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May
17
reviewed No Action Needed Colour of keys in the era of equal-temperament
May
17
reviewed Leave Closed Where is the manuscript of Escenas Romanticas by Granados?
May
17
comment Colour of keys in the era of equal-temperament
Interesting about sympathetic vibration. As an erstwhile violinist and a guitarist, often I have to stop open strings vibrating on guitar. Are there times when a violinist/cellist stops other strings vibrating, or leaves them open on purpose? Is there an instruction in the music for either?
May
15
revised Why I tend to play faster tempo without realizing it?
spelling/grammar.
May
15
comment Why I tend to play faster tempo without realizing it?
Several deep breaths are even better - breathe in slowly and out even slower - it also takes your mind off everything else for the 3 or 4 minutes it should take. A bit of adrenaline is good as it keeps the edge on things, to stop the performance being bland.
May
15
comment How do I play this part in 'Portrait of Tracy'?
That's fine, I suppose it's what you get used to. Heard the harmonics solo by JP in Birdland ?I suppose you just move both hands in a sort of parallel motion.
May
15
comment How do I play this part in 'Portrait of Tracy'?
Maybe I'm not understanding, but all harmonics have places up and down the string - apart from 12th fret! 7th is at 19, 5th is at 24, etc. I use pups etc to locate them at the bridge end.
May
15
comment How do I play this part in 'Portrait of Tracy'?
Seems a long way to move the right hand, when the same (equivalent) nodes are about where it would normally be plucking.
May
15
comment How do I play this part in 'Portrait of Tracy'?
Your first idea will work, but messes up the next bar. The 'opposite' harm. is better, and could even apply to the next pair of notes, also harmonics.
May
14
comment Is deliberately putting your guitar out of tune a valid technique?
Love to know how MUCH out of tune is good, like chorus, but at which point it is simply 'out of tune'.
May
14
comment How can I improve my classical guitar vibrato technique
That phenomenon sounds really interesting! Once I get some guitars out of storage, I'll try it out!
May
14
comment Is deliberately putting your guitar out of tune a valid technique?
'Out of tune' to me means that the strings are not in tune with each other. If they are in with each other, but are all slightly different from the tuning of another instrument, the two are 'out of tune' with each other... Thus, 3 guitars could be 'out of tune' compared to concert pitch, but still in tune with each other - and still sound fine.
May
14
comment How to find the key of a song without a pitch reference?
Nice idea. I did it with the first note of a well known tune. If I don't keep doing it every few days, the skill tends to go off pitch, so keep checking!!
May
14
answered What are the official modes from Ionian to Locrian?
May
12
revised How deep should the fingers sit when pressing piano keys?
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May
11
reviewed Close How can I learn rhythm?
May
11
comment How can I improve my classical guitar vibrato technique
If the pitch changes, it's extremely subtle in comparison to the sideways bend. Try with a tuner, please, to check. It's not so much a grip and pull than a rolling motion along the string within the fret. I'm sticking with what I said !
May
11
reviewed No Action Needed How can I learn rhythm?
May
11
comment How can I improve my classical guitar vibrato technique
Didn't think classical guitarists use the same up and down vibrato that electric players use, if that's what you meant in the last para.
May
11
comment When learning scales, is it important to know which key is being pressed when?
How do you conclude there are 12 scales, 7 major and 5 minor? Just possible you're mixed up with white and black keys on the piano? Each note on a piano will be the root note for both major and minor scales, thus 12 of each. There are 3 different minor scales, and possibly one includes pentatonics and blues, the there's the modes, etc.