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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


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comment Open D5 tuning for guitars
D5 tuning means going down in pitch - but where exactly? For each string?
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comment Open D5 tuning for guitars
We need to know what sort of guitar it is - classical (nylon strung) acoustic (steel strung) electric, or electro-acoustic? It will also depend on what gauge strings are already on.
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comment V chord becoming 7th? minor key
In your 5th line, did you mean 'Minor' for the first word?
Dec
25
comment Using flatted third in 12 bar blues
If you use Isus4 over a bar of I, there is no third degree to emphasise. It gets taken out by the 4.
Dec
25
comment How many types of modulation are there?
Examples of these would be interesting.
Dec
24
comment Is a Johnson JG-608 guitar suitable for a beginnner?
Questions relating to specific instrument recommendations will probably not be allowed to stay on this site, but it looks o.k., and at half its original price sounds reasonable.A $200 acoustic will be a good starter guitar. I often advocate buying second-hand, for many reasons, so I'd say go for it!
Dec
24
comment Can't differentiate between time signatures
@cbarkachi - 5/4 is usually split 2 and 3, or 3 and 2. 7/4 3 and 4, or 4 and 3. Sometimes 2,2 and 3. Other related questions here hold answers which go deeper.
Dec
24
comment When is a piece in A minor versus C major?
@steve verrill - you're absolutely spot on. Pieces can fluctuate a lot sometimes, and even the key signature may not give accurate enough clues. Right now I'm in a Christmas mode...
Dec
22
comment Detecting absolute pitch by ear
@jjm - just trawled through a dozen references to PP and AP, nearly all refer to them as the same. Is one a misnomer? Most times they are interchangeable. AP is becoming the more acceptable term for knowing a note name, but where did the PP reference come from? I thought that was 'able to sing in tune'.
Dec
21
comment AMEB Grade 4 Theory question - harmonising cadence points in a melody?
What's 'AMEB' ?
Dec
20
comment 2 x Mono vs 1 x Stereo Quality
Once you're inside the amp., isn't it all grounded to the chassis anyway?
Dec
20
comment Expand Bass Guitar Playing Beyond Root Notes
Aggregation or arpeggiation?
Dec
19
comment What are “full size” piano keys?
This has been asked, about a year or so ago.
Dec
19
comment What does it *mean* to be a good guitarist
just like most exams: if it can be tested, we'll throw it in...
Dec
19
comment When we talk about an 88/76/etc Key piano, does that include all keys or just white notes?
Good question - if the black keys disappeared, it would still be the same size!
Dec
19
comment What does it *mean* to be a good guitarist
there are exams for guitar where no reading is required - RGT electric for one.
Dec
19
comment What does it *mean* to be a good guitarist
@BartekBanachewicz - fair comment, but considering oneself good does not equate to being good.
Dec
19
comment Identify the solo wind instrument in OMD's “Talking Loud and Clear”
I'm with slim on this - it sounds very oboe-like to me too.
Dec
19
comment What does it *mean* to be a good guitarist
It's really not up to you to say "I'm a good guitarist". It's up to others. Then, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To me, someone who can play several songs, perfectly, is more of a 'one trick pony' than a 'good player'.
Dec
18
comment What is this bass belt strap?
A lot of them are designed so an ordinary strap will still fit. Guitar and bass use the same thing. Some tie-clips from the past used the same sort of mechanism.