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My former display name: tohecz

Math PhD student at Czech Technical University in Prague and at LIAFA in Paris. At the same time, I'm a typesetter (and partly the copy editor) of one scientific journal (done in LaTeX, of course).

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Dec
11
comment How does a DI box work together with guitar?
@MeaningfulUsername Note that I didn't downvote, I only tried to describe the potential issues ;)
Dec
11
comment Putting a steel string on a classical guitar? (classical guitar with truss rods)
Or (what I do), you lower the fret 0 and the bridge. You reduce the tension all of you speak about (actually, you reduce the tension momentum, but that's it, no?) and the guitar survives for ages. Many Czech people do it because during the communist era, you didn't have many western guitars in the shops and people still wanted to play steel strings.
Dec
10
comment Can bass chord notes be different octaves after playing the root?
+1 just be careful about the Bm7 = D/6, it's true only to some extent ;)
Dec
10
comment How does a DI box work together with guitar?
Hello there. Please, understand that "shopping questions" are off-topic on StackExchange since they are completely subjective. However, you can describe your situation exactly and ask for what type of thing you need. That should be fine then.
Dec
9
comment Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
Maybe you wanted to write "or E an Fb"? Because F can truly never be an Eb ;)
Dec
9
comment Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
@NReilingh Ah thanks, that's lost in (my bad) translation from Czech to English. My fault, I'll correct it.
Dec
8
comment Is there such thing as a piano-like keyboard with all whole tones between two adjacent white keys?
@DarrenRinger Or start by 2 rather than 1, as you do in B major scale ;)
Dec
8
comment Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
Please let me know what exactly is wrong with my answer, so that I can do better next time. Thanks.
Dec
8
comment What are the characteristics of a signal from a typical electric guitar?
Well, it will be unbalanced mostly because you send it over an unbalanced line, i.e., you basically ground one of the ends of the coil that is in the sensor.
Dec
8
comment Guitar recommendation for beginner with practice information
I see your point. OTOH, if you get a well-fitted fret 0 on a reasonable guitar, the pressure shouldn't be too high even at the low (or high? how do you call them?) frets.
Dec
8
comment Guitar recommendation for beginner with practice information
+1 Better get a second-hand guitar that has some minor issue (like scratches, very small injuries, fret 8 damaged [hint: you probably won't use fret 8 at all in the first months of your play] etc.). You can probably get what you need for starting learning, and once you advance some bit, you buy a good guitar that fits your expectations.
Aug
18
comment How to play same note legato?
+1 particularly for "different fingers"
May
16
comment Piano Maintenance
@Jez'r570 I suppose it is not such an issue with drums, since the wood is thinner and the instuments smaller, making it less affected by changes of conditions, but I have no experience with drums you see...
May
15
comment Why is a grand piano better than an upright piano?
There're no strings attached to the hammers in a reasonable-quality upright, because strings would get worn. There's a much more complicated mechanism that uses the energy you give to the key to move the hammer away. Therefore the upright is less sensitive to the hit energy.
May
15
comment How to know whether my guitar is the problem or I am the problem
+1 This is IMHO the best answer that could be given. It's close to impossible to evaluate the instrument and/or your way of play directly on this site, hence you need an offline help.
Jul
8
comment How to keep from tensing up when I click the metronome faster?
I do not have this experience on the piano. It is about practice, but you cannot go fast on it. Nobody was born with fingers playing large hundreads of notes in a minute and still the best musicians can do it if they practice really hard.
Jul
8
comment What are some interesting ways notes and chords are spelled in cultures outside of the U.S.?
The German convention (H for B and B for B-flat) is a standard in Czech as Slovak as well. However, to avoid confusion, many people use a hybrid variant: H for B and Bb for B-flat ommiting the problematic standalone B.
Jul
3
comment Metronome on Yamaha CP-50 stage piano
@MatthewRead I don't think it was necessary to make it CW, but it's your choice ;) Anyways, thanks for this, I have found it in between in the Reference Manual. However, I'm not happy with this solution, since it's pretty stupid and complicated, so I might see, maybe someone has a "metronome" drum file for CP-50...