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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
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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. :>
Jun
6
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6
comment Which takes less time and effort to learn?
We all have mileage that varies e.g. I personally prefer Mongolian Throat Singing while playing harmonics on my electric bass.
Jun
6
comment Which takes less time and effort to learn?
Playing a note and playing one properly are not the same thing. A child can blow on a harmonic too, but it would not be the same as Little Walter (Jacobs). Where's the music, where's the love?
Jun
6
comment Which takes less time and effort to learn?
"you can play each note on it without needing any technical practice" ...I am having a chuckle on this one, thinking of my piano teachers rolling over in their graves.