives to developing calluses when learning guitar?
Sep
1
comment Does using a capo put you out of tune?
Point 5 is a big reason why Kyser-style spring-loaded capos are more problematic than Shubb-style screw-controlled capos, because you can control the tension better.
Aug
29
comment Musical Harmony: When to use more than three chords
Woody Guthrie said, "If play more than three chords, you're just showing off." We use the ii, iii, vi and VIIdim pretty much to show off.
Aug
27
comment Is it better to tune an instrument by procedure, or while playing?
There's things to be worried about. I tune the low E and A strings a little flat by the tuner, as the width of the strings generally makes the fretted G and C on those strings sharp, but however you get there, as longs as you get there.
Aug
23
comment What methods can I use to aid note accuracy when playing a Theremin
My introduction to ear training was that day with the lap steel, and it was a significant hit with the clue stick. That being said, YES. Ear training is crucial.
Aug
15
revised What is a 13th chord?
going with the rest of gurney's suggested edit