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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


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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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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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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...
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comment Why does a Cm13 chord use A instead of Ab?
Yow ay arf bin bizzy !Well done. An erudite explanation at last !
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comment Why does a Cm13 chord use A instead of Ab?
Now I'm befuddled ! Simple thing is, a min. 6th chord will always have 1, b3, 5 and maj.6 in it.13th chords , as discussed in an earlier thread, will be a basic triad plus b7 plus maj6. I hope !!
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comment Why does a Cm13 chord use A instead of Ab?
It's more down to how it sounds than the technicality, try playing C Eb G Ab, or if you're talking Cm13, POSSIBLY using C Eb G Bb D (F) Ab. It just doesn't sound good - even to a jazzer.I've already said that the 6th (13th) of Cm is A if we consider C melodic ascending, which contains A natural, so this is the 6th (13th) note anyway. The old melodic minor notes use slightly different ones from the newer jazz melodic. It's readily available in 'Google'.
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comment Why does a Cm13 chord use A instead of Ab?
Thanks, but at the end of the day, a spade is a spade...
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comment Why does a Cm13 chord use A instead of Ab?
@Bob - I play guitar as well, but sometimes, when a note is written on a stave, it needs to be in the correct place for non guitarists ,as well, to understand it!
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comment Why does a Cm13 chord use A instead of Ab?
Sorry about that ! Guitarists ( I play as well) tend to use # rather than b for naming notes.The guitar is what I call a 'sharp' instrument, as opposed to something like saxes, which I call 'flat'. Trouble is, notes need to be named from their roots - as in, the note we discuss was A, moved to Ab, rather than G, moved to G#.
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