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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


2h
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 !
3h
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?
7h
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.
7h
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.
23h
comment Problem with low tunings on my guitar
@Dr Mayhem - thanks for the edit. If only I could do it ! How?
2d
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.
Oct
16
comment Flat symbol in key signature and bar
@supercat - I agree. It's just that some composers/editors have to put in every 'reminder', and the dots get overcrowded. In exam pieces it seems almost obligatory to put them in. Funny, as the candidates actually learn the pieces, and are not sight reading them, usually with a teacher's help. At this point I feel they're superfluous.
Oct
16
comment Flat symbol in key signature and bar
@Dave - I find it annoying, as the bar line automatically cancels any earlier alterations, and it clogs up the bar with unnecessary stuff.Helpful ? No !
Oct
15
comment What pitches for singing “Movable Do”?
One could even choose a pitch, say, between B and C, and decide that was doh. Especially if it was only voices. Of course, one chooses the most comfortable octave to sing in. But whatever note name is chosen, that note name, in all octaves, will be 'doh'
Oct
15
comment What pitches for singing “Movable Do”?
@Tim H - You may be confused as to which particular C may be doh. If one elects that C actually will be doh, then EVERY C in that tune will be called doh, regardless of which octave it is in, or which pitch called C is considered.
Oct
15
comment What pitches for singing “Movable Do”?
@Tim H - regarding your first comment - Fixed doh = C. Movable doh = whatever note the players designate. If they decide C, then yes, the fixed and movable are one and the same.
Oct
15
comment What pitches for singing “Movable Do”?
@Tim H - In the Western world, A is generally regarded as being pitched at 440Hz, for convenience.Whatever the note designated to be 'doh' actually is, A will usually be 440 - or darned close to that.
Oct
15
comment What pitches for singing “Movable Do”?
In the fixed doh, doh is always C. So in that format, F would always be Fah. I'm saying the same as Caleb - that for the movable system, when in the key of F, F is regarded as doh. In the latter system, doh will only be sung (or played) as C when it's decided that the tune IS in C.Maybe I need to re-phrase my answer ?