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


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
Aug
15
comment Tube screamer 808 with an ENGL Screamer 50W amp
I thought "warm" and "cutting" were contradictory descriptions of guitar tone, where "cutting" described an emphasis on the high end ("the Tele's twangy tone cut through the mix") while "warm" described an emphasis on midrange.
Aug
13
revised What is a 13th chord?
it was suggested I edit to have right answer, not to correct to the right answer.
Aug
13
comment What is a 13th chord?
gurney alex, you are right about what notes to drop. Thanks.
Aug
13
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Aug
10
revised What is a 13th chord?
added 66 characters in body
Aug
10
comment What is a 13th chord?
Written on my phone. "jazz players" was the intended line.
Aug
10
answered What is a 13th chord?
Jul
31
comment How to keep guitar strings from breaking so quickly?
The core of a G string is often as light as the E string or lighter. I used to have problems with the G string for another reason. Being the G string and breaking at the nut, I'm definitely thinking this is a metal fatigue issue. If you're going through strings like that, I'd think twice about going to Elixirs or other coated strings. In the short term, you can get a bunch of strings the same gauge as your wound G and keep from having to swap out the whole set every two weeks.
Jul
30
answered How to keep guitar strings from breaking so quickly?