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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


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comment How to lock out a Behringer x32 Mixer?
Behringer is VERY helpful. I've spoken a couple of times with them - good English - and have had glitches sorted easily.
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comment Do notes from non-natural minor scales fit well in the associated major key?
@jjmusicnotes - in C, III = Emaj. V/vi = E maj. Is the difference only academic, does it need to show it's a secondary dominant, as that would be apparent, and not make any difference anyway? And if it is necessary, and the next one is II (D) then should that E be called V/V/II? This is out of interest - I just don't understand!
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comment Proper organ glissando technique?
Please qualify exactly what you mean by 'swipe'. Sounds like a gliss, but only you know.
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comment Piano getting out of tune and noisy after 6 weeks
A little more info, please. What repairs were done? What does 'noisy' mean? Has it a wooden or iron frame (not the case!).Was it pulled up to concert pitch?
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comment Guitar construction quality
Pity it's a 'held' question. Did anyone else notice it's the 1.000th guitar question?
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comment What are some interesting ways notes and chords are spelled in cultures outside of the U.S.?
@Dr Mayhem - very late, but - H isn't the next A, that's A. H represents B natural, because B is there to represent Bb.
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comment What are some interesting ways notes and chords are spelled in cultures outside of the U.S.?
@Shevliaskovic - of course it does!
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comment Is it possible to do tempo changes while practicing with metronome?
+1 ! A lot of music doesn't need to be played as mechanically regulated as a metronome would have one do. Glad that was pointed out, in a way. It's an aid, not a taskmaster! And, let's face it, the metro-mark is there as a guide, not a target.That's why the old 'allegro' etc. are purposely vague...
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comment Happy, oriental minor songs
Not attempting to invalidate, just mentioning the fact!
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comment Happy, oriental minor songs
Blue Skies starts on minor, but ends on the relative major.Middle section also in major.
Jan
23
comment #iv dim leading to I (tonic)
'Fraid not! The original as far as I know, contained I, IV and V only, as it was a simple guitar written song.It has been re-harmonised in a myriad of ways. Which version is in question here? #IV dim is the same as Idim.
Jan
23
comment I'm tonedeaf. If I sing to my baby, will I damage his/her musical ear?
Disagree with the 'bad grammar' assumption. I were learned by my parents who could talk proper. Seriously, most kids will speak as their parents do, good or bad! But this discussion is going off at too much of a tangent.
Jan
23
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.
Jan
23
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.
Jan
23
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.
Jan
22
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
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
22
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
comment Numbers above notes
Without seeing these, it's difficult to come up with an answer. Are they specifically for accordion?