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


Apr
23
comment Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
It was Paul. I know.
Apr
23
comment Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
Let's not bash on Ringo.
Apr
21
answered Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
Apr
18
comment How does a metronome help me play music better?
@KyleStrand, he explained it at a live event at Sweetwater Sound. Took some searching, but I found him explaining it here. youtube.com/watch?v=9X1fhVLVF_4
Apr
16
comment How does a metronome help me play music better?
1) standard rock guitar method: play a part at a tempo where you can play it without error and without tension. Speed it up. Practice until you can play the part without tension and error at the new tempo. This is for better speed. 2) Victor Wooten's suggestion: play a part at a tempo where you can play it without error and without tension. Drop the tempo by half and practice with the beats as 1 and 3, or 2 and 4. Drop by half again and have it be the 1. Then 2, etc. Then, from 1-and-2-and-3-and-4, put the beat on an "and". This is for a better sense of time.
Apr
6
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Mar
26
comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
If it's more than an occasional try with drop tuning, you'll need to work on the nut slot, widening it so it doesn't bind. But, if you're just giving it a shot, don't worry.
Mar
25
comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
Honestly, though, I think detuning and drop-D is more intermediate guitar than the poster is looking for.
Mar
25
comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
Some have heavy low strings and light high strings, so that you can drop the low strings. They have different names, but if the low string on a medium set is .042, you could buy a .046 or .048 single string to swap out the low string so it isn't too floppy.
Mar
24
comment Guitar solo techniques
possible duplicate of What is the best way to learn scales in order to improve improvisation/writing of lead guitar parts?
Mar
20
comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
Yeah, that is a reason.
Mar
19
answered Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
Mar
17
revised Understanding scales
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Mar
17
answered Understanding scales
Mar
14
answered What exercises can I do to improve my timing?
Feb
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Lilypond: How to control the paper size to create images
Feb
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Best method to learn to play barre chords?
Feb
9
comment Convert these to guitar tabs?
As a convention, I see capital letters meaning major and lower-case meaning minor.
Jan
22
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Jan
19
comment What is the proper way to play this chord?
That's not a fifth chord. That's a note and it's octave.