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


Feb
9
comment Convert these to guitar tabs?
As a convention, I see capital letters meaning major and lower-case meaning minor.
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Answer
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.
Jan
16
revised Is there a way to keep my guitar/bass cable from becoming unplugged when I move?
corrected spelling
Dec
25
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
14
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
9
comment Why do frets get closer as the notes get higher?
The over-arching rule for fret size is the Rule of 18, which states that a fret is placed 1/18th of the distance from the nut/previous fret to the bridge. Actually, 1/17.817. And that's not quite right in every case, as the G on the low E will tend to be sharp because of the string bending implicit in fretting and the width of the string. You can't really tune a guitar, but you can get closer...
Dec
5
revised What do you do when a string breaks or you drop your pick on stage?
slight grammar change
Dec
2
reviewed Reject Connecting Roland vb-99 to Personal Computer (USB)
Nov
22
reviewed Approve C in Treble or Bass Clef
Nov
20
reviewed Reject Connecting Roland vb-99 to Personal Computer (USB)
Nov
18
revised How to learn to play guitar with a slide ?
grammar
Nov
14
answered How do I make funk rhythm guitar sound fuller and nicer?
Nov
14
reviewed Approve How to achieve Jaco Pastorius' percussive effect
Nov
13
revised How to learn to play guitar with a slide ?
deleted 2 characters in body
Nov
6
answered What muscles are involved when playing guitar?
Nov
5
comment What do you do when a string breaks or you drop your pick on stage?
Addendum: I've taken Billy Gibbons' position and gone down to .008s on my #1 guitar. I tend to play light, so I haven't had breakage issues.
Nov
5
comment Beginner replacing guitar strings
@KeithS: light strings are a reasonable choice for acoustic. I still suggest mediums, but I won't argue strongly against lights.
Nov
5
comment Beginner replacing guitar strings
@KeithS In another question, I cover breaking a string on stage. In general, I agree, but you might not be able to switch guitars before the song ends. Or, you might just have one, so you tune up and carry on.
Nov
4
revised Beginner replacing guitar strings
edited body