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awarded  Custodian
Aug
29
reviewed Satisfactory Lower guitar tuning
Aug
29
reviewed Satisfactory Solution for guitar play with backing track
Aug
29
reviewed Satisfactory Headphones for musicians
Aug
29
reviewed Satisfactory What Android app is most-used for reading music on the bandstand in these circumstances?
Aug
19
answered Choosing an electro-acoustic guitar
Aug
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answered Airplane travel with heavy music gear
Jul
29
reviewed Close What cello did Rostropovich play?
Jul
28
awarded  Custodian
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
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reviewed Delete Why do trumpet valves shift down and not up?
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awarded  Enlightened
Jul
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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
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answered How to make swell effect on electric guitar?
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revised Learning Guitar or Violin
s/ding/sing/
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awarded  Curious
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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
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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.