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comment Simplified notation for two-note tremolo
Beat me to it! Nice to see some answer from you again!
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comment What finger is used to hit a piano keys?
@Andy - can you explain 'your longest fingers etc'.? If you're going to be using black notes, you probably won't be in a C scale position anyway, I'd have thought.
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comment What does “7/8 3/4 13/16 alternating bar groove” mean?
Could it be easier to read/understand if the bottom numbers were all 16? As in 14/16, 12/16 and 13/16? Or would that change the feel?
Jul
28
comment What key fits with the chords Em7, F#m7, and B7#5?
The B7 augmented has even more push (dominance) that plain old B7, so there can be nothing wrong with using notes that are not in a particular key, though it does work better resolving to E major.
Jul
28
comment What key fits with the chords Em7, F#m7, and B7#5?
Are you sure about the second chord in each group? Should it be based on F#? Maybe in E Phrygian it'll be F.
Jul
27
comment UNUSUAL problem with ring finger
A visit to a medical doctor should be the first option.
Jul
27
comment Does a time signature imply accents?
I've read it several times, and I'm still confused by this answer.
Jul
27
comment Does a time signature imply accents?
I'd say in 'rock music' beat 1 is certainly emphasized, as is 3. They're where the kick drum gets played, whereas 2 and 4 will be for snare, so not as emphasised. Reggae, yes, 2 and 4, breaking all the 'rules'!
Jul
27
comment Best way for this lefty to play guitar?
@TomRiggle - excellent news! Well done! The only other thing I thought of was that your strums are upside down. As in a standard downstrum sounds as it does 'cos it goes low to high. Yours, of course, goes high to low.Does this make much difference to your playing, as it won't emulate most strum patterns?
Jul
26
comment Do mixers support 6.5mm mics?
Would it also be true that phantom power needs XLR, not 1/4" jack?
Jul
25
comment What do the numbers on a guitar tab mean?
Yes, I've always knocked tab for lack of timing - unless it's accompanied by proper dots. However, looking at the example above, how simple to use 12 dashes instead of the 16 there, and put the numbers in the appropriate positions?
Jul
22
comment playing rhythms on Guitar
O.k. Most of the stuff I've seen has only the rhythmic pattern written in note value - so it seems both are available. I'd have thought, though, that any guitarist worth his salt would be able to work out down and up strums, although there are weird rhythms out there that can't be played without guidance.
Jul
22
comment playing rhythms on Guitar
Sorry, still not clear! I think you're saying that most guitar rhythm patterns are NOT written with strum direction. If so, we agree!
Jul
22
comment playing rhythms on Guitar
What do you mean in your penultimate para? Often rhythm patterns are written in notation form (crotchets, etc) and the direction of strum is left to the discretion of the strummer.
Jul
22
comment Identifying Modulations in Roman Numeral Analysis
Notice the 3rd chord from the end - it has a minus sign, and you correctly called it lower case. It's not the same as the C#7 at the top.
Jul
22
comment Identifying Modulations in Roman Numeral Analysis
@MattL. - thanks, you beat me to it! So, maybe it's called V of V of V etc... How far does one go with secondary (tertiary) dominants?!
Jul
22
comment Identifying Modulations in Roman Numeral Analysis
In the way the chords are written. E = Emaj. C#7 = C# dominant 7, which contains a major 3.G#-7 = G#min 7, as the minus sign says minor. It's sort of NNS, but using Roman numerals, caps are to show major (or major 7,9, or dominant7,or 9, etc. Whereas lower case (i, ii, vi) show minors.
Jul
22
comment Identifying Modulations in Roman Numeral Analysis
Just an observation - in the 1st line, you've called C#7 vi7. In E major, C# chords are normally minor, but this one's major. Should be VI7?
Jul
21
comment Angled line over a note — standard notation or made up?
Before I scrolled down I thought of a scoop, written as revealed. Makes more sense to put it before the note, and it can be guessed at too. I think there's a mark similar used in guitar tab.
Jul
20
comment How exactly tell the root of a song over a defined scale on ambiguous harmonic context?
@user1352530 - the tierce de Picardie (Picardy third) makes the final chord in a piece in X minor play as X major. Referring to Fly Me to the Moon, it would be A major. Referring to Unforgettable, it's in major anyway.