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comment Altered Dorian scale ( Misheberak scale or Ukrainian Dorian scale)
Well done, Bob. Well beyond the call of duty! +2 deserved...
May
21
comment How to think in number chord notation for Major and Minor
Last night I asked a guitarist to play something in C that he normally played in D. (It was too high for a harmony). Capo wouldn't have helped...
May
21
comment How to think in number chord notation for Major and Minor
@amalgamate - I've questioned the phenomenon several times, and been given short shrift. Anonimity rules, apparently!
May
21
comment How to think in number chord notation for Major and Minor
@amalgamate - it's certainly worth getting to grips with NNS, but more important, I think, is to be able to see or know a song in one key, and be able to play it straight in any other key. That's probably a more useful skill - I need it all the time depping or accompanying at open mic gigs.
May
21
comment How to think in number chord notation for Major and Minor
There are folk out there who probably can't publicly justify their downvotes, but award them anyway...
May
21
comment How to think in number chord notation for Major and Minor
@amalgamate - yes, except NNS can stray from the straight and narrow, and I find some bits are not as crystal clear as they should be, especially when hand-written.
May
20
comment Playing certain chords sounds wrong
Your 1st point - not every string needs that - on F, 1st fret barre, only strings 6,1 and 2 need to be pressed effectively.
May
20
comment Truth behind Mozart memorizing Miserere and then writing it down later in full
As Andy says, unless there was another person who was similarly talented, how would that transcription be authenticated? Even if the original performers heard it, they probably wouldn't know how accurate it was.
May
19
comment How do I know if I am using mixed voice?
That's about you, now what about the book?
May
17
comment Lowering my range
What's the piece? How often does Eb feature? What accompaniment is used? Could you sing a harmony to the Eb? Could it be transposed? Could you 'speak' the word Eb lands on?
May
17
comment Colour of keys in the era of equal-temperament
Interesting about sympathetic vibration. As an erstwhile violinist and a guitarist, often I have to stop open strings vibrating on guitar. Are there times when a violinist/cellist stops other strings vibrating, or leaves them open on purpose? Is there an instruction in the music for either?
May
15
comment Why I tend to play faster tempo without realizing it?
Several deep breaths are even better - breathe in slowly and out even slower - it also takes your mind off everything else for the 3 or 4 minutes it should take. A bit of adrenaline is good as it keeps the edge on things, to stop the performance being bland.
May
15
comment How do I play this part in 'Portrait of Tracy'?
That's fine, I suppose it's what you get used to. Heard the harmonics solo by JP in Birdland ?I suppose you just move both hands in a sort of parallel motion.
May
15
comment How do I play this part in 'Portrait of Tracy'?
Maybe I'm not understanding, but all harmonics have places up and down the string - apart from 12th fret! 7th is at 19, 5th is at 24, etc. I use pups etc to locate them at the bridge end.
May
15
comment How do I play this part in 'Portrait of Tracy'?
Seems a long way to move the right hand, when the same (equivalent) nodes are about where it would normally be plucking.
May
15
comment How do I play this part in 'Portrait of Tracy'?
Your first idea will work, but messes up the next bar. The 'opposite' harm. is better, and could even apply to the next pair of notes, also harmonics.
May
14
comment Is deliberately putting your guitar out of tune a valid technique?
Love to know how MUCH out of tune is good, like chorus, but at which point it is simply 'out of tune'.
May
14
comment How can I improve my classical guitar vibrato technique
That phenomenon sounds really interesting! Once I get some guitars out of storage, I'll try it out!
May
14
comment Is deliberately putting your guitar out of tune a valid technique?
'Out of tune' to me means that the strings are not in tune with each other. If they are in with each other, but are all slightly different from the tuning of another instrument, the two are 'out of tune' with each other... Thus, 3 guitars could be 'out of tune' compared to concert pitch, but still in tune with each other - and still sound fine.
May
14
comment How to find the key of a song without a pitch reference?
Nice idea. I did it with the first note of a well known tune. If I don't keep doing it every few days, the skill tends to go off pitch, so keep checking!!