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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


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comment Pattern Identification: Rit. followed by a tempo
I did put 'sometimes', as usually it's 'a tempo'.Don't think there's a specific name for that, as it's the normal thing to happen, to go back to the original speed.
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comment Harp Tuning Tendencies
Out of interest what instruments will comprise this ensemble?
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comment What is a “vocal coach?”
Maybe the term 'coach' has different connotations in different places. I've been a barefoot waterski coach for many years, and whilst I may have had students for long periods or for just a few sessions, I never call myself a 'teacher', only a coach. Interesting.Should add, this is in little old England.
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comment Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
And he was the best bassist...I think.
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comment Pattern Identification: Rit. followed by a tempo
This is why the word 'approximately' is in there - it means slowing and speeding, so it's half right.It's more to do with elasticity than the other terms, robbing one note to give a little more to another,and often still keeping within the time parameter. I was wondering who was going to pick up on that bit of my answer !
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comment Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
'Twas not I who coined the phrase...
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comment What is a “vocal coach?”
Is this another term for 'singing teacher' ?
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comment Why are there many guitarists, but only one drummer in a band?
So, with Ringo's band there was only one drummer at one time. And Ringo wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles...
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revised Do most professional guitarists use string lubricant?
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comment What is a good source for learning playing all shapes of a chord?
That's fine, it works for you. I tend to stick to standard tuning, as if I use someone else's guitar, they are usually not happy if their tuning is messed with. When I let another use my guitar, it's tuned to what they're used to.
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comment What is a good source for learning playing all shapes of a chord?
You'll have to learn 'each chord' to do just that.Do you mean learn a chord shape that is movable ?
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comment What is a good source for learning playing all shapes of a chord?
@supercat - yes,both are good sounding chords, the G shape is good when there is someone else to provide a nice root note. Sometimes the other 7ths can sound a bit strident, but there again, the music might just need that.
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answered Do most professional guitarists use string lubricant?
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answered Can I play Musical Saw with a Double Bass bow?
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revised Making sense of 5/4 time signatures
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comment Which two keys are half step apart? And which two are a whole step apart? For guitar
That's why, by the time you've gone up in the steps TTSTTTS (the steps which make a major scale, just like on the piano), on guitar, you end up on the same note an octave higher. However, that's not the normal way to get around notes when playing guitar - all on one string. This is for illustration purposes only !
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answered Pattern Identification: Rit. followed by a tempo
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answered What is a good source for learning playing all shapes of a chord?
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comment Why does a Cm13 chord use A instead of Ab?
Whatever else, the A natural is there, not the Ab/G#.
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comment Why does a Cm13 chord use A instead of Ab?
This seems accurate enough. If one cannot understand this, one should perhaps pursue tiddlywinks instead...