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


Jul
29
reviewed Close What cello did Rostropovich play?
Jul
28
awarded  Custodian
Jul
28
reviewed Leave Open How can I find music for melodies with no sharps or flats?
Jul
28
reviewed No Action Needed How to identify complex time signatures?
Jul
28
reviewed Close Where to find harmonica notes?
Jul
27
comment Question about playing chords
I've asked the keyboard guy to move it up an octave because his left hand was frequency-blocking me.
Jul
21
reviewed Delete Why do trumpet valves shift down and not up?
Jul
18
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
16
comment What is the difference between a musical and a rock opera?
The key to me is that all rock operas end up with a fight against totalitarian oppression. I don't know why that is, but it seems to be.
Jul
16
answered How to make swell effect on electric guitar?
Jul
5
revised Learning Guitar or Violin
s/ding/sing/
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
30
comment Learning Guitar or Violin
"Lack of Frets" and "Bowing" are not just problems. Once you've learned the instrument, bowing gives you the capability for sustain that electric guitarists need pedals and volume to get, plus an ability to change dynamics from loud to soft that isn't nearly as possible with guitars. Lack of frets gives you access to any pitch possible, giving violin music a vocal quality that draws you in.
Jun
29
comment Learning Guitar or Violin
You're reading into the answer. Before the box there was the pitch pipe and tuning fork. And if you and your band agree in what A is, even if it's nowhere near 440, that's okay. I'm told Band of Gypsies it's all flat, but they were in tune with each other, so it worked. With violins, I'm sure, a good player could take an out-of-tune instrument and play in-tune music with it, because intonation is in their hands and ears, and because intonation is something you set with a screwdriver when you change strings with guitars, I'm not convinced any but the best could proceed without tuning up.
Jun
28
answered Learning Guitar or Violin
Jun
25
revised H-S-H vs H-H what can do one and can't another?
Clarified the kill-switch and middle-position points.
Jun
24
comment What defines pop music as a genre? Which patterns and trends can we find in pop music?
I get the point, but I disagree. "Pop" in a 1950s context would be more Frank Sinatra. Post-1960s, yeah, Pop is "whatever's on the radio" and "Pop/Rock" is what the aisles say in the music stores, but there was a time they were distinct.
Jun
24
comment H-S-H vs H-H what can do one and can't another?
I just checked the Ibanez site and my recollection is correct. ibanez.co.jp/products/… It would be easy enough to make the middle position be neck-bridge instead of middle only, but I see either-or, not both.
Jun
24
comment H-S-H vs H-H what can do one and can't another?
@fergus had it right. It's like the middle position of a Les Paul switch: both humbuckers at the same time. Plus, if you have dual volume controls, you can roll off the volume of, for example, the neck, so the three-position switch gives you neck-neck-off
Jun
24
answered H-S-H vs H-H what can do one and can't another?