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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


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comment What is tritone substitution?
Generally speaking, a dominant seventh, otherwise it won't work the same.
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comment Improving as a solo guitarist without learning scales
+1 for the excellent article link.
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comment Where to start from?
The video is disabled. Jeff who?
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comment Digital piano yamaha or Medeli?
Is it specifically a PIANO you're after, or a KEYBOARD which has piano sounds as well as loads of other sounds?
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comment Digital piano yamaha or Medeli?
Winchester and Thomann are two other brands for the same.
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comment Digital piano yamaha or Medeli?
I use a 5500 from time to time, and it's pretty good for the money. I say 5500 as there are at least 3 other companies that rebrand this stage 'piano' - different name, same number. It has loads of great sounds, is very heavy, but works well. Maybe won't get a lot of money back second-hand, compared with Yamaha.Now there's a thought - buy second-hand...It's probably better than your quoted model.
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comment What is this guitar trick called?
He may be an Antipodean, but does that make the fat string the 'top' string ? (1:27)
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comment Do all jazz musicians [in a band] need to know a song's melody?
Some of the guys I play/ed with would change your views about that, I'm sure ! No offence taken !
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comment Do all jazz musicians [in a band] need to know a song's melody?
@DarrenRinger - no-one is saying anything about 'refusing' to learn a melody. There are many, many players who will read and interpret a new melody immediately. Would they sit on the naughty chair as well?
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comment What kind of a guitar can I play without thumbs?
Funny, I can play bass all night, no pain, whereas with guitar, it's about 20 mins.Maybe it's the lack of barre chords.
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comment Is there a general rule when to use a 9th, 11th, and 13th chord on piano
With the #11, one can slip from say, Ionian, into Lydian mode. It pays to be careful how the chord's written. C#11, or C #11.
Oct
22
comment Problem with low tunings on my guitar
@Dr Mayhem - thanks for the edit. If only I could do it ! How?
Oct
21
comment Edge Zero II tremolo not parallel to the guitar body . Help needed?
It's not as clear as it needs to be. Picture please. No bridge is ever 'parallel' to the body, as lower strings are thicker so that part will be higher.
Oct
19
comment Why is a note sometimes a 4th and sometimes an 11th?
@MichaelScottCuthbertThanks. Where does that leave us ? In lil' ol' England, the 'rock' C6 has always been called C6,(although it rarely occurs in 'rock' songs), C13 being a different beast entirely. Never, ever heard of C65, but I've only played for 55yrs... Maybe American Classic isn't aligned with Western Classic ?
Oct
19
comment Why is a note sometimes a 4th and sometimes an 11th?
@MichaelScottCuthbert - I guess you mean a 6/3 chord voicing, as in 1st inversion. But that gets confusing, as there's a 6/4 as the 2nd inversion. Neither one to me constitutes a '6th' chord.They make a major triad only.So, what notes do you say make up a C6, for example? I still maintain it's C,E,G and A, whether Classical or not.
Oct
19
comment Low E buzz troubleshooting
If it's an electro-acoustic, with a piezzo bridge, would pieces of paper affect the pick up's propensity to pick up?
Oct
19
comment Why is a note sometimes a 4th and sometimes an 11th?
@MichaelScottCuthbert - 'a chord built on the 6th' - C/E is a Cmaj with its 3rd at the bottom - not a 6th in sight.Unless you count C as the 6th of E, which is a min6th.
Oct
17
comment Flat symbol in key signature and bar
Playing a minor 3 over a major chord in standard in blues.
Oct
17
comment String bending on acoustic
Acoustic guitars also like electric guitar strings, which have more choice of gauges, and are often slightly cheaper.
Oct
16
comment Flat symbol in key signature and bar
@supercat - I thought that an accidental only applied to the note it was written by. Or is that what you mean ? Putting a reminder in,by the other note, just in case.