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comment How to learn musical theory?
I know! Experience also takes years to get! And it's real theory as opposed to theoretical theory.
8h
comment How to learn musical theory?
I dispute your proportions of practical/theory teachers. Real teachers, that is. There are lots of 'teachers' out there who can play, and think they can show others how. Yes, THEY often fall down when asked 'why'. I have no degree - but have taught others to degree standard: experience is probably harder to get than degrees...
17h
comment What's the reason for having a large number of guitars?
@NeilMeyer - hence Les Paul vs 335?
1d
comment Sing along to connect my ear with my instrument (guitar)
@g.pickardou - record the copies of the original phrases, as suggested. Then listen and compare. otherwise you're going to have someone listen to you, and be constructive. someone who knows music would be best. A teacher, maybe?
1d
comment What is the correct posture to play the piano?
@mramosch - thanks for the kind thoughts, but I'm still of the opinion that 'only use fingers' is a little out of kilter. It's sort of obvious to a beginner that one uses one's fingers - what else - apart from thumbs! But sometimes even early pieces to learn will benefit from using hands from the wrist instead. In fact, recently, I had to persevere with that technique with a pupil who said she could only use her fingers. Trouble is, that didn't work well for the piece.
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comment Thick fingers create problems sometimes
+1 for learn the bass. Bigger everything! - and very few chords...
2d
comment Should I now relearn my picking from mainly alternate to economy?
Comprehensive answer! +1. Even when strings are adjacent, and certainly going over one string, I found myself using pick and finger, not on purpose, but maybe my fingers did some thinking for themselves. It also works well if the finger-picked string needs a percussive snap, harder to do with a pick.
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comment Why is touring Japan a big deal?
In that case is it such a big deal?
Aug
24
comment What is the correct posture to play the piano?
Where did Chopin get into the act?
Aug
23
comment Are flat 6ths ever used?
@KirkA - yes, I'm well aware of b7, as used in dom. 7ths, but it would never need to be called a #6 in those situations. And I can't think why a #6 would ever need to be called such.
Aug
23
comment Are flat 6ths ever used?
Same with #6ths?
Aug
23
comment Do studio monitors need electricity and magnetism to work? How?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about music per se, and shows no evidence of research by the o.p.
Aug
22
comment What is first chair?
Funnily enough, it's for the guy who's the best jazz improviser... You may be talking orchestra, I'm talking band.
Aug
22
comment What is first chair?
There's also a jazz chair. Guess what for!
Aug
22
comment What do I do if the saddles on my bridge are already touching the bridge but I want to raise my action?
@ToddWilcox - backwards or forwards will not affect any buzz. The height of the saddle will be the same. The HEIGHT of the saddle, hence the height of the bridge overall in this example, will cause or stop the fretbuzz. UNLESS - a fretwire is a little proud, OR (as I've seen several times) a string has a slight kink due to being knocked at a point near the offending fret.
Aug
22
comment Guitar intonation issue - still sharp but screw as far as it'll go
Look at 'What do I do if the saddles on my bridge...' also from yesterday. Same sort of problem.
Aug
22
comment What do I do if the saddles on my bridge are already touching the bridge but I want to raise my action?
@ToddWilcox - you may well be correct. However, on odd occasions, I've had to reverse one or two saddles like this, in order to get good intonation. Yes, we know we shouldn't have to, but Mother is the necessity of invention - or something... And - the screws are easier to adjust when they face away from the pups. So maybe the bridge is o.k. but ALL the saddles need turning?
Aug
21
comment What do I do if the saddles on my bridge are already touching the bridge but I want to raise my action?
@Andy - I very much doubt that the intonation is correctly set. I've never seen saddles in a row like those - unless the guitar's come to me for setting up!
Aug
21
comment What do I do if the saddles on my bridge are already touching the bridge but I want to raise my action?
It would appear so, as they all look as if they are at the end of their adjustment. HOWEVER, I think you are confused between height of strings and intonation. You MAY have moved them all there hoping to raise the strings' heights, to stop fretbuzz. Please check the intonation properly before doing anything else. But, yes, that's an alternative, turning them round. ONLY if necessary.
Aug
21
comment What do I do if the saddles on my bridge are already touching the bridge but I want to raise my action?
Intonation isn't 'raised or lowered'. It's adjusted. The length of each string needs to be adjusted, there are answers on how to do it on this site. If the saddle is at the bridge end, and cannot move any closer to the nut ( to shorten the string more), then by turning the triangular saddle round, the tip of it, which the string goes over, will be closer to the nut.