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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


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reviewed Leave Closed How common is the complete circle of fifths progression?
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comment I'm tonedeaf. If I sing to my baby, will I damage his/her musical ear?
And there is, I believe, a whistling language in the Canaries, probably instigated as it carries better than the voice.
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answered I'm tonedeaf. If I sing to my baby, will I damage his/her musical ear?
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comment Difference between minor and major pentatonic scale boxes?
Looking at the fretboard you show, it's easy to understand that the boxes overlap - the higher notes in position 1 are the lower notes in pos. 2, and so on. I quite like the 3-notes-per-string scale, where the same 3 frets are used on the 5th & 6th strings, another pair on 4 & 3, and yet another pair on 2 & 1.
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reviewed No Action Needed Why do electric guitars have narrow necks?
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answered Can I widen the grooves on my guitar's nut myself?
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comment Why does B work as a bass note against F7 in Bb?
Third of B is called D# rather than Eb. Flat 5ths are far more likely than #4ths.
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comment Why does B work as a bass note against F7 in Bb?
+1 again! Going back to I from V7 the nice choice is one semitone below or one semitone above on bass. I do it all the time! The semitone drops also let the listener expect that tts in this case.
Jan
22
comment Difference between minor and major pentatonic scale boxes?
'The same key' is the confusing bit. Parallel maj and min keys as in A and Am are NOT the same keys. Relative maj and min, as in C and Am are not the same keys either! Except they CAN be construed as the same in some ways. However, when soloing on guitar, it's common practice to use parallel pent. scale notes.
Jan
22
answered How to recognise time signatures.
Jan
22
comment Difference between minor and major pentatonic scale boxes?
Got you. You're meaning parallel maj and min, moving the pattern down 3 frets, but still starting on the same string/fret/note (as in A in my comment).Rather than the relatives.No wonder folks get confused...
Jan
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comment Difference between minor and major pentatonic scale boxes?
Yes, I think you caught the essence of the OP's question. It's more about patterns on the fretboard. However, did you mean UP 3 frets from the min. pent. to find the root of the relative maj. pent. Up, as going higher, as in making higher pitched notes, as in moving towards the bridge? E.g. Am pent goes from 5th fret to 8th fret (1st position). Root for Am is 6th string 5th fret, whereas root for Cmaj is up 3 frets at 8th fret.
Jan
22
answered The melody+chords pattern in perspective
Jan
22
comment Numbers above notes
Without seeing these, it's difficult to come up with an answer. Are they specifically for accordion?
Jan
22
reviewed Close Where can I learn to read and play these tabs online?
Jan
22
reviewed Close Editing Karaoke tracks
Jan
22
reviewed Leave Open Website that displays chords on a keyboard
Jan
21
comment Do pianos really need to rest before tuning, after being moved?
Heard some which were nearly a tone out. A plan, if yours won't come up, would be to have it a semitone down. Then at least you could play along to stuff. It'd teach you to play in other keys too!!
Jan
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comment I can't figure out what instrument this is
It's both! But as Bob says, it'll get closed! Sorry.
Jan
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revised Short scale guitar tuning to A
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