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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


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answered Finger Picking vs. using a Pick on Bass Guitar
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reviewed No Action Needed Does using a capo put you out of tune?
Sep
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Import PDF score into editing software
Sep
20
reviewed Close I need a DAW for live performance
Sep
20
answered If between E and F is a halftone, why can F not be an E#
Sep
20
revised How can I understand what scale should I use?
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Sep
20
answered How can I understand what scale should I use?
Sep
19
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.
Sep
19
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.
Sep
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Getting Started Recording and Arranging Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Etc
Sep
19
reviewed No Action Needed Switching from Acoustic Classical Guitar to Electric Guitar
Sep
19
answered Basic synth performance in Pop-Rock songs
Sep
18
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.
Sep
18
comment Basic synth performance in Pop-Rock songs
What's the instrumental line up of the band?
Sep
18
reviewed Leave Open How does the type of wood used to make an acoustic guitar affect its sound?
Sep
18
reviewed Leave Open Why do composers choose different keys for their works?
Sep
18
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.
Sep
18
answered What would be a good method to learn a new piano piece?
Sep
18
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 !
Sep
18
revised Why do I get more tired when I play on stage?
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