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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


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comment Improving Timing While Improvising A Solo
That's fine for timing, but what would he be improvising over - there'd be no sequence to follow or inspire.
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comment Determining What Chords Fit With A Scale
@Charles - good idea, but better to call the dim one m7b5 - not quite diminished. As a triad, it is, though.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Getting Started Recording and Arranging Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Etc
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reviewed No Action Needed Switching from Acoustic Classical Guitar to Electric Guitar
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answered Basic synth performance in Pop-Rock songs
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comment What would be a good method to learn a new piano piece?
Depends what is meant by later ! I meant later, after the notes and fingering are all good, not very late, when the piece can be played and all that's left is dynamics/pedalling - which, for a musician, will most likely happen in a natural way.
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comment Basic synth performance in Pop-Rock songs
What's the instrumental line up of the band?
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reviewed Leave Open How does the type of wood used to make an acoustic guitar affect its sound?
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reviewed Leave Open Why do composers choose different keys for their works?
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comment Why do composers choose different keys for their works?
What makes you think that Cmaj and Amin are the 'easiest' keys? On several instruments they are NOT the easiest.
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answered What would be a good method to learn a new piano piece?
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comment How much to pay sound person?
@AJFaraday - I speak as having experience from both sides.It took me a heck of a lot longer to become a half decent muso. I used to do the sounds for jazz greats from all over the world. They were quite exacting, but I managed with not a lot of training. Maybe being a player, thus empathetic, helped.Yes, more time at the beginning and end of gigs is spent. Owning the p.a.etc., would put a different perspective on things, too. As a muso, I've found some sound guys are good, some bad. The bad ones seem to know what sound you're after before they even ask you. Telepathic? No, clueless !
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revised Why do I get more tired when I play on stage?
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comment In 12 tone equal temperament, why are the notes named c, c#, d, d#, e, f, f#, g, g#, a, a#, b, instead of something else?
Did you mean decimal numbers, or binary numbers ? (Para. 3).
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comment How much to pay sound person?
Max. should be the same as a band member, providing they are good at their job. You still have to buy a p.a. for other gigs, but then you'd have to pay for time for someone to run it, perhaps. So consider an equal split with the personnel. Did they spend as long as you learning to 'play'? Of course not. So less recompense !!
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comment What does a double bass string eliminator do?
Ha ha.The frequencies produced from behind the bridge, I'd have thought would not be useful to a player anyway.
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comment what's the difference between a gauge .011 and a gauge .012 string?
@Nick - in simple terms, to tune a string that is not as thick to the same note that a thicker one is tuned to, you don't need to wind it up with as much tension. This is why, as you go from top string to the B, the B string is thicker, so it won't be too floppy or as loose as it would if you put a top string in its place. There is no such thing as a TIGHTER gauge of string.
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comment what's the difference between a gauge .011 and a gauge .012 string?
Any string (within reason) can be tuned to that E note. I use .008, others use .014. The string is tuned to make exactly the note E, with whatever tension is needed produced by tightening the machine head till it plays an E. That's why light gauge strings (like my .008) are not as tight as, say, your .012.
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answered what's the difference between a gauge .011 and a gauge .012 string?
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reviewed Leave Open In 12 tone equal temperament, why are the notes named c, c#, d, d#, e, f, f#, g, g#, a, a#, b, instead of something else?