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Teacher, multi instrumentalist.


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comment What is a session musician?
B major is more unusual. Most pianos in studios are electronic, and can easily be 'retuned' to play in any key choice of the player.(Acoustic pianos need a lot of fettling.)Not that this should be the best approach !
15h
comment What causes us to hear harmonics?
And if it wasn't for harmonics, brass instruments probably wouldn't be around, since they rely on these to produce most of their notes. The bugle and hunting horn being the most basic.And I guess that harmonics themselves have their own set of harmonics?
Nov
19
comment Connecting several speakers to an amplifier - multi room sound
This is probably not the best site to get an answer to what appears to be a hi-fi question.
Nov
17
comment Buzz in the G string
+1 comment. It's all getting too serious. I thought musos had senses of humour. Wrong again...
Nov
17
comment Fretless bass buzz
Is this happening with all pup positions, and acoustically? It may be inconsequential, but is the intonation accurate?
Nov
17
comment Fretless bass buzz
At that point on the fingerboard, the 'note' trying to sound between nut and finger is close to an octave above the played note. Depending exactly where the finger is, a mm either way. There could be some sympathetic vibration going on, but it would manifest itself at the same point on other strings, too, I'd have guessed.
Nov
17
comment Fretless bass buzz
With all due respect, reading the wording, do you mean it buzzes behind your finger, in the part between finger and nut, or between finger and saddle? Just a thought.'Above' to me means fret 7 towards the bridge.
Nov
17
comment Can I use a sound reinforcement (PA) amp with guitar cabinets?
Specifically, which cab gets warm - pre, post or spkr?
Nov
16
comment Legato right hand technique
Welcome ! Could you expand on your question, as it isn't as clear as it needs to be (for me at least).
Nov
16
comment Do musicians count the meter all the time?
@PLL +1 for the analogy. We're happier in 4/4 than 5/4 because we've used it a million times more. We can relax (a bit) about it, but still need to be aware of what may be coming round the corner, though.Maybe that's why so many signal left/right even when there's no-one to tell?
Nov
16
comment Do musicians count the meter all the time?
@Mazura - I bet you like to be counted in at the start though !! What's wrong with Ready, steady - GO.
Nov
16
comment What are some resources/techniques that will help me understand how to create synth sounds?
@JCP - +1 for the many referrals.
Nov
16
comment What could be the key of this chord progression?
your last comment is good, in that the song portrayed uses the Cm after C as a sort of extension, rather than staying on the C, whereas the OPs song appears to start on that Cm, with no reference to anything.
Nov
16
comment Do musicians count the meter all the time?
@Sumyrda - it's probably protocol in a 'classical' orchestra. In big bands and others playing 'less serious' music, it's almost expected.
Nov
15
comment Do musicians count the meter all the time?
With 7 time, it's usually split 2-2-3, 4-3 or 3-4, so counting, whilst paramount, isn't too difficult, and after a while, becomes second nature. Even something like a Greek 13/4 isn't mind blowing when split into 123,223,323,4234. But it sure as Hell needs counting !!
Nov
15
comment Playing a Melody While Singing
@MMark - mostly they are duplicated from the top melody line into the middle line, plus extras.
Nov
13
comment Is “You shouldn't play all 6 strings together on an electric guitar” good teaching?
are bridge and neck pick ups juxtaposed?
Nov
13
comment Is Emajor the dominant chord in A minor?
@Mr.Boy - the trick of using alternating notes works for most common scales - Blues perhaps being an exception. Which is my point. Taking notes 5,7 and 9 from a natural minor scale produces the minor V. Still a dominant chord, I think.
Nov
13
comment Is Emajor the dominant chord in A minor?
@wim - E7 is usual, but if Em or Em7 are used, are they still dominant chords? Dominant and usual are not the same !
Nov
12
comment Is Emajor the dominant chord in A minor?
being picky, like what I am sometimes - would you say it's THE dominant chord, or ONE OF THE dominant chords?