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comment Using a microphone through a guitar amplifier
Did you mean PA box, or DI box?
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answered Using a microphone through a guitar amplifier
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answered What does “cut. S. D.” Mean in sheet music?
Feb
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comment Is it more difficult to learn to play mandolin after learning guitar than if starting from scratch since the tuning is opposite?
Apparently barre chords per se are not as good for mandolin as for guitar.
Feb
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comment Is it more difficult to learn to play mandolin after learning guitar than if starting from scratch since the tuning is opposite?
As you must be well aware, often, the chord shapes come from the scale pattern - or vice versa, so learning them simultaneously will be a good move. E.g. chord comes from, say, 1,3,5, so knowing where those 3 notes are gives some of the scale, as well as some (3/4!) of the chord.
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answered Should I sing do re mi when playing piano?
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answered Is it more difficult to learn to play mandolin after learning guitar than if starting from scratch since the tuning is opposite?
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revised How to play bends with vibrato on electric guitar?
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answered How to play bends with vibrato on electric guitar?
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revised How is it that 12 eighth notes fit in a measure labeled as common time?
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comment What is a D/A Chord?
True! But I've had so many 'discussions'; with guitarists mainly who only know, for example, a dom7th, and insist it's good for a m7 and maj.7! Mainly down to lack of theory!
Feb
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comment What is a D/A Chord?
That last name for the chord - F#/Aminorsharp5? A weird way to name it!
Feb
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comment What is a D/A Chord?
Also, para.14 confuses me.'Only 5 fingers'? What's on the other hand?! Often, on gtr., it's not possible to just put the slash note under a chord and sound good. And what's wrong with guitarists knowing some theory? At tonight's gig a guitarist was talking to me of that very thing - bemoaning the fact that he didn't actually understand what he was doing, and couldn't communicate properly with musos because of lack of real theory.
Feb
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comment What is a D/A Chord?
Couple of things. Wikipedia is inaccurate calling G F A C an F9 chord. It's Fadd9 more because F9 needs to have a 7th of some sort - in this case, to call it F9 it needs Eb as well.
Feb
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comment struggling to switch chords when fingerstyle / arpeggio
@DaveHalsall - I'm talking about an A major chord, 2nd fret on strings 2,3 and 4, AND leaving the finger on 3rd string, where it needs to be for an E chord, somewhat like a pivot. There's absolutely no need to move it when alternating between A and E. Yes, D can be played with 5th string open, but that's not going to sound anything like alternating I and V. I've done it for 50+ yrs. So, harmonic equivalence is re-instated...
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answered Is this a tie or a slur or something else?
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comment struggling to switch chords when fingerstyle / arpeggio
@DaveHalsall - that's as maybe, but C>G becomes A>E in the key of A. D>Dsus4 isn't as appropriate. And with D chords open, there's only really 4 strings to pluck fingerstyle.