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


Feb
19
comment How to decide whether my guitar is really bad
I think "too wide or too narrow" is subjective to your uses, while bad intonation or ease of tuning are more objective. There are instruments that are lousy for all uses.
Feb
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a significant difference between playing one note or multiple ones per bow stroke?
Feb
12
awarded  Excavator
Feb
12
revised How to play a song without making mistakes?
fixed small grammatical error
Feb
12
awarded  Enthusiast
Feb
10
revised How do I know what size guitar strings I need?
added 1 characters in body; edited tags
Feb
10
comment Is there any alternative to using capo?
I understand this is how Joni Mitchell plays these days, using the box to switch between the outstanding number of tunings she uses, although then it would be "alternative to alternate tunings" instead.
Feb
9
answered How do I know what size guitar strings I need?
Feb
8
comment Blues or not to Blues
Nope. You'll pick it up. First step is knowing the backup part and then you start thinking about lead. But I'll try to clarify things.
Feb
8
answered Blues or not to Blues
Feb
7
comment Are there any benefits of using a Capo?
Keeps you from having to learn more chord shapes. But really, ringing open strings is reason enough.
Feb
7
asked What are good warm-up exercises for guitarists?
Feb
7
comment Guitar practice - general techniques
I think that "What are some good warm-up exercises for guitar players" would be a good stand-alone question.
Feb
7
answered Guitar practice - general techniques
Feb
6
answered How to Tune a 10-hole Harmonica?
Feb
6
comment Is there any alternative to using capo?
It depends on what you want. Electric guitarists rarely use capos because open strings are less important. If you want ringing open strings in a different key, which tuning you use depends I the key, but tuning between each song means you better have many instruments or great between-song patter.
Feb
2
awarded  Critic
Feb
2
answered What's the most useful alternate tuning and why?
Jan
30
answered Multi-Effects Pedal or Multiple Effects Pedals?
Jan
28
answered Changing the strings: one by one, or by taking all strings off at one time?