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Jul
22
comment How can I evaluate the quality and value of a violin?
I gave few details about what details were, and this is why I said "superficially". An experienced player understands the details, which is why the best players play fine instruments and not $100 made-in-China instruments. As a fiddle owner and guitar player, though, I bow to your greater experience.
Jul
10
comment Why can't we play what people speak?
One of the first things that Vai did for Zappa was to transcribe his solos from the Shut Up And Play Your Guitar, to be published. Evidently, he transcribed some of the Zappa's stage banter, too. (Can't source it atm.) So him playing what his sister said is unsurprising but incredible.
May
6
comment Developing good muscle memory and avoiding bad
"Practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent"
Apr
23
comment Understanding Inversions
As you can see, @JCPedroza, I made an attempt to answer the general question without filling out the page.
Apr
22
comment Understanding Inversions
So, you want us to do your homework?
Feb
24
comment Playing with a pick with less pick-sound
I thought the opposite was true: that lighter picks were clickier. There's also hard/soft. I use an Ultex pick that's hard and I'm told sounds more like tortoise-shell (never played with the real myself, and don't intend to) and I'm sure that, for the same pick size, the Gator Grip would have less of the percussive attack.
Jan
31
comment What are the Reggae Chords
That should work, considering how the local music business uses "dub plates" where one musical groove serves as backing of several songs.
Jan
7
comment Low B keeps going out of tune
Yeah, it seems like there are too few details about what the problem is for us to give meaningful answers.
Jan
5
comment Is there a way to let me switch delay before/after distortion without needing additional pedals?
GMT -- Gain Modulation Time -- is how I learned it. And as delays often chime l come between the preamp and power amp sections of amps, your Flashback should handle your iPad.
Dec
18
comment How much is too much damage?
Here's a question and answers on how to generally identify a good acoustic guitar. music.stackexchange.com/questions/1496/… You mentioned dreadnoughts. My acoustic is a dread, and I like it, but it's big. This is needed for projection and fighting fiddles and banjos for volume, but I'm finding smaller guitars to be enticing, and would help your husband introduce your sons to guitar music too.
Dec
18
comment How much is too much damage?
I was on the fence, but yeah, I'll go with amalgamate. Solid top is a requirement.
Dec
10
comment Putting a steel string on a classical guitar? (classical guitar with truss rods)
I understand that the frets are generally of softer material and will tend to get tore up by metal strings.
Dec
10
comment Putting a steel string on a classical guitar? (classical guitar with truss rods)
Why do people keep wanting to do this? "It's a bad idea", we say. "But this time it's different!", they say.
Dec
4
comment Do musicians that began playing from an early age have an incontestable advantage?
I see the opposite; lots of people who see me carrying my guitar case it whatever and tell me "I took lessons as a child, but I haven't played in years". There are times I don't play for weeks, I have a life and other interests, but years without making music? Nothing makes me sadder
Nov
30
comment Guitar Banjo used as G-banjo
People play around with tunings all the time. I'd guess it's doable but I've only played around in guitar stores with gitjos, so I'm not 100%.
Nov
21
comment Electric guitar vs classical guitar
The ~$100 asian import electrics are about the quality level, I'm told, of CBS-era Fenders. My #2 is a Squier Bullet Tele I got for less than $200. Cheaper acoustics are more likely to be dogs, because there's much more of a balance to be made, but dollar amount is not alone an indicator of a bad guitar.
Nov
21
comment Electric guitar vs classical guitar
There's a 14-minute track, a disco cover of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", where someone shreds flamenco guitar over a disco beat for a nice chunk of it. Nylon-string guitar and techno can be a thing.
Nov
11
comment How can I get a violin sound from my electric guitar?
more than likely, a vibrator will fill the pickup with electromagnetic pulse, not vibrate the strings.
Nov
5
comment Creamy vs Crunchy Distortion
Well try that out next time my amp and I can have some meaningful alone time.
Nov
4
comment Creamy vs Crunchy Distortion
I'm not always tasked to play music I like.