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Aug
7
answered What should I write first
Aug
7
comment What factors contribute most to the tone of an electric guitar?
@JimR, you are 100% spot on, truly 100% of good tone starts with the players body, arms, hands, fingers, however, most people assume this when answering this question and will focus on the gear. SRV had a heavy emphasis on the string size too 13 !!!
Aug
6
answered In simple words, how would you describe 1) Rhythm and 2) Melody
Aug
6
answered What factors contribute most to the tone of an electric guitar?
Aug
6
revised What are the main topics to master in order to learn to play the piano?
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Aug
6
comment What are the main topics to master in order to learn to play the piano?
Likely the most important thing about cooking is making sure that the temperature is in the ballpark, as you want to be sure that Chicken actually gets to 165 F. The rest of being a chef can be exact or fuzzy logic may apply.
Aug
6
comment What are the main topics to master in order to learn to play the piano?
@jjmusicnotes, thanks for your comment. I picked Rachmaninoff cause I think he stands highest as both master composer and pianist. While Liszt and Chopin etc are all remarkable. It's all subjective.
Aug
6
revised What are the main topics to master in order to learn to play the piano?
grammer
Aug
6
answered What are the main topics to master in order to learn to play the piano?
Aug
5
comment What are the main topics to master in order to learn to play the piano?
There is a science side to piano, consider the mechanical aspects of a hammer striking a string, or the acoustic properties of the highest register sounding more like a bar vs. the lowest register that sounds more like strings. However, performance is art and understanding how it works belongs to science and philosophy.
Aug
5
revised Guitar fretboard diagram generators
grammer
Aug
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revised Guitar fretboard diagram generators
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Aug
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answered Guitar fretboard diagram generators
Aug
2
comment Guitar fretboard diagram generators
For PC or MAC? ..as you can roll your own depending on your OS.
Jul
31
comment How are blues chords constructed from the scale
Blue Note: there are three possible blue notes: b3, #4/b5 aka tritone, and b7. You have the idea though, but in blues we have to pay tribute to the string instruments (traditionally guitar, banjo, and fiddle) that can bend notes in addition to the blue notes, also the horns, trombones, harmonicas, vocals, sax too that can bend notes. Bending notes by more and less than a half step too.
Jul
23
comment A genre for soft electronic music
we are also living in a time of great 'fusion' so from that perspective almost any combination of ideas is possible.
Jul
19
revised Decoupling voice from the beat
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revised Decoupling voice from the beat
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Jul
19
answered Decoupling voice from the beat
Jul
19
comment Can a musical note be diatonic and chromatic simultaneously?
Hey guys, don't forget how this all falls apart in atonal, 12 tone music, by definition each note has equal importance.