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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


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reviewed No Action Needed What is the “unresolvable chord”?
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reviewed Close What does it *mean* to be a good guitarist
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comment What are “full size” piano keys?
This has been asked, about a year or so ago.
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comment What does it *mean* to be a good guitarist
just like most exams: if it can be tested, we'll throw it in...
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comment When we talk about an 88/76/etc Key piano, does that include all keys or just white notes?
Good question - if the black keys disappeared, it would still be the same size!
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comment What does it *mean* to be a good guitarist
there are exams for guitar where no reading is required - RGT electric for one.
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comment What does it *mean* to be a good guitarist
@BartekBanachewicz - fair comment, but considering oneself good does not equate to being good.
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reviewed Close Why do baroque operas tend to have postmodernist stage designs?
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comment Identify the solo wind instrument in OMD's “Talking Loud and Clear”
I'm with slim on this - it sounds very oboe-like to me too.
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reviewed No Action Needed Does the line between the time signature have a name?
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comment What does it *mean* to be a good guitarist
It's really not up to you to say "I'm a good guitarist". It's up to others. Then, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To me, someone who can play several songs, perfectly, is more of a 'one trick pony' than a 'good player'.
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reviewed No Action Needed Who is the successor of Schnittke?
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answered Does the line between the time signature have a name?
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comment What is this bass belt strap?
A lot of them are designed so an ordinary strap will still fit. Guitar and bass use the same thing. Some tie-clips from the past used the same sort of mechanism.
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answered Switching from piano to harpsichord
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comment Learning a guitar tab: separating bass line from melody
@amalgamate - maybe it's more prevalent in classical guitar pieces, where there is often a 'separate bass part'. I'm sort of returning to the OP's question here. As in studying the 'melody' and 'accompaniment' separately.As long as fingering (and RH thumbing!) are kept separate, it does work. But that doesn't address your valid LH/RH point in the same way.
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comment What is the “unresolvable chord”?
As an Fm7b5 (half dim) it also resolves happily to an F# chord. Maybe Wagner wrote it with those particular notes to bamboozle future music students...
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comment Learning a guitar tab: separating bass line from melody
Hammers and pull-offs I agree with. Pinch harmonics rely on L.H. fretting being accurate, unless it's only natural harmonics. R.H. practice - a strange tune will be forthcoming. L.H. - no sound means mistakes go unheard... It's not possible to equate L. and R. H practice on piano with that on guitar - in my experience. ( I play and teach both).
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comment Learning a guitar tab: separating bass line from melody
how does one separate L.H. and R.H. when practising on guitar?
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comment How reliable are keyboards and electric pianos?
Not ultimately, but getting pretty close. I still use a Roland, 10+ yrs old, which I find has an acceptable action, and half decent sounds. Wouldn't expect a concert pianist to be happy with it, but it works both in the studio and on stage with nothing wanting.