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comment In a bass guitar, how do I mute the strings that I am not playing?
Agreed with this. You can also use your left palm in the event where you need your other fingers.
Jul
30
comment How to use power chords with pentatonic scale?
@MattL. Clarity and subjectivity are entirely orthogonal concepts.
Jul
29
comment What woodwind instrument in the picture (II)?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because basic identification questions are off-topic here.
Jul
29
comment What woodwind instrument in the picture?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a basic identification question.
Jul
28
comment Prokofiev's Chamber Music, Quintet Opus 39, Analysis
Stack Exchange is for specific objective questions, we don't do suggestions or brainstorming. Please note also that basic analysis questions are off-topic here. If you have a more focused question that goes beyond the basics, please feel free to ask that.
Jul
28
comment How can I create custom drum beats in GarageBand?
There is a software recommendations site, actually. softwarerecs.stackexchange.com
Jul
28
comment UNUSUAL problem with ring finger
I think we need a bit more explanation of this. Pictures might be helpful. Are you playing with your other fingers curled, or with flat fingers?
Jul
27
comment Does a time signature imply accents?
It's correct to say that the time signature does not determine the accents, but not that it doesn't imply them. As Wheat's answer says, time signature coupled with period and style will give a strong indication of how the beats are accented -- despite there being exceptions.
Jul
27
comment Questions about Scales
Start here and if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.
Jul
27
comment What key fits with the chords Em7, F#m7, and B7#5?
I can't comment on the particular piece, but it's incorrect to assume that a song can only use chords directly from its key.
Jul
24
comment How to use power chords with pentatonic scale?
Agreed the close reason is wrong, but this seems extremely opinion-based to me. You can user power chords however you like and build them off any scale.
Jul
21
comment Angled line over a note — standard notation or made up?
Hmm, that scoop marking is sometimes used for a doit or lip bend/slur too.
Jul
21
comment Angled line over a note — standard notation or made up?
Straight lines are sometimes used instead of a wavy one for glissando, but rarely without the lower note being specified and I've never see it over top of the note. I'd lean towards this being made up to be a quick glissando that's easier to write out.
Jul
21
comment Lilypond incorrectly displaying natural signs in B Major
I think I've correctly adjusted the title -- seems like basically the issue is that you've given Lilypond natural notes but a Bmaj key signature, so it's inserting naturals everywhere. It still doesn't make a lot of sense for this to be in B, though, so maybe I am headed in the wrong direction.
Jul
21
comment Improvisation Queries
Whoops, I closed as the wrong one and it deleted Jacob's first comment. The other question was: music.stackexchange.com/q/3010/28
Jul
18
comment What is the meaning of time signatures with fractions on the top like ⅘ /4?
@CarlWitthoft I can't find any actual explanation of fractional time signatures there, just that they have been used. Noel, I would guess 2.5/4 would be the same as 5/8, and so on, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to notate it that way....
Jul
17
comment Is it common in song structure for a “Bridge” to be shorter than the verses?
The bridge is literally a bridge, it gets you across from one part of the song to another. If it's long an important to the song, it might be better to refer to it as something else. That said I think this is really subjective. Of course it is perfectly "acceptable" to have a short bridge.
Jul
16
comment I am lost, need some advice
This sort of general advice and recommendations is very subjective and not well suited to the "specific, objective questions" focus of Stack Exchange. Please see music.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask
Jul
16
comment Can I force Traktor to use more than one CPU when analyzing tracks?
I've cleaned up the comments here since the Meta question contains most of the ideas. Franck, sorry that your question was missed and not reopened earlier. Are you still looking for an answer at this point?
Jul
15
comment What is the practical reason for reentrant tuning on ukulele and similar instruments?
I don't subscribe to all of the given reasons, but some of those here are interesting: forum.ukuleleunderground.com/…