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I am taking a sabbatical from this forum which I can best express with my recent video work:

"Time Out" https://vimeo.com/106951688


Jun
18
comment Techniques for remembering a pitch without reference
USA dial tone is set to 425 Hz, just a smidge from Ab (416) based on A = 440. When it's time to "reach out and touch someone" you can get a snuggle with offset Ab.
Jun
18
answered Naming convention for augmented 6th chords
Jun
18
comment Problem while learning guitar
You might want to look at the classical guitar with nylon strings, which are easier on your fingers for both fretting and plucking.
Jun
17
comment Is there a standard width for piano keys?
Thank you Bob, my piano tech/tuner is a great source, he deserves all the credit.
Jun
17
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17
answered Is there a standard width for piano keys?
Jun
16
comment How widespread was the use of Aguado's “Tripodium”, and are similar devices still used today?
I remember seeing more than one pop performer use the following guitar holder as to allow a quick change from a strapped on electric to an acoustic: musicstandsalone.com/gracieconventionalacousticguitarstand
Jun
16
comment How widespread was the use of Aguado's “Tripodium”, and are similar devices still used today?
@CalebHines: It's more than a cello like reposition, check out the sounding box it rests on, increasing the surface area of the resonance ! Brilliant find.
Jun
16
comment Is there a standard width for piano keys?
This really makes me curious, inspiring me to measure the width on my 1915 Steinway Model M vs. 2002 Yamaha S08 Synth with 88-note weighted-action... so +1 for the inspiration just got to remember to do this soon and get back to you.
Jun
10
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Jun
9
comment Slightly tone-deaf?
Thank you, I personally can't do it enough.
Jun
9
comment Slightly tone-deaf?
+1 Singing is good.
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9
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9
answered Slightly tone-deaf?
Jun
9
comment Which takes less time and effort to learn?
@LeeWhite, no worries, I think you covered it very well, the best part about your answer is the show stopper that I completely missed, as in choose the instrument that Broy is most passionate about (motivation works here), most love, = better chance to make it musical.
Jun
9
comment What is causing this weird distortion coming from my amp?
Computer and electric keyboards are substitutes, but not as good a substitute as another electric guitar, close but no cigar. Imaging this is a car and you swap out the engine, you want to copy the original as close as you can, so you wouldn't replace a 427 V8 with a lawn mower right?
Jun
6
comment Which takes less time and effort to learn?
Are you fellas trying to find a limit number for polyphony on the piano? If you are, then technically you can play all 88 keys at once, 97 if it's certain Bösendorfer model. Based on Charles Ives use of a 14 3/4" wood block in the Concord Sonata, why not extend to the entire keyboard. NOTE: most synthesizers have a limit on simultaneous polyphonic events--at last the piano wins technically over the synth. :>
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