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Aug
5
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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Jul
19
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.
Jul
19
comment Tonality and Modality together
Many contemporary guitarist will play mixed modal scales with a tonal center. The practice can be at least traced back to Claude Debussey's nocturne "Sirènes". Perhaps the term polymodal might apply?
Jul
17
comment What are the greek modes, and how do they differ from modern modes?
Good answer, supplement Harry Partch's "Genesis of a Music" where he covers the Greeks very nicely.
Jul
17
answered Feasibility of practising music for a person who are almost tone deaf?
Jul
17
revised Melody Improvisation over Chords
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Jul
17
answered Melody Improvisation over Chords
Mar
8
awarded  Yearling
Mar
5
comment “Dull” sound when recording dry audio from an Ibanez S series, not caused by old strings?
Also, string gauge may be an issue. Don't rule out multiple issues too.
Feb
26
comment What is the history of considering Rock 'n' Roll to be “the Devil's music”?
Right, I was looking for the missing tritone in the answers, thanks for adding this in. Now it is complete. By the way if the tritone represents the devil in historic terms, consider Debussy and Ravel's use of the whole tone scale--it's got tritone city baby with every 4th scale degree !!!
Jan
29
revised what are the “reference” books about improvisation and specifically guitar?
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Jan
25
answered what are the “reference” books about improvisation and specifically guitar?
Dec
5
comment How can I improve my note accuracy and intonation?
If you did have software to do this, and if you do not make the correct pitch say +/- 10 cents, it would ask you to try again until you reached an acceptable target as determined by your programming.
Dec
4
answered How can I improve my note accuracy and intonation?