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Jan
24
comment Whose idea was it to put three pedals on a piano?
There's some good information on Wikipedia.
Jan
17
comment Some acoustic guitars are easy to play but some aren't. What affects playability?
A couple more things: neck profile (affects how well neck fits in hand) and finish (ease of moving hand up/down the neck), fret condition (worn frets can cause buzzing unless pressing strings harder), string condition (finger fatigue and ease of moving left hand) and material (nylon strings are easier to fret than steel strings).
Jan
9
comment How do I fix a stripped pickguard screw?
Depending on the size of the screw and the toothpick, you may have to split the pick lengthwise.
Jul
6
comment What are some interesting ways notes and chords are spelled in cultures outside of the U.S.?
As far as I know, in modern notation systems, C-D-E... refer to absolute notes, while Do-Re-Mi refer to relative notes in the current scale, with Do being the base note of the scale.
Jul
6
comment What are some interesting ways notes and chords are spelled in cultures outside of the U.S.?
@DrMayhem It's just notation, it doesn't change the meaning of the note. In western notation, it goes A-Bb-B-C, in German notation it's A-B-H-C (with half-tone intervals). The actual notes are still the same.
Jun
4
comment Is there anything quantitative/qualitative about tone?
@UlfÅkerstedt By "frequencies" I mean "frequencies", be they fundamentals or overtones.
May
24
comment What's the difference between a junior guitar and a normal guitar?
@ShashankSawant In case you can't find the answer from the above link, carved (or arched) top means that the body of the guitar is not uniform in thickness - it's thicker in the centre, especially under the bridge, and thinner towards the edges. See this image for a good example. This usually provides better sustain, but is more expensive to produce. Flat top, as the name suggests, means that the top of the guitar is completely flat.